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    Harvesting Down from existing gear ...

    It would be helpful to me at least, if those of you who have "harvested" Down from existing gear, your experience?
    Knowing what a "messy" project this can be ...

    And, does anyone know how a production manufacturer loads the baffels? I'm assuming they would have a machine of some kind.

    Thanks in advance for your time ...

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    Theres some good videos on youtube of the manufacturing/harvesting/cleaning of down. Check it.
    Vacuums and facemasks..
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Harvesting ... Down

    Gargoyle,

    Thanks for a start ...
    http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/005/Y4359E/y4359e0c.htm

    Wonder how many Canada geese it would take to create a couple pounds of down as they are everywhere here in central Indiana?

    Haven't found anything on vacuums yet. Got www address?

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    Woodburner ... send me a PM on it's weight?

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    Down "machines"

    Hangerz

    Best I could gather was, the majority of these machines weigh about a TON?
    And of course ... they're made in china .....................

    http://www.bikudo.com/product_search...g_machine.html

    When is America going to "wake-up" and start manufacturering again?

    AnyBODY have Down/Feather DIY info other than by hand?

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    search for down eductor
    http://http://www.backpackinglight.c...hread_id=33573

    here's where the vacuum comes in, have fun!!!

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    Fred "HERO" ...

    Fred,

    What a guy ! You just saved me thou$and$ and kept my bedroom floor from caving-in.

    a big THANKS

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