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John,I love your YouTube channel, especially the tips and the DIY stuff. I am wondering if you have any brilliant ideas for a DIY LID for an 1.25 qt. IMUSA mug (besides plain aluminum foil)?
You might try using aluminum flashing it can be crimped like a muffin liner and is more durable than regular aluminum foil.
Hi John,I have been watching your videos over the last weeks and like what you are doing. I really like you lightweight but also low cost practical approach, and how you still keep your eye on why you are out there, to have fun. Just wondering if you have any more information on any of your DIY gear. Especially the six sided tarp and the pack. For the tarp having the dimensions of the lenght, width and taper and tie out points would be handy. Thanks and keep up the great work! Jim
Great site, nice tip on the string stabilizer. Also you can hook it off your toe if wear sandals or hike barefoot. Regards
i watched your tent video and i have an old kiddie tent that i would like to turn into a new lightweight backpacking tent. It has two poles but i have two hiking poles from walmart. any ideas?
I've been very impressed with your videos.Can you please contact me : email@example.comI want to talk about your super lite backpack that you made.I'm 74 yrs old and need to get something very light ... my old body can't take the weight anymore.Chuck AlldrinChico, Ca
Your Ultralight back pack is very nice. If you have any information on how I could make one, I would really appreciate it. ThanksJay SmithVancouver, WA
Please do a DIY on the tent you made I can learn so well from you and don't want to spend a ton of money on a tent plz help me thanks a ton
I just came across your tent video on youtube. If you wouldn't mind sending me the instructions you talked about firstname.lastname@example.org, I'd love to give it a shot. Thanks
We are also looking for details on making the tent. Are you planning to post them here? Thanks!
john, i can't seem to find the link for the step-by-step plans you mentioned in your ultra light diy tent video. can you help me find it? thanks!!!
I have been watching your diy vids and have been wondering if you could send me the blue printsit would really help me with my camping trip. can you please email me at email@example.com would really helpthanks
Hey, I was watching your video on your backpack and tent and it's been getting me really excited to attempt one for myself! You mentioned somewhat of a tutorial for both, but I haven't been able to find either. If you could message me when you got a chance that would be greatly appreciated!
Hah! Brilliant! Way to be resourceful! Hadnt thought to go 'second-hand' for the materials! Duh...now getting the down shouldnt be a major problem or $$$. Keep up the great work, your vids have been pretty much exactly what I've been looking for with regard to DIY lightweight camping gear projects. I also agree w Jordan Lee above, any sort of blueprints or design notes/measurements might be handy for these projects so if you got them and feel like sharing, please do!
John, i just discovered your channel and cant stop watching....great ideas. Could you share your source for snagless micro mesh and is the rip stop on the pack sil nylon? thanks so much!!......bill
Do you have any written specs for the two man tent and the lightweight bacpack. I'd really appreciate it.
John, I need to email you on the light weight pack you made, as I would like to have one but I dont have the skills to saw as well as you do ..So what would be the cost to have one made, on the same style you did with any mods you might have done? Its best to email Ranger1Dale@yahoo.com tks Dale
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Love the pack! Will you message me details so I can make my firstname.lastname@example.org
John, I would also love some details on the pack you made. email@example.comThanks in advance!
came looking for instructions on how to make your bivy tent. when are you gonna post the how-to! it's been 4 years already.
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I would like directions on making your ultralight backpack. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org Also, did you make the waist pack in your ultralight video? I have been looking fo one just like it to make or buy if I have to. I am "maturing" and can't carry as much as I used to.