Some of the gear I plan to take on this years TGO Challenge.
So, what are packing cells. Also referred to as cubes, packing cells are basically gear containers. I my care I have four cells in total, three made from 1.3oz Cuben fibre or DCF and one made using a fabric called Code Zero. The cubes are from Tread Lite Gear and measure 32x16x16cm (other sizes are available).
As you may have guessed from some of my other posts, I quite enjoy making my own hiking and camping gear. Making something yourself gives me a bit of a smile. I can customise it to how I want, save money, gain new skills for future MYOG projects and if it fails, I have no
About a month or so ago, I decided I wanted to make my own pack or packs. I already own several high end very well designed and manufactured packs but there is something about making something for yourself, designing it, making it, tinkering..... I decided that for the first pack, I wanted to use a
One year a ago I was introduced to Trek Lite, a forum aimed at hikers, ultra lighters and those striving to shed some weight from their packs. Its a great forum and one filled with knowledge, experience and people with similar interests, I have personally found it a great place to learn new things, meet
MYOG Project #1 - Flat Tarp 9x5ft Trying my hand at making some of my own gear. I have a few ideas in my head and a few on paper. Why.?.?.? - Well most of the 9x5 tarps I found were either heavier than I wanted by a few hundred grams, didn't pack as small