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Bill Fornshell (bfornshell) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern Texas
About Me I have been a member here since 24 August, 2003.

I believe in SUL and Lighter, Backpacking, and make most of my own gear. If you have a question about something I have made you can read about most of it here or on my Blog.


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I don't make things for other people. Thanks for asking but the answer to all, is NO.
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All Forum Posts by Bill Fornshell

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Re: Dealing with dry air, sinus problems, and bloody nose?
Hi Jani, I live with the same problem. My Ear, Noise and Throat Doctor recommend a product like "Ayr" Saline Nasal Gel. I buy mine at my local Walmart.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dealing with dry air, sinus problems, and bloody nose?
April 29, 10:33am

Re: Re: pot lifter
Hi Henk and others, I don't mind you posting about your Pot Lifter on this thread. I think this is a good place for it. When I made that Pot Lifter it was for the big red Trangia Pot tha...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pot Lifter - MYOG
April 05, 3:16pm

Pot Lifter - MYOG
Henk, You have come up with a nice "machine age" design. But I like the sleek, aerodynamic "Rhosgobel Rabbit" speed and magic design of my Pot Lifter. If you aren&#...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pot Lifter - MYOG
April 04, 8:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Pot lifter
Hi Jerry, I have been a member here since 24 August 2003, that makes it almost 10 years. I might be the oldest continues member if you don't count some guy named Ryan Jordan or other &quo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pot Lifter - MYOG
March 30, 1:47pm

Re: Re: Pot Lifter - MYOG
Hi Brian, Does this give you what you are looking for?

In Make Your Own Gear » Pot Lifter - MYOG
March 30, 12:16pm

Re: Re: stabilizing insulation
I have been using cloths pins for awhile. They are faster and easier then straight pins and leave no holes. The link is to the cuben sleeping bag thread. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...

In Make Your Own Gear » Question about MYOG synthetic quilt construction
March 06, 12:20pm

Re: Re: Sporks SUCK!!!
Years ago I made the first TI Long Handle Spoon: 1. Then BPL came out with a long handle spoon made from the idea (I have two that Ryan gave me). BPL sold them for a couple of years and the...

In GEAR » Sporks SUCK!!!
December 28, 4:00pm

Re: Tahoe Rim Trail Unsupported Record
Hi Aaron, Lots of luck as you go after a new record for the Unsupported Hike. Do you know about "Kinesio" Taping? After a 6 day stay in the hospital I had a Planta Fascia problem i...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tahoe Rim Trail Unsupported Record
September 22, 1:17pm

Re: rubber seal
Hi Matt, I also thought about some type of gasket material. I am sure something like that would work even a cut piece of paper as a gasket. I would expect to change it out for a new piece of p...

In GEAR » Bob Lane collapsible cup
September 01, 8:41pm

Re: Bob Lane Collapsible Cup - MYOG Project
I have been playing with the "Styrene" Cup Clone #1 and have refined the edge to reduce "most to all" of the leaking problem. Most of the time now when I open it, it doesn'...

In GEAR » Bob Lane collapsible cup
September 01, 6:00pm

All Reader Reviews by Bill Fornshell

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BMW (BPL) UL 60 Balaclava
Cocoon UL 60 Balaclava - Multi-Purpose - 5/5 I have had my Cocoon Balaclava since they first shipped. When I got it I was in the middle of several things and just looked it over, put it on, bless...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
July 08, 10:08pm

OR (Outdoor Research)
During the planning for my AT Hike this coming January I got out my old OR Advanced Bivy. I had used it only a few times after I bought it about 10 years ago and wanted to have a good look at it set ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 29, 4:41pm

BackpackingLight.com Premium Membership
1. Being able to have a picture and a little information about us all and a possible way to send a private email to other members. 2. A list of all our replies to threads in date order. This alone ...

In Books and Media
October 27, 8:16pm

Patagonia Dragonfly pullover
I have to agree with everyone about the Patagonia DragonFly. I bought 2 on a close-out sale for $29.95 each. You can't hardly beat that for a really great piece of gear.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 19, 9:22am