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Conner D (cdipaolo) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me My big hike(s) so far is the High Sierra Trail. I hike a bunch of short 2 nighters and overnights, though. Looking to lighten my pack.
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Re: Re: MYOG Cuben Backpack
I taped the edges of seams and taped over all the seams that were going to be stressed more than a little to keep the threads from moving the cuben. It is *very* heavily re-enforced in the shoulder...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Cuben Backpack
February 24, 7:50pm

MYOG Cuben Backpack
I just made a backpack made out of 1.43 oz/yd2 blue cuben. It is probably a good size for an overnight to 10 day trip if you strap things on the outside. I think I made the compression system well ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Cuben Backpack
February 24, 12:39pm

Re: Ridgerest Killer
The ridgerest killer would be a great idea. If the pads were more comfortable and a similar price, I think they would sell well. If you could aluminize one side, too and not add much/any weight but...

In Gear Deals » Product Ideas and Feedback Wanted
February 24, 9:11am

contrail next in line
If the last poster doesn't end up buying, I'll be next in line. Sending you an email/pm now.

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarptent Contrail, Black Diamond Distance trekking poles, Gordini Gore-Tex gloves
February 23, 12:10pm

Re: Inov-8 Bare-Grip 200
I have the shoe and think they are pretty good. If you want traction then this is your shoe; I have gotten comments from multiple people who thought I was wearing cleats and they feel like them too...

In GEAR » Inov-8 Bare-Grip 200
February 22, 9:40pm

Zpacks carrying pertex quantum
I dont know if this has been posted but dont think it has so tell me and i'll take it down. Zpacks is now selling .85 oz/yd2 (about .95 oz/yd2 finished) pertex quantum in green for **9.95/ya...

In Make Your Own Gear » Zpacks carrying pertex quantum
February 22, 8:24pm

Re: Re: bugs / shelter on JMT: was Re: Shelter Options
Look at Bear Paw Designs ( They have many great silnylon shelters for around $120 and many cuben shelters for $190 or more. I have not ordered from them but have heard he is great to...

In Gear Lists » Shelter Options
February 12, 1:04pm

Re: Making down pants into down pants... suggestions needed
Try .9 oz ripstop (used in windshirts and has DWR) from and waterproof zippers from them too. The #3 zipper of #5 should be good. The #3 would be lighter and fine if you have a button at...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making down pants into down pants... suggestions needed
February 09, 9:10pm

Re: Done
Great article but I wanted to say that your blog layout is awesome. It is very user friendly and cool. -Conner

In Make Your Own Gear » Turning a Rab xenon into a BPL cocoon hoody
February 03, 8:42pm

Just made one
I just made a 4 oz apex (owfinc) and .9 oz ripstop quilt with a formable footbox (no drawstring all velcro) and a clip for the neck. It compresses, surprisingly, to a 16.5 x 8.25 in stuffsack easil...

In Make Your Own Gear » Apex compressiblility?
February 01, 11:46am

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