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Tim Kropf (tkoutdoor) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me I've been an outdoorsman from my teens when I hand made a packboard & hammock. I found "UL" in 2005 and now have my 3 season base weight @8.5 lbs. I can get to @6 lbs in summer with a few less frills. I don't often see bear repellent on public lists so I presume that people quietly add on. I reduce my gear to add 6-15 lbs of camera gear and still be at 18-25 lbs for 2-3 days. I have Canon gear. I'm considering Oly gear to save weight. I wish I'd been handed a camera instead of a gun as a kid. I'd have more to show for it! Cheers & Lighten Up!
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CountryU.S.A.
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platypus shower control
You could use a binder clip (office supplies) to pinch off the hose to turn the flow off and on to the showerhead. They Platy shower kit did something like this with a clamp method, except it was ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Platypus Shower Kit
November 29, 1:14pm

Re: BCB hardware cloth stand
I was hoping to use this idea with the BC Boiler to get longer boil times for different types of food by adding the cup/pot to the burner portion on an improvised stand (like the hardware cloth sta...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pot Stand atop the Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler?
May 02, 11:18am

Re: Re: pot stand
In the stores I'm familiar with chicken wire is a type of fencing that is much more flexible than that with much bigger spacing in the wire. The product shown in the photo is referred to as &q...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pot Stand atop the Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler?
April 16, 12:19am

Re: Re: A more scientific method to extend sleeping bag temp ratings
Seriously... I made a spreadsheet that did this. I input the comfort level I wanted, the number of days for the trip, and the season and it gave me a list. Yes, you may have your own variables y...

In GEAR » A more scientific method to extend sleeping bag temp ratings
January 31, 10:58am

Re: Re: Recommended Primitive Survival Course?
Thanks, NP I won't holler. I'm looking for feedback even if it's a little off target. I'll process it accordingly, anything may spur a further chain of comments or input so it'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recommended Primitive Survival Course?
February 24, 6:30pm

Update
Thanks everyone for the variety of responses. The links have been great. The BOSS one looks really good. The last link with Cody Lundin I'd been looking for for some time, but didn't...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recommended Primitive Survival Course?
February 24, 11:51am

Re: Re: Recommended Primitive Survival Course?
Looks like a great lead! I hope other leads come up that are similar to this one!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recommended Primitive Survival Course?
February 23, 4:58pm

Recommended Primitive Survival Course?
Hello all, My cousin and I are looking for a primitive survival course to do this summer/fall and he has to decide on his vacation shedule very soon so I'm hoping to have some short term res...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recommended Primitive Survival Course?
February 23, 11:40am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Caldera - proper fuels
"Styrofoam? Dunno about that one! But I have done it with a brown paper bag over a wood fire." I know... It makes me want to try it myself just to be able to use the right example. I...

In Editor's Roundtable » Reducing Winter Pack Weight: Wood Fire Cooking in the Snow
December 04, 2:34pm

Re: Re: Caldera - proper fuels
I'm told that one can boil water in a styrofoam cup, but that's just for show as it doesn't leave enough structure in the cup to be useful. The aluminum pot then will do fine with wate...

In Editor's Roundtable » Reducing Winter Pack Weight: Wood Fire Cooking in the Snow
December 03, 8:20pm

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