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Nick Smolinske (Smo) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Rogue Panda Designs
About Me I'm a dirtbag desert backpacker, who also happens to make bikepacking gear for a living.
CityFlagstaff
StateAZ
My Website URLhttp://www.roguepanda.com

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Visual Guide
There's a visual guide to identifying old singer sewing machines from craigslist photos, for just this purpose: http://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/gallery_machines/ Once you figure out the...

In Make Your Own Gear » sewing machine advice-singer?
March 30, 8:34pm

Preorders are live
Preorder pricing is live - $80 through this weekend, with a cap set at 20 bags of each type, just in case. Paypal buttons and more information are on my website.

In Gear Deals » Free Bikepacking Seatbags
March 27, 2:37pm

Re: xpac
They make a TX02 Xpac as well (OWF has it under "Misc Fabrics"), which is lighter than the TX07. One side is the raw waterproof layer, I think, so durability could be an issue.

In Make Your Own Gear » need advice for floor
March 27, 6:40am

Filler
Last I heard, it was something like 50% filler by weight (to discourage people from snorting it, apparently). So it's not actually much more efficient than just carrying liquor - unless the fi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered alcohol (beverage, not fuel)
March 26, 2:14pm

Second chance
The second post is live with another chance to win.

In Gear Deals » Free Bikepacking Seatbags
March 25, 2:15pm

Re: Questions about seatbag
It's a different seatbag in the pictures - the first one is the Highline, which is a bit smaller and designed to work with full-suspension bikes. The second one is a 7" Picketpost (it als...

In Gear Deals » Free Bikepacking Seatbags
March 24, 8:07pm

re: bento bags
Ricky, I've done some top tube bags before, but not a bento bag - what were you thinking? In general the answer to odd custom projects these days is no (other than custom framebags) since I&...

In Gear Deals » Free Bikepacking Seatbags
March 24, 3:47pm

Free Bikepacking Seatbags
EDIT: The freebies have been given away, but preorder pricing is live - $80 through this weekend, with a cap set at 20 bags of each type, just in case. Paypal buttons and more information are on m...

In Gear Deals » Free Bikepacking Seatbags
March 24, 2:40pm

Green Peas
Another option for green peas is "Just Veggies" - you can get them on Amazon for 90 cents/oz. I'm mostly excited about the Pasta Primavera - I love that stuff! And it's normal...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Long term dehydration prep for a PCT thruhike
March 11, 4:23pm

Nice!
Best report of the side canyons that I've read. The only thing I would add to anyone planning a similar trip is that you can descend into Slate more directly and avoid some bypasses by continu...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon: Boucher to Tonto West ("Gems"), Elves Chasm, Royal Creek
March 11, 2:01pm

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