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Joe Federici (need2boat) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North East
About Me Avid kayaking, and when not in the water enjoys walking the earth. Always looking for a faster, lighter, and better way of doing things plus making my own gear.
CityJersey City
StateNew Jersey
CountryUSA

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Re: pants
I made a pair of the thru-hiker wind pants and used flat feld seeems and thery for sure take a lot of time. Really no short cuts to that. I read a few tips about seam taping on the shelby website. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Gore tex shell pants
May 07, 6:19am

Re: Gore tex shell pants
Eric- The pants look really nice. I've switched over to making some clothing as well. It's a lot harder then some might think! Are you using a home made patter or something on-line. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Gore tex shell pants
May 03, 2:05pm

Re: Wool
I've ordered a few fabrics from Shelby. They also have a wool blend that's a bit cheaper and still very nice. I'd also reccomend his patters. They are well designed and easy to use. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Source for wool?
May 03, 12:33pm

Re: rods
I'm just running 3 tubes between the openings in the plastic. The electrical tap prevents them from sliding out but once you make the bends they won't move.

In Make Your Own Gear » Creating a LW Frame sheet for Jam2
April 04, 2:59pm

Re: Framesheet
I'm coming into this a bit late but I may be "that guy" who posted some pics of a frame sheet I was making. For the most part it's just a copy of the go-lite system but using easy...

In Make Your Own Gear » Creating a LW Frame sheet for Jam2
March 28, 2:01pm

great link! here's another
Cheers, that's a great link for those of use looking for odd hardware. I've been using the mini cord lock from thru-hiker but always looking for other strange hardware. The shipping is ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Micro Cordlocks and Patagonia Style Tensioner
March 21, 1:48pm

Re: Re: walking foot
Dwight- That's how I used to make mine as well but I've found I only need the top 12" of the shoulder pad, padded. So what I do is slip the pad down 3" from the top (because th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Shoulder strap construction methods
March 13, 8:14am

walking foot
They do work well but offten take up quite a bit of your sewing area clearence. I find they work best with slippery fabrics like sil nylon. JFF

In Make Your Own Gear » Shoulder strap construction methods
March 12, 8:22pm

Re: Re: Sewing and working with Cubin Fiber
The stuff from Quest is much lighter then the stuff from oware so that makes a difference. I found a 4 or 5 worked well. JFF

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing and working with Cubin Fiber
March 12, 8:18pm

Re: The climbing, skiing, packrafting pack
Eric- The pack looks really nice. I like the use of Spandura cordura, Scholer. Many people will tell you the bottom of the pockets need to me mesh but I'd say 80% of time and most of the win...

In Make Your Own Gear » The climbing, skiing, packrafting pack
March 08, 9:07am

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