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Poly thread, dental floss
On a little plastic card, I wound strong black polyester thread and waxed dental floss. The waxed dental floss is to approximate the waxed thread in the original Chouinard kit. The poly thread is f...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
August 08, 9:03pm

Thanks
Thanks Amy and Jason; your thoughts are helpful in considering my options. Amy, I appreciate your direct experience with the machine. Good to know it's so solid. Also, your quilt is stunning!...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone have experience with a Pfaff 360 sewing machine?
June 20, 4:23am

Anyone have experience with a Pfaff 360 sewing machine?
For my MYOG projects thus far (stuffsacks, tarp, synthetic quilt) I've been fine using a Singer Featherweight all-metal machine my wife got from her grandmother. But as I explore pack construct...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone have experience with a Pfaff 360 sewing machine?
June 18, 5:06am

head to toe
My whole kit is mostly secondhand or MYOG. Here are some of my thrift store scores: All for less than $5 each, except the sneakers, which were $7. -SweatVac Marathon Cap -Boston Athletic Associ...

In GEAR » Thrift stores.
June 14, 5:09am

example
Chris Muthig wrote about a hat like this on his blog. He says Joe from ZPacks gave him some advice. His hat is a foam structure with a hat band and then a waterproof fabric top. Pictures and a sim...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Chinese style conical hat
June 13, 12:31pm

Re: Something that seems new and just different enough to be worth a look see ;-)
If you scroll down below the video, they have some specs listed: --------- Material: 75D Ripstop Polyester internally laminated with Polyurethane Inflated Size: 20 x 72 x 3.25 inches Pack-up S...

In GEAR » Something that seems new and just different enough to be worth a look see ;-)
June 03, 5:50am

Re: Section of the the Long Trail
Nice one, gentlemen. Great pics; the smiles tell the story.

In Post-Trip Reports » Section of the the Long Trail
May 29, 5:22am

brand
Was this a Como brand Tenkara knock off, sold by uxcell? I had seen these on Amazon and was curious, but there are no reviews for any of the versions they sell...

In Fishing » Can my el cheapo eBay tenkara rod be saved?
May 23, 12:50pm

Re: Re: Weekend Hikes in Mass?
Evan, welcome to MA! There is a an Appalachian Mountain Club group that hikes every Thursday evening in Blue Hills in Milton, just south of Dorchester and accessible by public transit (train th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Weekend Hikes in Mass?
May 16, 8:39am

LL Bean
There's this, from LL Bean: (I have the pullover but there's a full-zip model too). It's great. http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/68427?feat=ascent%20packaway-SR0&page=ascent-packawa...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano Puff alternative?
May 11, 8:50am

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