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peter vacco (fluff@inreach.com) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale no. california
About Me i walk quite a bit, and probably carry too much. up to a point though, i sort of Like carrying too much.

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All Forum Posts by peter vacco

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Re: Re: McMaster-Carr
" Viton might be better." compatibility aside, viton (which i prefer for some things), can be overly sticky in occasional applications. just a thought. and yes, a McMaster Carr acc...

In Make Your Own Gear » Found a bottle that fits; now need gasket material for lid!
May 04, 8:52pm

Re: 12\80 probably okay
" The European metric sizing system for sewing machine needles is numbered from 60 to 110. The American sizing system is numbered from 8 to 18. For both sizing systems, the lower the number th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thread, Needles, the details
April 24, 7:30am

Re: I've crossed over the river to a new level of gearhead status
" Now when I get a digital postal scale I'll really know I'm all in... " ohhh .. it's going to get a LOT worse. you see ... that new scale that is coming ..? the thing is ...

In GEAR » I've crossed over the river to a new level of gearhead status
April 19, 7:28am

Re: Are any of the Altra shoes even a little durable?
Instinct 1.5 i do a nice 14 mile trail loop run/walk every weekend lately, and they are the one thing that makes it easy. no signs of early death in any form. (it will probably be me before the s...

In GEAR » Are any of the Altra shoes even a little durable?
April 19, 7:25am

Re: Re: The Care and Feeding of Lindal Valves
FANtastic article. everything a bpl article should be. concise, thorough, and written by a relentlessly detail oriented bloke (whom we all would trust with out lives) just slightly .. off his he...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Care and Feeding of Lindal Valves
April 18, 7:22pm

Re: Shoulder/Winter tent advice
" I ended up putting large rocks in front of the stakes " yeah .. well.. that's how it's done. you done good ! you went out there in what are guaranteed crappy conditions....

In Philosophy & Technique » Shoulder/Winter tent advice
April 16, 11:22pm

Re: Re: Backpacking solo
" Solo backpacking has nothing to do with bravery, courage, self-sufficiency, etc " ohhh kaaayyyyy ..... v.

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
April 15, 6:57pm

Re: Rail Riders weight discrepancy
i have rr winter weather pants that weigh different for different pairs of them. one can look close at the material, and on some of them, it is quite close to the same thing as on the normal weathe...

In GEAR » Rail Riders weight discrepancy
April 15, 6:49pm

Re: Advice on adding wristbands to rain mitts?
some athletic shoelaces are tubular, and have pretty much the right softness you might be look'n for. you can find WAYYYY more than you ever wanted to know about shoelaces at http://www.shoe...

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice on adding wristbands to rain mitts?
April 14, 7:40pm

Re: 3/32" Shock-Cord perhaps?
and after i looked this up some more ... i found that the Very Good people at OWCinc fabrics show quite a few things that might work. if you go to OWF > hardware > notions ... you will see &...

In Make Your Own Gear » Name of an Elastic Type Cuff or Waistband Material
April 14, 7:33pm

All Reader Reviews by peter vacco

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Hilleberg Akto
all that you will read about how wonderful akto is seems to be true. also true is that for it to be habitable in all but the chillyest weather, it Desperately Needs a window in the door. the unna is i...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 17, 10:15pm