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Re: Re: bags
It's a weight savings issue (and freedom of movement). The insulation on the bottom of a bag gets compressed by your body. When compressed it is barely more than useless, so it's become dea...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bags vs Quilts
March 13, 1:03pm

Re: Keep it coming...
FYI, you get TWO rain sleeves in a package for $6.50 ;) If you still wanted to pay for the pride, you could always buy them, then make your own out of cuben which would be far more expensive but...

In Make Your Own Gear » Machining Magnets
March 13, 1:27am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ultralight Tent for Denali
And the associated gear list to that denali trip They used a mountaineering tent, but aga...

In GEAR » Ultralight Tent for Denali
March 13, 12:07am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: BD Z Poles. Carbon or Aluminum
Always good to have at least one penny pincher in the household. That said surprisingly BPL has a lot of useful information. You may be able to convince from the MYOG perspective. If you have ac...

In GEAR » BD Z Poles. Carbon or Aluminum
March 13, 12:00am

Re: Re: Re: Recommend a small pack
The Hornet 32/46 fits size small fits down to 16 inches, as does the Talon 33 (so I assume the 44 as well). The hornet has a framesheet and delrin stays which may or may not work. You can get it th...

In GEAR » Recommend a small pack
March 12, 11:56pm

Re: Camera bag
I agree with some of the other posts. If you want to keep moisture off while using that's a different beast than simple storage. The easiest to implement, lightest, and probably overall best...

In Make Your Own Gear » Machining Magnets
March 12, 4:43pm

Re: hipbelt pull preference?
Don't worry about ladderloc failure. In the rare event it happens, the webbing is still attached to the hipbelt on one side. So you just tie a stopper not at a useful length and the your hipbel...

In GEAR » hipbelt pull preference?
March 12, 3:57pm

Re: Tungsten carbide rotary blade
The olfa looks pretty much just like an oversized glass cutter. Glass cutters are generally made of tungsten carbide, only with tiny wheels. Using the olfa on the glass will dull the cutter much...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tungsten carbide rotary blade
March 12, 12:26pm

Re: Re: Magnets
Are you making a water resistant housing for your DSLR? If so, look at using thin CCF like the evazote sold by prolitegear. It's very light, provides some padding against bumps, CHEAP, and dura...

In Make Your Own Gear » Machining Magnets
March 12, 11:47am

Re: Magnets
Actually magnets aren't nearly as much of a problem for electronics anymore. They were a bigger issue when electronics were mostly analog, using magnetic data storage, and CRT monitors. Many ar...

In Make Your Own Gear » Machining Magnets
March 12, 11:41am

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