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Tad Englund (bestbuilder) - BPL Professional Member

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Re: Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
Dave, thank you for this thorough review, though given the late hour, I found it a little soporific while reading some of the technical aspects of how to use the compression straps . As always yo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
January 15, 1:09am

This ain't Pizza
Entering this conversation is like walking through a cow pasture blindfolded, hoping not to get anything on your shoes. I have decided to step into this conversation hoping not to get too much stu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 08, 8:12pm

Re: Source for tubing?
Kevin, go to Home Depot or Lowes and in the plumbing section you can get clear tubing for a fraction of the cost or the platy kit. And you can get whatever length you want. Also the Platy Clearw...

In GEAR » Sawyer mini filter as a camp gravity system?
January 08, 2:43pm

Re: Re: Gravity filtration
Bob, I use the platy on both ends also and filling the dirty bag can be problematic. I fix it by cutting the bottom out of the dirty bag (the pleated part). I tried thinner string but with a fu...

In GEAR » New Sawyer mini: Gravity filtration vs. squeeze concept
January 03, 2:19pm

Re: 3p tents?
I use a BA UL Copper Spur 3 for my wife a and I or me and my two youngest (16 and 17 yr olds at the time) if we are winter camping on the coast or in rainy 3 season weather. It has a 90" floo...

In GEAR » 3p tents? My Google-foo is failing me
December 27, 1:33pm

Re: Vectran Yarn
Delmar, I got the Vectran yarn off E-Bay (I was looking for the kevlar by this ia all I found). I purchase 100 ft figuring I would probably need it for some other mistake later on. The epoxy is: L...

In Make Your Own Gear » Metallury help needed for a MYOG Flash 30
December 22, 8:51pm

Vectran was the fix
Colin and everybody else thanks for the help. I decided to salvage the existing frame (save money) and went with the fix Colin suggested; using Vectran yarn saturated with epoxy. I used the exist...

In Make Your Own Gear » Metallury help needed for a MYOG Flash 30
December 20, 8:15pm

[x – ((70 - y)/2) = z]
Keith, yes it does matter if you use the equation when making the decision because the x value give you a different answer depending on which rated quilt you use for x (20* or 50*). Now that I h...

In Philosophy & Technique » Quilt Layering Question
December 20, 2:49pm

Re: Re: Sawyer Squeeze mini @ Amazon - $14.99 (next 2 hours only)
Just missed it, I shouldn't have done that report and looked here sooner.

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Squeeze mini @ Amazon - $14.99 (next 2 hours only)
December 20, 11:08am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Your down coat could be the product of cruelty
Eric, thank for posting this; even though I buy more than my fair share of down; I wish there was a way to figure out who is marketing the 'better practice" down collection for their produ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Your down coat could be the product of cruelty
December 19, 9:49pm

All Reader Reviews by Tad Englund

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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
The mattress totally sucked the heat out of me. See this thread for more info about this mattress.

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
November 11, 6:39pm