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Derrick White (miku) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
About Me Expedition kayaking, canoeing, hiking & snowshoeing in northern Canada.
CitySt. John's
StateNewfoundland & Labrador

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Picking the right gear is so hard. Glad to hear its worked out. Being white, it is a pack that acquires character overtime too; its toughness combined with its scuffs and scars give it personali...

In GEAR » HMG Porter 4400 for most uses?
October 21, 6:59pm

HMG Ultamid 2
Are you wed to MLD? The Ultamid is just the perfect amount larger for me. Light, bomber construction. Its apex tie loop works ver well with trees - perfect taught pitch, no poles! Derrick

In GEAR » Cuben Speedmid vs Other Cuben shelters
October 21, 6:49pm

Height of Sides
Hi Bob, How high did you make the sides of the bathtub? Thanks Derrick

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
October 20, 9:45am

Hi Dan, Thanks for the lead. I contacted Steve but he is without. Depending on the outcome of my epoxy versus urethane enquiry, I may be ordering from the US. Derrick

In Make Your Own Gear » Hysol In Canada?
October 16, 6:41am

Epoxy versus Hysol
Hi Bob, Thank your for this. But I am wondering if there is a difference between epoxy, the products listed on the site, and urethane glue, such as the U-09FL and U-09LV. I have read that the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hysol In Canada?
October 16, 6:26am

Hysol In Canada?
Does anyone know where to buy Hysol U-09LV or U-09FL in Canada. Lots of searching online has not been productive. Thanks Derrick

In Make Your Own Gear » Hysol In Canada?
October 15, 7:54am

What I Was Missing
Yes, I guess I was missing the weight factor. No small oversight on this forum. My platy does in at 4.6oz. I guess it about overall need, with weight being an important but not determinative...

In GEAR » How to get water into collapsible bags?
October 14, 1:32pm

Platypus Big Zip
When I read all the techniques above I can't help wonder why more people haven't discovered or use the wide mouth platypus bags. They are so versatile, efficient and incredibly durable. ...

In GEAR » How to get water into collapsible bags?
October 14, 6:47am

Exped + CCF
I have never needed anything more than the Exped Downmat (5.9r as mentioned above), but I have only been slept in -25C/-13F temps. My next step would be to add a CCF layer beneath it if ever requi...

In GEAR » how much r value for snow?
October 13, 8:11am

Tenacious Cuben
Yes, tenacious tape will stick to cuben. I have used it on cuben dry sacks. Sticks just fine. Derrick

In GEAR » Will Tenacious Tape repair Cuben?
October 12, 8:29am

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