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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.

http://ultraliteskunkworks.blogspot.com/

Please Note:

I don't make things for other people. Thanks for asking but the answer to all, is NO.
CitySan Antonio
StateTexas
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Bill Fornshell

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skirt/kilt
I don't care much for the "Utilikilt" and would call it a sports skirt and not a Kilt. The Black Watch material for my "Great Kilt" weighs 19oz. I consider this to heavy for hiking. I have enoug...

In GEAR » skirt vs. pants
July 31, 7:15pm

Ti Trowel Question/Answer
Jim Colten asks: Q - 1) what gauge/thickness Ti stock did you use? A - 1) I use 0.016inch - 6A14V -This is military grade titanium sheet and is extremely strong. It combines a high strength t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Light Weight - Make Your Own for an AT Thru-Hike
July 31, 10:09am

SUL Titanium Trowel Done
I finished my SUL Ti Trowel. It is 0.32oz. I creased the handle and just a little of the spoon area. This makes the Titanium Trowel very ridged and should work well in all but the hardest soil....

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Light Weight - Make Your Own for an AT Thru-Hike
July 30, 6:16pm

TROWEL ?? in your SUL gear list??
I was looking at the mont-bell web site and found what they call a "Handy Scoop" this trowel is SS, weighs 1.4oz and is 6.25" long. How many SUL backpackers or even Light-backpackers really carr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Light Weight - Make Your Own for an AT Thru-Hike
July 30, 2:08pm

Poncho/Tarp Collar-No Hood
Nathan Asks: - your tarp looks great. i'm thinking of using 1.3oz silnylon to have something a _little_ more durable (i hike on trail, but they're often really overgrown trails), so i was wonde...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Light Weight - Make Your Own for an AT Thru-Hike
July 29, 5:03pm

Poncho/tarp
Thanks Joshua, that is a very nice compliment.

In Make Your Own Gear » Poncho-Tarp
July 29, 1:07pm

poncho/tarp
If you look on page 3 (about half way down) of my "Super Ultra Light - Make Your Own for an AT Thru-Hike" thread on this Make Your Own Gear Forum you can see the Poncho/Tarp I made out of Cuben fib...

In Make Your Own Gear » Poncho-Tarp
July 29, 12:19pm

Capaline weight
Hi Patti and others, I cut a piece 4" by 20" which would be 80 sq inches. It weighs 6.3gr. I divided 80 into the 6.3gr and got 0.7875gr x 1296 (number of sq inches in a sq yard) and get 102.06gr...

In GEAR » bike shorts for hiking
July 27, 10:11pm

Gear Spreadsheet
Hi Paul, I would be happy to comply if you could make it so it would work on my Mac without Excel. My new laptop has the current version of something called AppleWorks that has a SpreadSheet bu...

In GEAR » Excel Gear Spreadsheet
July 27, 3:31pm

bike shorts for hiking
You can buy silk weight capaline by the yard if you wanted something that might be a little warmer. Sold by Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics. http://www.owfinc.com/Fabrics/NylonWoven/Misc.Woven.asp#W...

In GEAR » bike shorts for hiking
July 27, 12:19pm

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

BackpackingLight.com 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