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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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"Flat Pack Woodburner"
Fold Flat Stove. Stove Link This is the latest version of a wood stove for a long hike. It is not designed to be super ultra light, it is designed for continuous daily use for something like...

In Make Your Own Gear » Flat Pack Woodburner 1 piece
April 23, 11:32pm

Re: iPhone Hardware v3
Also a cut and paste feature.

In GEAR » iPhone Hardware v3
April 10, 10:16am

Cuben/Momentum Bivy
Hi, == "Did either of you consider making a bathtub-like floor for your bivys? This would keep seams off the ground" == Yes, but I use a GG very light ground cloth to help protect th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben/Momentum Bivy
April 08, 12:10pm

Cuben Stuffsack - Bonded
Hi, I have bought the tape and tried it. I had a "not enough hands" problem with the two side tape and it was heavy. Sewing the Cuben has always worked OK for me. This Hysol stuff...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Stuffsack - Bonded
April 08, 9:03am

Re: Marking silnylon
Hi, I use the edge of a "used up" piece of soap. The edge makes a nice line and wipes off if necessary.

In Make Your Own Gear » Marking silnylon
April 07, 9:16pm

Re: Nicr wire source
Hi, Try your local Pottery Supply Store. It is used a lot by folks working with clay. High Temp Wire

In GEAR » Bushbuddy mesh grate
April 07, 9:19am

Worked with Cuben for the first time today
Hi Troy, I just use an Xacto knife to cut my Cuben. Cuben doesn't fray so I hot knife isn't really necessary. I use Cuben for one reason and that is for its light weight.

In Make Your Own Gear » Worked with Cuben for the first time today
April 03, 7:38pm

How many degrees would a climasheild quilt add to a 15d bag"
I had a 5 yard sample of 2 ounce per sq yard Climashield Combat. It turned out to weigh about 2.2 ounces per sq yard. I made a quilt out of some of it and using that quilt inside my Pertex Quantu...

In Make Your Own Gear » How many degrees would a climasheild quilt add to a 15d bag
April 02, 6:04pm

Re: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BACKPACKING LIGHT SEEKS PARTNERSHIP WITH OHV/ORV COMMUNITY TO PROMOTE MULTI-USE HARMONY IN AMERICAN WILDERNESS
Does this mean I can now drive one of my Hummers without all the normal flack. OK, only on 1 April.

In Editor's Roundtable » FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BACKPACKING LIGHT SEEKS PARTNERSHIP WITH OHV/ORV COMMUNITY TO PROMOTE MULTI-USE HARMONY IN AMERICAN WILDERNESS
March 31, 11:16pm

Carbon Fiber Pack Stay - Adding a Pack Bag
Hi Kevin, Funny this should come up at this time. Over the weekend I made a new pack bag for your Carbon Fiber Stay. It was more or less the same design as the other bag I had been modifying...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lighter Carbon Back Stay - version 2
March 31, 2:22pm

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