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ridgeline tieout
I'm also planning on adding grommets to the webbing...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG cuben cat tarp
June 27, 11:43am

MYOG cuben cat tarp
This was actually an 8x10 flat tarp first but after a couple gusty trips I decided I wanted a tighter pitch. .75oz cuben. Final weight is 6.6 oz. sides and ridgeline have about 4" deflectio...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG cuben cat tarp
June 27, 9:50am

dark/light colored clothing
Black clothing that's loose fitting and breathable can actually be as cool as white clothing. Dark colors absorb more heat, but they also absorb more heat from your body and give off heat fast...

In GEAR » Brainfart....bought dark grey wicking shirt. Should I return it, or not that big a deal?
June 26, 4:20pm

Re: MLD News June 2011- Goodbye Spinntex- we loved you...
I'm excited to hear about the M55...the DWR on the M50 wasn't very good...

In Gear Deals » MLD News June 2011- Goodbye Spinntex- we loved you...
June 25, 12:04am

Re: Re: Anodizing local or ship it?
speaking of looks on their face, imagine taking an empty foster's can into a metal shop and asking them to anodize it...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anodizing Aluminum
June 24, 4:47pm

Re: Please help me choose a Cuben Fiber tarp
I recently made a cuben tarp and after much deliberation went with the .75. My reasoning was mostly because of how windy and gusty it can be at times where I spend most of my time (high desert/CO ...

In GEAR » Please help me choose a Cuben Fiber tarp
June 24, 11:25am

Re: New Cuben Backpack
excellent work! the closure is awesome.

In Make Your Own Gear » New Cuben Backpack
June 23, 5:04pm

Re: Help with hikes in Zion/Bryce/Sedona/Arches
You could go to the Needles section of Canyonlands. Tons of trails there that you can link up and make loops of whatever length you want. That's probably your best bet in the area if you'...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Help with hikes in Zion/Bryce/Sedona/Arches
June 23, 3:39pm

Re: wrap
too bad they aren't all connected or you could put a valve in it and be able to deflate it...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2oz pad
June 20, 9:18pm

"Safest (least toxic) fuel source for California alcohol stove"
The Kleen Strip Green denatured alcohol has the highest % of ethanol (label states 90-100) of anything else I've found aside from everclear. It's widely available. edit: looks like will...

In GEAR » Safest (least toxic) fuel source for California alcohol stove
June 15, 7:46am

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