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3d mesh weight
It's relatively heavy; the rockywoods stuff is just under 15 oz/sq yd. I've used the thru hiker mesh as well and I'd be surprised if it was much different.

In Make Your Own Gear » How light is reasonable for a (non-Cuben) MYOG pack ~30 liters?
August 17, 6:11pm

Re: How light is reasonable for a (non-Cuben) MYOG pack ~30 liters?
If you keep straps, buckles, pockets, 3d mesh, etc to a minimum it's probably doable. Those add up way faster than fabric weight. Here's one I made that's similar volume to what you&#...

In Make Your Own Gear » How light is reasonable for a (non-Cuben) MYOG pack ~30 liters?
August 17, 5:45pm

Re: RE: OWF Prices
The only thing is that OWFINC will only sell you 10 yds of Apex per person per year unless you have a "Climashield license". You can still get the wholesale price if you buy 20 yds of a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wholesale Climashield?
August 11, 10:27am

Re: Re: Navigation Primer Suggestions?
Roger C posted this a while back... http://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/MapGuide.pdf

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Navigation Primer Suggestions?
August 04, 12:28pm

MT110 coming soon
Just came across these. Looks like a pretty awesome mix of the MT101s and Minimus: -4mm drop -Same last as the Minumus -Stickier rubber and deeper lugs than the 101s -upper that should be more...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
August 03, 5:34pm

Re: .003.
Agreed. I made pretty much exactly what you describe (caldera like cone with holes for stakes to support Fosters can) and have used it for probably 50 nights with no problems.

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium for windscreen, pot support.
August 03, 2:28pm

Re: MYOG: Treking Poles??
Tips are pretty easy to find; REI carries them. I recommend getting grips from Gossamer Gear. I made some poles and used fishing pole grips first and ended up getting the GG grips and they're...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG: Treking Poles??
August 03, 11:17am

Zimmerbuilt packs for my PCT thru hike!
The colors on both of those are awesome. Well done once again!

In Make Your Own Gear » Zimmerbuilt packs for my PCT thru hike!
August 03, 8:53am

thinner ti foil
Suluk46 has .003"

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium for windscreen, pot support.
August 03, 8:21am

from Ed Abbey
one of many... "One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourself out. Be as I am-a reluctant enthusiast... a part time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves...

In Chaff » words of wisdom
July 28, 8:50am

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