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Elliott Wolin (ewolin) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Hampton Roads, Virginia
About Me I am a 60 year old Ph.D research physicist. With the kids gone we can occasionally afford to fly off to other parts of the country for backpacking and kayaking trips. I dream of going to Nepal, the Alps, and New Zealand, or back to Alaska.

I make a lot of my own UL equipment: pyramid tent, tarps, net tents, quilts, wind shirts and pants, jackets, kayaking gear, etc.

UL kayak camping is great, you get a real advantage over traditional paddlers who take everything, including the kitchen sink.
CityWilliamsburg
StateVA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://picasaweb.google.com/ewolin

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All Forum Posts by Elliott Wolin

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RE: Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!!
I posted this a few year ago somewhere: When melting snow for water, always start with some water in the pot, and be very careful the snow doesn't absorb all the water so the bottom of the p...

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
November 13, 11:02am

RE: Mirazyme
Don't plan to use it on down items, but I've had very good success using Mirazyme on old coated nylon that developed mold and started smelling vile. I just followed the instructions and th...

In GEAR » Caring for down jackets
November 13, 10:53am

RE: Lightest warmest fleece out
Concerning the cheapest fleece, I get lucky on occasion at the local Goodwill store. I've found good to reasonable quality fleece and down jackets buried among the much larger numbers of hoodi...

In GEAR » Lightest warmest fleece out?
November 10, 11:09am

RE: Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
While rock climbing in the Eight Mile Creek area in Washington state I had just dropped a sling down a slot in a large rock and was about to reach underneath to grab it and set up a belay, when I h...

In Photo Gallery » Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
November 06, 11:10am

RE: Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
I've posted this before, but an Aquamira rep once told me a great way to get good water quickly is to use the drops/pills to kill the small stuff, then use an Aquamira Frontier Pro straw filter...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
October 31, 10:23am

RE: Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
Call me paranoid... I carry a firesteel for regular use. In my first aid/emergency kit is a little box of wooden matches, probably with a few storm-proof matches thrown in. And I recall a BPL ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
October 30, 10:36am

RE: Lost & Found on the trail
It's rare for me to return from a trip without some new tent stakes, usually Al, I'm waiting to find Ti stakes. I have quite a collection!

In Philosophy & Technique » Lost & Found on the trail
October 28, 10:45am

RE: Dog Jacket
I don't think making a dog jacket is MYOG, unless the dog made it. It's one thing to make something for a child or spouse, it's another to make something for another species. ;-)

In Make Your Own Gear » Dog Jacket
October 27, 10:36am

RE: Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?"
How about instant or quick-cook grits? Same idea, different texture. I typically eat two packets for breakfast.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
October 27, 10:32am

RE: emergency socks
One thing worse than having to dry your wet socks at night is having to dry someone else's. On a fantastic and very relaxed 14-day trip on the Wonderland Trail my teenage daughter complained...

In Make Your Own Gear » emergency socks
October 07, 11:35am

All Reader Reviews by Elliott Wolin

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Sierra Designs customer service
A number of years ago I pulled out my SD Dome tent right before a camping trip (original model, very light 4-season 3-person tent for 1980, under 7 lbs) and found that the shock cords in the poles had...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 05, 10:22am

Rollei 35 SE
I purchased a 35LED right after it came out in the late 1970's. The first model had a faulty on/off switch and they replaced it for free. From that day on I had nothing but praise for the little...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 23, 1:44pm

Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide -Andrew Skurka book
Just read it and strongly agree with previous reviews. Having also just read UL Backpacking Tips by Clelland, which advocates pushing to the limit of UL, I was pleased to see that Skurka disagreed wi...

In Books and Media
July 10, 1:39pm

The Ray-Way Tarp Book Essential
This is a completely revised and greatly expanded version of Jardine's original Tarp Book. The first version was as much a tutorial and instruction manual on how to sew a Ray-Way tarp as a discuss...

In Books and Media
November 13, 12:32pm

Marmot Marmot
The coating on my Precip jacket started flaking off around the neck and shoulders (my wife's is fine, purchased the same time, used about the same amount which is not much). Got an RA number, s...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 02, 3:08pm

Gregory Customer Support
I purchased a Gregory Snow Creek around 1981. It was one of the best packs available then (5 1/2 lbs). I added a lumbar support pad soon after, for no particularly good reason. Fast forward to 201...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 20, 5:59pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
We've been using the Prolite 3 short (13 oz, latest model 11 oz) for a few years now with great success on all sorts of surfaces from wooden lean-to floors and hard-pan car camping sites to soft d...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 03, 2:22pm

Golite Pinnacle Pack
My wife borrowed my daughter's new woman's Golite Pinnacle pack for our 4-day trip down the Grand Canyon (mid-Nov 2009). She was very happy with it, and found it perfectly comfortable for our...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 28, 8:08pm

Coleman Customer Service
Turned on my Coleman Powermax Exponent Xtreme and the knob did nothing. Discovered the valve was stuck and the spline threads on the knob got stripped. Removed the knob, freed the stuck valve, opene...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 06, 7:34pm

GoLite GoLite customer service
The seam tape on a Golite waterproof/breathable jacket started lifting off after a few uses. Sent it back and they quickly offered a free replacement. Alternatively, they offered a credit equal to t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 03, 7:36am