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Nathan Auck (auckjam) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Wasatch
About Me I am passionate about clmbing, skiing and backpacking. I've climbed El cap, done a 2 week climbing trip to the bugaboos and hiked the PCT. I've recently become extremely interested in making my own gear for both climbing and backpacking pursuits.
CitySalt Lake City
StateUtah
CountryUSA

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windshirt
Julian, I made my windshirt from Paul's pattern at Thru hiker. I tweeked things a bit to fit my body type and added a hood, but I've found that pattern to be great. I make my sleeves lon...

In Editor's Roundtable » Experiential Learning in the Heart of Utah
May 31, 11:15pm

Food
Thanks all for the kind comments! Our school really is an amazing institution. Our outdoor/international program director also deserves a lot of credit. She's done nothing but move our program ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Experiential Learning in the Heart of Utah
May 20, 11:10pm

Basting Technique/Final Quilt photos
Thanks all for the thoughts. Indeed I was hoping to make it out of 5 oz XP and dealing w/ a single layer of insulation to 2 layers would be preferable for me. This basting technique sounds like the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Double quilt design
May 09, 2:59pm

Double quilt design
So I have designed a double quilt and am ready to order the materials for it, but I need insulation that is wider than the 60 inches that thru hiker has or a design solution that would allow me to ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Double quilt design
May 06, 11:26am

Black Dyneema
My dyneema source is black diamond's very back closet. They had some materials that they were no longer going to use and I have some friends who work there, so they were nice enough to offer m...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Backpack: A synthesis of designs
November 24, 10:10am

Side panel attachment
So I think I've finally gotten my shove it to the place I'm happy with. Lucas, I like your idea about a grosgrain strap connecting to the vertical side seam and the shove it, but I think t...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Backpack: A synthesis of designs
November 23, 8:23pm

Shove it pocket and cascadias
Thanks all for the kind comments. Lucas, I like your idea about some shock cord threaded through a "barrel" sewn onto the edge of the shove it. The lycra works great during above free...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Backpack: A synthesis of designs
November 19, 10:33pm

Sleep system
WEll, including using my pack as a pillow/H2O bottle insulator while I slept, I brought a marmot helium down sleeping bag, a patagonia puff pullover, my home made booties and wore fleece tights, wo...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Backpack: A synthesis of designs
November 18, 11:44pm

5 oz XP is insulation
So the 5 oz XP I refer to is a synthetic insulation that a company called climashield makes. I put the fabric under the foot and up the heel both for comfort and for something that runs the length...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Hand/Toe Warmers
November 18, 11:32pm

1st field test
Their maiden voyage went well, keeping my hands warm by wearing them over a pair of liner gloves in temps around 6 degrees while hiking. I slept in them at night and they are the only reason my fe...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Hand/Toe Warmers
November 17, 9:56pm

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