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Steven Bergeron (TheTurk) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale SF Bay Area
About Me "TheTurk" comes from my hiking partner - because I like *REALLY* strong coffee.

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Re: America's most admired lawbreaker
Very worthwhile read. Thanks for sharing the link. It was like reading a Frontline documentary - horrifying but riveting. Thanks Doug. - Steve

In Chaff » America's most admired lawbreaker
October 08, 10:27pm

Atmos 50
I have an early model Atmos 50, gray, size medium that I'd like to sell ($50 + shipping). PM me if you are interested. I picked it up at an REI garage sale but it didn't fit me well (th...

In GEAR » Good ~50L pack with "trampoline" (off the back) suspension and extension collar?
June 01, 4:03pm

Re: Shoulder harness designs, Osprey doesn't work for me
Aaron, I have an older model Atmos 50 that may work for you - if you're still interested in the ventilation system. (That's why I bought it and it does work.) I'm 5'8", 16...

In GEAR » Shoulder harness designs, Osprey doesn't work for me
February 04, 10:38pm

Re: RE: Diffrent seams to make tarp
> Recently, I started to use the seam Roger Caffin suggests for tents. Jan, Do you know where Roger recommended that seam for tents? I've been researching various seams and would li...

In Make Your Own Gear » Diffrent seams to make tarp
January 11, 7:46pm

Re: Snowpeak 600 lids are here!
No more mangled, poorly fitting oven liner lids! No more wandering grocery stores looking for that ever elusive can lid or bottom that I know will fit my 600 just right - if I could only find it...

In Gear Deals » Snowpeak 600 lids are here!
September 18, 7:41pm

Re: Free insulated vest pattern ??
Troy, Since you're a member, check out Brad Groves' article on making a down vest and Roger Caffin's articles on making a light fleece top and a shell top: http://www.backpackin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Free insulated vest pattern ??
August 28, 10:21am

Re: Super Ultra Light / Super Ultra Cheap
Bill, Thanks for the posting. As always, very generous of you to share so much about your work.

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Ultra Light / Super Ultra Cheap
June 03, 10:48pm

Re: Bivy idea - your feedback requested
> Am I crazy? Maybe. But you have company. I've been considering doing the same thing but with some Spinnsheet material I've never used, instead of Momentum. (Seeing what I can d...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy idea - your feedback requested
May 30, 9:14pm

Re: BPL ultralight pillows
I have both the small single chamber and the dual chamber pillows. I've tested 2 of each type with daily use, at partial (50 - 75%) inflation. All 4 failed in 2 - 3 weeks. The dual chamber...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPL ultralight pillows
March 17, 7:40pm

Re: Tarping with kids...
From Doug: > I also like the fact that we all get to sleep together without inidividual nets or bivies. That would be nice - particularly with younger kids. > Do you have any picture...

In GEAR » Tarping with kids...
March 13, 4:37pm

All Reader Reviews by Steven Bergeron

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ZPacks Zilch
Zilch (Customized) I was looking for a weekend pack and the price and the weight of the Zilch made it a pack I just couldn't pass up. I purchased a customized Zilch from ZPacks about a year ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 13, 9:40pm