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Valentin Zill (Valentin.Zill) - BPL Forum Member

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All Forum Posts by Valentin Zill

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Torso-size pad
I sleep on a Gossamer Gear 3/8" pad, cut to torso size. Guess that's the lightest option one can choose. It's far from beeing comfortable, but it works and you know... Who cares about ...

In GEAR » What do you sleep on?
March 20, 3:56pm

Ultralite Bivy
Simon: I had the same problem, but decided to order a MLD LiteSoul Bivy, simply because it's lighter than the ones offered by BMW. And I think that customization might be a problem if you order...

In GEAR » ultralight bivy
March 17, 8:51am

"Beyond Backpacking": price is skyrocketing
Two weeks ago, the cheapest offer for Ray Jardine's "Beyond Backpacking" at was 305€ - more than 400 US$!!! I've got one at home which is in a very good condition, s...

In GEAR » Why are the Ray Jardine books so expensive?
March 16, 11:42am

Re: Sub 3 lb list
1.3oz? That is heavy... ;-)

In Gear Lists » Sub 3 lb List
March 04, 11:58am

Re: Sub 3 lb List
Mark: I tried out Sub 3 in early September 2006, and I wrote an article about it (and how to choose the right gear for Sub 5 trips) that can be read on It's in g...

In Gear Lists » Sub 3 lb List
March 04, 10:57am

Re: Re: Metrosexual
"Think Euro men" - what does that mean??? Sorry - didn't realize Sarah had already answered this question.

March 02, 11:45am

Re: Re: Re: Re: The absolutely lightest kitchen?
Einstein X: Thank you, I've just checked out the website. Think I'm gonna try that. A BPL Member sent two Heineken cans to me, if he reads this: Thank you very much!!! I paid 20 US$ for...

In GEAR » The absolutely lightest kitchen?
February 25, 12:13pm

Re: Re: The absolutely lightest kitchen?
Thank y'all for your postings! Einstein X: Do you mean those tea lights from the supermarket w/aluminium covering? Is that enough to hold an Esbit tab? Sounds like a great idea, gotta try th...

In GEAR » The absolutely lightest kitchen?
February 23, 6:53am

Re: Re: The absolutely lightest kitchen?
David: I know your website and it's good, thank you. I already thought about building something similar for me. I'd leave the handle and use foil as a lid. Could I use the sleeping pad as a...

In GEAR » The absolutely lightest kitchen?
February 21, 7:06am

The absolutely lightest kitchen?
I used to hike without a stove and a pot, eating only cold food. I want to change that now but I don't know what stove to use. What would be the absolutely lightest-in-weight stove imaginable, ...

In GEAR » The absolutely lightest kitchen?
February 21, 2:54am

All Reader Reviews by Valentin Zill

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Mountain Laurel Designs
In February/early March I ordered a Revelation Pack, a Monk Spectralite.60 Tarp and a few weeks later a LiteSoul Bivy, for which Ron didn't charge me any extra postage fees. As others already ment...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 04, 6:25am

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
This review refers to the DriDucks rain suit, I bought it at Gossamer Gear last year. I had the chance to really test it on a day trip yesterday. I stayed totally dry during rain and sleet. We bushwa...

In Clothing - Raingear
April 04, 10:17am

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
I purchased this DVD about a year ago and I must have watched it about a dozen times now. As many of the other reviewers I also bought it to SEE put into practice what I had READ about in different bo...

In Books and Media
March 21, 2:55am

Gossamer Gear
Gossamer Gear's customer service is really outstanding. It was the first time that I ordered gear in the U.S. and I was almost sure problems would occur. Nope! The package arrived within a week - ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 13, 10:04am