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Down quilt revisited
I asked some questions about making a down quilt this past winter but ended up shelving the project, mostly because I fell in love with my new Feathered Friends bag and didn't want to make it j...

In Make Your Own Gear » Down quilt revisited
July 28, 12:46pm

Re: ok...
>> Sumi- Where did you find those needles, and are they the singer brand or third party? I bought Singer needles at JoAnn Fabrics. They're style 2020, size 80/11 "for lightweight...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing a Quilt Questions
July 23, 10:19pm

Re: Sewing a Quilt Questions
>> use the smallest needle you can (microtex sharp 60/8 is what I prefer) and good thread (gutterman is fine). The right needle and thread combo can make a huge difference. +1 I have th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing a Quilt Questions
July 22, 3:01pm

Store sale 20% off Western Mountaineering
Bivouac in Ann Arbor (Michigan) is having a store-wide sale. 20% (or more) off of pretty much everything, including Western Mountaineering products. They have a good selection of WM sleeping bags,...

In Gear Deals » Store sale 20% off Western Mountaineering
July 21, 5:52pm

Re: Please someone explain this to me
Here! Here! The pocket thing really bugs me. Even for the supposedly same model. For instance, men's R1 has a chest pocket, none on the women's. Why not?? (Must be for carrying the re...

In GEAR » Please someone explain this to me
July 21, 9:01am

Re: Looking for 3-4 man tarp, tarptent, or just a plain tent.
I've heard great things about the Hogback if you can find one. At this point, maybe getting lucky on finding a used one may be your best shot. Otherwise, I would put your boys in your 2-per...

In GEAR » Looking for 3-4 man tarp, tarptent, or just a plain tent.
July 21, 6:40am

Re: Grand Canyon Route: 5 days, 4 nights, rim-to-rim. Any suggestions?
>> We've already looked at the Escalante route, and while it looks exciting, we were hoping to do something longer. When you say "longer", do you mean more distance/miles? B...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon Route: 5 days, 4 nights, rim-to-rim. Any suggestions?
July 20, 1:44pm

Re: Collapsible trekking poles
Black Diamond Distance poles. These are the aluminum version but still quite light -- 12.3oz for the pair of 120cm. On sale at SunnySports.com for $70. http://www.sunnysports.com/Catalog.aspx?...

In GEAR » Collapsible trekking poles
July 19, 10:20pm

Re: Wow
I hate to break it to you but it *could* get worse before it gets better... I felt really lucky that my son loved the outdoors and especially hiking as a toddler. Unfortunately (or fortunately,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How many nights do you spend outdoors a year?
July 19, 7:56am

Re: sleeping bag questions
I have the Wicked Light. (Have both bags, actually.) I can understand shaking all the down toward the top but what's the advantage of putting the pad inside the bag?

In GEAR » sleeping bag questions
July 18, 6:27pm

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