Nov 29, 2006 at 5:27 am #1220448
Carol CrookerBPL Member
@cmcrookerLocale: Desert Southwest, USA
Companion forum thread to:Nov 29, 2006 at 11:32 am #1368718
@fperkinsLocale: North East
Cool article, two things:
1) Can the cost be changed to only make the item identified in the article?
2) Mig asked in part I of the article where to buy Spinnaker online. Unfortunately, after searching through the forums, I can’t find any online sources. Anyone have a website that’s selling it online?Nov 29, 2006 at 12:41 pm #1368732
@owareLocale: Steptoe Butte
I have some to sell as well as other
another possible source
owareusa.comDec 1, 2006 at 7:33 pm #1369076
Dave at Oware is great to deal with, and has the fabric. I would definately use him for a source.
Unfortunately, making a single stuff sack is less economical because you have to buy minimum quantities of fabric and other materials, and shipping cost won’t be reduced much. I usually make my stuff sacks from leftover material purchased for other projects. If you wanted to make several stuff sacks, your cost per sack goes down considerably. With a yard of Spinnaker, you could make as many as 10 small stuff sacks, or a fewer combination of larger and smaller, for about $40.
MYOGJan 6, 2009 at 2:11 pm #1468320
Nick KBPL Member
@nklineLocale: Northeast U.S.
I noticed the last post was made about two years ago. Since I am considering making the gear discussed in this project, I was wondering if there have been updates on the types of fabric to use and the sources to obtain them.
Other recommendations and/or lessons learned on this project are appreciated.
NickJan 6, 2009 at 7:19 pm #1468387
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Not many changes in the last year or so.
CheersOct 30, 2009 at 8:07 pm #1541373
Dan DurstonBPL Member
Thru-Hiker.com has a stuff sack kit that is an economical way to obtain the necessary materials. The 'premium' kit includes 0.7oz SpinTex, 5 small cord locks and ample draw string (although I do wish it was lighter spectra cord). You can buy this for $19.95 and make 5 stuff sacks with it. With some extra cord and cord locks you could make a lot more than 5 sacks if they were small ones.
So far I have made a small sack (about 2L) for my 'essentials' and another similarly sized sack for my pot. Both weigh 6-7g (0.2 to 0.25oz). I've also make a sack for my stakes that weighs 2g (0.1oz). I have a lot of fabric left (about 75% of it). I could definitely make some bigger sacks but I'm a bit nervous about using this material for higher stress applications like a food bag.
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