Tag Archives: DIY

“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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ZPacks Zero: Modifications & Updates

A few months ago, I picked up a cuben fiber ZPacks Zero backpack. The reasoning behind getting this pack was that my “summer” gear had dwindled down so far, the rest of my packs simply swallowed it whole. As well, … Continue reading

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