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Jay Ham (jham) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Southwest
About Me Jay Ham started backpacking in 1990 and went lightweight in 1995. Wanting his children to experience and share in his love of the outdoors, he became obsessed with reducing the family's base weight to make backpacking with small children possible. He and his wife began designing and making much of their family's gear (including kid-sized frameless packs and top bags), as lightweight gear was scarce at the time. With a Masters in Soil Science, Jay now manages a 2.5 million acre Soil Survey project in remote Northern Arizona.
CityFlagstaff
StateArizona
CountryUSA

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CAD software
I decided this warrents a new thread. Look for the CAD software thread in the MYOG forums, or go here. Thanks, Jay MYOG

In Make Your Own Gear » The Ultimate Home Made Gear Website
March 14, 12:45pm

Re: home made gear website
Well for what it's worth, many of the ideas or improvements that have been mentioned are underway on this site. We have a table of contents page in the works, with links to the forums, articles, su...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Ultimate Home Made Gear Website
March 14, 7:36am

Re: Re: Re: carbon shafts arrived
I've only seen the GG poles vicariously through Doug Johnson's review. In his article, there is a picture of Doug bending the poles. I believe the poles tested used GG's lighter, thinner shafts, wh...

In Make Your Own Gear » Homemade Trekking pole
March 14, 7:01am

Re: carbon shafts arrived
I finished my poles last week, and played around with them over the weekend. These are really cool. I thought the 4-1/2 inch long grips were going to be too short, but they worked out fine. Here's ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Homemade Trekking pole
March 13, 5:49am

titanium stakes
I've made these; just your every day skewer stakes out of titanium rod. Not a hard project, but takes lots-o-muscle to get the bends right. I cut mine witth a dremel and cut off wheel. Made the poi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Pottery Trowel for your SUL gear list
March 13, 5:37am

Re: 0.8 oz vs 1.1 oz ripstop nylon for quilt?
If we assume the weights are what they are supposed to be, and you used 4 full yards of 60" wide fabric (for both the top and bottom quilt layers), the difference in weight between 1.1 oz and 0.8 o...

In Make Your Own Gear » 0.8 oz vs 1.1 oz ripstop nylon for quilt?
March 09, 6:12am

carbon shafts arrived
I bought a pair of fishing rod fore grips (4-1/2" long, 3/8 ID), and a pair of Leki replacement tips. Here are the specs for the materials (average weight for each, prices include shipping): Sha...

In Make Your Own Gear » Homemade Trekking pole
March 06, 6:51am

Re: Source for Titanium Foil .03 mm ???
You might be searching for 0.03 mm, right? US titanium sources will list thickness in inches. 0.03 mm works out to about 0.001". Try a google search for "0.001 titanium foil" or "0.001 titanium she...

In Make Your Own Gear » Source for Titanium Foil .03 mm ???
March 06, 6:36am

Re: Re: carbon shafts arrived
Eric, Your welcome. I did a little research into Gossamer Gear's Lightrek poles. The Lightrek shafts are about 1/3 the weight of the kite shafts. They have their shafts specially made, and the m...

In Make Your Own Gear » Homemade Trekking pole
February 24, 2:18pm

Re: cuben?cuben?cuben?cuben?cuben?
Jonathan, Would you mind posting the link where you found the cuben material? I would like to take a look at it and see if I could sort out your questions. Without having seen the site, I will s...

In Make Your Own Gear » cuben-where to buy/how much $$$
February 24, 1:54pm

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