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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

Anyone have experience with a Pfaff 360 sewing machine?
For my MYOG projects thus far (stuffsacks, tarp, synthetic quilt) I've been fine using a Singer Featherweight all-metal machine my wife got from her grandmother. But as I explore pack construct...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone have experience with a Pfaff 360 sewing machine?
June 18, 5:06am

head to toe
My whole kit is mostly secondhand or MYOG. Here are some of my thrift store scores: All for less than $5 each, except the sneakers, which were $7. -SweatVac Marathon Cap -Boston Athletic Associ...

In GEAR » Thrift stores.
June 14, 5:09am

example
Chris Muthig wrote about a hat like this on his blog. He says Joe from ZPacks gave him some advice. His hat is a foam structure with a hat band and then a waterproof fabric top. Pictures and a sim...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Chinese style conical hat
June 13, 12:31pm

Re: Something that seems new and just different enough to be worth a look see ;-)
If you scroll down below the video, they have some specs listed: --------- Material: 75D Ripstop Polyester internally laminated with Polyurethane Inflated Size: 20 x 72 x 3.25 inches Pack-up S...

In GEAR » Something that seems new and just different enough to be worth a look see ;-)
June 03, 5:50am

Re: Section of the the Long Trail
Nice one, gentlemen. Great pics; the smiles tell the story.

In Post-Trip Reports » Section of the the Long Trail
May 29, 5:22am

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