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Aaron Benson (AaronMB) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Central Valley California
About Me English Grad' student who loves the outdoors.

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re: multi use Kupilka
Doug - I like your lost sporran idea. Do they make a one liter size? Definitely a hip trowel. Aquamira drops mixer? Maybe a dice roller for all those SUL dice-packing Yahtzee fans? Pe...

In GEAR » Kupilka Classic Drinking Vessel
May 31, 3:47pm

re: Neoprene Hoody
My upper body sweats quite a bit even in mild weather but I often get around that with very careful layering/venting, or by simply bringing an extra shirt to change into when I get to camp. If you&...

In GEAR » Neoprene Hoody
May 31, 1:38pm

re: George I don't get it.
Al, check out WAG Bags... You might be sorry you asked though! ;)

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
May 31, 11:26am

re: Patagonia down sweater
I've also PM'd. Thanks.

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia down Sweater / Small, black, half zip
May 27, 11:39am

re: Gram Weenie
Follow the provided link. There already is an iOS version.

In GEAR » Gram Weenie for Android
May 26, 8:10am

re: fabric wear testing
I like the above rotisserie-motor idea. My first thought was a giant rock-tumbler like device - a little rotating cement mixer thing with a bunch of tennis balls or whatever thrown inside with the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Help me Brainstorm Fabric "Wear" Testing
May 24, 10:46am

re: first MYOG project
I say start with a few simple stuff sacks made from low cost/expendable material, especially if this is your first time sewing on a machine. Once you think you have a feel for the machine, make som...

In Make Your Own Gear » Newbie to MYOG
May 24, 10:32am

re: cheap starter tarp
For kicks, I just picked up the new [and cheap] Outdoor Products 7'x5' tarp from Walmart; $10.00. It has grommets but seems to be made well enough, considering. It isn't super light wei...

In GEAR » Good starter tartp
May 23, 9:09am

re: sleeping bag storage sack
The various kinds of 'Dollar Stores' usually have some kind of large draw-string laundry sack. I got one for a quilt that didn't have its own sack - works great.

In GEAR » Makeshift sleeping bag storage sack?
May 22, 8:50am

re: rain skirt
J. - a rain skirt is just that! Indeed, it's a "wrap" or skirt of some type that one folds/wraps around their waste and provides a level of water resistance/proofing to the legs; skir...

In GEAR » Convince me of the merits of gaiters.
May 18, 8:32am

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