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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.
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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

Swiss hours, French hours
I hike on the Continent, where everything is tabulated in hours, not "milage" (kilometrage?). Theoretically this makes some sense, and despite different hiking paces, within certain regio...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you calculate mileage?
February 01, 4:13am

"Weatherproof" more than "waterproof"
I honestly didn't think about dust. Good points; although then the name should probably be "weatherproof" or something like that. Waterproof cameras, then, have other sealing options ...

In Photography » Waterproof cameras?
January 30, 3:36am

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