Tag Archives: MYOG

“GG LT” Grips on my “BD ACC” Poles

The title of this post stands for “Gossamer Gear LighTrek” grips on my “Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork” trekking poles. Some may remember that in a recent post hike gear talk post, I mentioned that I wasn’t a huge fan … Continue reading

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Yama Mountain Gear DIY Cuben Fiber Stuff Sack Kit

Not the first, but one of the first items I ever bought in cuben fiber was one of the mini-size stuff sacks from ZPacks, about 2 & 1/2 years ago. Since then, it has likely been the single, most-used piece … Continue reading

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Borah Bivy Modification

About 10 months ago I placed an order for a side zip Borah Bivy. As I noted then, the entire transaction went very smooth. John was great to deal with, and the bivy’s craftsmanship is top-notch; I couldn’t ask for … Continue reading

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TD Sidewinder Caldera Cone & the 0.9L Evernew “UL” Ti Cook Pot

As usual, I have been playing with more cook kit combinations. I have a number of cook pots in my arsenal, ranging from as little as 475 ml to 1.8L, made from titanium to hard anodized aluminum, and of course, … Continue reading

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DIY Shoulder Strap Water Bottle Holders

A number of people have been asking me for more details about how I attach my water bottles to my backpack’s shoulder straps. I typically referred those people back to a previous video/blog post that I did entitled “I Put … Continue reading

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“SUL” Cook Kit

I know that I do a considerable amount of postings about cooking/kitchen set’s, or even just the individual components, but let’s face it…each trip can call for different needs… However, I will also admit, I really enjoy playing with different … Continue reading

Posted in Cook Kits, Cups/Mugs, DIY/MYOG, Dry Bags/Stuff Sacks/ Pack Liners, Gear, Gear Reviews, Gear Stores, Pack Towels, Spoons, Stoves | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Snow Leopard Original Cooking System by Flat Cat Gear

I first came across the Flat Cat alcohol stove a number of months ago thanks to a blog post by Jason Klass. When I watched the video that Jason included in the entry, I thought that the Flat Cat was … Continue reading

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First Look at the Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter

Recently, I have seen a number of people’s videos as well as blog reviews (and not to mention quite a bit of forum talk) of the Sawyer Squeeze. Here are a few: YouTube Video by Trent Tyre Review by John Abela from … Continue reading

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Campshoes: Thoughts & DIY

Some people swear by them while some people loathe them. I can’t say that I am completely in either camp, however, I have found that I do not prefer to carry them for the simple reason that I feel like … Continue reading

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“One Cook Kit To Rule Them All”

Over the last few months I have posted a few times on different cook kits that I have been trying out. Truth is, like many others, I have been trying to find a system that works for me. There is … Continue reading

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Rite-in-the-Rain Notebook Hack

Thanks again to Brian Green at Brian’s Backpacking Blog, I had something to do on this rainy day while I am just sitting around waiting to be called into work… This morning as I was poking around at blogs in … Continue reading

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