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Elliott Wolin (ewolin) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Hampton Roads, Virginia
About Me I am a 60 year old Ph.D research physicist. With the kids gone we can occasionally afford to fly off to other parts of the country for backpacking and kayaking trips. I dream of going to Nepal, the Alps, and New Zealand, or back to Alaska.

I make a lot of my own UL equipment: pyramid tent, tarps, net tents, quilts, wind shirts and pants, jackets, kayaking gear, etc.

UL kayak camping is great, you get a real advantage over traditional paddlers who take everything, including the kitchen sink.
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All Forum Posts by Elliott Wolin

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For your dad
Absolutely have him use hiking poles. The amount of stress poles allow you to avoid on your knees is as amazing as it is essential.

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 16, 11:33am

Re: Old guys running
At age 60 every sports injury I've ever had, including ones I didn't know about or forgotten about, are coming back to haunt me. This includes ankles, knees and spine. No signs of inflamm...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 15, 1:09pm

Re: Wonderland Trail Preliminary Planning
As I've posted many times, my family did the Wonderland Train in 13 nights and enjoyed every single moment. This is a trail to savor, it is arguably the finest trail in the US. If you hike fo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail Preliminary Planning
January 15, 1:01pm

RE: What our gear says about us...
I need to join Gearaholics Anonymous as well. I have almost every piece of gear I've purchased for backpacking and car camping since the 1970's other than items that completely disintegr...

In GEAR » What our gear says about us...
January 12, 2:52pm

Re: Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
I'd be in big trouble if I even thought of going hiking or backpacking without my wife. It might be ok if it was with one of our kids and she couldn't go for some reason. Or maybe if it i...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
January 10, 10:43am

RE: Old Guys Backpacking
"'Apparently the younger folk are not as active in backpacking as the old folks. they have more options, I suppose.' Naw, they're just wimps... ;-) " "Hey hey, no n...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 06, 1:38pm

RE: Old Guys Backpacking
"Apparently the younger folk are not as active in backpacking as the old folks. they have more options, I suppose." Naw, they're just wimps... ;-)

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 05, 2:57pm

RE: warning to you myog newbies
Yes, I became the seamster (I looked it up, it really is a word) for the entire family, my wife doesn't like to sew. It never bothered me, I keep thinking how much money we're saving by no...

In Make Your Own Gear » warning to you myog newbies
December 16, 9:49am

RE: stiffening vents
I used some thin poly tubing, the milky-white stuff you can get at a hardware store (not the clear stuff), in a vent in a large pyramid tent. Worked great.

In Make Your Own Gear » stiffening vents
December 11, 10:44am

RE: Becoming disoriented in the woods
I have another bad habit of not paying attention to where I'm going in nice conditions, and I walk off the trail on occasion. One beautiful spring day I was the last of four of us heading ba...

In Philosophy & Technique » Becoming disoriented in the woods
December 05, 2:47pm

All Reader Reviews by Elliott Wolin

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Sierra Designs customer service
A number of years ago I pulled out my SD Dome tent right before a camping trip (original model, very light 4-season 3-person tent for 1980, under 7 lbs) and found that the shock cords in the poles had...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 05, 10:22am

Rollei 35 SE
I purchased a 35LED right after it came out in the late 1970's. The first model had a faulty on/off switch and they replaced it for free. From that day on I had nothing but praise for the little...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
July 23, 1:44pm

Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide -Andrew Skurka book
Just read it and strongly agree with previous reviews. Having also just read UL Backpacking Tips by Clelland, which advocates pushing to the limit of UL, I was pleased to see that Skurka disagreed wi...

In Books and Media
July 10, 1:39pm

The Ray-Way Tarp Book Essential
This is a completely revised and greatly expanded version of Jardine's original Tarp Book. The first version was as much a tutorial and instruction manual on how to sew a Ray-Way tarp as a discuss...

In Books and Media
November 13, 12:32pm

Marmot Marmot
The coating on my Precip jacket started flaking off around the neck and shoulders (my wife's is fine, purchased the same time, used about the same amount which is not much). Got an RA number, s...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 02, 3:08pm

Gregory Customer Support
I purchased a Gregory Snow Creek around 1981. It was one of the best packs available then (5 1/2 lbs). I added a lumbar support pad soon after, for no particularly good reason. Fast forward to 201...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 20, 5:59pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
We've been using the Prolite 3 short (13 oz, latest model 11 oz) for a few years now with great success on all sorts of surfaces from wooden lean-to floors and hard-pan car camping sites to soft d...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 03, 2:22pm

Golite Pinnacle Pack
My wife borrowed my daughter's new woman's Golite Pinnacle pack for our 4-day trip down the Grand Canyon (mid-Nov 2009). She was very happy with it, and found it perfectly comfortable for our...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 28, 8:08pm

Coleman Customer Service
Turned on my Coleman Powermax Exponent Xtreme and the knob did nothing. Discovered the valve was stuck and the spline threads on the knob got stripped. Removed the knob, freed the stuck valve, opene...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 06, 7:34pm

GoLite GoLite customer service
The seam tape on a Golite waterproof/breathable jacket started lifting off after a few uses. Sent it back and they quickly offered a free replacement. Alternatively, they offered a credit equal to t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 03, 7:36am