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Bob Gross (--B.G.--) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: Woven Dyneema/Spectra
I wonder why it is so expensive. Demand too small? Difficult to produce? --B.G.--

In Make Your Own Gear » Breathable Cuben Fiber?
April 25, 10:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Fancee Feest Modification
"I simulated a pretty stiff breeze using a large fan." Excellent. Now you need to test it around the St. Louis airport. Lately they've had some winds hitting from all directions. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fancee Feest Modification
April 25, 8:59pm

Re: Do I really need a Waterproof Bivy?
Randy, I don't know if you are any good with a sewing machine, but you might consider sewing your own design out of a Momentum fabric, or something similar. Mine came out a little over 8 ounces...

In GEAR » Do I really need a Waterproof Bivy?
April 25, 7:40pm

Re: Ultralight camp shoes
Another reason for the blue foam shoes (not blue suede shoes)... When you purchase a rolled-up blue foam pad at the store, it is generally longer and wider than what a true BPL member would want, ...

In GEAR » Suggestions for ultralight camp shoes under 4 ounces.
April 25, 7:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Suggestions for ultralight camp shoes under 4 ounces.
Great. What is the thickness of the blue foam? --B.G.--

In GEAR » Suggestions for ultralight camp shoes under 4 ounces.
April 25, 6:17pm

Re: Re: Suggestions for ultralight camp shoes under 4 ounces.
"About 1oz for the pair." Check and see if they are really that light. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Suggestions for ultralight camp shoes under 4 ounces.
April 25, 6:06pm

A Watched Pot Never Boils
There are lots of tiny heat loss factors that make it difficult to analyze perfectly. Your best bet is to minimize most of the heat loss factors for either case. Use the most practical windscreen, ...

In GEAR » Is one large boil more fuel efficient than two small?
April 25, 6:04pm

Re: Headlamp Recommendations?
We just went through this a few weeks ago, so the thread is here somewhere. Some hikers prefer a strong beam. Others prefer a strong floodlight. Some want something strong enough to search by. O...

In GEAR » Headlamp Recommendations?
April 25, 4:27pm

Re: Re: Leafy greens on the trail
"Carry dried spinach. In flakes." At the grocery store, I buy one of those frozen packages of chopped spinach. As that begins to thaw, I throw the chunks onto my food dehydrator tray. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Leafy greens on the trail
April 25, 3:27pm

Re: alcohol stove
"and thought that the little plastic measuring cup was 2 ounces, not 1 ounce" And all along I thought that it was a jigger measuring cup for liquor. For one upcoming trip, for the n...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » alcohol stove vs jetboil weight
April 25, 3:20pm

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