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#90008 - 02/15/08 01:23 PM Here's a place for sewing heavy duty items
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I came across this reading last night, seems the guy has his thoughts spot on....kinda' like Bill/Gardenville <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

www.neidermeier-skp.com click on 'manufacturing' for the lenghty in depth discussion of how one guy came to sewing his own gear. it's got a miliatary bent to it, so don't be offended if you go to look. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#90009 - 02/16/08 08:56 AM Re: Here's a place for sewing heavy duty items [Re: Earthling]
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Thanks for the link, great site.
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#90010 - 02/17/08 07:31 AM Re: Here's a place for sewing heavy duty items [Re: finallyME]
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Indeed. I can see taking his basic ideas and using them for specialist camera gear and the like, rather than his more military equipment. He does seem to go for durability rather than simplicity or ease of use, and weight seems not to bother him at all, but I'm sure we can find alternative fabrics and findings to make some of this work for walkers.
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#90011 - 02/17/08 12:08 PM Re: Here's a place for sewing heavy duty items [Re: Earthling]
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Why would someone choose a nylon fabric over a polyester fabric for small camping needs, like lightweight mittens, stuff sacks, gaiters, etc...?

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#90012 - 02/19/08 02:13 PM Re: Here's a place for sewing heavy duty items [Re: coyotemaster]
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I aim to please <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

Well, everyone has their own fabric preferences, and what is available to them also is consdiered in making a choice.

Easy enough to use the techniques shown on lighter fabric <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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