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    Default What would you make next?

    I've made my stove, hammock, under and top quilt, pack and tarp. What would you make next?

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    A t-shirt that says what a bad @ss you are . Wow! Nice job.
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    Depends on what you need! Rain gear? Wind gear? Other clothes? First thing I made was the hiker's friend water filter (Jardine). I decided that I really like water filters in lieu of chemicals, and it looked like it would be lighter than anything else I could buy. Haven't tried it yet.
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    +1 on clothes

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    Make a beeline to the trail and start hiking......

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    I think I'll retire the sewing machine for now. Clothes are a bit out of my league. I'm great with straight lines, but my sleeves or pant legs would make my ugly dog pretty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutbrown View Post
    I've made my stove, hammock, under and top quilt, pack and tarp. What would you make next?
    Lots of $$$ so I could hike as long as I wanted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutbrown View Post
    I think I'll retire the sewing machine for now. Clothes are a bit out of my league. I'm great with straight lines, but my sleeves or pant legs would make my ugly dog pretty.
    Man..that is an ugly dog..<shivers>

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    I want to make a Cuben Tent. you can get 9 yards for about 200 bucks or a tent for 600.
    "you cant grow old if you never grow up" ~TUswm

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    If you're up for an easy cuben fiber tarp, check out this kit:
    http://lawsonequipment.com/All-Produ...-Kit-p906.html

    There are a couple others too.

    If you want something that's more like a tent, you might be able to get him to make a kit of a tent he designed that's sort of like a Golite Shangrila 2.

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    Good job. Of course you can always make another stove.

    Here are some advanced ideas, which I have never advanced beyond 'concept'.

    1. Hand sewn trail shoes.
    2. Light stove that burns 10g of vegetable oil in 10-20min without soot.
    3. Anything that gets you on the trail more, and thinking/talking about it less.

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    the tarp would be a nice next project.
    " It's what people know about themselves inside that makes 'em afraid." ~Clint Eastwood, High Plains Drifter

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    The tarps look nice but I want a real tent. its not the critters that bother me about taps, its the wet ground and mosquitoes and ticks that I worry about.

    I have a shape already designed I have even made a mock up using large sheets of scrap paper. I am just not sure about how to make high stress points like where you attach guy lines, or how to reinforce where hiking poles would go.

    I also have this idea some how using polycro as a "sewn in floor" in such a was that it would be easily replaced. The material is also easily patch able with duck take, super light and pack able and only about $5. the MAJOR problem with it is that if and when it rips, it RIPS. just like a potato chip bag. I know the hexamid uses a ground sheet like a floor over mesh. I dont know if I like that. But a hexamid tent with a sewn in floor is pricey.
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    A cuben fiber tarp would be nice! I don't think the cuben stretches though. I used silnylon, mostly for cost, and it has a nice stretch through the ridgeline. I did do a cat cut, but if I were to do it again, I would sacrifice a few oz for more coverage. If you do a cuben fiber tarp, I'd use as much of it as you can. On my most recent hike, I brought a tent (there were 2 of us) and we used the tarp over the tent. It was nice to have the extra coverage outside the tent. You could make a tarp that is big enough to cover your tent, and just go with a mesh tent. That takes care of the critters and ticks, and keeps the weight down.

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    Make a bivy, like Six Moon Designs Meteor Bivy http://m.sixmoondesigns.com/support/...teor-bivy.html or TiGoat Raven Omni http://www.titaniumgoat.com/Omni-Bivy.html with some of that 7D fabric on his website.

    Make something in raingear with Zpacks breatheable cuben http://zpacks.com/materials.shtml

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    I am wanting to make a top hat for my golite pinacle, I need just a tad bit more room in it.

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    I'd probably cobble together a stove or longer staff in the future.

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