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separate tunnel
If you have doubts about the stiffness, just make the actual tunnel out of a different fabric, lighter and more flexible.

In Make Your Own Gear » 210d Dyneema X Gridstop-Question
February 18, 9:35am

Re: Update
cordura against the back: good way to go, that's what I do on my packs. But you don't need the 500d here, get some 330 or 160, it will be plenty tough.

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Us Design the Ultimate UltraLight Pack
February 17, 11:09pm

Re: Help finding wide ski boots
what brands have you tried so far?

In Winter Hiking » Help finding wide ski boots
February 17, 6:35pm

thoughts
At the weight range that you are aiming for - in the 40's - I have come to the conclusion that sewing the hipbelt directly to the bag is not the best way to do it. I have a pack I made about 30...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Us Design the Ultimate UltraLight Pack
February 17, 9:32am

Re: CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
Snowfall in the Sierra was best in the tahoe-to-sonora section, and dropped off quickly south of that. So Desolation Carson-iceberg, Mokelumne, and Emeigrant wilderness areas did well and anything...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
February 11, 11:21pm

Re: Feb 2014 - Yosemite in the Rain
nice. I am reminded of a trip that my old ski buddy and I call "the 40 degree trip". It was in Desolation in March, and the temperature was 40 degrees almost the entire time, and snowing ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Feb 2014 - Yosemite in the Rain
February 11, 11:15pm

Re: Golite SL3/tarp issues
I've done a lot of snow camping in floorless tarpish shelters over the years. A pyramid, an MSR Twin peaks, and a floorless dome of my own making. I've had condensation issues in all to var...

In Winter Hiking » Golite SL3/tarp issues
February 11, 11:07pm

update
Thanks Gerald. To update - I just got more cordlocks and shock cord, but I'm under the weather and can't get started on more shells yet. soon as I'm feeling better I will make as man...

In Gear Swap » MYOG eVent mitten shells
January 31, 6:45pm

Re: Re: Bus routes
Lots of other trailhead to start from; getting to them is the issue. Sonora Pass is probably the easiest to reach. No bus serves it but hitching from Bridgeport, which is served by daily CREST bus ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Extended JMT
January 31, 11:50am

whoa nellie
Man- everybody wants a pair! I think I have responded to all those who sent PM's. The first pair is sold to Gerald; I am going to make some more since I have fabric; but I don't think I hav...

In Gear Swap » MYOG eVent mitten shells
January 27, 8:47pm

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