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No Turning Back
Ive passed the point of no return with my Flash 30 mods project. Ive removed the lid and its buckle/strap, extension collar,load lifters, spacer mesh, and the ridiculously wide waist belt/buckle. T...

In Make Your Own Gear » No Turning Back
May 09, 8:49am

Re: Re: Q: Can opener to do a Foster's Can stove with nice smooth lid ??
I bought this can opener at WalMart for $10 or $12. I used a utility knife and file to remove the nub below the cutter. Hiram Cooke on youtube did a video some time ago about which can openers work...

In Make Your Own Gear » Q: Can opener to do a Foster's Can stove with nice smooth lid ??
May 08, 2:33pm

Thread for pack mods?
Im gathering materials for a Flash 30 modification project. Part of the plan is ripping the front panel seam to add a large mesh pocket. Im just not sure which thread to use when sewing everything ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thread for pack mods?
May 08, 6:25am

Re: Flash 30 Fabric weight?
Thanks Terry. Im going to modify to my Flash 30 and knowing what materials Im dealing with will be helpful.

In Make Your Own Gear » Flash 30 Fabric weight?
May 04, 8:15pm

Flash 30 Fabric weight?
Anybody know the weight of the nylon used for the lid and front of the Flash 30?

In Make Your Own Gear » Flash 30 Fabric weight?
May 03, 6:16pm

Less weight, more weather resistant
Thanks for your comments Dustin. On breathability: I thought that by using cuben only on the outer edges and M50 down the center I would still achieve adequate breathability. I certainly dont ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ideas for MYOG summer quilt
May 02, 5:13am

Ideas for MYOG summer quilt
I recently completed my first quilt project. Details can be seen here, http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=63312 While the fin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ideas for MYOG summer quilt
May 01, 12:30pm

Re: Re: First myog quilt
Thanks John. I like the flexibility of the zippered footbox but it was a bit of a pain to install the zipper. As far as washing, I washed the silk in warm water on "delicate" so that it w...

In Make Your Own Gear » First myog quilt
April 29, 4:36pm

Re: 12 oz Momentum 50 Summer Quilt
Great job Andy. I just finished a quilt using 1.1 oz nylon. Im considering doing another with M50, did you find it hard to with?

In Make Your Own Gear » 12 oz Momentum 50 Summer Quilt
April 26, 5:37pm

Re: That is nice.
Thanks James, The silk is very comfortable and surprisingly inexpensive, it weighs about 1oz per sq/yd. For my next project Im considering the 5 homme to save a bit more weight. When I tested the q...

In Make Your Own Gear » First myog quilt
April 26, 5:41am

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