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Rob Daly (rdaly) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me My wife and I are originally from MI. Lived in VA for 6 years and really loved the area. But we've just moved back to Michigan, yeah! We couldn't stay away. I'm been an avid backpacker for about 20 years or so. After my first week long trip carrying #60 I started down the lightweight road. I like to make some of my own gear when I can. We love to travel and hike. I've been a designer all my adult life, primarily in the automotive industry but the last 6 years in aerospace.
CityAllen Park
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really cool
Terry, very nice pack you made. The construction looks top notch. I like your back pad idea. Have you found that it works well on hot days or is your back still wetting? Those shoulder straps l...

In Make Your Own Gear » Nomad Desert Ruck
August 22, 7:17am

Bilgy
"I may go for the Solo after all. my gf and I are both 5'7-5'8 but she wants to sew her own shelter so she might make us a 2 person Bilgy style tent." That sounds like a good w...

In GEAR » Lightheart Duo pictures?
August 17, 1:11pm

hmmm
I don't know if this is the lightest 'potty' kit available. But look at all the weight & $ you'll save by not carying one of those fancy titanium trowels. ;)

In Make Your Own Gear » Important Discovery
August 17, 9:24am

for solo use
I have a homemade sil tarp, basically 8'x10'. For bug protection at night I made a noseeum tepee that hangs from my tarp by velcro and covers my upper body. I have a trekking pole shelt...

In GEAR » Shelters
August 14, 5:21am

coolness
She looks great. Nice design and pitch.

In Make Your Own Gear » First Post and First MYOG Project
August 13, 10:28am

Re: Any Enlightened Users out there?
I love my Rev X bag. I think it would work great for you Steven. Talk to Tim personally if you have any questions or concerns.

In GEAR » Need advice on a sleeping bag
August 13, 9:21am

hahaha
Interesting concept. Hey, if it works for you, great. Myself, I have no need for a fishing net or chopsticks. I cut the handle down on my toothbrush many year ago. And I use a lexan spoon tha...

In GEAR » Idea to use tent stakes as handles for various gear.
August 13, 9:18am

World's lightest tent?
I couldn't call that a tent. Imo, it's not fully enclosed without a floor attached to the tarp. Nice tarp though. I hope it works great for you.

In GEAR » World's Lightest Tent?
August 13, 9:07am

Re: Re: Tarptent Notch
Re: why I would like two doors. As others have said, for ventilation and views, as well as being able to access both vestibules while in the tent. Solo tents, because they are "solo" tent...

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch
August 10, 11:18am

hey Tim
Ideas for improvement? Not really an improvement but, how about matching down hoods for some of your quilts? Btw, I've really liked my Rev X quilt during the 2 outings I've used it so...

In GEAR » Just Ordered My New Rev X Quild
August 08, 1:23pm

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