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William Giles (wgiles51) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me I'm a retired mining engineer presently living in Illinois.

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Shock Cord
I don't use shock cord in my tieouts because the elastic eventually goes bad. I make shock cord or rubber tubing tensioners in my guy lines. The guy line is not cut, so that an elastic failure ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding Guyout Points?
November 11, 5:19pm

You can make tieout points that glue on rather than sew. I have made them by cutting a three to four inch diameter patch of uncoated nylon fabric and sewing a loop of grosgrain ribbon to the patch....

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding Guyout Points?
November 10, 6:06pm

Bear Naked
I ate a Bear Naked Almond Cranberry bar today and the flavor reminded me of Christmas fruitcake. So, has any one considered fruitcake as a calorie dense, shelf stable trail food?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Suggestions for Oat-Based Bars?
October 03, 7:32pm

Aluminum Tent Poles
Much of the answer to your question would depend on whether you want one piece or collapsible tent poles. Rigidity will come from larger diameter, but strength will come from wall thickness. A larg...

In Make Your Own Gear » Upright tent pole diameter?
September 23, 5:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Gluten Free - Might Not Matter
I think that it's important to note that the original post said "37 self-identified gluten-sensitive patients", meaning 37 people who claimed to be gluten sensitive experienced the sa...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gluten Free - Might Not Matter
September 02, 7:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Repairing/Replacing a Pack Bottom
Just for information, Shoe Goo and Amazing Goop glue are marketed by Eclectic Products and appear to have the same ingredients, Styrene Butadiene Copolymer, Toluene and Mineral Spirits, in about th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Repairing/Replacing a Pack Bottom
August 31, 10:09am

Pricey Air Dried
The air dried noodles are pretty pricey and the seasoning packets are still loaded with MSG. It only matters if you absolutely must have ramen. Par cooking and dehydrating noodles seems to be the m...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Barilla Pronto Pasta
July 04, 7:16am

Answering my own question
Myojo Chukazanmai Instant Ramen appear to be air dried. An article on them can be found here: Edit: Spe...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Barilla Pronto Pasta
July 03, 6:07pm

Fried or Dried?
According to Wikipedia, ramen instant noodles in North America may be fried or air dried. Does anyone know of brands of ramen noodles that are air dried?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Barilla Pronto Pasta
July 03, 5:49pm

The adhesive on gaffer tape and most duct tape dries out after a while. I have had the best long term results from transparent duct tape. It apparently uses a different adhesive. The adhesive on Go...

In Make Your Own Gear » In camp footware
July 01, 5:48am

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