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peter vacco (fluff@inreach.com) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale no. california
About Me i walk quite a bit, and probably carry too much. up to a point though, i sort of Like carrying too much.
Citysacramento
Statecalifornia
Countryusa

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All Forum Posts by peter vacco

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Re: Re: Thread Loops on top of fabric when sewing in reverse and at low speeds
so ; then i got to thinking (after spending the last three hours inside one of my sergers ..), that perhaps it might pay to try sewing just a slip of paper. something appropriate, like a 3 x 5 card...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thread Loops on top of fabric when sewing in reverse and at low speeds
August 26, 10:59pm

Re: Thread Loops on top of fabric when sewing in reverse and at low speeds
Patrick poses a VERY nicely worded question. ---- you can ramp up the bobbin tension quite a bit, and although it will work " ok ", what thee shall reap is pulled fabric and goobers at ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thread Loops on top of fabric when sewing in reverse and at low speeds
August 26, 7:37am

Re: Am I crazy, or does Paclite not work?
paclite is "odd stuff", is it not. my paclite parka has done some surprising things over the years. leaked, sweated, at one point accumulated thick ice Inside the hood. (yikes ! ). and...

In GEAR » Am I crazy, or does Paclite not work?
August 11, 7:14am

Re: Re: Dense calorie brick
" 113 kCal per oz, unremarkable " exactly 100% correct. am i way off base when i look at food specs and notice that if one takes out water and oil, that real food is pretty much 100...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tiny dense calorie brick
August 11, 6:59am

Re: Options for 25" Wide Sleeping Pads
sometimes if i am on a site where i tend to roll off the pad, i'll tuck whatever odd extra clothing i have under the edge(s) , and that makes it work like the narrow mat is wider. i owned one ...

In GEAR » Options for 25" Wide Sleeping Pads
August 02, 10:06am

Re: Evaluating outdoor gear with open source hardware
" for someone like me, with no electronics background " uhhhh .. ok. (if you say so) very nice work such as yours will advance the art and raise the bar. because once one gets past i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Evaluating outdoor gear with open source hardware
August 02, 9:59am

Re: Going TP free, advice wanted.
no problems loosing the tp. have not carried it in decades. use a washcloth. the more synthetic'y kind work in the bush nicer than the better-at-home nappy cotton ones .. as they wring out to l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
July 30, 4:02pm

Re: Bay Area GGG Host
since most of the appeal of a GGG is social and not much hiking related at that particular time, i like the idea of Briones. we could just prop Ken up against his van, and bring him food/drink off...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
July 11, 1:00pm

how we do slides
slides Rock. there is nothing that any of us can afford that will throw an 8' wide image on a screen with half the intensity of a Leica proected slide. most of the Leia proetors are head and s...

In GEAR » old film camars and slides... what to do?
June 24, 4:51pm

Re: Monoculars
i carry the 8x20 - 10x zeiss. it is "ok". it in not "surperlative" as i was hoping it would be. sometimes if fogs up internally. 5x magnification seems not enough to get the jo...

In GEAR » Monoculars
June 20, 3:04pm

All Reader Reviews by peter vacco

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Hilleberg Akto
all that you will read about how wonderful akto is seems to be true. also true is that for it to be habitable in all but the chillyest weather, it Desperately Needs a window in the door. the unna is i...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 17, 10:15pm