Even though my packgoats are usually packing all my gear, for some reason I caught the 'Ultralight' bug this year. When I found that much of what was availible commercially was either too expensive or still too heavy, I ended up making or tweeking a number of the items in my pack. Has anyone else had much success making or modifying your own gear? Most notably, I have my 1 pound 1 man tent my wife helped me make ($30), my 2 pound 3 man tent ($100), my 3 pound internal frame backpack ($100) (expandable to nearly 80ltrs) and my 2.5 pound Zero degree sleeping bag ($30). I weighed my total gear weight this season (minus gun or bow, and minus the boots on my feet and the pants and shirt I was wearing) was only 28 pounds for a 4 day 3 night trip. That included binos, range finder, food, water, clothes, sleeping, shelter, emergency/first aid, boningknives, gamebags, etc. and even a fishing kit (I enjoy fishing high mountain lakes for a break from afternoon hunting) Id be curious to see what other modifications you guys have been successful with.