Greg Perhson details the process of creating your own, lightweight (19.5 oz), MYOG backpack from vehicle airbags!
Make Your Own Gear (MYOG)
General instructional techniques that can be applied across a broad scope of project types; also specific projects using lightweight materials and designs, from start to finish. Projects include plans and patterns, step by step instructions, detailed photographs and/or diagrams throughout the process, and a discussion of design principles and applicability of the item in a lightweight kit. Projects usually include detailed instructions for sourcing, manufacturing, and finishing homemade backpacking gear.
This article describes the development of my DIY 4th generation of Remote Inverted-Canister Winter Stoves.
This article describes the development of my 4th generation of Remote Inverted-Canister Winter Stoves.
Step by step instructions on how to construct my MYOG tivy model and videos and pictures of it in use.
This article presents the results of some cursory material construction tests using the newer Dimension-Polyant (DP) fabrics from the LS, VX, and WX families, as well as seam-taping using DP-supplied seam tapes. The context here is MYOG/DIY backpack construction.
Step by step guide on how to MYOG synthetic fill vest. This is an easy first project if you are interested in making synthetic clothing.
Mylar bags for backpacking food keep food fresh and protected from moisture. How about vacuum sealing reusable (e.g., snack chip) bags?
In part 5, Roger Caffin shares his design for a pot support for the vortex burner as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.
In part 4, Roger Caffin tests the vortex burner in the lab and in the field as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.
In part 3, Roger Caffin discusses the mechanical design for the vortex burner as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.