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Connie Dodson (ConnieDodson) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Montana
About Me My residence is 30-acres "undeveloped property" near Glacier National Park. I have all the amenities. I travel. I spend all the time I can outdoors.
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okay, Tim, here are dimensions
I figured a short, half taper. Maybe like your Small 46" Head tapering to 34" foot over 76"? However, I measured me stretched out in my rectangular sleeping bag, zipped at the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Synthetic Quilt Temperature Rating Question
January 14, 2:38am

I can't get it to work
Apparently the "weight calculation" feature will not work in the 30-days trial version. Open Office relies on javascript. I do not have javascript installed in the laptop. It is no...

In Make Your Own Gear » Synthetic Quilt Temperature Rating Question
January 13, 4:57am

no Excel
Thanks. I tried. I don't have Excel. I tried to download the software trial. It will read, but the software is crippled unless you purchase it. Big buck$ and 346 MB in my old laptop! Tha...

In Make Your Own Gear » Synthetic Quilt Temperature Rating Question
January 12, 6:30pm

Question: finished weight? volume?
For 5'6" female 7.4 oz. Climashield Combat 15-20 F "comfort zone" cuben quilt with zippered and gathered footbox, what would be the estimate for the finished weight? volume? S...

In Make Your Own Gear » Synthetic Quilt Temperature Rating Question
January 11, 8:32pm

think "add-ons"
In any food, a hot drink, soup, side dish, entree or dessert use "calorie-dense" "add-ons". I have organized a list, by defining "calorie-dense" as 150 calories pe...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My food has low caloric density. I need your help.
January 10, 4:42pm

aerogel products, anyone used it?
Aerogel is lightweight and has high R-value insulation. Does anyone have experience with an Aerogel product? "Toasty Feet" insoles and the PolarWrap "P...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » aerogel products, anyone used it?
January 08, 11:27pm

not resupply
I agree with the OP. I like "freezer bag" cooking meals I repackage and have ready to go, because there are times I need a hot meal right now, I like packing dry ingredients, as wel...

In Philosophy & Technique » Food Supply - Do you prefer supported or unsupported trips?
January 05, 5:05pm

Real tipis have a tie-down inside, from the apex down to a post sunk deeply into the ground. By "real tipis" I mean, for example, the tipi of The Blackfeet Warrior Society.

In Make Your Own Gear » Help with Tipi
January 05, 4:21pm

unabashed UL nerd
I must be a UL nerd. Most people haven't noticed my "secret" indulgence: all the tons of equipment and gear I have purchased so I can have the most superlative lightweight and ultr...

In Philosophy & Technique » Going solo? How has ultralight made you an outcast?
January 04, 10:16pm

simple simmer
Zelph at has his "BudLyte Super Stove" he lists for sale at eBay:

In Make Your Own Gear » Alcohol Stoves: Best Simmer Design?
January 04, 1:01pm

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