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Andrew Wilson (andreww) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Vosges
About Me A PCTr 1998, all home-sewn, I've persued outdoor pursuits lightweight since. Currently I'm riding my 1983 Raleigh super-comp through the passes of the Vosges.
CityStrasbourg
StateBas-Rhin
CountryFrance

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Less, then more.
My experience of long distance hikes is limited to one. But on that journey of 1000miles I carried 2.5lbs/day. In the beginning I was stuffing myself and burying extra; at the end, I was still hung...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Calorie advice.
February 05, 6:24am

LaSportiva Trango
I have Trango Extremes. They're quite light (<4lbs the pair) for ice boots, and go well with the style of "carry until the steep stuff." I approach in running shoes when there'...

In GEAR » ice climbing/mountaineering boots
February 05, 6:11am

waistlamp
I second Mr. Skurka's advice to put it around your waist while hiking. I'm not sure what ultrarunners do, but a headlamp, while great for placing pro while climbing, camp chores, reading a ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Petzl Tikka XP2 and Tikka Plus2 LED Headlamp Reviews
February 03, 11:36pm

Washed eggs
Eggs are never refrigerated in European supermarkets. They also often have dried goo and feathers sticking to them.

In Make Your Own Gear » Kmart Grease Pot tips and mods?
February 02, 10:43pm

Bike repair
I eighth the recommendation of nitrile. I use them while degreasing bike parts with a wire brush. Amazingly sturdy. Great for washing dishes, too. It's scary what the chemicals do to latex (ano...

In Multiple Use Gear » Latex gloves
February 02, 12:46pm

Am amply able at alliteration, as well
I think it was just ordinary "chiffon" material, as proposed by previous posters. I just tested it in the shop by seeing how easily it tore. In large panels, it's quite stretchy, and ...

In GEAR » Joe Valesko of Zpack's new 9oz tent
February 02, 12:41pm

Bathtub floors, fabrics
Unless you have a very taught system, and very tall "walls", a bathtub floor is nul. I discovered this when I made a net-tent with a "bathtub floor" (only 2" "walls&qu...

In Make Your Own Gear » What material for bathtub tent floor
February 02, 12:30pm

Mosquito proof
Most wind shells are mosquito proof, GoLite's being among them.

In Gear Deals » Golite Wisp
February 01, 10:34pm

Wedding veil material fragile, possibly OK
Previous posters are correct: wedding veil material is much, much weaker than noseeum netting. There are, however, many different kinds of it, some of which are much stronger than others. The holes...

In GEAR » Joe Valesko of Zpack's new 9oz tent
February 01, 10:31pm

My 2c
A tarp is a very versatile shelter. (If you have any doubts, check out http://www.equipped.com/tarp-shelters.pdf for a mind-boggling set of options.) Besides its light weight and mechanical simplic...

In GEAR » PCT sleep system help
February 01, 12:25pm

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