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Eugene Hollingsworth (GeneH_BPL) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Eugene Hollingsworth hasn't told us about their geographical region yet.
About Me 51 year old, new to backpacking, with a pair of 18 year old boys to set the pace. Ugh.

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Nice work on the knife handle. Not a typical style at all. Looks confortable.

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a knife
February 03, 11:52pm

Good choices
Mark, you should be more than happy with how any one of those perform. I too would love to own a Fallkniven, but wouldn’t use it enough for fear losing it. Too $$ for me to easily replace. Iâ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a knife
February 03, 10:48am

Good info - lots of good info...
It might take me a while, but sifting thu this post should help me get a solid, but minimal, effective kit together. I always seem to carry too much stuff.

In GEAR » First aid and rescue kits - what to leave behind?
February 03, 2:04am

Thanks for the post
This goes on my Fathers Day Gift List. If my boys don't get it for me, I'll get it myself. LOL.

In GEAR » MSR Universal Canister Stand
February 03, 1:54am

Yew Longbow and Knife
Sweet! I envy anyone that does work like that. Shows you care. I like the grind on the Helle blade - it's the style I consider easier to sharpen because I can just lay it flat on a stone or...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a knife
February 03, 12:30am

Ignorance Test?
Brian, Your thesis statement is pretty good! It sets the stage for the entire post as an opinionated slant oriented in a condescending manner. Moreover, the forum was designed for educational pu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a knife
February 02, 1:20pm

Acronym ?
DIWB? (dweeeeb) ? No?

In Chaff » Trail runners should be banned from trails
February 02, 12:24am

Ragnar, Onterio, ESEE
Another vote for Ragnar. Unless you require stainless, I would go with simple 1095 - tough, easy to sharpen until you cut yourself (experience talking) and holds a good edge. I favor Mora reg st...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a knife
February 02, 12:15am

Thanks for the correction Dale
Corrected the subject to Big Bear. Also, watch the sizing: I just noticed the torso length might be a little short for me. I'm picking mine up when it arrives in Maple Grove, and can try it ...

In Gear Deals » Jansport Big Ben @ REI $65
January 31, 11:22am

Jansport BIG BEAR @ REI $65
This pack is reviewed by Roger Caffin recently in I consider this a can't-go-wrong deal for a ...

In Gear Deals » Jansport Big Ben @ REI $65
January 29, 2:32pm

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