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Re: Question about modifying my MLD Newt
You can use line locs on a pocket and connect it to the loops. I have done this on one of my packs and it works well. I use a little different configuration, but I think that it would work here too.

In Make Your Own Gear » Question about modifying my MLD Newt
September 12, 12:10pm

Re: UL Kettles?
The titan kettle by MSR is like that. I have one and really like it. I just wish it were about a half in. taller so that I could fit my bushbuddy in it.

In GEAR » UL Kettles?
September 10, 12:47pm

Re: thanks for all the advice so far
Installing eyelets is really easy. If you are worried about strength, just double the mount of cuben there. I have done that when using a button hole stitch on lighter nylons.

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Stuff Sacks (my first MYOG attempt)
September 09, 8:32am

Re: Re: MYOG Bivy
I agree completely with Jamie. Keep at it for sure. You're not out much money even if it doesn't work. If you need help choosing material in the future, feel free to send me (or I'm sur...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Bivy
September 08, 10:04am

Re: Shoes that can do anything...
Get a zero drop shoe. It helps squating and deads significantly. It takes you off your toes. Edit: I use vivo breathos and like them a lot.

In GEAR » Shoes that can do anything...
September 07, 2:25pm

Re: sweet!
Looks good, but if that is sil on top, you are going to have some horrible condensation issues.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Bivy
September 07, 1:07pm

Re: Re: MYOG Trailstar-ish shelter
Beautiful work. One of my favorite designs as well.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Trailstar-ish shelter
September 07, 8:26am

Re: re: 140D gripstop
I don't know if I can justify the price on this one, as I have basically quit using dyneema grid as it is for myself, but this fabric is perfect for fabric pockets. DP does not gather well at a...

In Make Your Own Gear » New 140D Dyneema Grid
September 06, 11:24am

New 140D Dyneema Grid
I just came across this today. Thru-hiker has come out with a 2.5 ounce dyneema grid. I assume this is the same as what is in the gossamer gear packs. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » New 140D Dyneema Grid
September 06, 8:01am

Re: M55 Source
I don't know of any place that sells it. The m50 that thru-hiker sells now is downproof like m55 though. It is not the same as the old m50. Micro ripstop is no going to stop many tears anyway. ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » BillyGoat/Virga Outdoors Wendego - My new M55/900FP SUL Quilt
September 06, 7:52am

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