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MYOG: Winter Splitboarding Day Trip Pack

Written on April 1, 2014 at 14:47, by

I've been on a bit of a pack kick lately and sewed up two new ones in the course of about a month. I shared pictures of my "Franken-ruck" recently but what follows was a previous work. It's a bit more detailed and includes a foam framesheet in a tight-fitting sleeve, a probe/shovel handle/saw pocket,Continue Reading

MYOG: Frameless Franken-ruck

Written on March 21, 2014 at 16:01, by

I built a new ski pack a couple weeks ago (haven’t shared photos or written about it yet) and with my pack building motivation running high I decided to move right into a project I’ve had on my bucket list for a long time. I’ve heavily modified multiple Golite Jam Packs but have always yearnedContinue Reading

DIY Pogies for Winter Cycling

Written on January 13, 2014 at 17:27, by

Winter bicycling can be cold in Bozeman and I gave my Bar Mitts to my wife so a set of pogies was in order.  I ride a Surly Open Bar mustache style handlebar on both my daily commuter and fatbike so I built these to work with both. I designed, patterned, and sewed these inContinue Reading

SuperUltraHeavy Winter Trip

Written on March 13, 2012 at 11:07, by

The United States Forest Service has a series of cabins, fire lookouts, and other shelters available for rental at a nominal cost all over the country. In SW Montana there is a LOT of federal land and therefore there are a LOT of these rental cabins. Navigate your way to recreation.gov to see for yourself.Continue Reading

DIY Hat Access Solution

Written on February 26, 2012 at 09:01, by

Cord and cordlock girth-hitched to shoulder strap of  backpack for hat storage. When ski touring I use variations of a trucker cap, a winter hat, and the hood of my merino hoody to thermo-regulate during uphill travel. When the winter hat becomes too warm I cinch it into this simple cord system I attached to my packContinue Reading