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Kevin Egelhoff (kegelhoff) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southern Cal
About Me Hiking for about 10 years now. First started carring a 80+ pound pack and now I'm down to about 18 lbs. for a five day trip!
My PDF Gear ListFood list for 9 day hike- revised AGAIN

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All Forum Posts by Kevin Egelhoff

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Re: Re: Cubenator-Why not a catenary cut
Richard, I thought about that but it would seem to make the project a lot harder to make. I figured I would be holding the edges and pulling the seam straight when joining seam to seam so a caten...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Mid 90% complete
May 31, 3:18pm

Re: 'Mid mirth.
Kevin, Ron Bell and Grant Sible at Gossamer Gear were nice enough to give me a few hints, like tape and sew each seam if you want it done right. They are great at making this stuff and I'm VE...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Mid 90% complete
May 31, 2:54pm

Re: Wow to the Cuben 'mid
Kevin, Unlike you tough guys who also do winter camping ... I'm lucky to get out three to four times a year in later summer and fall. There were no plans to use this for winter camping and y...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Mid 90% complete
May 31, 1:00pm

Re: WOW!
I taped and sewed ALL seams. (thanks Ron!) I used soooo much tape that I think I re-ordered three times! I got it all from Quest. I'm pretty sure it is the 3M tape. Really good stuff. I...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Mid 90% complete
May 31, 11:09am

Cuben Mid 90% complete
I started my second project thinking I could pretty easily make the cuben mid in a week in maybe 15 to 20 hours of time. BOY was I wrong. I think I have about 30 hours into this so far and I sti...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Mid 90% complete
May 31, 10:16am

Re: re: mariposa plus
David, Really easy ... when you post your message look above the "Add your comments/insight to this discussion:" in blue and you will see the "insert image at cursor" in oran...

In GEAR » GG Mariposa Plus
May 29, 10:40am

Re: Cuben Decoder Ring or recommendation?
I have been using the CTO.6k.08 with good luck so far. I have purchased all my tape from Quest and have an experimental roll of 3/8" wide and thin tape coming from Kite Studios to try out. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Decoder Ring or recommendation?
May 29, 10:33am

Re: 20% Off at
Ernie, THANKS ... you just saved me $90.00 on two MB sleeping bags. I have been waiting to get a few summer bags and I couldn't pass up the opertunity to try MB out.

In Gear Deals » 20% Off at
May 25, 12:43pm

Re: Alcohol stove idea
Zack, I have also been thinking about this in great detail. I have been trying to purchase aluminum fin material to build this but it is difficult to find the shape and sizes I think I need. I j...

In Make Your Own Gear » Alcohol stove idea
May 25, 10:48am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cuben shelter
John, I'm pretty sure the Tyvek I used was "Kite Tyvek". Maybe it is just a thinner version of the regular Tyvek. I know there is a pretty good web site that describes each type of...

In Make Your Own Gear » Shelter Brain Storming Ideas ??
May 21, 9:54am

All Reader Reviews by Kevin Egelhoff

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Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp
We just returned from a long week in the Sierra's with a group of 6 this year. We needed one additional 2 man shelter for the 80 mile hike and at the last minute decided that he SpinnTwinn tarp w...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 17, 12:10pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
And now they come in the oh-so-cool camo color. These are the GOLD standard in best locking, ulta light, super durable, best griped poles on the market that our group has ever used. The new carbon wr...

In Trekking Poles
May 12, 3:27pm

Western Mountaineering Ultralight Super
I own 4 high quality Down sleeping bags and this is my current go-to fav! I'm 6'1", 185 lbs., and there is plenty of room in this bag to layer up with some extra clothes IF NEEDED to get...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 22, 5:27pm

Big Agnes Clearview
I talked three people in our group of five into buying this pad for our 9 day, 80+ mile hike in the high Sierra's. Night time Temps ranged from a low of 28 deg to a high of 38 deg. All three of ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 07, 4:39pm

Inov8 RocLite 315
Just like the others reported .. these are GREAT shoes. Not a single blister after doing 80+ miles in bad weather. I think the key to these shoes is the breathability and flexablity that allows the...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 07, 4:31pm

Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus 08
I have used several GG packs in the past and this new pack is the BEST I have ever used !!! I think I own close to 5 packs and this is my new favorite go-to pack of all time. Grant sent me the new a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 07, 4:23pm

Princeton Tec EOS
I have tried four different lights over the last four years and this light is by far my new favorite. I can't see any reason to change lights for a while now. Other reviews are spot on and I had...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 07, 4:07pm

SteriPen Adventurer
Hmmmm ... for once I'm not even close in agreement to anyone ??? Having purchased two brand new units after reading several positive comments, I can't wait to RETURN them both. First I want...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
October 07, 4:01pm

Gossamer Gear Miniposa
I have used the new GG Miniposa for the last 6 months now on several long distance hikes and this pack was everything I had hoped it would be. Super light, easy to use, very comfy, and lots of room f...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 10, 2:31pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
Five of us just returned from a 6 day, 90 mile hike on the John Muir Trail this past week. All of us had been using typical so-called light weight adjustable alum. poles in the past but we all decide...

In Trekking Poles
August 29, 11:44am