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MYOG quilt. Which Thread?
Im planning to make an Apex 2.5 quilt using 1.1 oz nylon with DWR for the shell and silk as the liner. My question is what thread should I use? I was considering the Gutermann Mara Tex 40 sold at D...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG quilt. Which Thread?
March 26, 1:51pm

Modifications; 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
I did a quick 6 mile hike today with the new trekking poles. I left the poles against a tree to do some off trail exploring, when I returned I had a hard time finding them. When I got home I used s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifications; 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 13, 3:55pm

Changes: 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
I did a quick 6 mile hike today with the new trekking poles. I left the poles against a tree to do some off trail exploring, when I returned I had a hard time finding them. When I got home I used s...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 13, 3:09pm

Re: Re: MYOG Trekking Poles
Great tip Ken, thanks. I'll keep that in mind when I make my next set. Being able to replace the tips would be a great improvement.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 12, 6:52am

Re: flex?
I dont have a good answer for that one Matthew. Im not familiar enough with golf shafts to understand how stiffness is rated. I found the shafts cheap enough that I was willing to take a chance tha...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 12, 6:44am

Adjustable Poles
I will keep everyone posted on the adjustable poles. I'll probably do something similar to the GG LT4 or the Adjustable Ti-Goat poles. I did the fixed height poles in this thread more to get a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 12, 6:37am

Re: awesome
I got my shafts from this seller http://www.ebay.com/itm/130662386820?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 he shipped them very quickly to.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 12, 6:18am

No trimming necessary
Matthew, no trimming was necessary. The tip diameter of the shafts is .370 and I used leki flex tips purchased at EMS. I coated the end of the shaft with epoxy and then used a 4 foot bar clamp to p...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 12, 5:08am

Re: Nice
Thanks Jeremy, my old poles weighed 12 oz, so for an hours work and $45 I got an easy 8 oz reduction.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 11, 7:25pm

MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
I put these together with some golf shafts I found on ebay, tips from EMS and grips from a local tackle shop. They came in at 42 inches and 3.7 ounces. Cost with shipping, $45.00 Id like to try ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 3.7 oz Fixed Length Trekking Poles
March 11, 5:48pm

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