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    So, just for fun I've decided to make it into a...

    So, just for fun I've decided to make it into a baffled underquilt. I'm going to completely seam rip both blankets. Remove the down. Cut the second throw to use as baffle material. Sew in the baffles...
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    I picked up these throws for ten bucks each and...

    I picked up these throws for ten bucks each and am trying to keep it on the cheap. I don't really "need" another quilt, just want a new project. Thought that maybe I could just combine the down and...
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    Costco Quilt Idea - Transferring down

    So I have a couple of Costco throw blankets left over and am itching for a new project. I have already seam ripped all of the horizontal stitches on one to make it have long vertical channels. I was...
  4. FT: It is the regular length. I haven't torn it...

    It is the regular length. I haven't torn it apart yet. Looking at doing it this coming weekend since I will have a little extra time off. I'm not really looking to sell it. Only trade for a top...
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    Im interested too

    Im interested too
  6. FT: Montbell UL super stretch #3 for down topquilt Trade Only

    Before I tear apart my Montbell Ultra Light Super Stretch #3 800fp and convert it into a top quilt I thought I would ask if anyone would have a use for it. I am looking for a 20-30 degree down...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd2PNoATVbI ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd2PNoATVbI This is one way to deal with it. Works great!
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    My trail name is Susie. I make most of my own...

    My trail name is Susie. I make most of my own gear and have been dubbed Susie Homemaker by my hiking buddies.
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    FS: ill take it. pm sent. thanks!

    ill take it. pm sent. thanks!
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    FS: if this doesnt sell I will buy it Nov 1 when I...

    if this doesnt sell I will buy it Nov 1 when I get paid. Thanks!
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    I wish I had mysterious gear show up at my...

    I wish I had mysterious gear show up at my house....
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    I typically have between 7-11 hammocks at any...

    I typically have between 7-11 hammocks at any given time. I give some away to new hangers and then make more. i have my two favorites and all of the others are free game when I find someone new...
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    I made myself a pillow hat. I have used it for a...

    I made myself a pillow hat. I have used it for a couple of years now and absolutely love it. looks goofy but sure works well. 117320
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    Isnt that the truth! Ive made 5 tarps now and...

    Isnt that the truth! Ive made 5 tarps now and starting my next one today. A new Xenon 12 foot tarp with doors on one end. Cant wait to get started. Should be a lot of fun.
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    I like this idea a lot! this seems like it would...

    I like this idea a lot! this seems like it would be just as strong as the 1" and i can still use the Beastee D rings. Thank you!
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    1/2" grosgrain for tarp tie outs?

    Hello, i am making a new Xenon tarp and have been doing a lot of different designs on paper first. I have made quite a few tarps in the past and have always used 1" grosgrain and regular D rings....
  17. Thread: Iowa Hang?

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    Im in Iowa City, definitely interested!

    Im in Iowa City, definitely interested!
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    I cut the bottom of the costco throw to 41 inches...

    I cut the bottom of the costco throw to 41 inches and then used a piece of another costco throw to add to it to make a footbox. So it is constructed like the bottom of a mummy bag if that makes...
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    Reinforing a footbox in topquilt?

    Hello,
    I recently made a topquilt out of a costco down throw. I got out for the first time this weekend to try it out and it and was very pleased. It only got down to 53 degrees but I feel like it...
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    Im in! thanks!

    Im in! thanks!
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    i would love the mora Knife! i will pass on some...

    i would love the mora Knife! i will pass on some gear in the future. Thanks!!
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    Thanks Koolranch! I should have taken more...

    Thanks Koolranch! I should have taken more photos but was in a hurry. If you have any questions i would be more than happy to help. I have the underquilt almost done as well. going to go out to...
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    Gathered End or Whipped? ........and why?

    Hello, i am curious as to others thoughts on this topic. The only gathered end I have ever used was an ENO years ago. It seemed comfortable at the time. I have made 12 hammocks now and always go back...
  24. The weight does include all lines. I use zing it...

    The weight does include all lines. I use zing it for my lines. Now that you mention it i did reinforce the ridgeline with grosgrain. i imagine that might hold a bit of moisture. Thanks for pointing...
  25. I agree that it seems like a lot, hence the...

    I agree that it seems like a lot, hence the question. On my next wet outing I will weigh and take photos wet and dry. I shook the tarp out just like I always have, removing as much water as I can....
  26. It is the 1.1 Silnylon from RSBTR. It has been...

    It is the 1.1 Silnylon from RSBTR. It has been used for about 1 year now. it appears to all be in good shape with no visible damage at all. Maybe the silpoly will be the way to go. i am getting gear...
  27. Sil Tarp absorbed 16 ounces of water weight!

    Hello, I have been using DIY sil (1.1 from RSBTR) tarps for a while now. I always noticed the extra weight when packing it up after a good long overnight rain. on my last trip I weighed it when i...
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    116094116093 i picked up two. one for un...

    116094116093
    i picked up two. one for un underquilt and one for a top quilt. I cut the one for the underquilt and used the excess for the footbox of the topquilt. Super easy. I want to use the top...
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    Im in! Thank you!

    Im in! Thank you!
  30. I would like to build a tarp for my AT thru next...

    I would like to build a tarp for my AT thru next year. Needing something a bit lighter. I would like to build a 11.5ft tarp with one door and design attachment points on the other end to use my...
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    It's yours! Just send me the shipping info and...

    It's yours! Just send me the shipping info and I'll get it out this week.
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    PIF- silnylon for DIY project

    I have an approximately 10 foot by 60 inches piece of 1.1 silnylon that I cannot figure out how to sew. I've had great success with the sil from ripstopbytheroll but this stuff just bunches up in my...
  33. Thread: SHT Newbie

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    Finland rec to CR6 - 7.6 miles CR6 to HWY 1 -...

    Finland rec to CR6 - 7.6 miles
    CR6 to HWY 1 - 6.8 miles
    HWY 1 to HWY 5 (Silver Bay) - 11.1 Miles.

    There is great hammock camping at Section 13 for the 1st night, the second night could be at...
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    FS: if you were to split up the amsteel i would be...

    if you were to split up the amsteel i would be interested in a couple of hundred feet. thanks!
  35. Thread: SHT Newbie

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    My favorite sections of that trail are Section...

    My favorite sections of that trail are Section 13, bean and bear lake, and the drainpipe. You could leave your car at CR 5 and take the Superior Shuttle to Finland parking area and walk south. You...
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    Welcome! Once I got it all figured out I was...

    Welcome! Once I got it all figured out I was addicted........so, welcome to the addiction! you can find all of the help you could ever need here on these forums.
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    Im in! Thanks!!

    Im in! Thanks!!
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    WV - Thanks for the input. maybe i will go ahead...

    WV - Thanks for the input. maybe i will go ahead and try to make the skirt or kilt out of cuben and see how it goes. I have just worried about the durability of it. Any thoughts on if making it more...
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    This may sound odd but every morning after...

    This may sound odd but every morning after tearing down I go to my site, check the ground and take the time to thank the trees. They did keep my up off the ground all night and I think they deserve...
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    If I use 1.1 sil the skirt should weight...

    If I use 1.1 sil the skirt should weight approximately just over 1 ounce, at most 2ounces with the attachment points added on.
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    That is correct, a rain skirt during the day for...

    That is correct, a rain skirt during the day for me and possibly a door for the tarp for nighttime. i am kinda leary about making the skirt itself out of cuben with it being so noisey and seeming...
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    i havent determined the actual size yet but it...

    i havent determined the actual size yet but it will be flaired out a bit at the bottom for walking. im not sure how to do the fancy drawings to post on here but it will be about 40" wide on the top...
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    Cuben Tarp Designs?

    Hello, i am looking at making a cuben fiber tarp for my AT thru hike next year. I have been looking at different designs and have come up with the idea of an 11 foot ridgeline x 8.5" with no doors. I...
  44. i would defintely try this out as a tester if you...

    i would defintely try this out as a tester if you need any more. i am a pad user in a double layer for 3 seasons. Only switch to an underquilt for the winter. i am thru hiking the AT next year and...
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    Im in! Thanks!

    Im in! Thanks!
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    WV - Thank you so much for the offer! Thats very...

    WV - Thank you so much for the offer! Thats very generous. i think I will pick up the Gorilla tape and see how that works. I will post back here with my results incase any others are interested.
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    Tape for cuben fiber??

    Hello, i have nearly finished my first cuben fiber project. Its going to be a roll top dry bag but I ran out of the tape that I ordered from RBTR. I am looking at sourcing some tape locally to get it...
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    I use a pad in the 1.1DL hammock in warmer months...

    I use a pad in the 1.1DL hammock in warmer months and a 1.9 DL with an UQ in the winter months but I use a DL everytime. I find the double layer to be a firmer lay which I enjoy. They can be a bit...
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    The information that people are willing to give...

    The information that people are willing to give away on here is amazing! I have learned so much from Dereks book and from Dutch as well. I recently read Dutch's thru hike journal and was very...
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    Thanks for the reply! So, you think sewing and...

    Thanks for the reply! So, you think sewing and then taping vs. just taping it? i have read that some think that sewing causes small holes that will stretch when weight is applied to it. Would the...
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