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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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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

Re: titanium heat exchanger help
This was something I did back in April of 2004. The complete "How To" is located in a photo album at the "Make Gear" yahoo group. I think you might need to join to look at th...

In Make Your Own Gear » titanium heat exchanger help
December 18, 9:56pm

Re: Bending Aluminum Rod for a Pack Stay
From one of my threads here: SUL External Frame / 1-1-2009 This is how it starts out: "I bought some 3/8" (GG is using 1/4") 6061-T6 aluminum tubing and have bent my first two...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bending Aluminum Rod for a Pack Stay
November 29, 3:00am

Cuben Shoulder Pouch
Hi, What is the point in using Cuben Fiber if you are going to add all the weight back in with those heavy zippers? What am I missing?

In Make Your Own Gear » [share] Cuben Shoulder pouch
November 12, 9:46am

Re: Cuben fiber product codes
Hi, A long, long time ago when I first starting using Cuben Fiber I would order the lightest they had and when I received it, cut a 36 inch square piece. Then I would weigh it and figure the we...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben fiber product codes
November 04, 9:57pm

Re: Re: "Cuben fiber" [help me understand]
Hi, The reference on the RBH Designs web site about their Cuben Jacket to "wear over one of the newest...." is a typo and should have been "wear under". I expect you will se...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber
October 18, 1:58pm

Re: a piece of Cuben
Hi, Years ago when I first started using Cuben Fiber it only came in 48" - 49" width. It is now made in 54". If someone has 49" width it may be some of the older Cuben ...

In Make Your Own Gear » a piece of Cuben
September 02, 7:26pm

MYOG "gore" socks, I made mine out of Cuben
I made mine to be both a VB and a waterproof sock. Waterproof Sock link

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG "gore" socks
August 12, 8:54pm

Re: JMT Record Attempts for 2010
Hi Aaron, Your starting date of 21 August also happens to be my 70th birthday. So good luck. I downloaded your gear list for this hike. When you mention what you are carrying I think on one...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » JMT Record Attempts for 2010
August 10, 2:08pm

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 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