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Tohru Ohnuki (erdferkel) - BPL Forum Member

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Re: re: Tetrahedron vs Pyramid tents for MYOG
"A three-sided structure provides a poorer use of material for available volume than one with four sides. I once considered the optimal shape for sidewall weight vs grate area for a wood bu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tetrahedron vs Pyramid tents for MYOG
July 27, 1:36pm

Re: zip ties
+1 on zipties

In Make Your Own Gear » Semi-circular batten/stiffener for vent on pyramid tent
July 27, 1:34pm

Re: Which closed cell foam pad?
I use a GG 1/8" thinlight as well with the torsolite and I've been finding that the ground conditions affect whether the 1/8" under the legs is enough. On dry ground with some pine ne...

In GEAR » Which closed cell foam pad?
July 26, 3:42pm

Re: Re: Snow shovel
+1 on BCA. I like the traverse and companion models. The flat back is great for smooth snowpit walls. I would suggest looking only at metal bladed shovels, the plastic blades work well on soft snow...

In Winter Hiking » Snow shovel
July 19, 2:54pm

Re: American manufacturers ripped off by Aussie greed
>Rakesh >We get more but we buy less than you do with our money and that was really my point. >You cannot have higher wages, higher rents and lower volume and match the price. >Same ...

In GEAR » American manufacturers ripped off by Aussie greed
July 18, 8:50pm

Re: Re: Both
"The Indians didn't have GPS, compass, and probably not even maps. They didn't get lost. Most of the time a good understanding of Topography is all you need." But they did hav...

In GEAR » GPS , topo maps or both? What do you bring?
July 15, 2:27pm

Re: Poles
"I had a set for a while, you will need to tighten the powerlocks very tight to keep the grip and the bottom section was loose when collapsed." Similar experience, after having a pair ...

In Gear Deals » Komperdell Trekking poles, any good?
July 14, 1:42pm

Re: Mechanical Ratchet Counter - Source?
You might want to consider an electronic counter like an omron along with a microswitch. This combo should be good for many more than 24000 actuations. Try ebay...

In Make Your Own Gear » Mechanical Ratchet Counter - Source?
July 13, 2:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Steripen Opti Sheath
"I alway carry ClO2 tablets as backup." "Dale, is there a long shelf life on those tablets?" Don't know about the effective life of the chlorine, but I've had them...

In Make Your Own Gear » Steripen Opti Sheath
July 11, 4:05pm

Re: A different tactic
You could always make/get a shakujo staff, the rings make noise to alert animals: Shakujo (in Spanish)

In Multiple Use Gear » hiking staff / bear deterrent
July 11, 2:19pm

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