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These projects are for individual use only
Commercial use of our designs, instructions, or patterns - or something like them - is strictly prohibited.

 $118.85

Our Blood Cleaner is an electro-medical device that kills or disables pathogens in a person's bloodstream. It works by sending pulsed micro-currents through the skin and into the blood vessels of the wrist. These micro-currents are lethal to any harmful microorganisms found in the blood.

The Blood Cleaner comes without a battery. The unit can be powered with any standard 9-volt battery, but we recommend our 9-volt Lithium Battery and our Battery Charger to keep the unit running at maximum power.

 $4.25

$4.25

Trail Life (book) Ray Jardine's Lightweight Backpacking

$23.95

Please Note: Our stock of Trail Life books is running low, and we have only "seconds" remaining. These books are new and un-read, and perfectly readable, but have a few cosmetic flaws, such as printing marks, slight shelf wear, damage to the covers, or covers that are not quite straight.

"There are a few names that have revolutionized the sport of backpacking: Ed Garvey, Colin Fletcher, Harvey Manning and of course the Master of lightweight backpacking Ray Jardine. This is the most comprehensive long distance hiking guide ever written." -Roger W.

More info

The Ray-Way Tarp Book Essential

How to camp with this versatile, lightweight shelter, safely and enjoyably when backpacking and hiking, cycling, sea-kayaking, canoeing, or scouting.

Sale: $10.00 OFF if buying a Tarp Kit! ($26.95)
 $16.95

 $26.95   If you have purchased a Tarp Kit in the past, we will refund the $10 difference. If you are buying the book alone, and later order a Tarp Kit, we will also refund the extra $10.

See our Tarp Book Essential page for more info.

Ray-Way Quilt Kits

Color Options --->

Ray-Way 1-Person Quilt

Our Ray-Way Quilt Kit comes in kit form that you sew yourself. This Quilt is used in camp (or at home) for sleeping beneath at night. It works like a sleeping bag, but is open underneath you. You lie on your foam pad and drape the quilt over you like a blanket. But unlike a blanket, the quilt is contoured, so that it molds to the shape of your body. See our Ray-Way Quilt Kit Write-up for more info.

One-Person Quilt Kit

Comes with two layers of 1.1 oz/yd² nylon and two layers of synthetic insulation. More info: Woodland and Alpine Insulation. Quilt Kit also comes with GorgetTM and Draft StopperTM

1P Long Option: Our 1-Person Quilt Kit is intended for someone up to 6'1" in height. Each Long Option gives you another 6" of quilt length (12" of materials, doubled).

1P Wide Option: Our 1-Person Quilt Kit makes a quilt up to 56" wide. For a wider quilt (up to 60"), add this 1-Person Wide Option to your order. If you need wider than 60" please order a 2-Person Quilt Kit.

1P Dual-Colors: Select this option if you would like a different color for the inside (Bottom) layer. Note: The Draftstopper would normally match the outside (top) layer.

Two-Person Quilt Kit

Comes with two layers of 1.1 oz/yd² nylon and two layers of synthetic insulation. More info: Woodland and Alpine Insulation. Also with GorgetTM, Draft StopperTM, and SplitZipTM.

2P Long Option: Our 2-Person Quilt Kit is intended for those up to 5'10" in height. If taller than that, please add the 2-Person Long Option to your order.

2P Dual Colors: Select this option if you would like a different color for the inside (Bottom) layer. Note: The Draftstopper would normally match the outside (top) layer. Due to the layout of the pieces, our 2P dual-colors option comes with special instructions and about 67" of extra fabric, which you may use also for making small to medium stowbags etc.


1P Woodland  $109.95
Insulation 5/8" thick, 2 layers=50°F

 $17.85

 $12.45

 $9.45

2P Woodland  $153.95
Insulation 5/8" thick, 2 layers=50°F

 $25.75

 $17.45


1P Alpine  $118.95
Insulation 0.85" thick, 2 layers=32°F

 $18.25

 $12.45

 $9.45

2P Alpine  $166.95
Insulation 0.85" thick, 2 layers=32°F

 $27.15

 $17.45


1P Alpine Single-Layer  $88.45 One-person Quilt Kit with one layer of Alpine synthetic insulation. Also with GorgetTM and Draft StopperTM. For summer hiking on the AT or camping in the eastern states, when a 2-layer quilt would be too warm. Ray used this during his 2nd AT thru-hike. It makes for a very small pack.

 $11.35

 $7.65

 $9.45

2P Alpine Single-Layer  $136.45 Two-person Quilt Kit with one layer of Alpine synthetic insulation. Also with GorgetTM and Draft StopperTM, but without SplitZip (not needed in this case).

 $27.15

 $17.45


Ray-Way Quilt Stowbag Kit (Ver-1)  $17.25
For carrying on the trail. Designed to Fit inside our Ray-Way Backpack having a volume of 2,200 or 2.400 cubes. This stowbag fits a 1P with either the Woodland (5/8") or Alpine (0.85") insulation. Same with 2P except 2P requires 2 stowbag kits. (Does not hold a quilt having the Extra Layer.) Kit includes materials and detailed sewing instructions. We might recommend a contrasting color because it makes the stowbag easier to find in low light conditions of early morning.

Ray-Way Quilt Stowbag Kit (Ver-2)  $17.25
For carrying on the trail. Designed to Fit inside our larger Ray-Way Backpacks having volumes of 2,600, 2,800, or 3,000 cubes. Made of silicone nylon. Has no extension collar, but comes with a plastic-bag liner to keep the water out. This stowbag is designed to fit horizontally in the backpack. Ray carried one during his 3rd A.T. 2010 thru-hike. See this Stowbag in action in Ray's A.T. Gear video. Note: Ver-2 is smaller than Ver-1, and for larger quilts we recommend Ver-1.


Quilt Storage Bag Kit  $17.25
Storage Bag Kit, for use at home, features lightweight, breathable fabric. It will keep your quilt clean, bug-free, will help retard mildew, and is large enough that it will not crush the quilt's insulation. This kit will make either a small Storage Bag for storing a 1P Quilt, or a large Storage Bag for a 2P Quilt.
       
 $29.55
A third layer of Woodland (5/8") insulation that lowers the quilt's temperature rating down to about 15°F. Works with either a 1P or 2P quilt kit. Contains a single layer of Woodland insulation. The directions for adding the Extra Layer are in the Quilt Kit Instructions. Note: We do not necessarily recommend the Extra Layer, please see More Info
Quilt Insulation by the foot
Comes included in our Quilt Kits, but we also sell the raw insulation to add to an existing quilt.
 $4.25 per foot.
 $4.85 per foot.

Color Samples
Quilt Kits


Black


Inca-Gold


Jade


Kelly-Green


Navy-Blue


Olive


Purple


Red


Royal-Blue


Silver-Gray

These color samples are approximations only.



Color Samples
Stowbag Kits
for Quilt, Tarp, and Net-Tent.


Silicone Cloud-White


Silicone Fuschia


Silicone Navy-Blue


Silicone Red-Orange


Silicone Red


Silicone Silver-Gray


Silicone Stealth-Black


Silicone Yellow



Ray-Way Shelter Kits



$5 Discount if ordering a Tarp Kit, Net-Tent Kit, and a Tarp Book Essential, along with your other items.
Color Options --->
Tarp Kit

We offer a One-Person Tarp Kit and a Two-Person Tarp Kit. Silicone-nylon. Kit includes detailed sewing instructions. More Info. Our standard length tarp is intended for those up to 6 feet 2 inches in height. The Long Option is 12" longer (24" of extra material for both panels).

Tarp Kit 1P  $79.35
Standard length


 $79.35
Standard length


 $87.60
12" longer than Standard length.

Tarp Kit 2P  $79.35
Standard length


 $79.35
Standard length


 $87.60
12" longer than Standard length.


 $14.45  Our Tarp Kit comes with Beaks that match the color of your Tarp. This Dual Color Option allows you to personalize your Tarp with a pair of Beaks of a different color.

 $7.25  For sealing the seams of your Ray-Way silicone-nylon Tarp. This 1.5 ounce tube is more than enough to seal your Tarp and various stowbags. See our seam-sealing guidelines in our Tarp Kit Instructions, in Trail Life, or The Ray-Way Tarp Book Essential.

Tarp Stowbag Kit  $17.25 for a Ray-Way Tarp. For carrying in the Backpack on the trail. These stowbags are small and very lightweight (quarter of an ounce).


Net-Tent Kits

A netting enclosure designed to hang under a Ray-Way Tarp and keep the bugs away. Kits include detailed sewing instructions. More Info

We offer three basic types of Net-Tent Kits (with various options):

Specifications (More info on sizing)
Floor Material (We recommend urethane-coated nylon)

The Net-Tent with Flap Closure is the easiest to sew, and the lightest in weight. Recommended for blocking flying insects such as mosquitoes, back flies and wasps. This version of the kit will make a one-person or a two-person Net-Tent. More Info

Net-Tent Flap-Closure  $82.45

 $82.45

The Quadratic (Net-Tent with Zipper Closure) would be the most suitable for most people, because it keeps out the ground crawlers (ants and ticks) better than the flap version, and it is easier to sew than the Spitfire. It is a fraction heavier than the flap version, due to the weight of the zippers - but not much. And it takes a little more time to sew, again because of the zippers. But the design is very simple, with only four pieces of netting to sew together - like the flap version. More Info

Net-Tent Quadratic Quadratic Kit  $82.45  (Net-Tent with zipper closure)


The Quadratic's floor is 81" long, same as the Spitfire, both 1P and 2P. If you are unsure about the length you need, place two cardboard boxes on the floor, 81" apart, and lie between them. If you need a longer floor, opt for a size Large (6" longer) or X-Large (12" longer).

The Spitfire (Tapered Net-Tent with Zipper Closure) has a unique, streamlined shape that is tapered toward the foot in both the width and height. The intent is to save weight and pack space. It is made up of 10 pieces of netting, with a coated floor and a zipper closing entry. The seams add strength, making this style of net-tent more durable. And because of the weight savings, the Spitfire would likly be the most suitable for a summer-long hike. Ray used a Spitfire 1P on three hikes of the Appalachian Trail, and on his TransAm cycling trip. More Info

Net-Tent Spitfire Spitfire Kit  $82.45   Tapered Net-Tent with Zipper


Sewing the Quadratic Net-Tent Kit

DVD Video; length 45 min. Shows entire sewing construction. Highly recommended for those unsure of their sewing skills.

, the Video is  $14.25

, the Video alone is  $24.25

Note: if you have ordered a Quadratic Kit in the past, we will refund the extra $10. If you are buying the Video alone, and later order a Quadratic Kit, we will also refund the extra $10.

Net-Tent (Flap, Quadratic or Spitfire) Stowbag Kit  $17.25  for for carrying in the Backpack.


BatWing Kit (Tarp-Door) $23.75

A door that closes off one end of a Ray-Way Tarp, used on those stormy nights when the wind is slanting rain a ways into the interior. Comes with detailed sewing instructions. A 1P BatWing Fits a One-Person Ray-Way tarp. And a 2P BatWing fits a Two-Person Ray-Way tarp.  More Info: BatWing Kit

Shelter-Materials by the foot
Comes included in our shelter Kits, but we also sell the raw shelter fabrics for use in other projects. About 60"-64" wide, $3.65 per foot.

Tarp Fabrics

1st 

2nd 

3rd 

$2.25 per foot, 52" wide, dark gray.

Color Samples
Tarp Colors

Silicone Nylon 1.3 oz/yd


Sil-Cloud-White


Sil-Navy-Blue


Sil-Silver-Gray


Sil-Stealth-Black

These color samples are approximations only. The Silicone fabric is semi-translucent, so it appears much lighter in color when the completed tarp is pitched outdoors.

In our opinion you will stay warmer under a Cloud White tarp because it reflects more heat back to you.


Color Samples
Net-Tent Floor


Urethane-Dark-Green


Urethane-Light-Gray


Urethane-Royal-Blue


Urethane-Stealth-Black


Urethane-Tan

Backpack Kit   $82.75

Our Ray-Way Backpack Kit comes in kit form that you sew yourself. The Kit comes with all the materials and detailed sewing instructions written by us. Our classic size has a volume of 2,200 cubic inches. This is what we used on the PCT and IUA, and what Ray used on his first solo AT thru-hike. You can choose something larger if desired. More info

Optional Hip Belt $9.95

Color Options --->
Backpack Kit

(Optional)   

How to determine size

Terminology: The "back" is the part that contacts your back. The "front" is the part that faces the person hiking behind you.

2nd Backpack Kit

(Optional)   

If you need more than two BackPack Kits, please place another order. We will combine the orders into one box and refund the extra postage.


$21.75

Sewing the Ray-Way Backpack DVD Video; length 60 min. Shows entire sewing construction. Highly recommended for those unsure of their sewing skills.

, the Video is $14.95

, the Video alone is $24.95.

Note: if you have ordered a Backpack Kit in the past, we will refund the extra $10. If you are buying the Video alone, and later order a Backpack Kit, we will also refund the extra $10.

Laundry Bag  $17.95

A netting LaundryBag for washing Ray-Way gear. Designed to hold your backpack, but also works extremely well with a Net-Tent or other things such as stowbags and even socks and so forth. Simply load the bag, zip it closed, and toss it into the washing machine. The LaundryBag gets things twice as clean, as compared to just leaving them loose, because the more confined space causes a more vigorous agitation. Also keeps the cords and straps confined so they don't tangle around the other items loose in the washing machine. Easy to sew, and highly recommended for keeping your Ray-Way gear clean.  More Info: Laundry Bag

Color Samples Backpack Kits

Terminology: The "back" is the part that goes against your back. The "front" is the part that faces the hiker behind you. (pw = piece weight oz)

Front Sides


Dark Blue-Green pw 1.6


Dark Green pw 2.0


Dark-Gray pw 2.4


Digital Camouflage Desert pw 3.2


Khaki (Light Tan) pw 2.7


Light Blue pw 3.8


Light Gray pw 2.0


Mocha-Brown pw 1.8


Royal-Blue pw 2.2


Stealth-Black pw 2.5


Tan pw 2.4

Extension Collar


Black


Navy-Blue


Silver-Gray


Translucent-White

The Extension Collar is semi-translucent.

Back Bottom


Black


Dark Green


Royal Blue


Walnut Brown

These color samples are only approximations, and will appear different on different computer monitors.

$14.95 Run-time: 93 min.

Spend an evening with Ray in the Maine woods, watching him explain the use of the camping gear that he carried during his third thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.

See Ray's A.T. Gear Video page for more info.
(Sold only in combination with a Quilt, Backpack, Tarp, or Net-Tent Kit)

 $13.75

Note: The kit does not include the blue foam pad. The pad must be purchased separately from a department or sporting goods store. More info.

With this kit you can make an ordinary blue foam pad foldable, so it will fit just right in your Ray-Way Backpack. Ray developed the idea for his 3rd A.T. thru-hike, and slept with it every night.

The finished kit should fit inside almost any pack, but it is designed for something a bit larger than our classic 2,200 cube pack; one that has more room for your other gear. On Ray's 3rd A.T. hike he carried a 2,600 and a 2,800 backpack.

 $3.45
Comes without the foam knife or instructions. Intended to be ordered at the same time as the original Sleeping-Pad Kit.

Insulated Hat Kit  $29.95

Comes with 1.1 oz/yd² nylon and 1 layer Alpine 0.9" insulation. Includes pattern and complete assembly instructions.

Info and Sizing

Colors: Same as the Quilt Kits. Side A is the outside, Side B is the inside - or vise a versa. The hat is fully reversible.

Insulated Hat

2nd Insulated Hat

Sleeping Hat Kit  $14.95

New!

Comes with the fabric and complete sewing instructions.

Info

Sleeping Hat Kit

Ray-Way Hiking Shorts Kit
 $29.95

Info and Sizing

Ray-Way Hiking Shorts Kit



Ray-Way Shell Pants Kit
 $44.95

Info and Sizing

Ray-Way Shell Pants Kit



Pants-Shorts Combo Discount $5.00
 Buy both together and save five dollars!

 $8.75

Thread-Pro: 800-yards, Black. Comes on a compact spool that fits on most home sewing machines. We guarantee you will not find a higher quality home sewing thread anywhere!

Thread is not included in any of our Ray-Way Kits.

We have heard from many of our customers who regretted their decision to buy only a single spool of thread. Not that our spools are not big enough to sew several projects. They are. But in retrospect, these folks wished they had bought several. We recommend keeping a few on hand. They are not too expensive, and make great gifts for your sewing friends.

Ray-Way Cord

Excellent for drawstrings, extra tarp lines, and camp utility.
We guarantee that you will not find a higher quality cord anywhere else.

 $0.20  per foot.
200 lb test, same as Tarp Kit corner guys. Fits our micro-cordlocks.

 $0.20  per foot.
150 lb test, slightly thinner than the white. Fits our micro-cordlocks.

 $0.20 per foot.
300+ lb test, same as Tarp Kit ridgeline. Half again as thick as the Small. Does not fit Micro-CordLocks. This is what we used to secure our tent in Antarctica.

 $0.20 per foot
300+ lb test, same as Medium Cord Black but more visible. Does not fit Micro-CordLocks.

Micro-CordLocks   $0.40

 $0.20 per foot
Brown, 50 lb test, same as Tarp Kit lifter guys.

(blond)   $19.77 Sale: 40% OFF! ($32.95)

(reddish color)  $19.77 Sale: 40% OFF! ($32.95)

(variegated reddish and blond)   $19.77 Sale: 40% OFF! ($32.95)

 $16.06 (our Knife Kit includes a blade) Sale: 30% OFF! ($22.95)

 for the Ray-Way knife  $22.45 Sale: 10% OFF! ($24.95)

 $13.55 Sale: 15% OFF! ($15.95)

Note that our Sharpening Kits and Stropping Kits do not come with instructions. The instructions are in the video.

 $13.55 Sale: 15% OFF! ($15.95)

Note that our Sharpening Kits and Stropping Kits do not come with instructions. The instructions are in the video.


 $9.57 DVD, 60 min. Sale: 40% OFF! ($15.95)

 $3.40  Sale: 20% OFF! ($4.25)
Comes with the Knife Kit, but this is an extra bottle of finishing oil for when you want to coat the handle with more layers, for an even deeper hand-rubbed luster, and a tougher layer of protection. Use our Ray-Way wood finishing oil on other wood projects as well. Comes in a small, 15 ml bottle, three times the amount supplied with our Knife Kit.

Atlantic Caper Video (DVD Video)

Rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, 3,000 miles in 53 days.

 $7.95

See our Atlantic Caper Video page for more info.

Siku-Kayak (Book)

For the collectors of Ray-Way books. New, and limited quantity.

 $8.95

See our Siku Kayak page for more info.

The PCT Hiker's Handbook, First Edition 1991

For the collectors of Ray-Way books. New, and limited quantity. This is the book that started it all.

 $19.95

See our PCT Hikers Handbook 1stEd page for more info.

The Pacific Crest Trail Hiker's Handbook, Second Edition 1996

For the collectors of Ray-Way books. New, and limited quantity. This is the former version of Beyond Backpacking and Trail Life.

 $19.95

See our PCT Hiker's Handbook 2nd-Edition page for more info.

Beyond Backpacking, 1999

For the collectors of Ray-Way books. New, and limited quantity. This is the former version of Trail Life.

 $19.95

See our Beyond Backpacking page for more info.

if including a Tarp Kit, a Net-Tent Kit, and a Tarp Book Essential with your other items.

PLEASE help keep us in business by making only one item per set of instructions and not making our instructions available to anyone else. Should you want to make additional items, we would be grateful if you would order them here. Thanks very much; we appreciate your business!

Please read our Guarantee and Returns Policy before ordering.