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Kevin Egelhoff (kegelhoff) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southern Cal
About Me Hiking for about 10 years now. First started carring a 80+ pound pack and now I'm down to about 18 lbs. for a five day trip!
CityEncinitas
StateCA
My PDF Gear ListFood list for 9 day hike- revised AGAIN

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All Forum Posts by Kevin Egelhoff

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Re: Re: New quilt almost done but .....
Greg, Thanks for the suggestions. I already used the seam ripper on one section that I didn't like so redoing one additional seam won't be that bad. I think I'm going to go with the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » New quilt almost done but .....
March 12, 8:16pm

Re: Re: New quilt almost done but .....
Thanks Tim !!! How come I never read the draw cord around the neck from any of the other posts ?? Maybe I just have a bad memory. That pretty seam I made at the top is now going to be turned...

In Make Your Own Gear » New quilt almost done but .....
March 12, 7:50pm

New quilt almost done but .....
My new quilt is 99.9% complete but I can't figure out the last important item !!! I guess I just wasn't paying enough attention and assumed this was going to be the easy part but now I nee...

In Make Your Own Gear » New quilt almost done but .....
March 12, 6:28pm

Re: Re: Gorilla
I JUST got my Gorilla in the mail last night and I can take a couple photos of it with a bear canister and see how they match up on top with the strap or in the pack. The gorilla looks really toug...

In GEAR » Light Packs for 11-year-olds
March 11, 3:27pm

Re: Carbon Fiber Pack Stay - Adding a Pack Bag
Bill, Great news so far! Thanks for posting and testing the stay! Kevin

In Make Your Own Gear » Lighter Carbon Back Stay - version 2
March 09, 8:37pm

Re: Carbon Pack Stay
Its ALL in Bills hands now to work his magic !! Can't wait to see what he comes up with and then has a chance to test it out. Bill, looking good. I hope you have a great weekend! Kevin

In Make Your Own Gear » Lighter Carbon Back Stay - version 2
March 06, 6:00pm

Great start !!
Looking forward to seeing where you go from here Bill. As usual, you definitely think outside the box and I'm waiting for the next round of photos and updates! THANKS!! Kevin

In Make Your Own Gear » Lighter Carbon Back Stay - version 2
March 05, 8:11pm

Re: Re: JMT perfect bivy country...
The one thing I have learned about the High Sierras over the last 15 years and doing the JMT and 100 to 150 mile hikes every year is to always expect the unexpected !! 7 to 10 days is a lot of tim...

In Gear Lists » JMT Gear List
March 05, 11:08am

Re: 10-20 Degree Cuben/XP Sleeping Bag - 15.6 ounces - Done
Bill, Amazing !!! Any idea when you might have a chance to "backyard" test it and report ? I know you plan on using this mostly in your hammock but I would love to see some photos of i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber / Climashield XP - Sleeping Bag
March 05, 10:42am

Re: Shipped
Two of my four orders arrived today ... the other two should be delivered tomorrow. I HOPE they don't have any additional sales in the next month ... My Visa bill is going to be UGLY !!!

In Gear Deals » 40% off at Backcountry...
March 04, 2:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Kevin Egelhoff

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Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp
We just returned from a long week in the Sierra's with a group of 6 this year. We needed one additional 2 man shelter for the 80 mile hike and at the last minute decided that he SpinnTwinn tarp w...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 17, 12:10pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
And now they come in the oh-so-cool camo color. These are the GOLD standard in best locking, ulta light, super durable, best griped poles on the market that our group has ever used. The new carbon wr...

In Trekking Poles
May 12, 3:27pm

Western Mountaineering Ultralight Super
I own 4 high quality Down sleeping bags and this is my current go-to fav! I'm 6'1", 185 lbs., and there is plenty of room in this bag to layer up with some extra clothes IF NEEDED to get...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 22, 5:27pm

Big Agnes Clearview
I talked three people in our group of five into buying this pad for our 9 day, 80+ mile hike in the high Sierra's. Night time Temps ranged from a low of 28 deg to a high of 38 deg. All three of ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 07, 4:39pm

Inov8 RocLite 315
Just like the others reported .. these are GREAT shoes. Not a single blister after doing 80+ miles in bad weather. I think the key to these shoes is the breathability and flexablity that allows the...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 07, 4:31pm

Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus 08
I have used several GG packs in the past and this new pack is the BEST I have ever used !!! I think I own close to 5 packs and this is my new favorite go-to pack of all time. Grant sent me the new a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 07, 4:23pm

Princeton Tec EOS
I have tried four different lights over the last four years and this light is by far my new favorite. I can't see any reason to change lights for a while now. Other reviews are spot on and I had...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 07, 4:07pm

SteriPen Adventurer
Hmmmm ... for once I'm not even close in agreement to anyone ??? Having purchased two brand new units after reading several positive comments, I can't wait to RETURN them both. First I want...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
October 07, 4:01pm

Gossamer Gear Miniposa
I have used the new GG Miniposa for the last 6 months now on several long distance hikes and this pack was everything I had hoped it would be. Super light, easy to use, very comfy, and lots of room f...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 10, 2:31pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
Five of us just returned from a 6 day, 90 mile hike on the John Muir Trail this past week. All of us had been using typical so-called light weight adjustable alum. poles in the past but we all decide...

In Trekking Poles
August 29, 11:44am