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Daniel Pittman (pitsy) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Central Texas
About Me Born: Mississippi. Raised: Houston. Boy Scouts, BMX, camping. Navy: Great Lakes, Orlando, Norfolk, Guantanamo, San Diego. Hitch-hiked from S.D. to NYC. Bike shops. Moved to: Austin, then Round Rock. Made a baby with: Melissa McChristian. Favorite place: Grand Teton. Favorite animal: Black Bear.
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Re: Are you an expert?
I've never had the *pleasure* of splicing steel cable; all the standing rigging on my sailboat used swaged fittings. However, I did all the splicing on the running rigging by hand, including th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Tarp Guylines
March 14, 3:35pm

Re: Make Your Own Gear: Tarp Guylines
Brion Toss wrote a book called 'The Complete Rigger's Apprentice' and I find it indispensable when I need to splice rope. Pretty useful section on knots as well.

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Tarp Guylines
March 13, 9:12pm

Re: Relenting on NeoAir XLITE
Split the difference Exped SynMat UL 7

In GEAR » Relenting on NeoAir XLITE
March 13, 8:55pm

Re: Meritorious
If I were already carrying a saw and a real knife, I might be tempted to also bring the other ingredients to this solution. In reality, Plan A is my Sawyer, Plan B is tablets of some sort, Plan C i...

In Philosophy & Technique » A Simple Tree Branch Can Become a Backyard Water Filter
March 09, 9:03pm

Re: A Simple Tree Branch Can Become a Backyard Water Filter
To make that work requires gear heavier than a water filter. Not feasible for UL backpacking, but may have some merit in other situations. Duly noted.

In Philosophy & Technique » A Simple Tree Branch Can Become a Backyard Water Filter
March 09, 5:12pm

Re: Knife sharpeners
I use my DMT diamond plates at home, W/D on glass at work, and nothing at all on the trail. One tough blade for batoning and a razor blade for slicing. Also SAK scissors. If I had to carry a sha...

In GEAR » Knife sharpeners
March 07, 4:39pm

Re: Aluminium FOIL pot lid
Good stuff Mike! I've got the MSR ti ketle (love it) but haven't modified it yet. The lid is pretty light in my memory, but I'll break it out and weigh it tomorrow; see if I can't...

In GEAR » Aluminium FOIL pot lid
March 03, 11:16pm

Re: How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
Self-pleasure. Twice if necessary. Just kidding, I never do that. I set up camp when I'm done walking, eat, then straight to bed. I get cold easily when I'm not moving so my options are li...

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
March 03, 3:45pm

Re: So many but this one is "special"
Wow, you're getting some great stuff! But do be careful; we've only just recently become friends and I'd hate to lose you. Don't go out like Tim Treadwell....

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
February 28, 8:45pm

Re: Optimum ratio of pot diameter to height
Never mind Jerry's post. I actually read your post and comprehended it. Good work! What I need now is for someone to test boil times to compare efficiency between thick lids and foil lids. ...

In GEAR » Optimum ratio of pot diameter to height
February 28, 6:52pm

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