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Aaron Sorensen (awsorensen) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale South of Forester Pass
About Me Turning my hobby obsession into a part time job and maybe full time job.

I will be selling children's sleeping bags soon.
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All Forum Posts by Aaron Sorensen

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Re: Re: New Half Pyramid Poly-cryo Tarp
Ben, It was a half pyramid but I realized that if I brought the poles in about 18" it would allow the sides and front corners to come together and be more wind/ water resistant. Also makes...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
March 10, 7:27pm

New Half Pyramid Poly-cryo Tarp
New Half Pyramid done. This is from a single piece of the 1.2mm from Ace Hardware. Came out to 7.9 ounces with 4 stakes. This is a tight fit at the feet. There is still plenty of room to th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
March 09, 10:49pm

Re: Re: Shock cord tieouts
Brian, I've used shrink wrap on boats. Even the thicker material you use for them takes a careful touch to get it right. After shrinkage, the material will weaken in spots (way to much for s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
March 06, 10:05pm

Re: Re: What is your two item first aid kit?
I like Lueko tape and the 2nd would be a safety pin.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is your two item first aid kit?
March 02, 10:35am

Re: RE: Is there anything more filling than cheese
Almost every crapy not good for you brand of chip is at least 40% fat.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Is there anything more filling than cheese?
February 28, 9:27pm

Re: I Need Frost King
I am switching to a single 84" X 120" from Ace hardware. I can still make it as a simple 2 stake tarp with poles and it would suit my needs better than a fully enclosed version since I...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
February 26, 4:47pm

Re: Re: Re: 1 oz, Durable* Cook kit
Planters makes several sizes of aluminum cans in the 15-24 ounce range and up to 33oz. A lot better of an option than the Blue Diamond. I realize it gets away from the 1 ounce set-up, but for s...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 1 oz, Durable* Cook kit
February 26, 4:39pm

Re: Re: ISPO 2014, Munich
If the trend is to step away from down fill, (due to less people eating geese), there still has to be a significant improvement in bags before all of these fancy new jacket hyped lofting material g...

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2014, Munich
February 26, 1:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "EN 13537 and LOFT"
I always add 10* to a quilt. Then again I make my own gear and what I make as a 30 degree quilt, others sell as there 20 degree model. I do have a 1 off EE 20* quilt and that thing has a crazy amo...

In GEAR » EN 13537 and LOFT
February 26, 1:25pm

Next Project - Backpack MYOG
I would really like to buy an SMD Flight 40, but it seems a little big and heavy for what I do most of the time. I just love everything about it except the size and weight. So what to do? Make...

In Make Your Own Gear » Next Project - Backpack MYOG
February 23, 2:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Aaron Sorensen

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Fenix L2D-CE
Everything else is just a light. For its weight, its 2-40 times brighter and lasts 5-10 time longer. Now they just need to make a 3AAA headlamp with a 5/15/35 lumens setting. The only problem...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
May 13, 10:33pm

Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I got the 2006 version with out the leg zippers because it is what I wanted, (the lighter version). I'm sure the breathability that Golite claims for it is accurate, but something twice as good...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 11, 1:20pm

Nuwai 1 Watt (HLX-712L)
The Nuwai HLX-712L ROCKS!!! I found it hear for $27 http://www.amondotech.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=874 The CR123A Batteries are only $1 each as well. I have been using the Pe...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
December 13, 8:47pm

The North Face 2005 Hightail Long
I have a few issues with this bag that will never get addressed because the new ones have been changed completely. First the good. I found it on sale for $230. The long is only 3 oz more than t...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 01, 6:23pm

Gatorade Bottle
I have yet to have one of these leak on me. They have taking over as my go to water holder since they have been out. Platy's are just too finiky IMO. I just wish they made one a little bigger. ...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
November 30, 7:58pm