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John Roan (JRoan) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Vegas
About Me Up high, with the ancient bristlecones, or deep in a slot canyon.
CityLas Vegas
StateNV
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.MountainUltraLight.com
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All Forum Posts by John Roan

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Re: Cuben Backpack
Phil, good question. I exclusively sewed the pack, like I would silnylon. I added diagonal reinforcement at all of the pressure points. The idea is the Spectra threads are aligned horizontally and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Backpack
August 01, 8:11pm

Cuben Backpack
I thought I would share my latest project. While I've made several packs in the past, this is my first time working with Cuben Fiber. I purchased 1 yard of the 1.5oz sq/yd, 54" wide materi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Backpack
August 01, 6:30pm

Zion National Park - Mid May
David, My wife and I would love accompany you...just let me know and we'll do So Utah together next year! Or if you're in Vegas during the hot months, we'll do the 11,918' Charle...

In Post-Trip Reports » Zion National Park - Mid May
May 31, 7:36pm

Re: Re: re: Zion
Great trip report...I live in Vegas. It's funny how we dream about far away places and take the amazing ones we live near for granted. Next time you're in the area, try an overnight sau...

In Post-Trip Reports » Zion National Park - Mid May
May 31, 6:12pm

Re: Re: Tarp without bivy?
I've used my GG SpinnTwinn in hard rain and got a little of rain spray on me...which inspired this solution. Use the hooks from your GG bug bivy to hook your rain jacket to the entrance to bloc...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tarp without bivy?
May 31, 5:10pm

Re: Are cuben fiber packs and tarps holding up?
I have had several minor issues with my Refuge-X, all of which I attest to poor design. The nice thing about cuben is that duct tape sticks very well to the fabric, so I simply reinforced these are...

In GEAR » Are cuben fiber packs and tarps holding up?
May 31, 4:54pm

Re: About straps
Same here Timo. I sewed a 3.5" x 10" piece of 2.1oz nylon to the inside of the pack (didn't glue). Then I box stitched the shoulder straps to that area, then used three vertical bar-t...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG pack. How to attach shoulder straps?
May 04, 1:54pm

Re: Re: Re: extra webbing
I didn't mean to hijack your thread. I've been meaning to post info in the MYOG section, but haven't had a chance. Here's mine and my wife's packs on our recent PCT section A hi...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG pack. How to attach shoulder straps?
May 04, 1:35pm

Re: extra webbing
I'm a gram weenie I suppose...total weight of my 2800 c.i. MYOG pack is 4.25oz. I think I could get it under 4oz though. Would love to see some photos once you make your prototype!

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG pack. How to attach shoulder straps?
May 04, 1:20pm

Re: Re: normal shoulder straps
Looks like extra webbing to me, which is the heaviest part of a ul pack.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG pack. How to attach shoulder straps?
May 04, 1:05pm

All Reader Reviews by John Roan

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Trail Designs Caldera Stove
My rating is actually 4.5 out of 5 (not an option in the drop down box). I...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 19, 5:35pm

Trail Designs Ti-Tri Inferno
The guys at Trail Designs have built a reputation for themselves by providing innovative products and excellent customer service. Their Caldera Cone system was a revolution in UL wind screen/pot holde...

In Stoves - Other
August 21, 5:35pm