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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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Super Ultra Light - Make Your Own for an AT Thru-Hike
Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike / "Breaking the Five-Pound Barrier" / "Can A Sane Person Truly Enjoy SuperUltraLight Backpacking?" / Make Your Own Gear For almost 2 years I have been working on and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Light Weight - Make Your Own for an AT Thru-Hike
May 26, 6:14pm

SUL Trekking Poles / Tripod
I hope this is easier to understand. Each Trekking poles weighs 3.2oz or 91 grams. The extra parts to make the Tripod are: 3 sections of Aluminum tubes for the thrid leg, the attachment parts ...

In Editor's Roundtable » SuperUltraLight: For the Masses?
May 26, 9:07am

SUL Trekking Poles / Tripod
I made my own SUL trekking Poles that I can turn into a full size Tripod. The Trekking Poles are 3.2oz each and the extra necessary to make a tripod weigh 5.7oz. Most of that weight is the adjust...

In Editor's Roundtable » SuperUltraLight: For the Masses?
May 26, 7:58am

Water Belt
I think adding more than two bags to the hip belt becomes a factor of your waist size. Using the feed bags for water at 14" long each, 3 would require a 42" waist. I don't want this to sound sil...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hydration and water sources
May 22, 2:36pm

Australian Drovers's Coat
I think this would be close to your Western Duster. I have a nice pattern for the Aust... Drovers's Coat that I will make someday. The "Cape" as they call it seems to be detachable. My idea ...

In Philosophy & Technique » soft-shell use with a UL wind jacket
May 21, 4:52pm

Water Belt
I filled up the 1 Liter Platpus held it sideways at my waist and was able to suck water from the tube with no problem. This was with the bag full. It might be necessary to push against the side o...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hydration and water sources
May 21, 7:43am

Converstion - Metric/US
Backpack Gear at has a excellent Conversion thing. You might want to look at it. It is my number 4 Bookmark I use it that much.

In GEAR » ultra-tall, ultra-lite?
May 12, 4:47am

Water Belt
I spent Monday morning till Thursday afternoon in the hospital. All the tissue, a lot of lymph nods and digging was sent off to be checked for active cancer. Everything was negitive so the chem...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hydration and water sources
May 08, 3:29pm

A long time ago in a galaxy far away.....
A long time ago in a galaxy far away...... "Spoon Wars" Episode I - Attack of the Spoon Saber The two part spoonsaber(LED) weighs a total of 11 grams or 0.39oz. ...

In GEAR » The Gears Wars Begin:
May 08, 3:03pm

Water Belt
Making a Hip Belt/Water Belt would be easy. What may not be as easy is carrying the extra 5 pounds for your 2 liters of water around your waist. I will assume you are using one of those light wei...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hydration and water sources
May 01, 10:29pm

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