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FWIW, Ray Jardine's kit page claims they treat their silnylon with some proprietary process to increase weatherproofing. I have no idea what that really means. I can say I made a tarp from hi...

In Make Your Own Gear » American Silnylon not Acceptable?
February 09, 7:44am

product suggestions
Lawson, +1 on rare materials like Xpac, cuben fiber in all its various forms, dyneema X, (eVent...?!), maybe some nice Schoeller softshells, etc Basically anything people are having a hard ti...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Material Suggestions
February 08, 9:41am

heat forming
Chris, I'd be interested to hear how your heat forming experiments go. I tried "thermoforming" an ABS sheet in my oven over a wireframe "mold" covered in aluminum foil. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » frame sheet for Golite Pinnacle (or Jam)
February 06, 11:09am

framesheet material
I've used 1/32 and 1/16" UHMWPE sheets from McMaster Carr, with vertical aluminum tubes (also from McMaster Carr) zip tied through holes in the sheet for added stability. The tubes droppe...

In Make Your Own Gear » frame sheet for Golite Pinnacle (or Jam)
February 05, 1:05pm

great idea
Wow, great idea! Custom fitted used merino sweaters. I'm heading to a thrift store soon.

In Make Your Own Gear » Downsizing good will merino sweaters
February 05, 12:51pm

another option
I've had success with seam grip too, fwiw.

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam seal X-Pac?
February 04, 12:08pm

camp sandals
check out this thread

In Make Your Own Gear » Camp shoes
February 02, 2:12pm

Powerstretch is also a great choice. I literally just finished a technical cut fleece hoodie last night, made of powerstretch. It is very soft, very warm, and has great stretch. Throughout the p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best fleece for hat and mittens
February 01, 3:24pm

I've used a wind blocking fleece from Quest Outfitters (I think it is polartec windpro) for a hat and mittens. I really like it. It blocks the wind much better than a regular fleece (I've...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best fleece for hat and mittens
January 31, 2:56pm

VX07 abrasion
Yeah, the abrasion on the back panel perplexes me. I do use that pack for climbing, so I sometimes will finish a pitch, take it off and clip it to the anchor (so it rests against the rock), and th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dimension Polyant Fabrics - Xpac and the like...
January 31, 10:15am

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