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Nathan Auck (auckjam) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I am passionate about clmbing, skiing and backpacking. I've climbed El cap, done a 2 week climbing trip to the bugaboos and hiked the PCT. I've recently become extremely interested in making my own gear for both climbing and backpacking pursuits.
CitySalt Lake City
StateUtah
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1st field test
So I took the pack out for its first field test this past weekend... I got more than I bargained for. The predicted low temps were 27 and the weather report was calling for 2-4 inches of snow at 8...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Backpack: A synthesis of designs
November 17, 9:36pm

MYOG Hand/Toe Warmers
I think that Bill Fornshell had started a thread about a pair of cuben booties he made a couple years ago, though I couldn't find it, so I'll start a new one and maybe someone can provide t...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Hand/Toe Warmers
November 13, 4:32pm

MYOG Backpack: A synthesis of designs
So this is my attempt to fill the hole in my backpack quiver b/w super ultralight (I made a 3.3 oz 1800 cu in pack 2 years ago) and my packrafting and longer/heavier travel pack (my ULA circuit). I...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Backpack: A synthesis of designs
November 13, 3:53pm

What's the website?
I went back through this entire thread twice and couldn't find the URL of the new website... Are you allowed to post that here on this forum? If so I'd love to check it out!

In Make Your Own Gear » 11.4 oz 78x20x2.5" Sleeping pad :)
November 09, 11:04am

Upside down pack
That sounds like an interesting idea Max! You must have had an innovative teacher! Make sure to include some pockets for items you'll want to access throughout the day and without having to t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Upside down pack
June 08, 3:57pm

Ti Walking Crampon
Steve, these look amazing! I think that maybe these crampons might perform similarly to the rubberized crampons katoolah makes vs. their full length, 10 point aluminum version. They seem to have a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Walking Crampon
March 05, 10:21am

field testing
I'll be interested to hear about some field testing. How does PQ feel when it gets wet against your skin? My windshirt is just 1.1 oz nylon and it does ok with nothing under it, but is defini...

In Make Your Own Gear » 31 gram Pertex Quantum Vest
April 25, 11:26pm

I love it!
I really appreciate the breadth of knowledge that backpacking light provides. I am pleasantly surprised every time I log on and see another interesting application, viewpoint or mindset involving ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fire and Ultralight, a US Forest Service Recon
April 25, 11:11pm

Great Idea!
That sounds like a really interesting idea. I'll be interested to see about the durability of the bamboo. Do you think they can hold up to the rigors of say, a 20 lb load over 3 or four nights?

In Make Your Own Gear » Mariposa Stays
November 04, 8:32am

velcro backing
Morning Steve. I find that it's easier to close the velcro backing up and then slide into the bag, but it can be done either way. The velcro seems to have plenty of stick to stay together whe...

In Make Your Own Gear » 40 degree quilt and sleeping bag in one
November 04, 8:14am

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