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Bill Fornshell (bfornshell) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern Texas
About Me I have been a member here since 24 August, 2003.

I believe in SUL and Lighter, Backpacking, and make most of my own gear. If you have a question about something I have made you can read about most of it here or on my Blog.

Please Note:

I don't make things for other people. Thanks for asking but the answer to all, is NO.
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All Forum Posts by Bill Fornshell

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Re: 20 denier .9oz ripstop at Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics?
Tom, Have you called Thru-Hiker to see if you can buy the quilt kit with synthetic insulation instead of Down?

In Make Your Own Gear » 20 denier .9oz ripstop at Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics?
February 10, 11:39am

Re: What size grommet?
Hi, Which part of the tip? They have a small tip and then the rest of it. The bump at the end of the tip is 9/16" and where your gromment would stop. Look for one with a hole that...

In Make Your Own Gear » What size grommet?
February 07, 10:41pm

Re: Re: Huzefa
"He did a bob molen?" Hi, If Huzefa took money from folks for his Cuben Down Air Pad I would agree with you. That is unless he is talking to them and not to us. If he just coul...

In Gear Deals » Cuben Fiber Down Air Pad
February 07, 12:41pm

No Interest?!?! - yes
Hi Miguel, How do the sizes run? Can the Japanese sizes convert to something like our S,M.L? I tried to buy cloths when I was in Japan but was to big for what they had in stock. I would need ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese Layering System
February 04, 12:22am

Re: Re: A Japanese Layering System- perhaps a new way to keep warm and dry?
Hi Miguel, Very interesting idea. I ran the web site through a translation program and now I am translating the translation. Thanks.

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese Layering System
February 03, 7:26pm

Re: eVent and shield
Hi David, Not everyone can buy from eVent but many can buy from Pertex. I can buy from Pertex but eVent will not sell to me.

In GEAR » Pertex Shield
February 03, 11:59am

Re: Re: Shield Breathability
Hi Ben, Pertex designed "Shield" to compete with eVent. Check out my "Pertex Shield" thread here: Pertex Shield

In GEAR » Pertex Shield
February 03, 11:28am

Re: wood stove + ISO butane combination
This is from one of my old MYOG Threads: Wood/Xtreme Stove - Multi-Fuel Made for a cold weather hike I combined Wood with a much modified Coleman Xtreme stove burner for this Multi-Fuel Stove.

In Multiple Use Gear » Bushbuddy Ultra & Open Jet Alcohol Stove (versatile system?)
January 26, 8:48am

Re: Best material to make a wallet
Duct Tape: Duct Tape Wallet OR Cuben Scrap If you do a really good job Ryan may re-design it to weigh 2 pounds and add it to his growing line of Super Heavy Gear (SHG).

In Make Your Own Gear » Best material to make a wallet
January 24, 11:28am

SUL - Snowshoes - MYOG - Part 1
I started this project a couple of years ago. I stopped working on it when ran out of their stock of Titanium sheet material. I had enough to make the snow shoes but decided I migh...

In Make Your Own Gear » SUL - Snowshoes - MYOG - Part 1
January 22, 10:28am

All Reader Reviews by Bill Fornshell

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BMW (BPL) UL 60 Balaclava
Cocoon UL 60 Balaclava - Multi-Purpose - 5/5 I have had my Cocoon Balaclava since they first shipped. When I got it I was in the middle of several things and just looked it over, put it on, bless...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
July 08, 10:08pm

OR (Outdoor Research)
During the planning for my AT Hike this coming January I got out my old OR Advanced Bivy. I had used it only a few times after I bought it about 10 years ago and wanted to have a good look at it set ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 29, 4:41pm Premium Membership
1. Being able to have a picture and a little information about us all and a possible way to send a private email to other members. 2. A list of all our replies to threads in date order. This alone ...

In Books and Media
October 27, 8:16pm

Patagonia Dragonfly pullover
I have to agree with everyone about the Patagonia DragonFly. I bought 2 on a close-out sale for $29.95 each. You can't hardly beat that for a really great piece of gear.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 19, 9:22am