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Re: Re: Shelters - Either Way
I have not read any reports of bonded cuben shelters coming apart. Given that Justin Lichter and Shawn Forry used a cuben MLD DuoMid (which uses bonded-only ridgeline seams) on their winter PCT thr...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
June 05, 9:42am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Bond and Sew
Lawson stated the tests were T-peel (so not in shear).

In GEAR » Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
June 04, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Bond and Sew
Yea, there will be a reduction in shear strength when the peel strength is reduced. I guess I phrased my post wrong. It should read: "Even if the peel force of the glue is substantially reduce...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
June 04, 5:40pm

Re: Re: Bond and Sew
I think most seams in a shelter would be under a shear load. Even if the peel force of the glue is substantially reduced, it may still be plenty strong in shear. Kind of like how velcro can peel ap...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber-sewn/taped versus bonded
June 04, 4:42pm

Re: Re: Pole Sleeves, Seams, and Ends for Dome Tent
Could you post any pictures of your tent, Paul? I don't recall finding any when I searched for MYOG dome tents Do you feel like you lose any stability by having the poles inside? By havi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pole Sleeves, Seams, and Ends for Dome Tent
June 04, 1:53pm

Re: Pole Sleeves, Seams, and Ends for Dome Tent
Wow, Pierre, those are small diameter poles. Mine are about 0.375" diameter. Why would you recommend higher denier fabric for the pole sleeves? It seems damage would be most likely to occur wh...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pole Sleeves, Seams, and Ends for Dome Tent
June 03, 9:35pm

Re: New mid on the horizon - z-Shelter
I think it's been around for a couple years. Used to be the Snow Peak Cell 2: http://www.moontrail.com/snow-peak-z-shelter-cell-2.php Tarptent lists the weight of their SS1 fly at 20 oz

In GEAR » New mid on the horizon - z-Shelter
June 03, 2:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Sticker Shock, need a new plan
Just wait for Campsaver or Backcountry to have a big food sale. It seems to happen every 2-3 months. A few weeks ago, I purchased 14 meals for $79.55 from Campsaver Free shipping, no tax. Co...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sticker Shock, need a new plan
June 03, 7:53am

Pole Sleeves, Seams, and Ends for Dome Tent
I'm attempting to make a dome tent. I was able to make a prototype recently (using scrap fabric, kind of quickly cut and sewn together) and it turned out pretty decent. It is 93 inches long, 62...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pole Sleeves, Seams, and Ends for Dome Tent
June 02, 7:35pm

Re: RE
"The netting is closer to tulle fabric than regular noseeum netting. It seems like it might inhibit airflow more, but I'm not sure yet." Compared to noseeum netting, tulle has a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » One-person tent using 0.5oz netting
June 02, 12:46pm

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