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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!
CityEncinitas
StateCA
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All Forum Posts by Kevin Egelhoff

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Re: How does it close
Cameron, You are correct. The drawstring will snug up the bottom portion of the bivy. The top portion of the hood actually overlaps the bottom portion by about 4.0 inches. Not enough to keep ra...

In Make Your Own Gear » First Project - Cuben/Momentum Bivy
May 17, 6:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Cuben shelter
John, I just built a pair of Cuben rain pants two night ago and they ended up weighing ONLY 29 grams !!! 1.1 oz. I have used the lighter weight Tyvek for ground sheets and it just appears that t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Shelter Brain Storming Ideas ??
May 17, 5:53pm

Re: Cuben shelter
Kevin, I have looked at Ryan's design in GREAT detail. I was actually going to build something much more simple until I saw the one on their web site! Great looking and it seems to make the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Shelter Brain Storming Ideas ??
May 17, 3:35pm

10 yards of Cuben just showed up ... Time to get started on the project!
10 more yards of the Cuben material just showed up at my door step today so the cutting should begin tomorrow. I think I have almost all the details figured out BUT we will see. The Mid will end ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Shelter Brain Storming Ideas ??
May 17, 3:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: GoLite Hex 3
I'm right in the middle of making my new Cuben Mid and now I'm concerned that my 2.5 oz carbon poles won't be able to hold up to the increased loads on the strapped together poles. A...

In GEAR » GoLite Hex 3
May 16, 3:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Condensation problems
Roger, I'm beginning to see the light. I guess I had assumed that condensation would not be all that bad based on previous history BUT my shelters were all pretty ventilated. I had planned o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Shelter Brain Storming Ideas ??
May 07, 7:01pm

Re: Condensation problems
Steve, Now you got me thinking about both of these ideas. Thanks! I think I might have to sketch up a few concepts. I could make the lower inner wall start about 18 inches from the ground and r...

In Make Your Own Gear » Shelter Brain Storming Ideas ??
May 07, 4:07pm

Re: Re: Shelter Brain Storming Ideas ??
John, I have played with Tyvek and have sewn it into gound sheets in the past but I don't see it working well for something this large. Too heavy and I'm not sure how well the seams would...

In Make Your Own Gear » Shelter Brain Storming Ideas ??
May 07, 12:12pm

Shelter Brain Storming Ideas ??
Since I still have quite a bit of Cuben Fiber Material left over, my next project is going to be a floorless shelter and I would LOVE to get anyone's opinion or suggestions. I know a lot of pe...

In Make Your Own Gear » Shelter Brain Storming Ideas ??
May 07, 10:36am

Re: Re: Saw some cool new gear at the "Kickoff"
Aaron, Here are the specs that were on the pack.

In GEAR » Saw some cool new gear at the "Kickoff"
May 06, 4:15pm

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