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Jeffrey Wong (kayak4water) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific NW
About Me Practically "new" to hiking the Pacific NW after slaving at a dead end job for 7 years. Retirement is nice, though I don't feel old and gray. Nice to have more time to plan trips and leave on a weekday! And yes, I like to MYOG.
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One more thing before my next "one more thing"
A differential cut should help the basic quilt's edge better approach the sleeping pad/ground/hammock, though a sleeper's movement will still make more "waves" than a quilt with a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Three quilt questions.
April 13, 11:50pm

The lightness of a quilt
The lightness of my 53" wide quilt allowed it to lift when I moved during the night creating drafts, despite having 8" inches of a ripstop nylon "draft stopper." The width is l...

In Make Your Own Gear » Three quilt questions.
April 13, 11:42pm

Thanks all
Ben & Jerry thanks for your comments. Thru hiker has shipped--the brainstorming will soon have to give ground to the actual Making Your Own Gear. I will include the draw cord. Differential c...

In Make Your Own Gear » Three quilt questions.
April 12, 11:33pm

+1.1 for Zenni
I am the cheap in Chinese. Cheap brings out the gambler in me like nothing else. I also bought a pair of Zenni specs, progressives, with a brown tint for driving, etc. They surprised me in how I...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunglasses case
April 11, 10:45pm

Three quilt questions.
Question 1 is based on the hype I read decades ago that a sleeping bag's inner and outer shells could be cut one of two ways: 1. both shells the same size. This presumed that the material ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Three quilt questions.
April 11, 12:35pm

tarp end walls
Hmm, if you set back the waterproof end walls a few inches from the ends of the tarp, you can leave a gap between tarp & the end walls of an inch or more. You can use netting to bridge the gap...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bug tent Questions
April 09, 12:05am

Wally World has a sale on shrink film (poly cro/poly cryo)
Tarp and groundsheet users, FYI, Walmart has Duck brand shrink film for sale at my local store and maybe yours too. one sheet, 7' x 10', 0.7 mil for $6 two sheets, each 5.1' x ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wally World has a sale on shrink film (poly cro/poly cryo)
April 05, 11:38pm

Great word
@Erik +1 for "antimacassar"

In GEAR » Oily skin and down bags
April 03, 10:20pm

Cross linked Polyolefin tarps
@Dan Johnson I just noticed this thread. Your incarnation of this shelter enthralls me. The possibility of starry nights looms large for new moon camping during dead-bug-season (I'd probabl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
March 30, 12:58am

REI dividend
My 2013 REI dividend: $34. Last year I used the 20% discount on a Klymit Inertia X Frame pad. After I returned it, REI restored my 20% discount. I like REI. Spending it on? maybe a Benchm...

In GEAR » Rei dividends are here =)
March 26, 1:44am

All Reader Reviews by Jeffrey Wong

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MSR/Cascade Designs Customer Service
1 they replaced a leaking thermarest, no questions asked 2. they replaced a Missing Link tent (gooey coating) with its successor, the Fast Stash, even offering to send its replacement before they...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 4:37pm

Jim Wood SuperCat
Many thanks to Jim Wood for saving me precious ounces for short trips (haven't taken any long trips) with this stove. I made a 29 hole stove that comes in at 7 gm. I paid 33 cents for the cat fo...

In Stoves - Alcohol
October 12, 8:44pm

Klymit Inertia X Frame
This weird looking pad sucked me in at its low weight and its premise that deleting tubes would allow my sleeping bag to loft in the space to insulate me from the ground. I spent two nights on this pa...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 10, 11:40pm

Ray Way tarp kit two person
I found Ray Jardine's website link at the Pacific Crest Trail website. We bought the Ray Jardine two person kit with the long option in siliconized nylon. Our finished kit measures 106" wid...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 10, 11:11pm

Ray Way Net Tent Kit
We got the two man net tent with zipper and with the non slip floor. Pros: 1. It's great protection from skeeters/ticks. 2. Easy to sew. Good instructions. I have sewn lots of stuff be...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 10, 1:00am

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
I used the Lunar Solo to hike the 93 mi of the Wonderland Trail August 2012 & twice this year (2013) in Olympic NP and in Snoqualmie Nat'l Forest. PITCH. This compact tent fits in small ...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
October 10, 12:47am