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Tad Englund (bestbuilder) - BPL Professional Member

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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

Fire starting insurance policy
Dale, this might be better insurance for starting a fire. I might even fit in your day pack. You can strap the hose on the outside and carry the nozzle in the water bottle packet.

In GEAR » A 3.4oz fire starting insurance policy
December 17, 12:51pm

Re: Stoic hadron cuffs elastic
Velimir, I had the same problem. Skinny wrists but the elastic was too tight. I came up with a solution that worked. I have a bunch of IKEA cups (that my kids used when they were little- now the ...

In GEAR » Stoic hadron cuffs elastic
December 16, 3:50pm

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