Category Archives: DIY/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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Make Your Own Gear List…by copying mine!

Occasionally, people contact me looking for information on starting their own gear list. There are actually a few sites that folks use to do this, however, I have always been a fan of my DIY Google Doc Spreadsheet Gear List, … 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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The GO>ID Emergency Kit

A few days ago, Sarah from GO>ID contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in checking out one of their new Emergency ID Kits. After receiving the email, I checked out the GO>ID website and liked what I … Continue reading

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