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Mitchell Ebbott (mebbott) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale SoCal
About Me I'm a graduate student in theological ethics, originally from Delaware but now in California. I've been backpacking since Boy Scouts and after a few years of refining my system, I think I can finally call myself an ultralighter!
CityPasadena
StateCA
CountryUSA

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Re: Is Trimble Outdoors the best option for route planning online?
CalTopo.com has been my go-to service. I haven't tried altering uploaded GPX tracks though, so I'm not sure what its capabilities are there, but it's worth checking out. It has tons of ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Is Trimble Outdoors the best option for route planning online?
April 19, 2:05pm

Re: Cheap Option
>"you can get at least 15 gallons or so out of the concentrate, which should be good enough for years of backpacking treatments." At which point it's worth asking how shelf stab...

In GEAR » ticks in your gear while you're in the bug bivy?
April 14, 11:29am

Re: Xylene and Shoe Goo
I got a pack of 20 or so horsehair craft brushes with metal handles from Harbor Freight for a few bucks. They work well and aren't affected by solvents like foam brushes are.

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam seal mix
April 12, 3:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Seam seal mix
Jerry, you're right. But I find that Seam Grip is still a little too thick to properly penetrate seams without globbing it on. I figure if I'm going to have to thin it anyway, I might as we...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam seal mix
April 09, 11:45pm

Re: Re: Seam seal mix
I mix Shoe Goo with Industrial Maintenance Coating Thinner. I'd use Toluene, but it's not available in California. Then I apply it with a brush. Just be careful what you mix it in and do...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam seal mix
April 09, 9:51pm

Re: Bivy under tarp -- what's the point?
On the whole I think you're right. If your tarp is so small that you absolutely need a bivy for spray protection, get a bigger tarp and ditch the bivy. The weights will cancel each other out. ...

In GEAR » Bivy under tarp -- what's the point?
April 09, 10:34am

Christos anesti!

In Chaff » Christos anesti!
April 05, 8:57am

Re: Re: Re: Re: minimalist shoes with good traction on wet and dry rocks?
"Do shoes with "approach" rubber for scrambling also work well for slick river rocks?" I can't speak to approach shoes generally, but the Rovers do better than anything e...

In GEAR » minimalist shoes with good traction on wet and dry rocks?
April 03, 2:02am

Re: Re: Re: Hacking Wool Slacks?
For winter weight stuff, that would probably work. It's basically how boiled wool is made. But I think intentional shrinking would tighten the weave too much for warm-weather pants.

In Multiple Use Gear » Hacking Wool Slacks?
April 01, 2:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: minimalist shoes with good traction on wet and dry rocks?
They're not particularly narrow, maybe a bit on the wide side even. But you probably can't get away with the women's version—if Amazon's size drop down is correct, the women's...

In GEAR » minimalist shoes with good traction on wet and dry rocks?
March 31, 10:52pm

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