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Andrew Wilson (andreww) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Vosges
About Me A PCTr 1998, all home-sewn, I've persued outdoor pursuits lightweight since. Currently I'm riding my 1983 Raleigh super-comp through the passes of the Vosges.

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Best for biking
I have both arm and leg versions, and they are great for biking the shoulder seasons. I've never hiked in them, but they're not all that lightweight, and they are rather tight for hiking us...

In GEAR » thermal sleeves
January 24, 6:39am

lazy flames
I agree with Gary and Theron. One of the problems with LW canister stoves is the concentrated flame pattern. A lazy sterno (or, for that matter laminar alcohol stove) flame, or wood flame/charcoal ...

In GEAR » Fry Pan?
January 24, 12:10am

Mora Knives, scissors, wine
I second the Mora knife recommendation. If you want a real woods knife, nothing's really that much better. And for 12.50, you can't beat the price. What makes them better for most people is...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Knife input needed
January 23, 1:16pm

Second for evernew sets
If I were to go for a backpacking fry pan, I would definitely go for one of the Evernew sets: or http://www.antigravity...

In GEAR » Fry Pan?
January 23, 12:58pm

Will work
I know nothing of EMS's poncho, but people have successfully used ponchos for more ambitious trips that this; I think particularly of Andrew Skurka's Sea to Sea, where I believe he used a p...

In GEAR » need critique of rain gear set-up
January 23, 12:47pm

Depends on your foundation
This totally depends upon the kind of ground you're sleeping on. If it's forest litter and duff that is not totally saturated (and not frozen!), no problem. Hard pack and rocks are another ...

In GEAR » How much sleeping pad do I need?
January 23, 12:41pm

List to recently discussed issue
This was extensively discussed only a few days ago.

In GEAR » Cord for linelocs
January 23, 12:37pm

Temp. Range, UV deterioration
From what I gather (no experience here at all, just curiosity), there are many adhesives that will hold cuben tenatiously; the problem is getting to do it over a wide temperature range and after si...

In GEAR » Strongest, longing holding tape for Cuben Fiber
January 23, 12:22pm

Cordage source
I ran across this: They seem to sell various cordage and hardware that would be useful for the MYOGer.

In Make Your Own Gear » Cordage source
January 21, 9:10am

Necessities, luxuries.
I suppose if we're talking saws, we're well into the realm of convenience rather than necessity, as well as into the realm of full-scale camping, rather than lightweight backpacking. But...

In GEAR » 61g Japanese Pull Saw @ Harbor Freight
January 21, 1:57am

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