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Kevin Egelhoff (kegelhoff) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southern Cal
About Me Hiking for about 10 years now. First started carring a 80+ pound pack and now I'm down to about 18 lbs. for a five day trip!
My PDF Gear ListFood list for 9 day hike- revised AGAIN

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All Forum Posts by Kevin Egelhoff

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Superlight Adjustable Carbon Pole.
Sid, Knowing Grant, he will make these super light so I don't see them using the shock cord ?? Even if he did, the way they are designed it could easily be removed. The first round of test...

In Make Your Own Gear » Homemade light-weight tent pole. Any ideas?
June 18, 11:27am

Re: Re: Re: Light tent pole
Grant has come up with a great idea in being able to have lots of options on this adjustable pole. JUST GUESSING ... I would say you can use different lengths and options to go as low as 22.5&quo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Homemade light-weight tent pole. Any ideas?
June 17, 10:21am

Re: Light tent pole
I just got the new tooling in yesterday and plan on making some test samples this week. They have to be put through the ringer first and IF there aren't any problems they could be selling them...

In Make Your Own Gear » Homemade light-weight tent pole. Any ideas?
June 16, 8:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Superlight Adjustable Carbon Pole.
Scott, Great news that they are working well. I have "tweaked" the design slightly from what you might be testing to make them slightly stronger in some key areas. New tooling should b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Homemade light-weight tent pole. Any ideas?
June 08, 4:49pm

Re: Re: Superlight Adjustable Carbon Pole.
I'm maknig them for a company that will be selling them. They are going to be very light and should work great! I think they will be well received!

In Make Your Own Gear » Homemade light-weight tent pole. Any ideas?
June 02, 12:13pm

Superlight Adjustable Carbon Pole.
We have been working on something for 6 months now to give you and adjustable height pole that adds less then 4 oz. weight at a 72" or less height. Larger diameter as well to keep it pretty s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Homemade light-weight tent pole. Any ideas?
June 02, 11:28am

Video of Humphrey's basin showing our sleeping arrangements!
Just realized that I never posted a photo of the sleeping set-up. So, here is a link to a little video I made of the trip that shows some great photos of Humphrey's basin and the sleeping arra...

In Make Your Own Gear » New quilt almost done but .....
December 21, 11:43pm

Re: "ground cloth preference"
+2 on the GG Polycryo.... They simply work GREAT, are super light, and I get about 20+ nights out of each mimimum with some care. You can use some light packaging tape to combime two singles to ma...

In GEAR » ground cloth preference
November 29, 2:43pm

Re: Re: "Help needed - filling MYOG down quilt"
Only other thing you may want to mention is that you will want to make sure and tighten the loose material around where the entension tube is inserted into the baffle when you reverse the airflow t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help needed - filling MYOG down quilt
November 03, 4:01pm

Re: Re: How low temp can you take NeoAir with GG 3/8 in. CCF Thinlight pad?
I too have used the NeoAir with a 1/8" thinlight pad underneath the Neo using a 22 oz homemade quilt and was fine above 12,000 feet in the Sierra's. Here is the report: Headed into the...

In GEAR » How low temp can you take NeoAir with GG 3/8 in. CCF Thinlight pad?
November 03, 3:22pm

All Reader Reviews by Kevin Egelhoff

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Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp
We just returned from a long week in the Sierra's with a group of 6 this year. We needed one additional 2 man shelter for the 80 mile hike and at the last minute decided that he SpinnTwinn tarp w...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 17, 12:10pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
And now they come in the oh-so-cool camo color. These are the GOLD standard in best locking, ulta light, super durable, best griped poles on the market that our group has ever used. The new carbon wr...

In Trekking Poles
May 12, 3:27pm

Western Mountaineering Ultralight Super
I own 4 high quality Down sleeping bags and this is my current go-to fav! I'm 6'1", 185 lbs., and there is plenty of room in this bag to layer up with some extra clothes IF NEEDED to get...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 22, 5:27pm

Big Agnes Clearview
I talked three people in our group of five into buying this pad for our 9 day, 80+ mile hike in the high Sierra's. Night time Temps ranged from a low of 28 deg to a high of 38 deg. All three of ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 07, 4:39pm

Inov8 RocLite 315
Just like the others reported .. these are GREAT shoes. Not a single blister after doing 80+ miles in bad weather. I think the key to these shoes is the breathability and flexablity that allows the...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 07, 4:31pm

Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus 08
I have used several GG packs in the past and this new pack is the BEST I have ever used !!! I think I own close to 5 packs and this is my new favorite go-to pack of all time. Grant sent me the new a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 07, 4:23pm

Princeton Tec EOS
I have tried four different lights over the last four years and this light is by far my new favorite. I can't see any reason to change lights for a while now. Other reviews are spot on and I had...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 07, 4:07pm

SteriPen Adventurer
Hmmmm ... for once I'm not even close in agreement to anyone ??? Having purchased two brand new units after reading several positive comments, I can't wait to RETURN them both. First I want...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
October 07, 4:01pm

Gossamer Gear Miniposa
I have used the new GG Miniposa for the last 6 months now on several long distance hikes and this pack was everything I had hoped it would be. Super light, easy to use, very comfy, and lots of room f...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 10, 2:31pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
Five of us just returned from a 6 day, 90 mile hike on the John Muir Trail this past week. All of us had been using typical so-called light weight adjustable alum. poles in the past but we all decide...

In Trekking Poles
August 29, 11:44am