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sil polyester
is available e.g. more on that site... Paramo favour Polyester over nylon for their...

In Make Your Own Gear » determining fabric type
April 23, 12:23pm

re polyester
it could be polyester. Plenty of polyester clothing out there. E.g. microfibre windshells, lightweight linings. .. Some tent flys use polyester - it is much more UV stable than nylon if i...

In Make Your Own Gear » determining fabric type
April 23, 1:07am

Re: How do you stake your bivy if needed? Pics
Seems to me that those stake loops are located in the wrong place? Surely best at ground level on each corner. edit to add: but I've never used stakes with a bivvy!

In GEAR » How do you stake your bivy if needed? Pics
April 21, 10:34pm


In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 06, 2:52am

Re: Rab Alpine, Ascent, or Storm bivy with a thick air pad?
I had an older Ascent (same dimensions as the Storm ). With 3" pad I reckon it would be pushing it. Especially at the feet. Aren't these bivis designed for climbers? (who I guess prefer...

In GEAR » Rab Alpine, Ascent, or Storm bivy with a thick air pad?
April 05, 9:12pm

looks interesting There is a conflict between his metric and imperial figures. I guess the 1.06 oz is the correct one? Site states 1.06oz/yd. and also 48g. 1.06oz/yd = 29.7g/yd or 35.5g/m...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 03, 1:35am

Re: no quilting needed?
I don't believe it is. I made a quilt years ago with Rays insulation, and 'stabilised it' his way as you describe. Many of the threads pulled out cos my inner fabric was too loose a we...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG Synthetic Quilt
March 11, 11:51am

grid out
apparently, grid outwards has it's own advantages. Especially if worn with a windproof. These products hav...

In Make Your Own Gear » size of grid in waffle fleece
March 03, 1:25am

Jam vs Jam
the 2009 Jam that I have is heavier than my original Jam because: 1 it is greater capacity - say 50-55 litres as opposed to the original's 40-45 litres 2 it has a whole lot of 3D mesh p...

In GEAR » Some questions on a Golite Jam 50L
February 19, 1:38pm

balls v esbit
I have used vaseline/cotton balls many times. Even if well soaked in vaseline they can easily light with a spark if teased out. A moderately soaked ball will burn for 3-4 minutes. Does esbit l...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 12, 12:55pm

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