May 26, 2020

Sewing tips from Ray Jardine

My first piece of outdoor gear I sewed myself was a Ray Jardine Tarp kit. I still use that tarp to this day and making it taught me a lot. Below are some tips, largely extracted from his writings.

He and his wife are still in business and selling kits to make tarps and kits. I highly recommend them.

It would probably not be overstating things to say that Ray Jardine launched the ultralight backpacking scene. He is worth reading.

He says that sewing is easier than driving a car. Perhaps so.

I use a Singer 401A with a horizontal bobbin and get along fine.
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