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Bill Fornshell (bfornshell) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern Texas
About Me I have been a member here since 24 August, 2003.

I believe in SUL and Lighter, Backpacking, and make most of my own gear. If you have a question about something I have made you can read about most of it here or on my Blog.

http://ultraliteskunkworks.blogspot.com/

Please Note:

I don't make things for other people. Thanks for asking but the answer to all, is NO.
CitySan Antonio
StateTexas
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Bill Fornshell

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Re: Re: "4' x 1' 0.48oz/yd cuben piece. What to make?
Hi Rog, I fixed the Footies Link. The Cuben Kilt idea would only work in some places unless you wore a pair of shorts under it.

In Make Your Own Gear » 4' x 1' 0.48oz/yd cuben piece. What to make?
June 18, 6:54am

Re: Re: GG Polycryo / Propore Bivy
Hi Scott, Thanks for taking the time to post such a good comment. However, to answer your question you need to go back to the "Parent Thread" for this topic. Super Ultra Light / Su...

In Make Your Own Gear » GG Polycryo / Propore Bivy
June 18, 1:22am

GG Polycryo / Propore Bivy: Sewing?
Hi Eric, Seam Sealing is more of a personnel choice. Some swear by it but I usually just make a mess out of it. I like to use a Hammock so I am not really on the ground that much. If sleep a...

In Make Your Own Gear » GG Polycryo / Propore Bivy
June 17, 7:40pm

"4' x 1' 0.48oz/yd cuben piece. What to make?
How about: 1. Cuben Rain Mitts: Cuben Rain Mitts Link 2. Cuben Footies-VBL's-0.22oz a pair Cuben Footies Link

In Make Your Own Gear » 4' x 1' 0.48oz/yd cuben piece. What to make?
June 17, 5:13pm

GG Polycryo / Propore Bivy - Field Testing
Steven, I have used this Bivy several times on the grass in my backyard "Wilderness". My part of Texas is hot (over 100 degrees F for the high) most days now that we are well into s...

In Make Your Own Gear » GG Polycryo / Propore Bivy
June 17, 5:01pm

GG Polycryo / Propore Bivy: tyvek.
Hi Walter, DiDucks material is owned and made by Frogg Toggs and is not the same as Tyvek. I have never used Tyvek so I can not say how alike the two might be. I went with Frogg Toggs fr...

In Make Your Own Gear » GG Polycryo / Propore Bivy
June 17, 4:50pm

GG Polycryo / Propore Bivy: Sewing?
Hi Eric, Eric: "Question for you. I've read where you stated the polycryo is tough to sew. Curious what you ended coming up with for seaming the two materials together?" ======...

In Make Your Own Gear » GG Polycryo / Propore Bivy
June 17, 4:43pm

GG Polycryo / Propore Bivy
I received two "Two-Packs" of GG Polycryo Ground Sheets in the mail today. I am working out a design to use one of thePolycryo Ground Sheets with one of my Frogg Troggs Poncho's a...

In Make Your Own Gear » GG Polycryo / Propore Bivy
June 17, 11:40am

GG Polycryo / Propore Bivy
To make it easier to find the part of this thread about the GG Polycryo / Propore Bivy I decided to give this project its own Thread. Super Ultra Light / Super Ultra Cheap PT 1 - Making the Bivy...

In Make Your Own Gear » GG Polycryo / Propore Bivy
June 17, 11:30am

A case for smartphones on the trail - New version of the iPhone.
Hi all, The new iPhone coming mid-June is looking very close to what I have been waiting forNew iPhone New camera, Video, Digital Compass etc.

In Multiple Use Gear » A case for smartphones on the trail.
June 10, 1:48pm

All Reader Reviews by Bill Fornshell

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BMW (BPL) UL 60 Balaclava
Cocoon UL 60 Balaclava - Multi-Purpose - 5/5 I have had my Cocoon Balaclava since they first shipped. When I got it I was in the middle of several things and just looked it over, put it on, bless...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
July 08, 10:08pm

OR (Outdoor Research)
During the planning for my AT Hike this coming January I got out my old OR Advanced Bivy. I had used it only a few times after I bought it about 10 years ago and wanted to have a good look at it set ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 29, 4:41pm

BackpackingLight.com Premium Membership
1. Being able to have a picture and a little information about us all and a possible way to send a private email to other members. 2. A list of all our replies to threads in date order. This alone ...

In Books and Media
October 27, 8:16pm

Patagonia Dragonfly pullover
I have to agree with everyone about the Patagonia DragonFly. I bought 2 on a close-out sale for $29.95 each. You can't hardly beat that for a really great piece of gear.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 19, 9:22am