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Elliott Wolin (ewolin) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Hampton Roads, Virginia
About Me I am a 60 year old Ph.D research physicist. With the kids gone we can occasionally afford to fly off to other parts of the country for backpacking and kayaking trips. I dream of going to Nepal, the Alps, and New Zealand, or back to Alaska.

I make a lot of my own UL equipment: pyramid tent, tarps, net tents, quilts, wind shirts and pants, jackets, kayaking gear, etc.

UL kayak camping is great, you get a real advantage over traditional paddlers who take everything, including the kitchen sink.
CityWilliamsburg
StateVA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://picasaweb.google.com/ewolin

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All Forum Posts by Elliott Wolin

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most miserable cold night!
I used to carry this, it can run on an ounce or two of white gas. Don't recall using it often, but it sure was warm!

In GEAR » most miserable cold night!
November 21, 6:59pm

RE: most miserable cold night!
Way back in the early 1970's my winter camping instructor also suggested always going to bed warm. He said to run around or do squats or whatever if you get cold prior to getting into your...

In GEAR » most miserable cold night!
November 21, 12:34pm

RE: Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change
"I suspect that women who broadcast their fear through body language are far more likely to be victimized." A self-defense instructor I know said the same thing. Men in jail who had a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 21, 12:26pm

RE: Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!!
I posted this a few year ago somewhere: When melting snow for water, always start with some water in the pot, and be very careful the snow doesn't absorb all the water so the bottom of the p...

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
November 13, 11:02am

RE: Mirazyme
Don't plan to use it on down items, but I've had very good success using Mirazyme on old coated nylon that developed mold and started smelling vile. I just followed the instructions and th...

In GEAR » Caring for down jackets
November 13, 10:53am

RE: Lightest warmest fleece out
Concerning the cheapest fleece, I get lucky on occasion at the local Goodwill store. I've found good to reasonable quality fleece and down jackets buried among the much larger numbers of hoodi...

In GEAR » Lightest warmest fleece out?
November 10, 11:09am

RE: Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
While rock climbing in the Eight Mile Creek area in Washington state I had just dropped a sling down a slot in a large rock and was about to reach underneath to grab it and set up a belay, when I h...

In Photo Gallery » Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
November 06, 11:10am

RE: Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
I've posted this before, but an Aquamira rep once told me a great way to get good water quickly is to use the drops/pills to kill the small stuff, then use an Aquamira Frontier Pro straw filter...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
October 31, 10:23am

RE: Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
Call me paranoid... I carry a firesteel for regular use. In my first aid/emergency kit is a little box of wooden matches, probably with a few storm-proof matches thrown in. And I recall a BPL ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
October 30, 10:36am

RE: Lost & Found on the trail
It's rare for me to return from a trip without some new tent stakes, usually Al, I'm waiting to find Ti stakes. I have quite a collection!

In Philosophy & Technique » Lost & Found on the trail
October 28, 10:45am

All Reader Reviews by Elliott Wolin

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Granite Gear Customer Service (???)
After many uses a small triangular internal panel on my Vapor Trail pulled out of the seam. Sent it back and received a brand new Vapor Trail a few days later. What more needs to be said?

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 03, 7:33am

evernew ultralight 1.3l ti pot
This pot works great with the Caldera Cone, and is very efficient. This summer two of us used 15 grams/day/person of denatured alcohol for mostly freezer-bag cooking, with some extended simmering f...

In Cookware - Titanium
August 27, 10:49am

Trail Designs and Titanium Goat Ti-Tri
Just took a Tri-Ti for the 1.3L Evernew titanium pot on a seven day trip in the Adirondacks. Mild conditions, little wind. We (two of us) cooked 5 dinners and 2 breakfasts in the seven days/six ni...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 14, 11:22am

Glad SimplyCooking Microwave Steamer Bags
These bags are designed to steam veggies in a microwave oven. They are absolutely perfect for "freezer-bag" cooking. They are made of a tougher material than freezer bags, one designed fo...

In Cookware - Other
August 12, 11:21am

The Mountaineers Mountaineering: Freedom Of The Hills
I discovered this book in the 1970's while living in Seattle. It was the bible of mountaineering back then, and the latest edition is the bible now. If you are interested in technical mounta...

In Books and Media
July 18, 2:20pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
Results of some web research: one Potable Aqua tablet in a liter of water generates 8 mg/l or 8ppm iodine, which does the work. Ignoring cryptosporodium: in clear, warm water the nasties are gone...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 18, 1:50pm

Trail Life- Ray Jardine's Lightweight Backpacking
Ray has done it again! This is the best and most comprehensive introduction to lightweight and UL backpacking around. While "Lighten Up" provides a brief, humorous introduction to ...

In Books and Media
July 17, 7:37pm

MSR Pocket Rocket
I don't know what everyone is complaining about. Do you want a light stove or a strong stove? Do you want an unstable canister-top stove or a much more stable sit-on-the-ground stove? Do you us...

In Stoves - Canister
June 26, 9:01am

Stearns Ergo-Mat mattress
Owned a Basic Designs Ergo-Mat for many years, brand now owned by Stearns. It developed internal leaks recently, probably due to the internal fabric coating wearing out. Stearns said there is on...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 18, 11:29am

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Ti-Tri just arrived. Made some measurements on my patio, mild weather (60's), no wind. I used cool tap water. I boiled 1, 2, and 3 cups of water in an MSR Titan kettle. Rolling boil times 4,...

In Stoves - Alcohol
May 03, 8:51pm