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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!
CityEncinitas
StateCA
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: No longer WTB GG Spinn Twinn
Please give us a detailed report on this after you get it. Sounds very appealing, quieter and only 1.9 oz. additional weight. THANKS Kevin

In Gear Swap » No longer WTB GG Spinn Twinn
February 26, 10:41pm

Re: BPL tests I'd like to see....."
I 2nd. Fred's post !!!! ( New Paradigm for Understanding Garment Warmth post from Richard Nisley http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?foru...

In GEAR » BPL tests I'd like to see.....
February 26, 1:17pm

Re: agreed
Matthew, That would be a really cool idea and would work if the carbon was Thermoplastic ... being able to heat up and remold/reform to new shapes repeatedly ... I'm working in the world of ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lighter Carbon Back Stay - version 2
February 26, 11:58am

Re: Re: Carbon Back Stay V.2
William, I have been playing with the lengths and can easily trim the length a few inches if required. A small foam piece is easily glued to the top part that rest just below the neck. So far .....

In Make Your Own Gear » Lighter Carbon Back Stay - version 2
February 25, 10:03pm

Re: Re: New Version 3 carbon stay !!
Hi Steven, Thanks. Always nice when we get better at making the products. I'm getting a little better with each one. Yes, in the bottom photo the one on the left is the Gossamer Gear new Ma...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lighter Carbon Back Stay - version 2
February 25, 9:59pm

New Version 3 carbon stay !!
This one is narrower and lighter, now down to 6.4 oz but may still be too stiff and can still be reduced in width to decrease the weight!!! Figuring out how to make these quicker and MUCH nicer lo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lighter Carbon Back Stay - version 2
February 25, 5:03pm

Re: MYOG Family-sized pyramid ideas
James, A lot of this is similar to the Cuben mid I built last year and your design sounds really good! A few things I might comment on: I don't think I would reduce the overall size based ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Family-sized pyramid ideas
February 23, 3:01pm

Re: backpack, external or internal frame?
Rob, I will check in the garage tonight and see if I have my son's older external frame pack that might be perfect for your son. If I can locate it I will give it to you for free! Great litt...

In GEAR » backpack, external or internal frame?
February 20, 10:10am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Lighter Carbon Back Stay - version 2
Roger, I don't know the actual cost as we got it in a big shipment. We used to make Hockey parts out of it but don't make the parts anymore. They make several different grades, different t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lighter Carbon Back Stay - version 2
February 17, 4:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Lighter Carbon Back Stay - version 2
Steven, Here is the description of Honeycomb. It comes in large sheets that you can cut to the desired shape. Think of it more as super strong foam that you box in with the carbon fiber on each ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lighter Carbon Back Stay - version 2
February 16, 9:08pm

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