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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: MYOG Gear List
My little list of items I have made and use: Goose Down quilt: good to 10 degrees 21 oz Cuben Mid shelter for three 18 oz Cuben/Momentun Bivy 4.8 oz Hiking poles ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Gear List
October 26, 4:52pm

Re: "questions about esbit"
"love my caldera gvp." (+2) Been using esbit in the Gossamer Gear Caldera GVP Keg for a while now; easy to measure; no worry of spilling alcohol; no extra container...it does have a les...

In GEAR » questions about esbit
October 14, 10:53am

Finally - my cold weather trip report !!!
Headed into the Sierra's this past weekend and spent four days at or above 12,000. Four day forecast was for lows to be around 26°. VERY HAPPY to report that the quilt and Neoair was able to...

In Make Your Own Gear » New quilt almost done but .....
October 13, 5:20pm

Re: Re: GG ThinLight and GG NightLight 3/4 combo
Heading back into the Sierra's this coming weekend at 11,300 feet for four nights. Temps at night time will be below freezing and one guy WILL be using this exact set up. I will be using the ...

In GEAR » GG ThinLight and GG NightLight 3/4 combo
October 08, 2:14pm

Re: WTB: Light Trekking Poles
Tom, I have a one year old pair of Titanium Goat Adjustable poles that were used once on a five mile hike and show ZERO signs of wear. You would say they look exactly like they are brand new. I ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Light Trekking Poles
October 02, 12:00pm

Wow !!
Having made a large Cubin Mid I know how much work goes into these and your is over the top !!! Some nice looking features you added! Hope to hear a nice trip report soon! No way you can lash ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent
August 10, 10:59pm

Re: Finished Product
Scott, Looks GREAT !! Hope to see a picture of this out in actual use all staked out !! 10oz. for the pole, Almost half the weight of the tent body seems like too much weight! Tell me what th...

In Make Your Own Gear » 4 person family Tent
July 24, 2:18pm

Re: LightTrek 4 with Straps
Kevin or William, Do please post the photos showing the straps and the camera mount if possible. Curious about the straps but REALLY interested in the camera mount !!! Thanks Kevin

In GEAR » GG Lighttrek poles
June 19, 3:42pm

Re: Light Trek Poles
I own both the Ti-goats and the GG Light Trek 4 Poles. The Light Trek are better in several ways: Locking mech works better, holds better, and is quicker to lock. It has NEVER slipped. Shafts ...

In GEAR » GG Lighttrek poles
June 11, 3:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cuben / Down Quilt
Still thinking about this Tim but you brought up a lot of good points. I just don't know how well I would do in regulating the temperature with the VB especially since I usually don't see ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben / Down Quilt
May 26, 3:24pm

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