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Jörgen Johansson (Jorgen) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me My backpacking and skiing roots are in Swedish Lapland, tundra country with few trees and prety damp. Check for more info.
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Crowns and grams
Interesting article. If I remember correctly "economy" means "housekeeping". A couple of years ago a friend of mine made a comparison between cost and weight for "traditio...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Economies of Scale: Budgeting for Your Pack & Wallet
August 29, 2:55am

Very interesting. How does it wear on different types of snow? Turning inside out means that you have to repack? So switching from pack to pulk takes a while? Jörgen

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: The Incredible Rulk - Rucksack and Pulk Combo
May 08, 1:26am

To stir the pot
Wow, lots of ideas coming up here. I can add some from the Swedish forum. One is using a fullsized plastic pulk and cutting the rear end of where the pack ends. Another is using childrens skis and ...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: The Incredible Rulk - Rucksack and Pulk Combo
May 07, 4:40am

Thanks for your kind words. Much appreciated :-) Some replies: Yeah, I think that what kinds of poles to use and how to make them serve multiple purposes is an interesting field with quite a few ...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: The Incredible Rulk - Rucksack and Pulk Combo
May 06, 1:19pm

Re: Breathability of different fabrics
I'm glad others have found it difficult to find hard facts. But BPL might have some actual numbers to support the coining of the term "sauna fabrics" compared to others. Anyone?

In GEAR » Breathability of different fabrics
October 01, 2:30am

Breathability of different fabrics
This sounds like something that has been discussed a hundred times, but bear with me. I've searched both the BPL Forum and the Internet for info on breathability of fabrics. There is some on diffe...

In GEAR » Breathability of different fabrics
September 27, 5:39am

Ladies socks
I hike in the Swedish mountains. Very wet here. I've used Salomon Tech Amphibs for several seasons now and they work very well. The best socks by far are ordinary women's nylons ankle socks. 30 den...

In GEAR » wet shoes
June 27, 12:53am

Re: Repairing Nylon fabric
Your hole might be too big, but I've used the following for small holes on most thin fabrics, like down jackets: Mix a small amount of bathroom silicone with a solvent and dab it on the hole wit...

In GEAR » Repairing Nylon fabric
April 26, 7:54am

Re: Re: A good example of gear that doesn't work
To me Ray Jardines writing about "feet don't mind getting wet as long as they don't get cold" has changed my whole approach to footwear for hiking in Scandinavia. From rubber boots to Tech Amphibs....

In GEAR » Gore Tex Socks - any comments/ review?
April 24, 12:37am

Miami tip
Thank you! Jörgen

In GEAR » Gear source Miami?
April 20, 8:08am

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