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There are alternatives
There are alternatives: 1.) Consider the free alternative to MS Office, 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

A bold, new direction for humanity
I am also very concerned with the direction the world is heading. The good news is we can all help. There is a world-wide movement happening right now that is analyzing the problems we face as a...

In Chaff » How Did BUSH WIN...?
December 15, 9:06am

Instructions ?
Hi Mateusz, This is a beautiful backpack! Well done. Will you post instructions on how to build this backpack? Thanks! Nick

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG PACK01
December 03, 8:29pm

More Ray-way backpack photos
Here are some detailed photos of the Ray-way backpack that someone posted on To enlarge the photos, click on "all sizes" located at the upper-left corner above the photo. h...

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished Ray-Way backpack
November 25, 8:00pm

MYOG Sleeping Pad & Pillow Updated Instructions
I think it's awesome when people work together to develop an "open-source" project, just like this project when it started off. The Linux operating system (an alternative to Windows o...

In Make Your Own Gear » 11.4 oz 78x20x2.5" Sleeping pad :)
November 20, 8:29am

re: How to make a triple-stitch ?
Hi Greg, Thanks for the quick reply. I should have described the project this triple-stitch will be used in. I will be making a Ray-way backpack as described in the book Trail Life by Ray Jar...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to make a triple-stitch ?
June 16, 9:54am

How to make a triple-stitch ?
"Triple-stitch everything, using a straight stitch." How exactly would I go about doing that? I have little sewing experience, so diagrams/videos would really help. Thanks, Nick

In Make Your Own Gear » How to make a triple-stitch ?
June 16, 8:49am

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