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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: still not sure...
I don't know if the scrim would be strong enough. I think it's tear strength might not be great. I don't have any handy to test though; I'm just going by memory. If I remember corre...

In Make Your Own Gear » Primaloft gold
November 04, 4:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: still not sure...
Honestly can't remember which way is weak when pulling on Primaloft. I'd assume the strength is probably in the length of the insulation though because otherwise you'd think it would wa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Primaloft gold
November 04, 12:00pm

Re: Re: still not sure...
Both polarguard and climashield have varying thicknesses. It concerned me at first but by the time it's in a quilt, you can't tell anyway. I know it's tempting to go with the insula...

In Make Your Own Gear » Primaloft gold
November 04, 8:21am

Re: Primaloft gold
I have made a couple of quilts using polarguard, pants out of climashield and jackets out of primaloft. I definitely wouldn't consider making a quilt out of primaloft. One of the things that da...

In Make Your Own Gear » Primaloft gold
November 03, 10:11am

Re: Couple points
Further to what was mentioned, I believe that nylon has more stretch than polyester, which could be beneficial in a backpack. The polyD was intended to have less stretch so that your hammock doesn&...

In Make Your Own Gear » HyperD Fabric - Anyone used it?
October 30, 1:08pm

Re: Wearable Sleeping Bag Question
You could potentially get away with using the entire width of the nylon to make the bag, but I would be worried that after all my money and hard work, the bag would just be a few inches too narrow....

In Make Your Own Gear » Wearable Sleeping bag question
October 30, 8:01am

Re: Wearable Sleeping bag question
I'm guessing judging by your other posts on the MYOG forum that you're relatively new to making your own gear. Making a wearable sleeping bag would be a significant challenge indeed and I w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wearable Sleeping bag question
October 29, 9:17pm

Re: Ray Way Argon Tarp and Net Tent
If I remember correctly, the tarp is 106" * 104" and the beaks are 14" long, but they slope downward. The tarp has tons of room. The net tent is 48" wide and 84"(?) long. I...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ray Way Argon Tarp and Net Tent
October 28, 12:05pm

Ray Way Argon Tarp and Net Tent
I finished this project a while ago but haven’t gotten around to posting the final product. I wore out my old two person Ray-Way tarp and net tent after several years and a thru-hike, so it was t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ray Way Argon Tarp and Net Tent
October 27, 8:37pm

Re: Someone canceled their paypal payment after item was sent.
I thought I might chime in here as a Canadian who has been ordering and shipping things a lot. People who are ordering internationally may be hesitant to pay the extra sum for the tracking because ...

In Gear Swap » Someone canceled their paypal payment after item was sent.
October 07, 1:22pm

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