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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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Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
The stuff is called "Thermoplastic". You can see it on these two web sites: Link1">Themoplastic Link 1 I can't make Link 2 work. Do a "copy/paste" and put it in the address block and it sho...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
April 23, 8:24am

Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
I have been wearing my pack about everyday for a 4.5 mile hike. Since doing this I have tweaked the Moisture Wicking System some. The changes haven't been big, just to make it more comfortabl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
April 23, 12:37am

Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
With the different changes I have made I am calling this Version 4. If you remember what looked like a double set of plastic pieces for the hip belt, well those were for the shoulder straps. I ma...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
April 23, 12:29am

Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
Subject: Re:Moisture Wicking System If you have to get Radiation Treatments in the head/neck area they first make a mask for you to put on for each treatment. The mask, on your head, is clamped...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
April 23, 12:21am

Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
TEST VERSION 1 - Summer 2004: Only pictures at this time. The idea proved itself a winner on many hikes around San Antonio in the hot Texas sun. I am the first to admit that at this stage of t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
April 22, 10:46pm

Ultra-Light External Frame
In this version I made the bottom part of my External Frame out of Titanium and Easton Aluminum tubes for the up right support. I was able to get Carbon Fiber tubes from Fibraplex and replaced the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
April 22, 10:27pm

Right Angles
Mike Storesund - SUBJECT: Right Angles - Check the evolution of the External Frame in the following posts.

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
April 22, 10:11pm

Ultra-Light External Frame
This is the second version of my Aluminum External Frame. I have striped away the extra stuff from version one and used Easton Aluminum arrow shafts. I went with four shafts thinking I needed the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
April 22, 9:56pm

Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
You are correct. This was the first External Frame I made. It weighed 20oz and used the Army Ruck Frame as a model. The Army Frame weighed 32oz. All my frames are the same size as the Army Ruck...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
April 22, 9:42pm

Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
I posted this when the "Forums" first started. I tried to post a picture but could not make it work. Now that I have it figured out here is the post. The Ultra-Light External Frame i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
April 20, 8:35pm

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