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Elliott Wolin (ewolin) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Hampton Roads, Virginia
About Me I am a 60 year old Ph.D research physicist. With the kids gone we can occasionally afford to fly off to other parts of the country for backpacking and kayaking trips. I dream of going to Nepal, the Alps, and New Zealand, or back to Alaska.

I make a lot of my own UL equipment: pyramid tent, tarps, net tents, quilts, wind shirts and pants, jackets, kayaking gear, etc.

UL kayak camping is great, you get a real advantage over traditional paddlers who take everything, including the kitchen sink.
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All Forum Posts by Elliott Wolin

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RE: Granite Gear pack lid FS
If Anthony doesn't take it, I will. Thanks.

In Gear Swap » Granite Gear pack lid FS
August 19, 1:02pm

Avoiding 4-hour worst-case wait
A rep from AquaMira suggested the following to avoid long waits. ClO2 quickly kills the small stuff, and then it's easy to filter out the big stuff using an AquaMira Frontier Pro inline filter...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 4: Chemical Methods
August 17, 8:24pm

RE: A Series of Newbie Questions
I hang garbage with my food or put it in a bear can with my food. There's no other alternative. We wash ourselves and our clothes regularly, not as often when it's cold and bodies/cloth...

In GEAR » A Series of Newbie Questions
August 09, 2:23pm

RE: mid for 4
I made an 11' x 11' pyramid and it's luxurious for four, lots of room for gear, lots of head height. It probably could sleep six without too much difficulty. It doesn't weigh much...

In GEAR » mid for 4
August 05, 10:04am

RE: Bacon
I went through the web site and he indeed did dry the bacon at 70 degF for about 24 hours. Another person got good results at 95 degF for 20 hours. They believe that the initial curing/preservati...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bacon
August 02, 10:57am

RE: Bacon
The guy in the link said he dehydrated the bacon for 12 hrs at 70 degrees. Was that 70 degC (158 degF)? I find it hard to believe 70 degF is adequate.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bacon
August 01, 11:04am

RE: Bragging about my kids (hiking)
I recall with our kids (youngest now in graduate school) that bribing was essential. They each would carry a bag of "energy" in their little daypacks (along with a stuffed animal and may...

In Chaff » Bragging about my kids (hiking)
July 31, 7:12pm

RE: Thick-reseable Garbage Bags
You can get resealable poly bags in all kinds of sizes and thicknesses, the problem is quantity. You'll have to look around for someone who sells them in smaller quantities unless you want hun...

In GEAR » Thick-reseable Garbage Bags
July 30, 12:41pm

How do you inflate your air mattess?
A while ago we got some Neoair short air mattresses, pretty cheap on a clearance because I think the model was discontinued. Our next trip is in late Sep. Anyway, I tried blowing it up myself and...

In GEAR » How do you inflate your air mattess?
July 30, 11:01am

RE: side/belly quilt sleepers: stopping the chimney effect
My wife and I always share a two-person quilt, so the draft problem around the top is worse than with a one-person quilt, especially since we usually sleep under tarps. As it gets colder we firs...

In GEAR » side/belly quilt sleepers: stopping the chimney effect?
July 30, 10:54am

All Reader Reviews by Elliott Wolin

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Sierra Designs customer service
A number of years ago I pulled out my SD Dome tent right before a camping trip (original model, very light 4-season 3-person tent for 1980, under 7 lbs) and found that the shock cords in the poles had...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 05, 10:22am

Rollei 35 SE
I purchased a 35LED right after it came out in the late 1970's. The first model had a faulty on/off switch and they replaced it for free. From that day on I had nothing but praise for the little...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 23, 1:44pm

Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide -Andrew Skurka book
Just read it and strongly agree with previous reviews. Having also just read UL Backpacking Tips by Clelland, which advocates pushing to the limit of UL, I was pleased to see that Skurka disagreed wi...

In Books and Media
July 10, 1:39pm

The Ray-Way Tarp Book Essential
This is a completely revised and greatly expanded version of Jardine's original Tarp Book. The first version was as much a tutorial and instruction manual on how to sew a Ray-Way tarp as a discuss...

In Books and Media
November 13, 12:32pm

Marmot Marmot
The coating on my Precip jacket started flaking off around the neck and shoulders (my wife's is fine, purchased the same time, used about the same amount which is not much). Got an RA number, s...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 02, 3:08pm

Gregory Customer Support
I purchased a Gregory Snow Creek around 1981. It was one of the best packs available then (5 1/2 lbs). I added a lumbar support pad soon after, for no particularly good reason. Fast forward to 201...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 20, 5:59pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
We've been using the Prolite 3 short (13 oz, latest model 11 oz) for a few years now with great success on all sorts of surfaces from wooden lean-to floors and hard-pan car camping sites to soft d...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 03, 2:22pm

Golite Pinnacle Pack
My wife borrowed my daughter's new woman's Golite Pinnacle pack for our 4-day trip down the Grand Canyon (mid-Nov 2009). She was very happy with it, and found it perfectly comfortable for our...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 28, 8:08pm

Coleman Customer Service
Turned on my Coleman Powermax Exponent Xtreme and the knob did nothing. Discovered the valve was stuck and the spline threads on the knob got stripped. Removed the knob, freed the stuck valve, opene...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 06, 7:34pm

GoLite GoLite customer service
The seam tape on a Golite waterproof/breathable jacket started lifting off after a few uses. Sent it back and they quickly offered a free replacement. Alternatively, they offered a credit equal to t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 03, 7:36am