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emergency blanket (ground cloth) + pool float (sleeping pad) ?
Anyone out there ever try using an emergency blanket as a ground cloth and a pool float as a sleeping pad in a sleep system? I have not tried this combination yet so I thought I would ask around...

In Make Your Own Gear » emergency blanket (ground cloth) + pool float (sleeping pad) ?
February 14, 3:12pm

re:Weight of a Ray Way quilt
Hi Ron, this might help: Go to http://www.rayjardine.com/ray-way/Quilt-Kit/index.htm and on the left side click the "Page 9" button. On the next page they talk about the approximate we...

In Make Your Own Gear » Weight of a Ray Way quilt
February 02, 9:20am

re: quilt design questions
Thank you, all, for your advice on the foot box, I really appreciate it. My brain is still trying to visualize Tim's description and drawing. This picture shows the foot box I am now conside...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt Design Questions
February 01, 1:58pm

re: quilt design questions
Tim, thank you for the quick reply! It's hard for me to imagine what you are describing so correct me if I'm wrong. It sounds like you are describing the sewn foot pocket on the Ray-way ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt Design Questions
January 31, 7:55pm

Quilt Design Questions
Hi, I will be making a synthetic quilt which attaches to a sleeping pad by way of straps (velcro, etc.). Before I finalize the design, I thought I'd ask for some constructive feedback. Here&...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt Design Questions
January 31, 4:48pm

re: how-to guide?
I'm still very interested in this project and was wondering how the how-to guide is coming along. The less mistakes I make the first time around, the better. Thanks! Nick

In Make Your Own Gear » 11.4 oz 78x20x2.5" Sleeping pad :)
January 20, 9:48am

There are alternatives
There are alternatives: 1.) Consider the free alternative to MS Office, OpenOffice.org. OpenOffice is compatible with Office file formats, such as Excel. But if your laptop only has 346 MB of fr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Synthetic Quilt Temperature Rating Question
January 12, 6:49pm

link to the article
Here's the link to the article: Food Fighter: Does Whole Foods’ C.E.O. know what’s best for you? As a side note, I recommend doing a search for "John Mackey" at the Organic ...

In Chaff » Gossamer Gear + Ray Jardine mention in the New Yorker
January 02, 7:35am

Unconventional Sleep Systems
While working on a prototype of a quilt I'll be making, I started wondering about unconventional sleep systems. For example, instead of using a sleeping bag or quilt, how about: - a high-lof...

In Philosophy & Technique » Unconvential Sleep Systems
January 01, 5:16pm

Synthetic Quilt Temperature Rating Question
I have some materials on-hand and I'm considering using them to make a synthetic quilt. Before I start construction, I have a few questions: 1.) Which temperature rating do you think is more...

In Make Your Own Gear » Synthetic Quilt Temperature Rating Question
December 15, 9:47am

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