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Michael Ttrafton (mtrafton) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale North Carolina
About Me Retired Navy, Retire From Police in 2014. I like long distance hiking and playing Golf.
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New ULA pack (AirX)
Im waiting to get mine. I ordered it with the Cuben Fiber. I loved the idea of having the sleeping pad as part of the frame. I usualy use a hammock and on the occasion that I'm in a hostal or a...

In GEAR » New ULA pack (AirX)
March 15, 1:09pm

ULA Circuit with cuben hybred fabric.
I saw the post and ordered one myself, only I decided to get the Air-X. With Cuben and removing most of the extras the weigh should be under 30oz. I'll try to post some pictures when it comes in.

In GEAR » ULA Circuit with cuben hydrid fabric.
March 10, 12:26pm

walking foot
Order a walking foot for you machine. You will be amazed at how much easer it is working with thin material like cuben. Get a roteree cutter to cut cuben.

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice for working with Cuben
November 20, 12:42am

Stuff Sacks
Try Cuben Fiber its lighter then plastic. I replaced all my stuff sacks and food bag this last spring the old were about 6 oz the new cuben is 2.77 for 7 sacks. two food bags and 5 gear sacks.

In GEAR » stuff sacks
November 20, 12:22am

Not a Thru-hiker yet, some day though.
Great articel. It took me several years to learn what he said. I still do the weekend trip, but I find I would rather do a three week trip. I do not start to have fun until about day 10. I hope the...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking versus Thru-hiking
September 20, 9:35pm

"Momentum 50 & 55"
I'm in the process of making a quilt using M50. It indead is light, Did a tear test with regular momentun and did not seen to be any diferanse. I'm akso using 1/2 Cuben Fiber in the quilt...

In Make Your Own Gear » Momentum 50 & 55
July 06, 6:49pm

Few starter questions from a newbie....."
Try the role blade I too used scissors for years. I got talked into trying a roller knife and have not ued scissors on anythin scence.

In Make Your Own Gear » Few starter questions from a newbie.....
June 29, 4:05am

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