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Nick E. (trAletrasch) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Hailing from Great Pacific Northwest Washington, wettest state in the west. I am specializing in creating new, extremely functional lightweight outdoor equipment from old, discarded or disfunctional gear. Email me if you would like to see project i've done or have any gear you need repaired, modified or recycled.
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stick it?
So, i should fold over the edges as if i were going to hem? could i just brush the GE silicone glue on with an applicator? also, in your experience, do you think something like that would work f...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hemming with Silnet
July 28, 9:30am

Hemming with Silnet
Hello everybody i am in a slight pickle and seeking some advice. I have a MYOG ponchotarp i wish to make longer, to accomodate for gear storage. it is currently 4 1/2 ft by 7 1/2 ft. i want to ma...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hemming with Silnet
July 27, 5:49pm

REI Igneo: impulse buy of the year.
Last night I strolled into REI, 20 minutes before they closed. I was peeking around, killing time, eyeing the pads and sleeping bags when I grabbed at the store-brand Igneo...i like the feel so muc...

In GEAR » REI Igneo: impulse buy of the year.
April 05, 2:34pm

SOBO
good luck on your hike!!!! if i have a car by june i might be able to. i was going to hike this year but a career change has put that on hold and i havent had a car. please try to keep in touch ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » '12 PCT THRU HIKERS, PLEASE READ!!!
April 04, 8:21am

do it to it, bilgy
wow a parka is pretty sweet but it seems to eliminate the dual use aspect of a poncho. all these issues with ponchos being too small could be solved if the standard size was 8x6 or 8x7! the pro...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ponchos vs rain clothes
April 04, 8:18am

Parcho
Um, sorry but....WHATS A PARCHO:)?? DIY heftybag chaps;

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ponchos vs rain clothes
April 03, 7:40pm

'12 PCT THRU HIKERS, PLEASE READ!!!
Hey!! my name is Spydee, i live near seattle and will be providing some serious trailmagic this year at both stevens and snoqualmie pass(s) in washington, section J on halfmiles washington maps. PL...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » '12 PCT THRU HIKERS, PLEASE READ!!!
April 01, 11:59pm

Ponchos vs rain clothes
Lets duke it out. Why do you like your poncho? Why do you prefer rain jacket & pants? Do you simply hike under an umbrella? I have been hiking in the rain,qearing shorts and a poncho and im...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ponchos vs rain clothes
March 31, 8:51am

welcome
welcome to the forums i, too, am thinking of doing the same thing. i dont have a sewing machine and wont by the time i start hiking, plus i'd like to get the feel of working with down before i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cheap sleeping bag with lots of fill? (for modifying)
March 28, 9:33am

Go cons!!
Just got back from the local mt. bike trails. Hiked around for 8 miles. Trails were worn, but lots of rocks so it was good testing conditions! Hiked in thorlo's and my classic slip-on Vans:) ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trashy minimalalist footwear?
March 27, 7:45pm

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