Dirtbag v. Citydweller

When I was 18 or 19 I made the choice to live a city life. This was partially informed, but not totally, by experience. I had dipped my toe into the full-time climbing car-camping dirtbag lifestyle, and it interested me, but the city had a certain appeal that was hard to look away from. So…

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DIY sleeping bag- complete

Here’s the specs: 5’6″ long ~25oz 850 fp down total weight 2 lbs 6oz total cost (not including my time/labor) $330 (all materials including shipping.) based on that, I’m figuring it’s about a 5 to zero degree bag. So, the summary is….it’s not much cheaper to make it yourself.  (something similar, made in the US,…

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the tent

the tent had been stepped on by a wild horse a few years ago, and needed some strategic and fairly complicated repair.  they shouldn’t call that fabric ripstop-  it rips along the seams at the slightest tug.  silk or cotton are so much easier to sew. however, it’s now quite sturdy! the prius has proved…

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