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Ali Williams (Wayfinder Ali)
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Inshallah - The Arabic Word the West Needs
*Please realize that I am not Muslim, and do not speak for Muslims, nor am I attempting to do so. This is my  experience and relationship as an atheist western woman with an inherently religious Arabic word. * It is my personal experience and belief that ...

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Gaining Grit: How to find and nurture the badass within
One of my many hundreds, perhaps thousands, of painful moments outdoors.  After hearing a recap of one of my particularly harrowing adventures, people often react with: "I don't know how you do it." For some reason, many people think that I'm fearless or su...

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Gaining Grit: How to find and nurture the badass within
One of my many hundreds, perhaps thousands, of painful moments outdoors.  After hearing a recap of one of my particularly harrowing adventures, people often react with: "I don't know how you do it." For some reason, many people think that I'm fearless or su...

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Make Your Own Outdoor Gear Resources
I love making things myself. I've always dreamed of having my own outdoor brand- not a very feasible business idea that I would probably end up hating in the long run. With all the technical fabrics available online, we are no longer bound to the products m...

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DIY 20°F Ultralight Backpacking Quilt- Part 4 Final Touches and Thoughts
Final Touches Installing the Cord / Bungee Cut your cord or bungee at least 6 inches longer than the length of your casing. This will make it easier to tie knots in once it is in place.  Use some wire (I used a paper clip) to create a hook that will enable ...

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DIY 20°F Ultralight Backpacking Quilt Part 3 - Pinning and Sewing
Stacking and Pinning Pin your Shell and Liner fabric with  right sides together. If your fabric has a side that is more shiny, that is the 'wrong' side Sandwich the straps or draft flaps between the shell and liner, with the end of the strap/flap you want t...

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DIY 20°F Backpacking Quilt Part 2- Marking and Cutting
What you need to mark and cut Weller Woodburner  or a hot knife. Any nylon fabric needs to be cut with heat so that the edges are sealed and will not unravel. Even capturing the edge with a french seam only delays unraveling.  Some sort of heat-resistant ma...

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DIY 20°F Ultralight Backpacking Quilt for $100 Part One
Why a Quilt? I chose to use a quilt for my sleep system this summer for several reasons: The insulation underneath you in a sleeping bag gets so compressed that hardly provides any insulation This is what I already have- The fitted sheet  and tech blanket  ...
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