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I'm not sure of the answer, but it occurs to me that ultralight backpackers are willing to pay for a $500 cuben tarp/tent that replaces a $250 nylon one to save a few ounces. Tent manufacturers...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 03, 10:15am

I share JMole's curiosity about the weight. David, when you receive yours, would you mind weighing it for us?

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 03, 10:00am

I have read posts by others, too, who noticed varying amounts of down leakage through Nobul1. I guess it might be variation in fabric lots and variation in batches of down of a given fill power. Th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Momentum 50
March 31, 11:35am

Titanium Goat Nobul
I didn't go back through this whole thread to see if this has been mentioned already: Titanium Goat also sells two ultralight nylon fabrics that you could consider: Nobul1 and Nobul2. Nobul1 is...

In Make Your Own Gear » Momentum 50
March 30, 6:06pm

Fred, thanks for that explanation. The watertight bottom joint between the vessel and the chimney is the tricky part, and the difficulty of that part of the design is the only thing that prevents m...

In Make Your Own Gear » 3d printed plasticap
March 29, 9:41pm

Kevlar line
Nathan, I'm always interested in new UL backpacking gear startups, and I wish you the best of luck in your venture. One concern about one product though: you're selling twisted Kevlar line....

In Gear Deals » 10% off Accessories, Materials and Hardware at Cascade Craftworks Including NEW Aluminized Cuben!
March 28, 3:06pm

Fred, this is the first I've seen of the Nanokettle. Have you posted about it in another thread? I've thought for a long time that something smaller and lighter than the Backcountry Boiler ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 3d printed plasticap
March 28, 8:26am

Thanks. The JRB product is pictured above in Matthew Perry's post. I think the JRB rubber tubing method might have been invented by BPL member Denis Hazlewood, and first described by him in a p...

In GEAR » Stretchy cord for tent guy lines?
March 27, 8:29am

Guyline stretch
"To get a taut pitch you would have to fully tension the stretch cord from the start; thus eliminating any advantage IMHO." Why? That would only be true if you used very thin shock cor...

In GEAR » Stretchy cord for tent guy lines?
March 26, 3:06pm

Ito, I'm 5'10" and 155lbs, and a size medium fits me well (see the photo in the original post). The shirt is not exactly an athletic cut. It's a bit loose on me around the middle. ...

In GEAR » World's lightest tee shirt: Rohan Ultra Silver Tee
March 23, 9:55am

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