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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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Working With Cuben Fabric
How good are your normal material sewing skills? My suggestion is to buy a yard or two and practice with it. You will need to try sewing it using different stitch length and widths and see what s...

In Gear Lists » 13 oz Gear List
August 06, 2:30pm

Kilts "R" us
I don't like the Utilikilt products. I am to much a traditionalist to like what they sell. I looked at the Bear Kilt site and do like them. The plaid ones that is. I have a slight family co...

In GEAR » skirt vs. pants
July 31, 9:17pm

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

Thanks Joshua, that is a very nice compliment.

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

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

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