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Kevin Egelhoff (kegelhoff) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southern Cal
About Me Hiking for about 10 years now. First started carring a 80+ pound pack and now I'm down to about 18 lbs. for a five day trip!
CityEncinitas
StateCA
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All Forum Posts by Kevin Egelhoff

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Re: GG poles
Dan, GG sells the LT4's in a shorter length version. Guessing they would work on a plane ?? I think they have the dimensions listed on their web site. I have used and own a LOT of different...

In GEAR » REI UL Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles
May 05, 9:26pm

Re: Leukotape
I 2nd. Klas's description on using tincture-of-benzoin with the Leukotape. The BEST method to protect blisters and wounds that I have ever seen and a lot of guys in my group seem to get BAD bl...

In GEAR » Question for Leukotape users
April 28, 6:14pm

Re: "Flat Pack Woodburner"
Bill, All I can say is AWESOME and thank you !!!! I had been thinking about something along these lines but WAY more difficult and complex and you just opened my eyes to something so easy and sim...

In Make Your Own Gear » Flat Pack Woodburner 1 piece
April 24, 12:15pm

Easy to make your own Cuben Rain Chaps !!!
I made a pair last year from Cuben weighing right at 1.0 oz. and wore them in 2 straight days of prolonged rain and loved them !!! I modified the basic chap design to enclose the entire seat area ...

In GEAR » Rain Chaps
April 16, 12:52pm

Re: steri pen
I posted this before and I'm posting it again! I WISH they worked for us as I love the light weight but it was not the case! Hmmmm ... for once I'm not even close in agreement to anyone...

In GEAR » Steripen reliability
April 10, 9:47pm

Re: Re: Marking silnylon
I second the silver grease pencil. Works great on darker colors !! Kevin

In Make Your Own Gear » Marking silnylon
April 08, 1:42pm

Re: Re: version 2
Steven, Nice work !!! Now we just need a way to make a really cool carbon snow shovel blade that attaches to the head. Dual use now !!! Ti or Alum might be the way to go for cost reasons though!...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Titanium/Carbon Fiber Ice Axe
April 08, 1:04pm

Re: Design
Matt, I made my Cuben/Momentum bivy with a bathtub fllor and no seams. Just folded up the Cuben corners so I wouldn't have to worry about seams and leaks. Here is the old thread. http://w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben/Momentum Bivy
April 08, 12:52pm

Re: Re: Cuben Stuffsack - Bonded
Steven, Thanks for all the info. I'm going to do some research and see if I can come up with a little quicker drying Hysol. Need something more along the lines of 5 minutes. Using the ine...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Stuffsack - Bonded
April 06, 7:03pm

Re: Cuben Stuffsack - Bonded
Steven, Very nice !!! I had always wondered how easy it was to use the Hysol glue. Did you use the Hysol from a gun using a dual mixing applicator ?? What is the set-up time ?? When I use th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Stuffsack - Bonded
April 06, 2:06pm

All Reader Reviews by Kevin Egelhoff

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Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp
We just returned from a long week in the Sierra's with a group of 6 this year. We needed one additional 2 man shelter for the 80 mile hike and at the last minute decided that he SpinnTwinn tarp w...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 17, 12:10pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
And now they come in the oh-so-cool camo color. These are the GOLD standard in best locking, ulta light, super durable, best griped poles on the market that our group has ever used. The new carbon wr...

In Trekking Poles
May 12, 3:27pm

Western Mountaineering Ultralight Super
I own 4 high quality Down sleeping bags and this is my current go-to fav! I'm 6'1", 185 lbs., and there is plenty of room in this bag to layer up with some extra clothes IF NEEDED to get...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 22, 5:27pm

Big Agnes Clearview
I talked three people in our group of five into buying this pad for our 9 day, 80+ mile hike in the high Sierra's. Night time Temps ranged from a low of 28 deg to a high of 38 deg. All three of ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 07, 4:39pm

Inov8 RocLite 315
Just like the others reported .. these are GREAT shoes. Not a single blister after doing 80+ miles in bad weather. I think the key to these shoes is the breathability and flexablity that allows the...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 07, 4:31pm

Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus 08
I have used several GG packs in the past and this new pack is the BEST I have ever used !!! I think I own close to 5 packs and this is my new favorite go-to pack of all time. Grant sent me the new a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 07, 4:23pm

Princeton Tec EOS
I have tried four different lights over the last four years and this light is by far my new favorite. I can't see any reason to change lights for a while now. Other reviews are spot on and I had...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 07, 4:07pm

SteriPen Adventurer
Hmmmm ... for once I'm not even close in agreement to anyone ??? Having purchased two brand new units after reading several positive comments, I can't wait to RETURN them both. First I want...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
October 07, 4:01pm

Gossamer Gear Miniposa
I have used the new GG Miniposa for the last 6 months now on several long distance hikes and this pack was everything I had hoped it would be. Super light, easy to use, very comfy, and lots of room f...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 10, 2:31pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
Five of us just returned from a 6 day, 90 mile hike on the John Muir Trail this past week. All of us had been using typical so-called light weight adjustable alum. poles in the past but we all decide...

In Trekking Poles
August 29, 11:44am