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  • #1906647
    Christopher Wilke
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    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    Thanks for the feedback. Portland Hikers was definitely helpful in planning the trip. We ended up doing a loop from Paradise park trailhead up to Paradise park. We also threw in a little jaunt partway up Mt. Hood above Paradise park. All in all a great first trip in the PNW with excellent weather!

    #1905153
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    Anyone?

    #1869520
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    Kaleb,
    I haven't tried taking the foot off yet. That might be the solution. I'm not sure if the hipbelt will fit under the needles highest position, though.

    John,
    Good to know I'm not the only home sewer to face this problem. However, I can't believe you were sewing 1/2" CCF on a home machine. I'd expect it to be 1/4" or 3/8". I might see if there's a local shop that could help me out. I don't want to spend any money on the sewing if I can help it. Maybe there's a kind soul out there.

    Jerry,
    I'm pretty bad at hand sewing and truth be told don't have much desire to hone that craft. However, if all else fails that's my path.

    Thanks for the suggestions so far everyone.

    #1869232
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    That's a good technique. I've used it before on my machine. My problem is both but mainly the hipbelt being too thick.

    #1855702
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    This pack turned out really well John. Definitely got a classy formal look to it. Nicely done!

    #1855698
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    Slick pack David. I really like the color choice and lunch bag closure. Newton definitely came up with a winner there. I'm working on a slight twist to that closure on a new pack.

    I concur with Newton. You've earned your way into the SAA. Congrats!

    #1850907
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    Pack's looking good John! I'm glad you were able to find the fabric your son requested.

    #1848388
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    Email sent.

    #1848219
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    Tim,
    The Hogback is a good choice for us taller guys. I'm 6'3" and fit with room to spare. The vertical head and foot walls make all the floor length usable. It's been a great family tent for the weight.

    Some Pictures

    Also, here are some pix with a long bag in it.

    pic 01

    pic 02

    #1848102
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    Still looking.

    #1847896
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    Awesome Dan! Email sent.

    #1839964
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    What type of tyvek is this?

    #1839862
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    Thanks for posting the component weights Dan. With your new half band the total drops to 125.3g (a 61g savings over your previous system). Pretty sweet!

    #1839428
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    This is a cool project Dan! I may have missed it but what are the component weights of your current system? I love the simplicity of it.

    #1838469
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    One step ahead of me Travis! I stumbled upon Ron's article while looking for some MYOG backpack inspiration on the SMD site. I was just about to post a link when I saw you beat me too it.

    Being relatively new to the UL culture, it was absolutely fascinating to read Ron's perspective of the movement from inception to what's next. The topic was clearly given serious reflection and presented in a well written format. Nicely done Ron!

    #1835981
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    Nice Greg! Redefining the term paper bagging it ;)

    I hadn't thought to use paper bags for prototyping but it's a good idea. I'll have to give that a try.

    #1832837
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    Email sent on the PM02. Still available?

    #1831947
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    Most of my MYOG project have been pretty simple at this point so paper and pencil have been fine. I go to Solidworks occasionally for anything a little more complex. I use it everyday at work, though, so it's pretty quick to model my ideas.

    Being pretty tall (6'3"), it's also a useful tool to model shelters on the market to see if I'd actually fit in them. Disappointment usually follows ;)

    #1830211
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    Roger's right Seth. You just jumped head first down the rabbit hole!

    I think you did a nice job for your first project. You set a design goal and hit it. Personally, I think being ambitious teaches you more in a quicker time frame than starting simple and working your way up. It's certainly more frustrating at times though ;)

    #1823016
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    Yeah gotta love it.

    I was thinking the hip belt was one piece. Thanks for the explanation.

    Also, how do you like the fit of the shoulder straps vs. attaching them to a straight seam on the pack body?

    #1822997
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    Awesome Pack Michael! It's got some nice lines and a cool color scheme. How did you attach the hipbelt? I too am working on a pack similar to this and wanted a full wrap around hipbelt.

    Rocking the 64 I see. Nice :)

    #1809104
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    As far as I can tell the GG Gorilla mesh is Lycra mesh. I've gotten some from here and it looks/feels the same to me.

    #1783567
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    Nice pack Chris! I'm a sucker for the white packs. They show dirt too well but man do they look sharp when clean. That DX40 has a nice feel to it. This should be a bomber pack. Pretty neat system for attaching external pockets. I've been thinking about an alpine pack design that I can backpack in and then use as a day pack for peak bagging. The removable pockets might be a good way to go about that. Is that a coated nylon for the extension collar? Also, how does your top closure strap work? Doesn't look like a buckle but I can't tell from the pictures.

    #1777929
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    I'm just throwing it out there. I think I like The Lunch Sack or The Lunch Pail better. Do with them what you will :-)

    #1777616
    Christopher Wilke
    Spectator

    @wilke7000

    Locale: Colorado

    All I can say is wow. Awesome pack.

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