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more construction details
Thanks, William and Jeffrey! Re: the side pockets, the picture below shows their construction. Mesh (from an old jogging stroller) on the bottom for drainage and nylon on the sides to avoid the d...

In Make Your Own Gear » My first MYOG backpack, an adventure in upcycling
October 02, 4:45am

save the tick if you can
Hey Delmar, If you find a tick embedded on you, try to save it in a ziploc bag and take it to your doctor to be tested for Lyme, even before any symptoms appear. I have been bitten by ticks that ...

In GEAR » Gear to protect against THE most deadly backcountry beastie...
September 20, 10:13am

from the drawer
Weigh one of those spoons from your drawer before you toss that idea. You might be pleasantly surprised. I did recently and found it 0.1 oz lighter than my MSR Ti spoon with weight-reduction holes ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Spoon heresy
September 19, 7:46pm

Re: first pack
Thanks guys! Yeah, Samuel, this piece of fabric really stuck out among many pieces of cotton paisley, corduroy and floral prints in with her quilting supplies. She may have just gotten the last yar...

In Make Your Own Gear » My first MYOG backpack, an adventure in upcycling
September 19, 4:54am

Re: awesome!
Thanks, An-D! Go for it--with your great quilt results and experience you should have no problem! The biggest difference I found from my other MYOG projects was that this one required me to adjust...

In Make Your Own Gear » My first MYOG backpack, an adventure in upcycling
September 17, 4:18am

My first MYOG backpack, an adventure in upcycling
Finally finished my first backpack. It’s upcycled—made mostly of found, repurposed or recycled materials. The roll-top stiffener came from discarded plastic ribbon that once secured stuff t...

In Make Your Own Gear » My first MYOG backpack, an adventure in upcycling
September 16, 9:11pm

Kit up on Pat. site
Patagonia has their new version of the sewing kit up on their site now: http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/expedition-sewing-kit?p=12000-0-130 Daniel, thanks, I'll PM you. -Greg

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
September 01, 11:45am

Re: I need tips for sewing webbing!
I've sewn stuff sacks, a tarp and a quilt without ever adjusting the tension but when I started on a backpack (current project) I too was getting jams and birds nests on the webbing (using an o...

In Make Your Own Gear » I need tips for sewing webbing!
August 13, 10:47am

Poly thread, dental floss
On a little plastic card, I wound strong black polyester thread and waxed dental floss. The waxed dental floss is to approximate the waxed thread in the original Chouinard kit. The poly thread is f...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
August 08, 9:03pm

Thanks
Thanks Amy and Jason; your thoughts are helpful in considering my options. Amy, I appreciate your direct experience with the machine. Good to know it's so solid. Also, your quilt is stunning!...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone have experience with a Pfaff 360 sewing machine?
June 20, 4:23am

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