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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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Extreme Light Gear List
Hi Alan, Good idea. I read your post but didn't make the change. I changed my list to include the "Alan Shaver Fosters Cook Pot at .85oz. I have seen the large beer can used for a cook pot but ...

In Gear Lists » Extreme Light Gear List... Try to make even lighter!
June 27, 6:02am

Extremely Light Gear Material
The material I have started using comes from Cuben Fiber. It is very light but strong sail material http://www.cubenfiber.com It is their product # CTO.6k.08 and costs $13.40 a yard. It is ...

In Gear Lists » Extreme Light Gear List... Try to make even lighter!
June 25, 3:14pm

"Extreamely" Light Gear List
Questions from Jorden: I have a few questions about some of your gear: Q1 - What is a balloon bed and where could I find one? A1 - A Balloon Bed thing is sold by a UK company. Mark Veber ...

In Gear Lists » Extreme Light Gear List... Try to make even lighter!
June 25, 12:55pm

I made it a lot lighter
Jordan wrote: "This is far beyond insane!!! Can this list possibly get any lighter? Subject: Newly Revised Extremely Light Gear List Posted: 06/24/2005 14:32:27 MDT by Jordan Calicott (ShortmanC...

In Gear Lists » Extreme Light Gear List... Try to make even lighter!
June 24, 7:13pm

SUL Hiking Efficiency - Carrying your water and How to drink it?
Ryan wrote a great article called "Hiking Efficiency: A Day in the Life of an Ultrlight Hiker". "Slow Joe" has a question? For a long continuous hike such as an AT Thru-Hike: 1. Where is the...

In Editor's Roundtable » SuperUltraLight: For the Masses?
June 21, 2:40pm

Hat Project
Hi Amy, Thanks for the suggestion. I got some stuff called Timtex from Thru-Hiker.com. It looks like it would work well as a stiffener for the hat brim. It however suffers from the "H" word - h...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Light Weight - Make Your Own for an AT Thru-Hike
June 16, 9:13am

G6 Problem??Really
I got my G6 about 3 weeks ago. It is one of the best made pieces of gear I have ever bought. I checked the construction of the pack inside and out. I had to marvel at the craftsmanship. My pack...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear G6 backpack
June 16, 6:03am

AT1 pack(G6 inspired) 2.10oz
I finished the 10" collar for my SUL pack. I even found a way around the velcro issue. I didn't see how I was going to sew the velcro inside the mesh pocket easy and was tired. I did a cop out a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Light Weight - Make Your Own for an AT Thru-Hike
June 15, 8:05pm

Tilley Hat
Hi Carol, I really love my Tilley hat and making a lighter replacement that I would wear is going to be a large task. I have found a "made in America" company in South Florida that is making what...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Light Weight - Make Your Own for an AT Thru-Hike
June 15, 11:11am

2oz G6 Clone
Hi Paul, Thanks for the nice comment. Amazing, no. Patience, yes. What is amazing is the time it takes me to do something like this pack. You would not want to pay me to do this by the hour. A...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Light Weight - Make Your Own for an AT Thru-Hike
June 14, 11:07pm

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