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Victor Karpenko (Viktor) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: What Size pyramid
It is a 10' x 10' x 6'pyramid made out of silicone coated nylon with a weight of 26 oz. It is pretty fast to set up. Here is the time line... Site prep ~ 15 min Quarry setup ti...

In GEAR » Oware Pyramid
January 15, 9:30am

Oware Pyramid
We used the Oware Pyramid tarp in the Sierra's this past weekend. We were at 9000 ft and gusts of wind up to 20 mph. The pyramid tarp was great. We set it up as a kitchen to provide shelte...

In GEAR » Oware Pyramid
January 14, 10:49pm

What is Everclear
Everclear is ethanol, grain alcohol, which is available for human consumption. Local laws determine the concentration. For example, New Mexico has a concentration of 95% alcohol (190 proof) and N...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Alcohol fuel resupply
January 09, 8:44am

Snow Saw Recommendations
Both saws look like they will do the job. From my experience, after cutting all types of snow and hard pack, I prefer a saw with nice handle for the comfort factor. Here in the Sierra's we ca...

In Winter Hiking » Recommendations for a Snow Saw
December 29, 12:26am

Try Beyond Fleece
I heard a lot good things about Beyond Fleece. My friend who really is 5'20", no I mean 6'8" used them to get custom clothing for snow camping. He was very happy with their prod...

In GEAR » Tall Woman - Help - Ugga Shagga
December 23, 10:22am

Re: Re: Pyramid in the snow
Brian, I use dead men to anchor the tarp. They are short lengths of PVC pipe, about 300 mm, with a short line tied to the center of it, and the free end of the line has a loop that attaches to t...

In GEAR » consensus on winter stakes?
December 20, 11:27pm

Re: Re: Pyramidin the snow
Hi Brian, I use a saw similar to this: http://www.rei.com/product/745260 In order to get uniform blocks, you need a snow saw. A shovel just will not work very well for building the wall. ...

In GEAR » consensus on winter stakes?
December 20, 5:34pm

Pyramid in the snow
In the latest "Revised and Even Better!" "Allen & Mike & Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book." Mike Clelland has a great illustration of how we have been using the pyramid...

In GEAR » consensus on winter stakes?
December 20, 2:43pm

Pyramid in the snow
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In GEAR » consensus on winter stakes?
December 20, 2:30pm

Re: Source of Trekking pole handle
Try fishing rod parts companies... http://www.shofftackle.com/cork-index.html or http://www.reelseats.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/26

In Make Your Own Gear » Source of Trekking pole handle
December 18, 1:09pm

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