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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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Pack for a Back Problem
Hi Tom, I am not sure if you are interested in a pack bag or an external frame w/pack bag. I have no background in medicine so I am not familiar with your back problem. The frames like I make ar...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
July 10, 8:27pm

Cuben Snow Defined
I am not sure what Panama Red is but I guess I should have posted these pictures of "Cuben Snow" that I took a few days ago. They are taken with a black background for the best contrast. The pict...

In Gear Lists » Bill's SUL Gear List
July 10, 11:59am

Cuben Snow Defined
Let me start with Alan's comments: ------------------------------0----------------------------- 1. Only rarely manufactured, sporadically distributed and quickly and quietly snatched up by cogno...

In Gear Lists » Bill's SUL Gear List
July 09, 2:43pm

Bill's SUL Gear List
Thanks, I wondered how I got below 1 pound so easy. That should be 9oz though for summer it may be less. I changed the main list. On a lighter side I am using a type of Down called Cuben Snow...

In Gear Lists » Bill's SUL Gear List
July 08, 7:53pm

SUL Sterno Can Cook Pot- 0.38oz
I started out with a 200g can of Sterno. Some cans say 198g but the cans seem to be the same size. The can is about 2" tall and almost 3.25" wide. I have placed a black mark inside the SUL Sterno...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Light Weight - Make Your Own for an AT Thru-Hike
July 08, 6:31pm

Bill's SUL Gear List
Making a few of the items myself I have been able to reduce the weight of the "overnight hike weight" to something real close to the one pound mark. For an overnight hike I would carry 3 Ebsit tab...

In Gear Lists » Bill's SUL Gear List
July 08, 5:54pm

Extreme Light Gear List, lighter by almost 1.5oz's
Paul: Thanks. I just keep thinking how much water do I need for a meal. The gear list started out as something for a SUL "overnighter" For that these water bags should be fine. They might ...

In Gear Lists » Extreme Light Gear List... Try to make even lighter!
July 06, 6:23pm

Extreme Light Gear List, lighter by almost 1.5oz's
I have been triming things and checking weight before and after. On my scale I weigh the Platpus 1L that I have as 0.93oz for one or 1.86 for 2. The current list has 1.6oz for 2 Platypus 1L bottl...

In Gear Lists » Extreme Light Gear List... Try to make even lighter!
July 06, 5:34pm

Wing Things Frame & Hot Weather Testing.
I loaned my 2.10oz pack bag to someone to look at and haven't gotten it back yet. So I haven't had a pack bag for my latest frame. I am making another pack bag out of the Cuben Material today so ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
July 06, 3:54am

Fosters Can as a Cook Pot
Ditto on the Corn Pasta idea. I have Ray's PCT Book but have to say that by the time I tore all the pages out that I didn't need (being polite) only about half was left. I did enjoy the part that...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Light Weight - Make Your Own for an AT Thru-Hike
July 04, 12:59pm

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