Alex Thomas

Everything you need to know to make your own gear.

New to Hammock Camping Checklist

  The Complete Hammock Camping Checklist Are you looking for an unforgettable, immersive adventure? Give hammock camping a try! Hammock camping is just like it sounds — you make camp and sleep wherever you can pitch your hammock for the night. Hammock camping is perfect for adventurous outdoor-lovers, and it’s beginner-friendly! Hammock camping offers quick…

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How to Make a Backpacking Pillow

DIY instructions to make your own lightweight backpacking pillow. Project Overview Skill Level Estimated Time Estimated Cost Beginner 30 to 60 minutes $ Materials and Tools Materials Needed: Tools Needed: 14″x18″ ARGON 67 or ARGON 90 Sewing Machine ~55 Grams of Climashield or other fill Scissors 4″ of 1/2″ Grosgrain Ruler/Tape Measure Thread of your…

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How to Design & Make an Ultralight Shelter/Tarp

This project was made available by TwoFoolsWalking. Be sure to check out their Youtube channel and other articles we have here.

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Black Winter Tarp

Overview: I made the winter tarp to be very similar to the Superfly tarp.  The tarp is a true 11’x10′ and has excellent coverage. Steps: I followed the steps from the Dutchware page. I also used some reference material from DIY gear supply about making tarps. Materials: 1.1 Xenon Wide Tarp material (Dutchware) Pack Material…

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DIY Ultralight Backpack Tutorial

In this video tutorial series TwoFoolsWalking will take us step by step on how to create an ultralight backpack! Be sure to check out the videos and images below for full details on how to make your very own backpack. PART 1 PART 2 PART 3

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Fabric Studio Overview

  Click here to design your own fabric Fabric Studio Details   A. Design Preview The design preview is where you can see all the detail of what your print will look like. B. Zoom Use the zoom to see what your design will look like when full scale. For example: 100% zoom will be…

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Tips for Camping in the Rain

While others may feel that raining during camping is a hassle, it’s actually not that bad. Sure, there are disadvantages every time it rains while you’re in the woods, but there are certainly a lot of great things that you can do when this happens. Here are some tips that you can apply when you…

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Benefits of Slacklining

Slackline Benefits Researchers have found a range of benefits to slacklining, which is now spread all over the world: for your breathing, flexibility, posture and much more! Experiments and studies on the workings of the micro-muscles that control the movement of the body (known as core stability) have led to the inclusion of this discipline in the…

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Slacklining – How To Get Started

How to get started Don’t fret, just accept it: the first time that you get on a Slackline, you won’t manage to walk on it. It’s human nature to find yourself in an uncomfortable situation when the ground beneath your feet is not fixed and stable, but rather moving and shaking. As taut as the webbing…

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