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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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Carbon ?
Why don't we just replace the entire handle with a carbon one that weighs less and should be be 20% stronger !!! Shoot me the ID, OD, and length you want ! Kevin

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY Walking Axe
November 05, 4:25pm

Modify the Cuben hybrid into a sweet winter shelter!
Andrew, You could easily take my 2.5 season Cuben Hybrid design and modify it into a nice winter superlight shelter. I really like how my shelter sets up easy, weighs under a pound, and has plent...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pyramid 4 season/snow tent - info??
October 19, 5:53pm

Or ...
Or, you can use a $500,000 + ultrasonic CNC cutting machine! Here our GFM at work is just getting ready to cut out some large triangles that were used in building my Mid shelter. If you do...

In Make Your Own Gear » cutting cuben? how to?
September 07, 10:33am

Took a LOT of time!
What Cuben did you use? Sewn, glued or taped? How long did it take you to make it? Thanks, MikeB Mike, The Cuben I used is the CNO.6K.08 It seems plenty strong as long as you take the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tested out the Cuben Hybrid Mid last week!
September 07, 10:25am

Tested out the Cuben Hybrid Mid last week!
Back from a month long vacation in Europe and I finally found the much needed time to finish up the hybrid mid I started several months ago. Five in our group just hiked a 90 mile section of the J...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tested out the Cuben Hybrid Mid last week!
September 06, 10:25am

Something else to consider ?
I used to always wear the cheap and light flip-flops but two years ago went to foam soled slippers! You can get the cheap ones at WallMart or Target for under $10.00 I bought a pair of Vans las...

In GEAR » Camp shoes?
August 20, 10:28am

Re: mid size?
Chris, I made the width as large as possible based on the width that the Cuben fiber roll comes in. Two panels connected together ended up being 52.0" x 52.0" = 104 inches wide. Minus t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Mid 90% complete
June 04, 9:10am

Re: Sea to Summit net
Did anybody see the NEW bug netting on Mountain Laurel's website? It weighs 5.0 oz with Sil flooring and 3.9 oz with Cuben flooring. AS usual with Ron's stuff ... looks REALLY nice and l...

In GEAR » Any ideas for Gatewood Cape bug screen?
June 01, 6:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Cubenator-Why not a catenary cut
Aaron, This used almost 10 yards of Cuben !! I'm guessing I will need at least 3 more yards to make the bottom skirt as planned. You are correct about the needle wanting to gum up. The key ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Mid 90% complete
June 01, 12:49pm

Re: Anyone care to pimp their shorts?
Cloudveil shorts! My favorite for the last three years! I have three different versions of their shorts and they are ALL really comfy, fit perfect, and are tough. One pair has a little spandex s...

In GEAR » Anyone care to pimp their shorts?
May 31, 3:23pm

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