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Stephen Cohen (esteban) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Southeast U.S.
About Me I grew up hiking and Kayaking in north Florida, and now enjoy lightweight backpacking in the north Georgia/Tennessee/North Carolina area. Mostly overnights and 3 day trips.
CityAtlanta
StateGA
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optimal height for tealight
I have not done very rigorous testing, but I use a 2 inch tall can with holes as a pot stand for my tealight with fiberglass. I get flames just barely up the sides of my pot and get a pretty quick ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Optimal pot height for tea light stove
September 29, 7:17am

Size small.
I have two size small pockets but probably will order some medium ones, too. My camera (small digi point and shoot) fits great but leaves little room for anything else. I have to cram them full whe...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear Hip Belt Pockets
September 24, 10:08am

Brass alky stove
Did you see the price tag for that thing? $330! Pretty neat, but more of a jewelery piece than a functional stove. And seeing as it's made of brass you probably wouldn't save much weight ov...

In Make Your Own Gear » Brass alky stove
August 05, 8:44am

Re: The Wisdom of Tent Stakes
You would have thought the bong inside was enough to hold it down, right?

In GEAR » The Wisdom of Tent Stakes
July 22, 3:19pm

3.2 oz. $7 shirt
I've found these shirts at a local uniform/big and tall shop for about the same price. I highly doubt that you will find any technical specs on them besides the information already stated in th...

In GEAR » 3.2 oz. $7 shirt
July 21, 7:57am

Bivy Entrance
I run and dive head first, hoping that I have enough speed to get my head to the other end of it. Kidding. I get my pad and bag in there and just sort of start shimmying in. It's not the easi...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Drawcord Bivy
July 09, 8:42am

DWR
I just put some scrap fabric under the running tap and the water was repelled quite well. I even made a little pool and it did not seep through at all. I hope the DWR doesn't affect the breatha...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Drawcord Bivy
July 09, 8:00am

MYOG Drawcord Bivy
It took around 4 hours to cut and sew. I sealed the seems later. I plan to use it under an MLD monk tarp that I got here on gear swap. The description of the fabric on quest says that it does hav...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Drawcord Bivy
July 09, 7:51am

MYOG Drawcord Bivy
Just finished this bivy with some materials from questoutfitters. 1.1oz silnylon floor, 1.1oz uncoated nylon top and noseeum netting. comes out to exactly 6oz on my scale. It could have been lighte...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Drawcord Bivy
July 08, 6:01pm

Re: Re: Re: GG Packs
I use a shorter piece of foam at the top of the strap leaving a good 8 inches or so at the bottom for socks and glove liners. The foam stays on the tops of my shoulders and I still have room for so...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus Video Review
May 30, 3:51pm

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