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Lucas Boyer (jhawkwx) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale 38.97˚N, 95.26˚W
About Me Having been a backpacker off and on since the early 90's when a trip to Philmont infected me w/ the bug, I have transitioned over to a lighter kit. My first encounter with UL backpacking was some CDT thru-hikers I met in New Mexico. I went home and combed the web, found BPL, and the rest is history. Right now, I'm between jobs, working at a local running shop and have been doing a little freelance writing, hoping to find a voice for a writing career perhaps. Previously, I have obtained a meteorology degree and master's degree in secondary educ.
CityLawrence
StateKS
CountryUnited States
My Website URLhttp://www.hobohiker.wordpress.com
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re: hooks
Try OWFINC, they have these: http://www.owfinc.com/Hardware/mhardware.asp#Gater%20Hooks

In Make Your Own Gear » Made my own Dirty Girls
May 25, 7:22am

re: quick clove hitch
For tying a quick clove hitch on my tarp and trekking poles, I just use the mnemonic: clove and clockwise start with "cl", so I make 2 clockwise turns in the line and run my trekking pole...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Knotless PCT Bear Bag Hang
April 28, 7:38am

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Thanks for sharing your experience Luke. It's a bit embarrassing to admit how much stuff we carried in our packs before lightening up. You bring up an important topic in your choice to bring ba...

In Editor's Roundtable » Every Ounce Counts
April 21, 8:04am

Thanks Jerry
This is nice and doesn't require continually replacing the aluminum foil. Anyone used a screen like this on a cat can stove? I'm guessing one might have to place a couple more holes lower o...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Aluminum Windscreen for Canister Stoves
April 07, 7:28am

re: evernew stove
I really like the visual appeal of this stove: clean lines, compact design, appears to burn rather well. However, I don't see this as an improvement to the Bushbuddy or Cat Can, which could bot...

In GEAR » This Baby Burns!
March 25, 7:52am

re: foam
Those green army surplus store foam pads are rather stiff. Not sure how heavy they are though. I recently saw a lady w/ a whole stack of those things in her Jeep and almost stopped her to see where...

In GEAR » stiffest CCF for a pack frame
March 25, 7:42am

re: filling platypus
I recently discovered the difficulty of filling a platypus in a shallow stream. With a bit of work, I could get about 1.5L of the 2L I needed. So, I just took a ziploc I had in the food bag from m...

In GEAR » Most efficient way to fill a Platypus?
March 22, 7:55am

re: thomas
Thomas, for your first project it might make sense to use more basic fabrics that don't cost as much when you make mistakes. Plus, you'll find what size and any other tweaks you like. The k...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a bivy sack
March 19, 7:49am

re: paul
Paul, don't feel shoehorned in to buying a 2+ or 3 person tent for this. My wife and I camp w/ our 2 40lb dogs in a Sierra Designs Electron 2P tent. I'm 6'5" and my wife is 5'2...

In GEAR » Tent recommendations for 2 + a dog
March 18, 6:30am

Re: scott
Scott, I'd always include a button down polyester, breathable tech shirt that could double for a nice shirt for dinner or hiking, etc. The same could be said about a khaki non-convertible hikin...

In Gear Lists » A new kind of list...
March 05, 10:19am

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