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Bill Fornshell (bfornshell) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern Texas
About Me I have been a member here since 24 August, 2003.

I believe in SUL and Lighter, Backpacking, and make most of my own gear. If you have a question about something I have made you can read about most of it here or on my Blog.


Please Note:

I don't make things for other people. Thanks for asking but the answer to all, is NO.
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All Forum Posts by Bill Fornshell

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Bill's "Home Made Gravity Feed Water Filter"
Bill's "Home Made Gravity Feed Water Filter" Note the date: Sept. 23, 2005 

Cuben Water Bag - 0.54oz
Fittings - 0.176oz
Hose (25") - 0.95oz
Modified Hiker Pro...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN vs H2O Amigo, a long distance hiker’s comparison
March 09, 7:46am

Re: Inflatable Snowshoes?
Franco, I sent an email to the one from my link. If they answer I have a bunch of questions for them. Did you find the videos of the guy wearing them. I would like to see someone wearing th...

In GEAR » Inflatable Snowshoes?
February 26, 4:21pm

Re: Inflatable Snowshoes?
Hi, Great idea. Check out this one, It is a different shape and has a crampon of sorts and I expect better. Link

In GEAR » Inflatable Snowshoes?
February 26, 12:38pm

The North Face - Leonidas Jacket
I was in a local "Hiking Stuff Seller - a few days ago and looked at this new Rain Jacket. Link to Jacket My first impression was very good. The HyVent material is very soft to the touc...

In GEAR » The North Face - Leonidas Jacket
February 26, 11:06am

Patagonia 1 Merino Wool has been dropped from their product line.
Hi, I hate to tell you all this but Patagonia #1 Merino is gone, dropped from the product line. Give Patagonia call if you want to "fact check" my comment.

In GEAR » patagonia 1 merino wool long sleeve?
February 20, 10:03am

Re: Video: Overnight Snowshoe Adventure
Hi, Nice trip report and videos. You are doing to two of my favorite things, play in the snow and hang in your hammock.

In Winter Hiking » Video: Overnight Snowshoe Adventure
January 17, 9:48am

Re: The Initiative...12,500 miles, one year, will he do it?
It seems that things may have just gotten better for Sam. I friend is joining him today and will be hiking with him.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Initiative...12,500 miles, one year, will he do it?
January 14, 10:17am

Re: The Initiative...12,500 miles, one year, will he do it?
Hi, I did some research on this trail. If you look at the trail map (See link) the first part of this trail is still "proposed" and looks to be a lot of road walk. From the map it lo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Initiative...12,500 miles, one year, will he do it?
January 06, 6:10pm

Re: Vapor barrier socks
Hi Andrew, I have a thread here showing how I made a pair of Cuben - VBL Socks. VBL Socks You can also buy what "Stephenson’s Warmlite" calls "Fuzzy Stuff" by the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Vapor barrier socks
January 03, 10:39am

Re: Cuben tree straps
I posted this on my Cuben Hammock Thread at the Hammock Forums on 03-31-2009: Cuben Hammock =========== I had never gotten around to making a set of tree huggers for my Cuben Hammock. I ha...

In Make Your Own Gear » Q: Cuben tree straps for hammocks
December 28, 11:11am

All Reader Reviews by Bill Fornshell

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BMW (BPL) UL 60 Balaclava
Cocoon UL 60 Balaclava - Multi-Purpose - 5/5 I have had my Cocoon Balaclava since they first shipped. When I got it I was in the middle of several things and just looked it over, put it on, bless...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
July 08, 10:08pm

OR (Outdoor Research)
During the planning for my AT Hike this coming January I got out my old OR Advanced Bivy. I had used it only a few times after I bought it about 10 years ago and wanted to have a good look at it set ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 29, 4:41pm

BackpackingLight.com Premium Membership
1. Being able to have a picture and a little information about us all and a possible way to send a private email to other members. 2. A list of all our replies to threads in date order. This alone ...

In Books and Media
October 27, 8:16pm

Patagonia Dragonfly pullover
I have to agree with everyone about the Patagonia DragonFly. I bought 2 on a close-out sale for $29.95 each. You can't hardly beat that for a really great piece of gear.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 19, 9:22am