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Charles Jennings (vigilguy) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern Utah
About Me Former Mechanical Engineer in the Aerospace Industry. Changed careers to sales and business development.

I own 6 packgoats and really enjoy their companionship and service while on the trail.
CityDeweyville
StateUtah
CountryUnited States

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All Forum Posts by Charles Jennings

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Perhaps Professional Plastics did sell me the wrong sheeting
The sheeting I received is surprisingly brittle. Makes me wonder if they sold me something else besides HDPE. I will get some samples from some other companies and compare. I went with them sin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Frame sheet for Dana Design Terraplane revisited
December 01, 11:12pm

Thanks
That's a great idea, I did not think of that. I appreciate the creative thinking!

In Make Your Own Gear » Frame sheet for Dana Design Terraplane revisited
December 01, 2:28pm

UHMW sheeting
I'll try te UHMW sheeting and see how it does with stitching. Found it after reviewing my other thread. Any other ideas?

In Make Your Own Gear » Frame sheet for Dana Design Terraplane revisited
December 01, 8:24am

Frame sheet for Dana Design Terraplane revisited
So my seamstress tried sewing the stay sleeve on two separate pieces of 1/16" thick HDPE plastic that I bought from Professional Plastics, and it was too brittle to handle her sewing needle on...

In Make Your Own Gear » Frame sheet for Dana Design Terraplane revisited
December 01, 7:54am

I also use a balaclava
"In sub-zero (F) temperatures, do you find your face is cold? That's why I initially wanted something with face protection." Yes, my face gets cold, but so does my bald head. I ...

In GEAR » Recommend a hat/balaclava
November 27, 9:33am

Wapiti Woolies hats for cold temps
For sub zero temps, I prefer using my two Wapiti Woolies hats. Very well made and very warm. Small business located in Washington. I heard about the company and their hats when reading something...

In GEAR » Recommend a hat/balaclava
November 27, 7:31am

Rounding the corners.
Excellent suggestion. I knew it, but definitely needed and appreciate the reminder. I am picking the HDPE up tomorrow in Ogden and will cut it to size on a bandsaw. Looking at the original frame ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Replacing frame sheet in Dana Design Terraplane
November 19, 9:41pm

Temperature requirements
What temperatures are you anticipating?

In GEAR » It's the time of year for.. DOWN PARKAS! Advice on a warm one...
November 17, 8:49am

Frame sheet
Yes, I contacted Mystery Ranch and they were not able to help me. I also contacted Marmot, and they do not have any frame sheets left. Actually I am excited about rebuilding the frame sheet myse...

In Make Your Own Gear » Replacing frame sheet in Dana Design Terraplane
November 17, 8:45am

Frame sheet
I am thinking that kydex would be too stiff as a replacement for a Terraplane frame sheet. The original frame sheet is somewhat pliable and is shaped by the aluminum stay. There are two composite r...

In Make Your Own Gear » Replacing frame sheet in Dana Design Terraplane
November 17, 7:11am

All Reader Reviews by Charles Jennings

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Caldera F-Keg Titanium Cone
I had the opportunity to go goatpacking with Josh Leavitt of Ti Goat, who hooked me up with a Ti version of the cone that fits with the Fosters can. As I recall, I had complained about how fragile th...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 22, 4:34pm

Valandre Bloody Mary
I have had the chance to test the Bloody Mary over the last few weeks, so this would be an INITIAL REVIEW, with more to follow. The Bloody Mary, rather than a specialized bag which some of Valandre...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
February 21, 3:26pm

Gossamer Gear
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In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 21, 3:06pm