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Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
MYOG Goes to the Mountains on 08/10/2010 13:42:33 MDT Print View

Companion forum thread to:

MYOG Goes to the Mountains

Einstein X
(EinsteinX) - F

Locale: The Netherlands
Re: MYOG Goes to the Mountains on 08/10/2010 13:55:18 MDT Print View

Not having a lot of time, I only browsed the pictures in this article. I looooooooooove how the pack looks. It really looks closely to how I'd make a pack. Can we get more details? I'd love an MYOG article about this pack, but at a minimum I'd really like more pictures.


Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
MYOG Goes to the Mountains on 08/10/2010 16:13:05 MDT Print View

Great trip report, very nice pictures and writting. Thanks for making the time to post, your efforts are appreciated.

I would like to see BPL continue with such articles. The site has a number of diverse individuals with similar abilities.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
MYOG Goes to the Mountains on 08/10/2010 16:35:22 MDT Print View

A great report highlighting both the MYOG ethos as well as how we go about putting that gear to good use. Great story and photos!

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Nice read on 08/10/2010 17:58:41 MDT Print View

Nice trip report. The pack and tent look excellent ^_^

Ben P
(benp1) - F

Locale: London
fantastic on 08/10/2010 18:41:25 MDT Print View

thanks for the write up, really enjoyed that

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: MYOG Goes to the Mountains on 08/10/2010 19:11:30 MDT Print View

Great job on all the gear. You put those with underused sewing machines to shame!

Philip Delvoie
(PhilipD) - MLife

Locale: Ontario, Canada
MYOG Goes to the Mountains on 08/10/2010 19:18:00 MDT Print View

Great write up Jamie. Enjoyed the read.

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: MYOG Goes to the Mountains on 08/10/2010 19:50:34 MDT Print View

Well told story with excellent pictures. Great job on your MYOG.

Terrific mileage especially when you throw in all those trips up the fire tower.

Lots of black bears in the Smokies for sure!

Thanks for your good work.

Rodney Davis
(Ramrod) - MLife

Locale: North Carolina
Great job! on 08/10/2010 20:28:57 MDT Print View

Enjoyed your trip report. Gear looks great too.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Great job! on 08/11/2010 07:39:26 MDT Print View


I was bitten by the MYOG bug in 2009 and I am not in search of a cure. :-)

There is nothing like the satisfaction of making your own gear, taking it out on the trail and meeting up with success.

Congratulations on doing both and thanks for sharing your experiences with us. The pictures were great but I have yet to be able to find the bear. ;-)

The gearlist is great. It is always nice to be able to "peak" into another hiker's pack and learn from what is or is not carried.

Thanks again for all the good work done on your article.

Party On,


J Thomas Peterson
(tpeterson1959) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Thanks - A Great Article on 08/11/2010 08:51:23 MDT Print View

Great trip report and beautiful pics to go with it. Thank you for sharing.

joseph Otoole
neat on 08/11/2010 09:44:33 MDT Print View

that was a great read! thanks.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Inspiring on 08/11/2010 13:39:01 MDT Print View

Hey, good story and photos. You inspire me to do some MYOG projects. Most of my MYOG projects to date have been merely modifications of commercial gear.

Your tent looks interesting. As for a sleeping pad pack, well, mine would absolutely have to have 2 thin aluminum stays as in my REI Cruise UL 60. Tried the mattress-as-pack-frame and tried it again with no satisfaction above 20 lbs. Sometimes I need to carry food for 10 days plus 3 L. of water for dry stretches here in the southwest. That can put me above 25 lbs.

Keep on posting about your MYOG gear. Very interesting.

Edited by Danepacker on 08/11/2010 13:40:23 MDT.

Jamie Shortt
(jshortt) - MLife

Locale: North Carolina
re: MYOG Goes to the Mountains on 08/11/2010 18:32:37 MDT Print View

All, Many thanks to everyone for reading and commenting. Also I really appreciate Addie's help. She makes the process of submitting an article painless and does the hard work of getting it ready for the site.


Michael Richey

Locale: Southern Utah
BPL needs more stories like this! on 08/11/2010 19:32:58 MDT Print View

Jamie, well done. The article was well writtten, included a nice mixture of gear, lists and story. A great read with pictures! BPL needs more articles like this!


Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: BPL needs more stories like this! on 08/12/2010 22:01:50 MDT Print View

Adding to the chorus -- yes, great write up! Thanks!

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
gear on 08/12/2010 22:56:36 MDT Print View

Looked at your website.

Very nice set of gear you have there.

Nice article.

Chris Bell
(Hobbit) - MLife

Locale: PA Wilds
MYOG Goes to the Mountains on 08/13/2010 05:44:18 MDT Print View

A good read. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. Really enjoyed it.

Jackie Barker
smokies on 08/14/2010 16:01:18 MDT Print View

cool trip for sure. I was there at 29 a few weeks later with friends & scouts. Bear was in camp all evening & morning. I have Ray-Way tarp,net tent,quilt & GG homemade pack. ray way homemade as well. will post some pics if figure out how