Nice smooth trail hike, double and single track trails, not far from Spokane. Views of the valley and Mt Spokane.
Category Archives: Tips for the Backcountry
Two overhands rolled up again the third. Then the thread broke at the knot.
Will 3 flat overhand knots in Dyneema thread stop a loop from untying under force?
DIY Kits for 5×8′, 9×9′ and 10×10′ ultralight tarps
How to Video Steps
1 Sew Reinforce Panel Tie Outs
2 Sew Tarp Center Seam, 1st Pass
3 Top Stitch Center Seam, 2nd Pass
4 Sew Reinforced Tie Out to Center of Tarp Along Seam
5 Sewing the hem and inserting reinforcements
6 Sewing on the webbing
Old School cams (friends) matched with the same weight of passive pro. At least 1 of the passive nuts are similar in size to the cam opposite. In other words, you can double the size of your rack (if not the ease and speed of placement) with passive gear, especially tri-cams.
Correct sequence for quick and easy Pyramid Tarp set up.
Zip and buckle door.
Stake out four corners in a perfect square.
unzip door and put up pole till fabric taut.
zipe and buckle door
add additional tie outs if needed for wind or snow.
Three straps are included with the pyramid tarps. With these you can make a long pole for setting up a pyramid tarp using two trekking or ski poles. Using adjustable trekking poles makes the tarp pole adjustable too.
Ever get the wax completely wrong when XC skiing? Or have to deal with breakable crust when touring?
Taking a beginner out and want them to have success on not so perfect snow or grooming?
I have a pair of old climbing skins from back when telemark skis were long and thin. By slitting them in
half and putting on new glue I have now two pair of skinny skins that will fit classic or skate skis.
After cutting I used a heat gun and a paint scraper to get the old glue off. Then put on new glue. Then I folded the front over 3 inches and insert a square ring of the right size to fit the ski tip (a loop of strong cord could also work in a pinch). The glue should hold it, but for extra safety a few stitches of thread made a nice backup.