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Podcast 034 | Mental Health

In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Andrew and Ryan talk about mental health. As their jumping-off point, they use a recent paper called Levels of Nature and Stress Response.

How Can Cheap Butane Canisters be Modified to Work With Canister Stoves?

Roger Caffin discusses how you can modify and use cheap butane canisters with canister stoves in this MYOG article.

Ultralight, Ultradurable, Ultracheap: A Backpack Made From Car Airbags

Greg Perhson details the process of creating your own, lightweight (19.5 oz), MYOG backpack from vehicle airbags!

DIY Ultralight Remote Inverted-Canister Winter Stove – Version 4, Part 2

This article describes the development of my DIY 4th generation of Remote Inverted-Canister Winter Stoves.

DIY Ultralight Remote Inverted-Canister Winter Stove – Version 4, Part 1

This article describes the development of my 4th generation of Remote Inverted-Canister Winter Stoves.

More Reasons to Modify Gear

There are many good motives for altering equipment. Mostly we focus on reducing weight, fixing problems, or adding features. Here are a few more reasons.

MYOG Ultralight Fastpacking ‘Tivy’

Step by step instructions on how to construct my MYOG tivy model and videos and pictures of it in use.

MYOG: Seam Construction and Taping of New Dimension-Polyant Fabrics

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.

MYOG Synthetic Fill Vest (Make Your Own Gear)

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.

Nigor Didis 2 Tent, Part 2: A DIY/MYOG Case Study for Aftermarket Modifications to Improve Tent Performance

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.

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