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Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Does "modding" count as MYOG? on 01/25/2013 14:48:21 MST Print View

I have modded much of my backpacking gear - sometimes extensively. Does the count as MYOG?
(Mod Yer Own Gear ;o)

Adam Rothermich
(aroth87) - F

Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Re: Does "modding" count as MYOG? on 01/25/2013 14:56:16 MST Print View

Why not? You've "made" it your own!


Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Does "modding" count as MYOG? on 01/25/2013 15:12:57 MST Print View

Too right!

And photos of the mods are welcome.


Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
PERSACTLY! on 01/25/2013 15:15:17 MST Print View


That's correct, once modded the gear is much more "my own" in terms of usefulness, not to mention pride of ownership.

Next on my list after "winterizing" my Scarp2 (done) is sewing small Velcro pieces to my WM Megalite bag and the mummy shaped down bag "topper", extending the temp range for mild winter use down to 15 F. Fine needle and thread will be used.

OK Roger,

Photos of the modded Scarp are coming tomorrow. Please give your comments since you are very familiar with tunnel tents in winter. The Scarp 2 is a "semi-tunnel" but now with interior crossing poles.

Edited by Danepacker on 01/25/2013 15:18:00 MST.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: PERSACTLY! on 01/25/2013 16:10:29 MST Print View

The term is Modify Your Own Gear ;-)

Pictures are not only welcomed they are required! ;-)

Party On,


Sam Farrington
(scfhome) - M

Locale: Chocorua NH, USA
modding on 01/25/2013 18:06:00 MST Print View

Absolutely! Figuring out a way to greatly improve an item with a few modifications can be much more rewarding than having to start something from scratch to get the features we want. Oodles of time saved, money saved, etc. Remember that beatiful tent with silnylon from Germany that Stu Robb posted here? Definitely one to drool over; but who has the time to build the frame, and tailor and sew a whole tent like that? Any shortcut that works is worth knowing about.

David Miles
(davidmiles) - F

Locale: Eastern Sierra
Re: Does "modding" count as MYOG? on 01/25/2013 18:49:06 MST Print View

Absolutely! I bet that how most MYOG builders start out.
That's how I learned to sew as a kid. Mom got tired of fixing my gear and showed me how.

Daryl and Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Does "modding" count as MYOG? on 01/26/2013 10:13:08 MST Print View

Yes, modding counts, per description of the myog forum:

"and discussions of how to HACK UP off the market products to make them lighter (and sometimes, better"