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Erik G (fox212) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale THE Bay Area :)
About Me I've been backpacking a long time, and started trying to go ultralight over the past year or so. I'm always trying to refine my gear list to improve comfort and enjoyment while also reducing weight, volume, and number of items carried. I love the simplicity of a minimal kit. I also enjoy making and modifying my own gear.
My PDF Gear List3-Season Gear list as of 09-2013

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Haven net tent now 44" wide
I was this close to pulling the trigger on a Haven Tent over the weekend, when I noticed that the net tent is now 44" wide. Used to be 48". I assume it was changed with weight reducti...

In GEAR » Haven net tent now 44" wide
May 04, 9:58am

Guy line
I just use a guy line from my tarp (glowire). Hitch one end to her collar, the other to my belt. Works well, and no added weight! :)

In GEAR » cord for a dog leash
April 29, 2:40pm

Tennis ball
I've found that a tennis ball works really well as a stand-in foam roller while backpacking.

In GEAR » Calf Massager
April 29, 2:37pm

italics bold underline MLD Homepage

In User Test Forum » test
April 21, 9:44am

Cat cuts in silnylon and cuben
"I think cat cuts were a byproduct of working with stretchy silnylon. The first time I saw cat cuts was on some of Henry Shires tents (which are almost exclusively sil). So if I were buying...

In GEAR » ATTN: CatCut Tarp Users
April 10, 12:06pm

Re: survey
Doneski! Really looking forward to another GGG, I had a blast at the last one I went to at Coe.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG #8 Planning Survey
April 09, 10:33am

Cat Cut tarps
I prefer cat cut tarps vs. flat tarps. You do have less pitching options with a cat cut, but I've never felt I really needed multiple configurations. All I need is height adjustment to adjust a...

In GEAR » ATTN: CatCut Tarp Users
April 09, 10:22am

Re: re: MLD solo XL inner inside Cricket tarp
I did ask Ron, but MLD is closed until 4/9. So in the meantime I figured I'd ask if anyone here had insight or experience with this setup. :)

In GEAR » MLD solo XL inner inside Cricket tarp?
April 07, 1:45pm

MLD solo XL inner inside Cricket tarp?
I'm curious if the MLD Solo XL Inner net will fit under a Cricket tarp? Has anyone tried this? On paper it seems like it should work, but maybe I'm missing something. Thanks in advance f...

In GEAR » MLD solo XL inner inside Cricket tarp?
April 07, 1:37pm

Re: Great Idea!
^I would LOVE to see some of your watercolor sketches! And I too think this is neat idea. I often take a small (4x6) notebook to write and sketch in. Usually I just write short notes about the t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Journals and Sketchbooks
April 03, 12:32pm

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