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Cat curves
I noticed I your post that you said that you didn't want to use cat curves because you wanted a good seal with the ground but you don't have to have them along the bottom seam. You should p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Just curious, re: Cubic tech and cuben fiber
December 13, 8:30am

Re: Top fabric choice for bivy
I haven't used nobul2 but I have used nobul1. The website says they are similar. I definitely would consider something different. Nobul1 is whisper thin and has very little water repellency. M9...

In Make Your Own Gear » Top fabric choice for bivy
December 10, 11:49am

Re: First MYOG project
I would definitely suggest you go with a kit for a first try. There can be a lot of small details in making gear that you have to figure out with trial and error when making stuff from scratch and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG project
November 24, 9:49am

Does it have the optional stove jack?

In Gear Swap » PIF - Pyramid Tent Rainfly - needs a little TLC
November 03, 6:58pm

I thru-hiked the AT in 2011 so I thought I could add a few thoughts. Your list looks great and I’m sure if you didn’t change a thing you’d be happy and safe. A lot of the comments so far are ...

In Gear Lists » 2014 AT NOBO gear list
October 04, 2:14pm

I went on a canoe trip with a buddy a few years ago. I'd been lightweight backpacking exclusively for a few summers and was amazed by the huge load that the other guys brought. I complained abo...

In GEAR » The most "non lightweight" thing you've seen on the trail
September 15, 11:36am

Re: MYOG quilt help?
I would hesitate to use M50 for both the inner and the outer shells. It is not very breathable and there have been reports from people who have used it as a bivy top that they will get condensation...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG quilt help?
July 08, 7:31am

Re: Integral Designs Vapor Barrier socks as waterproof oversocks.
I've used the for the very purpose you speak of and I wasn't nuts about them. The seam runs right under my foot and it wasn't long before it irritated my sole. I've thought about us...

In GEAR » Integral Designs Vapor Barrier socks as waterproof oversocks.
July 02, 7:55am

Re: FS ThermaRest ProLite...
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In Gear Swap » FS ThermaRest ProLite...
May 02, 3:19pm

Re: maps
How true McDowell! Whenever I couldn't figure out which trail I was supposed to take I always assumed whichever one went up hill and it was always that one! I kept saying the route planners mus...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Maps/guides for thru-hike of AT
April 18, 10:53pm

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