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My Lytw8 bivy
I finally made my first "real" MYOG project, the reason I bought a sewing machine. I used sil 2nds and ripstop from Quest, and my tweak to make this fit me was that I added 6". I&...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Bivy
January 15, 4:49pm

Even Better
"You're single now; get a 1 person shelter for now and save a lot of weight immediately. When you get married (or get a hiking partner with whom you want to share shelters), buy a 2 per...

In GEAR » Tarptent Double Rainbow
January 13, 5:04pm

In a Napoleon pocket? Whatever I want quick access to: camera, phone, wallet, etc. In an arm pocket? A seam ripper. I hate those stupid, useless, faux-fashion wastes of weight. I was trying to f...

In GEAR » What do you put in the pocket?
January 06, 12:03am

1) Sewing Machine - still playing with it, but I'm already super stoked on the $30 Goodwill find. Originally, I just wanted a few key pieces of homemade gear, but I'm starting to eye making...

In GEAR » 2011 Backpacking Light Reader Picks
December 28, 2:48pm

I'm bumping this thread in hopes that in the past two months some people have gotten pictures and would be so kind as to post them. I'm still working on getting to the point where I'...

In Winter Hiking » Post your winter shelter and campsite photos here
December 21, 3:46pm

This is a small thing, but since you haven't bought it yet, I'll give you my thoughts. Instead of the Micra, I'd recommend the PS4 or the Style. The Style is lighter at less than an oun...

In Gear Lists » Femundsmarka - 11-days winter trip - gearlist
December 12, 4:11pm

Great Report
Great report; the perfect mix of narration with plenty of photos. It made me miss the mitten too.

In Post-Trip Reports » Nordhouse Dunes: Where the Wild Things Are
December 06, 4:49pm

Also, I only carry 4 stakes for my T2 when I use it backpacking. One for each door of the rain fly, and one for opposite corners. I tried it without the corner stakes and the wobble that comes from...

In GEAR » REI Quarterdome T2 modifications
November 29, 3:05pm

Roger, absolutely. Cheers. Jeff

In GEAR » 10 things not to buy for backpacking
November 28, 1:03am

EB small tall
Whoops, I guess it doesn't exist. Sorry; obviously I've never noticed before. Those half gloves look cool, though I still think the best solution is to alter a medium so it fits.

In Make Your Own Gear » Extending sleeves?
November 23, 5:51pm

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