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Re: Hexamid Tarp
Hi Robin, Yes, I did get one....from a private individual who had purchased it but didn't use. Have been using it in conjunction with a Six Moons Meteor bivy. I've used this combo for 3 ...

In GEAR » Zpacks Hexamid Tarp: pole for & bug bivy questions.
October 01, 10:00am

Re: Shoes
Nice work! I like where you're going with this. Would enjoy seeing pics of your 2nd pair when you're done.

In Make Your Own Gear » Shoes
September 30, 1:36pm

Re: Granite Gear Wisp overhaul.
Don't know that it matters much but I did make a mistake on the weight. It was 18oz and not 19. I edited it in my posts. Also, I just removed the waist belt pockets. Now the weight is down t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Granite Gear Wisp overhaul.
September 29, 10:56am

Re: Re: Thanks for the replies, everyone!
Thanks, Javan. With that much flex, I have to wonder how much of a person's weight they can bear. Having no experience with special poles for backpacking, I don't know to what capacity or i...

In GEAR » Time to get trekking poles. What do I look for?
September 29, 9:25am

Thanks for the replies, everyone!
Very helpful! Jim, You mention the Tigoat poles not being as stiff as you'd prefer. Perhaps this could be a boon for me with wanting to do everything possible to minimize problems with my...

In GEAR » Time to get trekking poles. What do I look for?
September 28, 8:52pm

Thanks, Javan.
Thanks too for the link. Wish I had known about that webbing before. Being the bumbling sewer that I am though, the area of modifications were stitched and unstitched enough that things are a littl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Granite Gear Wisp overhaul.
September 28, 8:36pm

Granite Gear Wisp overhaul.
I really liked certain things about my Wisp...primarily the volume and comfort of the shoulder straps and waist belt. The more durable materials is appreciated as are the load lifters. However, th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Granite Gear Wisp overhaul.
September 28, 9:44am

Good job!!
There are many practical reasons to MYOG but the feeling of independence, empowering our spirit, is the driving force for me. Your pack looks great!

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Prettylight pack: Success
September 28, 9:14am

Thanks for the help, all!
Re the Tigoat poles, how are the adjustments or as Tigoat calls them, "carbon friendly rubber expander system"? Convenient as the flip lock system? Solid? Konrad...or anyone else, H...

In GEAR » Time to get trekking poles. What do I look for?
September 27, 6:24pm

Time to get trekking poles. What do I look for?
Using sticks found along the trail is satisfying to me in a number of ways but my body is beginning to yearn for trekking poles. My elbows and forearms would like some shock absorption. My wall...

In GEAR » Time to get trekking poles. What do I look for?
September 27, 1:31pm

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