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  1. Ultralight fly fishing tips

    Gossamer Gear | Jul 08, 2011

    Trail Ambassador Jason Klass is really into backpacking and fly fishing. He has a site called Backpack Flyfishing and...

  2. Water bottle quick draw

    Gossamer Gear | May 27, 2011

    Recently Gossamer Gear Chairman and Founder, Glen Van Pesky, created a great video for those that need a pointer on t...

  3. Homemade Tent Stake Peg Pusher

    Gossamer Gear | May 13, 2011

    For those interested in learning about how to make your own tent stake 'peg pusher.' Recently Facebook follower Willi...

  4. Carry Extra Water in Ultralight Pack

    Gossamer Gear | Apr 29, 2011

    Recently Gossamer Gear Founder Glen Van Pesky put together this great video with his technique for carrying extra wat...

  5. Conquer stress with Francis Tapon

    Gossamer Gear | Apr 15, 2011

    For those interested in learning how to overcome unwanted stress on the trail and in your everyday lives. Trail Ambas...

  6. Lithium vs Alkaline Battery Weight

    Gossamer Gear | Apr 08, 2011

    It's common knowledge that Lithium batteries outlast Alkaline batteries by about 50%. However, did you know one AAA L...

  7. How to build a G4

    Gossamer Gear | Mar 25, 2011

    For those interested in learning how to build the G4 backpack. The following video is a great clip that was just rece...

  8. DIY Hiking Shoes

    Gossamer Gear | Mar 04, 2011

    For those interested in learning more about how to make your own footwear. Trail Ambassador Diane Soini recently sent...

  9. How to make a 'cap keeper'

    Gossamer Gear | Feb 25, 2011

    For those interested in learning how to make their own 'cap keeper' for their own water bottle. Trail Ambassador Jaso...

  10. Homemade Energy Bars

    Gossamer Gear | Feb 18, 2011

    My friend, the Onion of CDT yo-yo fame, was in Denver for a visit and he let me try his homemade energy bars. I had b...

  11. Re-threading a Stuff Sack

    Gossamer Gear | Feb 11, 2011

    Did you accidentally pull out the string in your stuff sack? It can be frustrating to try to get the string back thro...

  12. Seam Sealing Tips

    Gossamer Gear | Feb 04, 2011

    Last month, there was some questions on how to seam seal one of our tarps so we thought we would post on how we do it...