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cuben (vs grosgrain) tarp tieouts?
awesome, thanks for the link.

In Make Your Own Gear » cuben (vs grosgrain) tarp tieouts?
April 03, 6:44pm

3M 9485PC tape 9.95/roll
definitely agree that it's not worth saving a few bucks for shoddy adhesive...I ordered a roll so I'll report if it looks the same as in the picture. Seller says they're in unopened se...

In Gear Deals » 3M 9485PC tape 9.95/roll
April 03, 12:02pm

3M 9485PC tape 9.95/roll
1/2 inch variety...just ordered some for 12.86 shipped. http://cgi.ebay.com/3M-Adhesive-Transfer-Tape-9485PC-1-2-x-60-yd-/320647988411?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa81c04bb

In Gear Deals » 3M 9485PC tape 9.95/roll
April 02, 7:54pm

cuben (vs grosgrain) tarp tieouts?
I've done some archive searching but haven't come across anything, but has anyone used strips of cuben as tieouts? I'm planning on making a cuben flat tarp soon (taped seams, probably ...

In Make Your Own Gear » cuben (vs grosgrain) tarp tieouts?
April 02, 7:29pm

further north?
if you go a bit north you could do something in the Black Ridge Wilderness outside of Grand Junction. It's more redrock desert and canyons. Jones, Mee and Knowles canyons are all awesome, and...

In Post-Trip Reports » Early Season Southwestern Colorado
March 31, 12:07pm

caldera cone metal
I'd recommend the .003" titanium from Suluk46. I made a cone with an inferno insert for woodburning with a fosters pot. The cone is .5 oz. Complete woodburning setup (cone, internal con...

In Make Your Own Gear » Caldera cone metal
March 25, 8:37pm

I've used fireblades and liked them a lot. They have very little cushion, are more durable than most trail runners, and have relatively low rise. I bought inov8 315s to replace the fireblades...

In GEAR » La Sportiva Fireblade
March 23, 9:19pm

more cheap merino
Kenyon merino baselayers from overstock.com are good deals. I have some tops and bottoms and it's even softer than a couple icebreaker items if have. $35 for long or short sleeve tops and bo...

In Gear Deals » EB FA Ultra 195 Merino Base layers 30% off- midweight 1/4 zip for $48.30
March 07, 10:10am

filter bags
looks like there are some on ebay for $3-4 and only a couple bucks shipping. search for 1 micron filter bag.

In GEAR » ultralight water prefilter
March 03, 6:54pm

good info Ken and Roleigh. How is the flow rate through those diesel filters? Looking around a bit it looks like a paper coffee filter is between 15 and 30 microns for reference so 1 micron would...

In GEAR » ultralight water prefilter
March 03, 12:48pm

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