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Carl Umland (chumland) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Crest Trail, mostly
About Me Trail name "Mulestomper" age 71. Retired. Started backpacking in 70's. Hiking with family, Boy and Explorer Scouts etc.
Longest thru-hike 220 mi. on the JMT 07 in three wks. Completed about 1110 mi. in sections of the PCT with my wife Ellen aka "Sky Pilot". Current base wt. 12# aprx.
Trail angel, ADZPCTKO volunteer, water cacher (3rd gate), gear head, innovator and modifier of gear. I like leaveing things better than I find them, exchanging ideas, techniques, trail humor and assisting other hikers. Also getting interested in Bikepacking.
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"PCT 2015 NoBo Thru"
If you plan to leave on the first day of ADZPCTKO you'll be hiking with the herd. Leave 2 to 3 weeks sooner to be ahead. You won't be alone even then and you can get a ride back to KO. Chec...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2015 NoBo Thru
January 21, 6:10pm

"1oz/yd2 Cuben Tarp-Shelter Prototype"
That looks great. I'm envious. :o)

In Make Your Own Gear » 1oz/yd2 Cuben Tarp-Shelter Prototype
November 13, 10:00am

Re: tie out loops
Hey Jeffrey, Did you ever finish the Polycro tarp ? You were going to post photos of the tarp on the "Polycro Tarp" thread. Thanks, Carl

In Make Your Own Gear » PolyCro Bathtub Floor?
October 10, 3:10pm

1oz/yd2 Cuben Tarp-Shelter Prototype
That is a great looking shelter I really like my Golite S-L II. I've been wishing someone would come up with a Cuben Fiber design comparable to it. Consider adding one of my favorite features ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1oz/yd2 Cuben Tarp-Shelter Prototype
October 10, 2:13pm

Focus Fire 14 stove for Esbit users
I tried 3 times to buy one but the "Flat Cat Gear" software is not very user friendly or intuitive for me. I wish the rest of you better luck than I had. Best, Carl in San Diego

In Gear Deals » Focus Fire 14 stove for Esbit users by FLAT CAT GEAR
February 01, 2:56pm

"PCT Gear List 2014"
If you do carry a "Neo-Air" make sure you bring a repair kit. I've had to repair several leaks on them and found that "Tenacious Tape" works great and it lasts. I've see...

In Gear Lists » PCT Gear List 2014
January 30, 1:45pm

Alternative materials
For lightweight #3 plastic what about "Flexible Chopping Mats". I have one that's about twice the thickness of a HDPE milk bottle.

In Make Your Own Gear » Alternative materials
January 27, 5:53pm

"PCT Gear List 2014"
I think that you are a little heavy for the items you've listed. Try to get the big 3; Backpack, sleep system and shelter below 2-3# each. I wouldn't carry the Nook, the Leatherman, the kni...

In Gear Lists » PCT Gear List 2014
January 27, 5:36pm

Re; "FS: Cuben MLD Grace Duo"
PM sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben MLD Grace Duo
January 26, 2:21pm

"Water Capacity for 2014 April 16th Thru Hike"
To all potential PCT hikers, Unless we start getting rain here in SOCAL soon, you'll be carrying a lot more than usual maybe up to two gallons. We are in an emergency drought situation. Most ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Capacity for 2014 April 16th Thru Hike
January 22, 1:05pm

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