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Re: REI Flash 18 as UL weekend pack
Depends. If you're using an insultex/bubble wrap type sleeping pad (maybe a neo air), a small tarp, thin quilt you can probably force a day or two out of it. It's something I'm consider...

In GEAR » REI Flash 18 as UL weekend pack
June 05, 10:59pm

Re: FS: Osprey Talon 44 M/L Meteorite
Mine was stolen and it was one of the saddest days I've experienced. If I didn't replace it with an REI Flash, I would be all over this. The talon 44 is probably one of the most versatile p...

In Gear Swap » FS: Osprey Talon 44 M/L Meteorite
June 05, 10:33pm

Re: Concept Design for UL Cuben fiber, Silnylon, Carbon fiber, Dyneema cord, fully collaspseable Umbrella
How do you keep the edges stiff? Without some kind of reinforcement they will collapse leaving just a square. Since you're using CF, you can tie cord between the tips to curve the shape, like t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Concept Design for UL Cuben fiber, Silnylon, Carbon fiber, Dyneema cord, fully collaspseable Umbrella
June 04, 9:27am

Re: braiding Dyneema cord
Alternatively there should be plenty of braided dyneema and spectra cord for fishing applications that can be used for fairly thin applications. What diameter are you looking for? I know there'...

In GEAR » braiding Dyneema cord
June 04, 9:03am

Re: braiding Dyneema cord
Google "Furled Lines" and enjoy the rabbit hole. For 50 to 100ft lengths you'd need a lot of space unless you hand twisted. But there are forums out there where people have made al...

In GEAR » braiding Dyneema cord
June 04, 8:59am

Corsa Nanotech Ice Axe
Just grabbed a Corsa nanotech ice axe for ~$103 including shipping over at the clymb. The axe is currently ~$120 from MSRP of $160 and I had some special one-off $25 off coupon for today only. Even...

In Gear Deals » Corsa Nanotech Ice Axe
May 30, 12:04am

Re: Beginner Sewing Strategies
Learning is simple enough, do some mild googling of flat felled seams, then sew a 10x10 flat tarp. Once you've dealt with the issues of handling 100sq ft of slippery material, prepared and succ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Beginner Sewing Strategies
May 11, 11:04am

Re: Re: Thanks all
There's a lot of chatter about DWR and breathability but it seems like ill informed talk for these light nylons. Most of these nylons, like m90, are calendared to make them down proof (and it a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Washing M90 and synthetic insulation
May 11, 10:55am

Re: Summer Quilt
11oz? Not bad. I've been putting off a summer quilt for a while but this may just be the project I've been looking for =)

In Make Your Own Gear » Summer Quilt
May 05, 5:04pm

Fire Bans
I love the concept of alcohol stoves, but please follow the fire bans. As a person who has lived in AZ most of my life, fire bans are one of the few things the forest service gets right (stopping n...

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 05, 5:01pm

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