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Jamie Shortt (jshortt) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale North Carolina
About Me I grew up in VA exploring and camping the woods around my house. As a teen in the 80's I learned how to backpack by reading books. Back then my pack weight was a respectable 27 lbs and I hit the woods every chance I got. Once adult life took over it was rare to take an overnighter. I faced several challenges during my middle age life and turned to the outdoors to restore me. As my knowledge and skills advanced, my base weight dropped to below 5 lbs. With this came a freedom that I had never experienced before.
CityHolly Springs
StateNC
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://www.LytW8.com
My PDF Gear ListJamie Shortt 3 Season Gear List - 4lb Base

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Re: Re: Re: MYOG Down Jacket
Sam, Coming from someone who has made 2 down pullovers I must says yours is beautiful. Nicely done. I agree with Jerry the last gen of m50 is extremely down proof and it is highly water/wind resist...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Down Jacket
December 04, 8:55pm

40 Miles of the AT from Carver's Gap to Dennis Cove
Roan Highlands Trip Report Length: 2.5 Days Distance: 40 miles Base Weight: 6.0 pounds Weather: Sunny to Rain High Temp: 55F Low Temp: 28F Dates: Nov 14-16, 2013 I wanted to post a quick ...

In Post-Trip Reports » 40 Miles of the AT from Carver's Gap to Dennis Cove
November 27, 10:59am

Re: M50 Down Max Pullover
Thanks for the compliments. They motivated me to finally finish instructions for how to make a down pullover. Here is a link to the instructions on my website. LytW8.com\my_gear\LytW8 M50 Down ...

In Make Your Own Gear » M50 Down Max Pullover
November 27, 9:10am

Re: good stuff!
Andy, I was able to glue the foam together with a standard craft style hot glue gun with standard glue sticks. I think it was a combination of adhesive and heat (melting the foam) that created a su...

In GEAR » Cooking System usinf foam Cozy + MLD 850 Ti Pot
November 25, 8:42am

Re: Re: M50 Down Max Pullover
Ryan, Thanks for the reply. I'm fairly slow with my projects. So yes this one took awhile. I bet 10-12 hours in total. First I had to remove all the stitching on the seams that run under the ar...

In Make Your Own Gear » M50 Down Max Pullover
November 17, 6:46pm

M50 Down Max Pullover
I turned a blunder into an interesting jacket. I had originally made a primaloft pullover jacket based on an adjusted thru-hiker.com Kinsman jacket from gray M50. I washed this jacket in a washing ...

In Make Your Own Gear » M50 Down Max Pullover
November 17, 3:26pm

Re: Re: Cooking System using foam Cozy + MLD 850 Ti Pot
Hey Newton, I used a hot glue gun with standard glue sticks. I had no idea if this would hold but a combination of adhesive and heat melted the Evazote together and looks to hold really well. I sta...

In GEAR » Cooking System usinf foam Cozy + MLD 850 Ti Pot
November 17, 2:18pm

Cooking System using foam Cozy + MLD 850 Ti Pot
In searching for a better way to eat I came up with a simple solution that I was able to test in the field over the past few days. I wanted to improve the way to rehydrate and eat freezer bag meals...

In GEAR » Cooking System usinf foam Cozy + MLD 850 Ti Pot
November 17, 1:20pm

Re: diagram or video?
Here is a link to a thread where I have pics showing how I do a rolled hem. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=41535&startat=...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt seam design any pics?
November 01, 10:12am

Re: Pics
My favorite flat tarp is 5x8, matched with bivy (MLD superlight or Lytw8 bivy), set up a frame, using 8 ti stakes and kelty trip tease, pitched maybe a bit lower if rain/wind is coming. If conditio...

In GEAR » Flat Tarp Survey
September 14, 7:06pm

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