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Mark I think that an inside flap would work great. You would probably only need to Velcro it and skip the zipper. One tough thing I can see is now that I have the netting in place, if I just sew...

In Make Your Own Gear » Does this Mid make my vent look big?
December 17, 9:52pm

Thanks for all the advise. So, it sounds like I would be better off spending my time building a little stove with a stove pipe. In the past, I just didn't like having to set up the stove/pipe...

In GEAR » Fire in your mid ??????
December 11, 7:06am

Weed whacker line Zip ties with the buckle cut off small diameter plastic tubing Or a strut instead of a stiffener to hold it open. (I just used this and like it a lot more than a stiffener) ...

In Make Your Own Gear » stiffening vents
December 10, 4:00pm

Fire in your mid ??????
Had a thought recently about having a mid you could start a small fire in for cooking/warmth. I am not talking about a wood burning stove with a chimney, but a plain old fire on the ground. Didn&...

In GEAR » Fire in your mid ??????
December 10, 3:47pm

I agree. It would be cool to just sift through the different ideas out there and then modify them to your specific needs. Ben

In Make Your Own Gear » Does this Mid make my vent look big?
December 08, 11:37am

Jusitn I guess it would be the same-ish as an Oware 10x10. I just make patters on Google sketchup and go from there. For this one I used the full width of the fabric I had on hand (64") and...

In Make Your Own Gear » Does this Mid make my vent look big?
December 07, 11:05am

Does this Mid make my vent look big?
I finished up a new pyramid shelter recently and I thought I would post a few pics. I have learned a great deal in the past from others posts, so I thought I would show a few things that I did dif...

In Make Your Own Gear » Does this Mid make my vent look big?
December 07, 9:13am

nice work
Looks great. I am about finished with a Jerry copy also. I made some a while back with stove jacks and a monster one too. The best part about making more, is that you learn so much from your pre...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jerry Pyramid copycat success!
November 18, 9:40pm

I use Cabelas "Great Trail Paints" They are zip offs with lots of deep pockets. Fast drying and they seem durable.

In GEAR » Pants, Pants, who's got the Pants??
November 13, 8:54am

When pooping on a hill or steep incline, always point the cannon downhill so you don't have a runaway roll into your dropped pants. Ben

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
October 29, 7:55am

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