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Henk Smees (theflyingdutchman) - BPL Lifetime Member

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RE: Water Bottle Pillow - Sleeve
Nate: >I really like the idea of using a fleece(?) sleeve to keep it all bound and piled neatly. What a great idea. Now if only I could sew ...< Don't need to sew. Mine is an "ordin...

In Multiple Use Gear » Water Bottle Pillow
January 29, 11:40am

Re: What's tfd stand for?
Somebody (can't remember who) called me The Flying Dutchman many, many years ago and when I started making my own gear (also quite a few years ago), I used the abbreviation of same to make my l...

In Multiple Use Gear » Water Bottle Pillow
December 27, 1:41am

My Pillow
Hi all, You are right, the water bottle or water bladder idea is certainly not new. I've been using mine for years and am very happy with same. The picture above shows how round, thick ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Water Bottle Pillow
December 26, 1:51pm

"take something for enlightenment"
>I mean come on, when you get to camp what are you going to do, just sit there and twiddle your thumbs?< When I'm out with friends, we talk and have a great time (can't tell jokes ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 3: M-SUL Base Weight Gear Lists
June 07, 2:41am

Hatchet vs. folding saw
Oh, I'm sure Ryan knows how to go light - very well. I used to take a folding saw (different brand than the one I mentioned though), but I’ve never been tempted to go as far as a 13oz. hatche...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 1: Gear
May 22, 1:35pm

Hatchet vs. folding saw
I love these kind of videos and after my "conversion" to MYOG I've been able to substitute most of my old equipment for lighter (sometimes much lighter) items and I'm sure that -o...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 1: Gear
May 22, 12:35pm

Confusion
I made a mistake with the weights I mentioned earlier in my post. Being Dutch, although living in Spain, I think in grams and when I converted these in ounces I trusted my memory - bad thing when o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pot Lifter - MYOG
May 15, 4:35pm

The TFD Pot Lifter
With Bill's permission, here's my version of his design: Another picture with the length (it's really small): The pot grip "in action": The TFD pot lifter toget...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pot Lifter - MYOG
May 15, 1:47pm

@ David - PM
Hi David, I tried to send you a message but I can’t because you haven’t enabled an email address. Please send me a PM - you can find the address in my profile. Best regards, Henk (TFD)

In Make Your Own Gear » Pot Lifter - MYOG
April 10, 5:29am

Latest version
Hi Bill, This is my latest design; I think it’s going to stay like this. Having said so, once I leave theory and start with practice, I never know what I end up with :( After some minor ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pot Lifter - MYOG
April 05, 3:41pm

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