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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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Re: Zipper conundrum
Hi, About 5 years ago I went to a zipper class at a local sewing center. The instructor was very good and we got to install several different types of zippers. I did OK but at the end of the c...

In Make Your Own Gear » Zipper conundrum
April 26, 8:41am

Re: Sub 10 Ounce Top Quilt/ Bag
Hi Sam, That looks great. Made to fit just YOU. I like the thinking behind that and I expect there is not much wasted space.

In Make Your Own Gear » Sub 10 Ounce Top Quilt/ Bag
April 25, 10:37pm

Mr Magoo in the Backwoods
I think Ken needs to write under the Pen Name of Mr Magoo. Then put all his "mis-adventures" in a book called "Mr Magoo in the Backwoods" Earn some money and hire a guide wh...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Perils of Certainty
April 25, 5:04pm

Re: Iditarod Trail Invitational 2012
This guy is a walking "Mountain Hardwear" billboard.

In Other Activities » Iditarod Trail Invitational 2012
March 12, 2:03pm

Re: Titanium pots and mildew?
I use this Ti cup to drink out of 3 or 4 times a day and food can get into and under lip where rolls under. It takes a small brush to get it clean and is an area that may get missed using the cup ...

In GEAR » Titanium pots and mildew?
March 11, 1:29pm

Re: glue instead of pins
Hi Bob and Terry, Thanks for the comments. I got my first Cuben Fiber in 2003 and never looked back. Before the cloths pins I also used long straight pins.

In Make Your Own Gear » Glue instead of pins?
March 11, 10:20am

Try Cloths Pins
I started using cloths pins several years ago. They are faster to attach and remove then pins and for layers of shell material and insulation much easier. 1. 2.

In Make Your Own Gear » Glue instead of pins?
March 10, 12:00pm

Re: WTB GG G6 Whisperlite
Hi, I have two but like them to well to sell either one of them. Look at the new GG Murmur 2012. It only weighs 4 ounces more, total weight is 8.6 ounces. I just bought one and think of...

In Gear Swap » WTB GG G6 Whisper
February 21, 12:16pm

Re: How many items are on your gear list?
Moderate weather 34 or so items, (weight) a couple ounces over 2 pounds. Top row Left to Right: Pertex Quantum / Cuben Bivy with the Climashield Combat Liner attached. Cuben Poncho/Tarp ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How many items are on your gear list?
November 07, 7:59am

Re: Who Can Build Me a Custom Hammock?
Hi, You might start with an old style Army Jungle Hammock. I also like to lay flat and can do that with one of these. I have two and modified both of them to bring the weight down from 55 ounc...

In Hammocks » Who Can Build Me a Custom Hammock?
November 03, 11:33pm

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