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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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Backpacker MAg Annual Gear Buyer's Guide
Ben, I think the Outdoor Retail Show is this weekend. I don't think I saw anything posted about this one here. Since BPL.com really knocked themselves out on the last one they may be s...

In GEAR » Backpacker MAg Annual Gear Buyer's Guide
January 17, 9:30pm

XUL - A new standard for Lightweight Backpacking or Dead Man Walking??
I have enjoyed reading most of the comments on this thread. I don't know who coined the term XUL, I once called my lightest gear setup "Hyper-Light". I did a short Sub-2 pound h...

In Philosophy & Technique » XUL - A new standard for Lightweight Backpacking?
January 15, 11:51pm

SUL External Frame / 1-1-2009
Hi Jim, My goal is still a framed pack that will push away from my back. I will be trying to add that feature back in over time with the follow on versions. Some of that feature maybe in the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » SUL External Frame / 1-1-2009I started making another SUL External Pack Frame on New Years Day. My goal is a frame similar to the modified Harrier Frame I have been working on but that weighs closer to one pound or less. The old frame was made to carr
January 14, 4:06pm

SUL External Frame / 1-1-2009
The picture with the pack bag is something I made to test a new material that I have recently discovered. It a woven material that is strong, almost light - 3.4 ounces per sq yard, very strong and...

In Make Your Own Gear » SUL External Frame / 1-1-2009I started making another SUL External Pack Frame on New Years Day. My goal is a frame similar to the modified Harrier Frame I have been working on but that weighs closer to one pound or less. The old frame was made to carr
January 14, 12:32pm

SUL External Frame / 1-1-2009
The new Frame is ready for a pack bag and some testing. Frame weight as shown in this picture is 17.63 ounces. The winter Cuben Pack Bag at 2.5 ounces would give me a temporary total weight of 20...

In Make Your Own Gear » SUL External Frame / 1-1-2009I started making another SUL External Pack Frame on New Years Day. My goal is a frame similar to the modified Harrier Frame I have been working on but that weighs closer to one pound or less. The old frame was made to carr
January 13, 1:37pm

SUL External Frame / 1-1-2009
Hi Joe, I had a couple of phone conversations with Skip Yowell co-founder of Jansport a couple of years ago about the "wing things" they used to have on their packs. This is where I...

In Make Your Own Gear » SUL External Frame / 1-1-2009I started making another SUL External Pack Frame on New Years Day. My goal is a frame similar to the modified Harrier Frame I have been working on but that weighs closer to one pound or less. The old frame was made to carr
January 13, 12:49pm

SUL External Frame / 1-1-2009
Hi Joe, I just went back to one of my first threads here about External Frames to get a couple of pictures of my old Jansport frame. I just discovered all those pictures are gone. It seems tha...

In Make Your Own Gear » SUL External Frame / 1-1-2009I started making another SUL External Pack Frame on New Years Day. My goal is a frame similar to the modified Harrier Frame I have been working on but that weighs closer to one pound or less. The old frame was made to carr
January 13, 11:19am

SUL External Frame / 1-1-2009
I started making another SUL External Pack Frame on New Years Day. My goal is a frame similar to the modified Harrier Frame I have been working on but that weighs closer to one pound or less. The...

In Make Your Own Gear » SUL External Frame / 1-1-2009I started making another SUL External Pack Frame on New Years Day. My goal is a frame similar to the modified Harrier Frame I have been working on but that weighs closer to one pound or less. The old frame was made to carr
January 12, 11:22pm

Winterizing My Cuben Fiber Hammock.
Winterizing My Cuben Fiber Hammock. I am working on a way to extend the use of my Cuben Fiber Hammock down to a low temperature such as 20 or so F. I have always used a sleeping pad or my Ste...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber Hammock
January 04, 5:41pm

Patagonia #1 Merino Wool Hoody - Coming Soon.
Jay, They are $75. Huzefa, I ordered mine direct from Patagonia here in the US. Patagonia is just starting to receive them and I don't think they have them on their web site yet. The...

In Make Your Own Gear » Patagonia #1 Merino Wool Hoody - Coming Soon.
January 04, 12:36am

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