Complete instructions to construct a 2.8 ounce (size L), waterproof, wide-brimmed hat.
Following the Review of the ULA Helix Potty Trowel, there was considerable discussion on the Backpacking Light Forum (MYOG, DIY walking axe) regarding the use of a light "ice axe" in areas where one's life or ultimate safety would not be an issue. The author, Steven Evans, asked specific questions regarding the required length of such an ice axe, the general use of such an ice axe, and what people used in situations where a UIAA-certified ice axe would be overkill, but where a tool of some sort would be nice to have. Such a tool could be used to assist in small steep sections of snow and ice and general up-hill travel in less then desirable conditions, but it would have a weight which would be negligible on one's back when not in use. This project was born from that discussion.
The Brunton Stove Stand is a nice bit of engineering, but is it really of any use? Oh yes: it can be turned into a neat winter stove with just a little DIY effort.
Lightweight and stable titanium snow anchors that are easy to make
In "Notes from the Field - Bushwhacking Shell" I discussed commercial shirts and a shell top I make for myself and my wife. Instructions for making my design are given here.
In ‘Notes from the Field - Bushwhacking Gear - Trousers’ I discussed commercial trousers and some I make for myself and my wife. Instructions for making my design are given here.
A clean, simple way to attach guylines to your tarp or shelter
You say your SUL pack doesn’t have enough pockets? Using inexpensive materials, add some storage with ultralight appeal.
Features and design for a shell jacket that can handle tough bushwhacking
BPL's resident brush-buster describes pants that work in tough conditions without falling apart.
A better way to apply seam sealer, producing a nearly factory perfect look.
Complete instructions for making your own SUL carbon trekking poles from fishing, golf, and kite parts.
Lightweight, tough gaiters that are suitable for bushwhacking and easy to make.
Complete instructions to construct a 3.1-ounce, 1700-cubic inch pack.
Complete instructions to construct a 6-ounce tarp with improved weather protection.
Complete instructions to construct a 0.2-ounce stuff sack sized right to compress a SUL tarp (Part 3) into a tidy 4 x 4 x 8 inch bundle.
Experiments from our readers and staff on trimming weight from winter stoves.
Not for the frail at heart, in this article we dive into making a SUL tarp, pack, and stuff sack out of a single 5-yard piece of spinnaker fabric.
Complete step-by-step instructions on how to size, cut and glue a tidy sleeping pad system.
Instructions on how to properly sew two workhorse stitches.