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Rocco Speranza (Mechrock) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Western NC Mtns
About Me I go to school at ASU in Boone, NC and I'm just getting into backpacking. I really am enjoying the concept of going light.
CityBoone
StateNC
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://www.youtube.com/mechoutdoors
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Found one!
For those wondering, I went with this from Backcountry: http://www.backcountry.com/backcountry-merino-150-base-shirt-long-sleeve-mens Size small was already on sale for $63. Picked up some S...

In GEAR » Wool Base Layer 35F-60F Comfort while hiking?
March 30, 9:29pm

Thank you!
Thanks for all the replies everyone! I'm hoping to find one of these at the REI sale coming up, might get thin long wool underwear instead. I'm liking the Ice Breaker Relay; if they would j...

In GEAR » Wool Base Layer 35F-60F Comfort while hiking?
March 25, 9:16pm

Wool Base Layer 35F-60F Comfort while hiking?
I'm trying to find a long sleeve wool base layer that will be comfortable in that temperature range. Lets assume I have a rain jacket on below 45f to cut out the wind. I feel as though a mid we...

In GEAR » Wool Base Layer 35F-60F Comfort while hiking?
March 25, 5:16am

Re: Quilt
oh, cool! Let us know how that goes. I plan to use that in my second quilt and I'm curious as of the temperature rating. My research leads me to believe upper 20s or around 30F for comfort. 2 L...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2.5oz Apex Summer Quilt Project (Photos Inside)
March 23, 4:38am

Re: Quilt
Yes, it does get up to my neck, but it's my lower neck. I'd like it to go up to just above my hair line. If you go with the measurements from Enlightened Equipment then you'll be good. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2.5oz Apex Summer Quilt Project (Photos Inside)
March 22, 3:32pm

Re: Well done!
Woop Woop! Not currently, I do have a draw cord at the time though and want to add some button snaps. 5" 4' I believe mine came out to 59" or 60". 64" would had been per...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2.5oz Apex Summer Quilt Project (Photos Inside)
March 16, 5:06am

Re: Nice job, temp rating?
The 2.5oz Apex is supposed to be rated for ~50F. That's my goal for it at least. I think the Spirit 48 Quilt uses 2.5oz Apex. http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/product_info.php?product...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2.5oz Apex Summer Quilt Project (Photos Inside)
March 15, 2:58pm

2.5oz Apex Summer Quilt Project (Photos Inside)
Manage to mostly finish my quilt. (Just need to add some button snaps) My only regret is cutting the fabric a few inches too short for my liking. It'll work, but I think a couple more inches wo...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2.5oz Apex Summer Quilt Project (Photos Inside)
March 15, 2:36pm

Never mind....
I figured it out. Have almost everything done. Just have to finish off the top with a draw sting and it'll be good. I might had made it a inch or two short, but I think it should work good stil...

In Make Your Own Gear » Did I actually mess up?
March 15, 12:07pm

Foot Box?
Good to know. I tested a scrap piece and dwr seemed fine on both sides. And for the life of me I can't figure out how to sew the foot box together without sewing it to the other side of the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Did I actually mess up?
March 15, 11:23am

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