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Jamie Shortt (jshortt) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale North Carolina
About Me I grew up in VA exploring and camping the woods around my house. As a teen in the 80's I learned how to backpack by reading books. Back then my pack weight was a respectable 27 lbs and I hit the woods every chance I got. Once adult life took over it was rare to take an overnighter. I faced several challenges during my middle age life and turned to the outdoors to restore me. As my knowledge and skills advanced, my base weight dropped to below 5 lbs. With this came a freedom that I had never experienced before.
CityHolly Springs
StateNC
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://www.LytW8.com
My PDF Gear ListJamie Shortt 3 Season Gear List - 4lb Base

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Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
Over the last couple of days (Oct 27-29) I had a chance to hike a 40 mile section of the AT (Carvers Gap to Kincora Hostile) testing out the latest round of my cuben projects. My base weight was ri...

In Make Your Own Gear » Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
October 30, 9:19am

Re: Rehydrating Hawk Vittles Meals?
Richard, Yes fill a little above the food. For an idea of how much water it takes for a 1 person Hawk Vittles I think it will be around 1.5 to 2 cups of water. I did mine with a 475 ml ti cup full ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Rehydrating Hawk Vittles Meals?
October 10, 8:56pm

MYOG Cuben Tarp Instructions
I finished the instruction set with details on how to construct the tarp. I put them on my site. Here is a link.... LytW8_Cuben_Cat_Tarp Jamie

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished a new Cuben Tarp
October 06, 8:36pm

LytW8 Cuben M50 Bivy
I finished a version of the LyW8 bivy that was done with .51 cuben and M50. The final product weighs 3.2 oz (+0.2 for hood shock cord). I did alter the dimensions slightly based on the feedback. Th...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Bivy
October 06, 6:01pm

Re: Re: Finished a new Cuben Tarp
I did all the bonding with Hysol U-09FL. This included the ridgeline and all 8 reinforcement patches. I was a bit worried at first since after several hours it was still movable, but after 24 hours...

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished a new Cuben Tarp
October 06, 4:57am

Re: Tarp
The finished dimensions are 106” x 57” x 45”. The sides are cut shorter 3" at the front and 1" at the rear. This makes the corners closer to 90 degrees. Jamie

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished a new Cuben Tarp
October 05, 8:53pm

Finished a new Cuben Tarp
Here are some pics of my latest project. It is a caternary cuben tarp made from 3 yards of .51 oz cuben. It tapers slightly from front to back (+12" wider in front). The ridgeline is bonded wi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished a new Cuben Tarp
October 05, 7:29pm

Re: Q: If you go light enough . . .
Funny I always think of Grandma.... In 1970, at age 83, while visiting Appalachian Outfitters in Oakton, Virginia she was asked what she thought about the latest lightweight backpacking gear. Em...

In Gear Swap » FS: Gatewood Cape and Serenity NetTent
September 30, 8:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Torso
Newton, That is too funny. I had no idea on the quote either. Clint, Nice job on the pack. Nothing feels better than making an item yourself and putting it to use. I have several new projects in...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG Pack
September 25, 5:16am

Re: If its still available, I'll take it
Sold to James. Thanks, Jamie

In Gear Swap » FS MB Down Inner, JRB Stealth, and BPL Merino Bottoms
September 17, 6:19pm

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