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John Harper (johnnyh88) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: weights
"You found weights of individual components on their website ? Where ?" John - please read my post. I emailed Big Sky for individual weights. Their poles are listed here: http://bigsky...

In GEAR » Big Sky International Chinook and Revolution
April 16, 1:21pm

Re: Garage door
To cover the mesh near the garage door, I don't think you'd want a waterproof fabric. That would reduce airflow substantially and probably make a condensation nightmare. What might work ...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
April 16, 10:33am

Franken Deuter-Exped Lightning 60
Well I am finished with my pack. My initial plan to use the frame, hipbelt, and shoulder straps from the Deuter Kid Comfort was a bust. Those 3 components were simply too heavy - I think around 28o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack Fabric Selection
April 14, 7:37pm

Re: Person/Outfit that will make cuben tent fly to replace sil?
What tent are you looking to have a cuben fly made for? Dan Durston made a cuben tent fly some years ago. Maybe you could make your own: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglig...

In GEAR » Person/Outfit that will make cuben tent fly to replace sil?
April 13, 6:37pm

Re: Big Sky International Chinook and Revolution 1P tents
You may have seen this already, but Big Sky has a FAQ page: http://www.bigskyinternational.com/faq.htm#Which_is_better_-_Evolution_or_Convertible_series It says the Chinook and Revolution h...

In GEAR » Big Sky International Chinook and Revolution
April 13, 8:07am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Review: ZPacks Duplex
That weight was for a non-waterproof #3 zip. The materials section on ZPacks has all the weights. Since the zipper would only be over the vestibule, I don't think waterproof would be needed nor...

In GEAR » Review: ZPacks Duplex
April 11, 7:27pm

Re: Zippers
Not likely. A #3 zipper weighs 0.33oz/yard. A slider weighs 0.08 oz. A 1/2-inch buckle would work fine. Those weigh 3g each. You'd be looking at 1-1.5oz total to add zippers to both sides

In GEAR » Review: ZPacks Duplex
April 11, 3:17pm

Re: Open and close doors from inside
Do any Plex owners think a standard zippered door would be better? By the time you add in the extra hardware for the current door design, I think it would weigh about the same as a zipper

In GEAR » Review: ZPacks Duplex
April 11, 2:46pm

Re: Ads
I haven't seen any inappropriate ads lately. I saw this ad from Lexus - I wonder if they are specifically targeting BPL?

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
April 08, 3:27pm

Arrived
My stove arrived today. It shipped Feb 25th. The package says it shipped by "Air Mail". I suppose that must mean "hot air balloon". For $15 shipped from China though, I shouldn&...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
April 07, 6:27pm

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