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Grosgrain or Webbing?
To add to the list of questions: Is Grosgrain ribbon or Nylon webbing used in the backpack strap construction? Grosgrain weighs less, is thinner, and not as strong as Nylon webbing. Which wou...

In Make Your Own Gear » Has anybody made the Ray Way backpack?
June 01, 1:19pm

re: Size of Backpack Mesh Pocket
*bump-a-roo*

In Make Your Own Gear » Size of Backpack Mesh Pocket
May 29, 8:35am

re: Ray Way backpack
*bump-a-roo* on the previous two.

In Make Your Own Gear » Has anybody made the Ray Way backpack?
May 29, 8:34am

Water at Wayne National Forest
I was wondering if anyone has camped/backpacked in Ohio's Wayne National Forest and drank water from on-site streams and ponds. I ask because on page 2 of the downloadable brochure at http:...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water at Wayne National Forest
May 26, 8:39am

re: Ray Way backpack
Jay, I am also building a ray-way style backpack based on the instructions in Beyond Backpacking/Trail Life. I need some clarification on two things though: 1.) What are the dimensions of ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Has anybody made the Ray Way backpack?
May 24, 5:17pm

re: Size of Backpack Mesh Pocket
I really appreciate the suggestions so far. I am thinking of going with a 15-16" wide piece of mesh (including seam allowance) for a 12" wide pocket. What size elastic do you suggest u...

In Make Your Own Gear » Size of Backpack Mesh Pocket
May 23, 12:11pm

re: measurements
Thanks a lot for the helpful information :-) Matthew, just to make sure I understand you correctly, do you mean that if the mesh is, say, 14" wide than it should also be 14" tall? S...

In Make Your Own Gear » Size of Backpack Mesh Pocket
May 17, 5:53pm

Size of Backpack Mesh Pocket
Hey guys, Let's say I have a backpack that is 12" wide by 20" tall. I want to sew a mesh pocket to the front of the backpack (the side facing the hiker behind me) with an elastic b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Size of Backpack Mesh Pocket
May 16, 12:07pm

Custom Cut Lines
I am looking for a supplier who will custom cut lengths of Dacron/Polyester line for me. 50lb. test and 250lb. test preferably in black. Unfortunately, all I have found so far are spools of 500&...

In Make Your Own Gear » Custom Cut Lines
May 06, 7:12pm

re: side, beak, and lifter guy lines
For the side, beak, and lifter guy lines, Ray refers to using a "specialized flat line carefully chosen for its subtle stiffness, greatly reducing tangles." Any idea on the type of lin...

In Make Your Own Gear » ray way tarp kit/ tarp book
May 04, 10:23am

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