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Marco A. Sánchez (marcoasn) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Marco A. Sánchez

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Re: Adding thumb loops
If the sleeves are not long enough, you can always sew a loop of elastic braid (3/8" wide or so). Not as good as "real" thumb loop, but it does the trick: Tip:Make a half twis...

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding thumb loops
November 02, 2:20pm

Re: Marketing departments gone wild
A must-read about what to expect from rainwear: FAQ - Rainwear - parkas and trousers, etc Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Field Testing Air Permeable Waterproof-Breathable Fabric Technologies – Part 2: Are There Detectable Differences Under Real World Backpacking Conditions?
October 27, 8:29am

Re: BushBuddy
The $95 stove is the regular version, while the BPL stove is the Bushbuddy Ultra. You can order the Ultra from the manufacturer ( for $115.00 CAD. Cheers.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Wood-Burning Camp Stoves - State of the Market Report 2011
June 27, 4:10am

Re: hot food
+1 for hot food. As indicated, its easier to achieve a higher caloric density with hot food because you rehydratate it just before eating. The AMWC lasts for several days so, as Dave points o...

In Gear Lists » Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic 2011 Gear List
June 16, 9:13am

Re: Kupilka Classic Drinking Vessel
"Absolutely not. Unless you mean a fad that lasts more than 50 years." I mean in the context of BPL, not in general. A few years ago tarps were cool. Then came poncho tarps. And now, m...

In GEAR » Kupilka Classic Drinking Vessel
May 31, 10:42am

Re: Kupilka Classic Drinking Vessel
Why bother to carry a Kupilka cup at all? It isn't UL. It isn't cheap. It's single use. It's a luxury item. And probably it's a fad. But... What about other items in our gear li...

In GEAR » Kupilka Classic Drinking Vessel
May 31, 9:47am

Re: Hmmmm...
+1 ;-) Cheers

In Gear Lists » 24-Hour Gear Lists
May 12, 1:32am

Re: Seam binding or Flat Felled seams for MYOG Tarp/Tent?
+1 for flat felled seam. Just use plenty of pins along the stitch line to maintain tarp panel aligned at the end of the seam. Definitely you need to take care of alignment. As pointed out, silny...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam binding or Flat Felled seams for MYOG Tarp/Tent?
April 18, 8:18am

Ski gear
For those interested in the ski gear, David Chenault Ski gear for backcountry traverses blog post is worth reading. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Winter Travel
March 18, 8:57am

Re: Down Fill
Some additional tips: WET DOWN - HOW TO COPE Cheers

In GEAR » Down Fill - 600 vs. 700 vs. 800
March 08, 5:51am

All Reader Reviews by Marco A. Sánchez

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Leki Ultralight Ti
At 213 g / 7,5 oz per pole (measured, without trekking basket), the Leki Ultralite Ti are a reasonably lightweight choice when you need adjustable poles that can handle real abuse in the backcountry. ...

In Trekking Poles
September 16, 9:59am

Black Diamond Raven Ultra Ice Axe
Let’s face it: for non technical routes a light axe and a trekking pole usually are the best combination. However, aluminum headed axes deform with even light use, so if you expect some REAL use of th...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
September 15, 5:27am