After trying several commercial backpacks, I made my own DIY ultralight backpack so I could have the features I like.
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.
In Part 1, Roger Caffin explores the theory behind using a vortex burner as a solution for an ultralight winter DIY backpacking stove system.
The Snuffle Flask is a lightweight fuel dispenser that works with any alcohol stove. Learn how to make one from items in your home.
This series explores the use of a Backpacking Wood Stove for warmth in the winter. Part 4 covers using the Micro Snow Stove in the field.
This series explores the use of a Backpacking Wood Stove for warmth in the winter. Part 3 covers using the Micro Snow Stove.
Some backpackers require specialized trail food. Others simply want to target a specific dietary preference. Learning how to make your own lightweight backpacking food is a valuable skill, and perhaps, easier than you think.
The author presents manageable solutions to improve performance of the Nigor Didis 2 Tunnel Tent using an MYOG / DIY approach that can be applied to any tent.
Tunnel tents are known for their robust frames and thriving in inclement weather. Does this tent from outdoor industry newcomer Nigor uphold to these standards?
A simple design makes this one of the easiest MYOG projects we’ve published. The result is a lightweight, compact pot stand for your alcohol stove.
The author presents a method to make your own ultralight, carbon fiber trekking poles.
The pursuit for warmth, snow-melting power, and comfort during winter expeditions is never-ending. This homemade, lightweight stove offers warmth and comfort for those long winter days.
A wood stove that can be used in a tent? Dream or virtual reality?