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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.
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All Forum Posts by Elliott Wolin

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RE: AliExpress
They seem to market knock-offs of every modern stove I've ever seen, along with cheaper prices than I've ever seen on most Fire Maple stoves.

In GEAR » anybody tried aliexpress sleeping pads, tents, and titanium goods?
January 20, 11:46am

RE: Stink Bomb Tent
PU can develop a kind of mold that you can get rid of, I've done this with old tent flies and other PU coated fabrics. I use Mirazyme, which can be found at REI and lots of other places. Ba...

In GEAR » Stink Bomb Tent
January 19, 4:53pm

RE: Wonderland Trail Preliminary Planning
"I am curious how many days of food you had to carry at a time to do those short days. I really much prefer to limit how many days of food I carry to 2 or 3 when possible. If necessary I somet...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail Preliminary Planning
January 16, 11:41am

For your dad
Absolutely have him use hiking poles. The amount of stress poles allow you to avoid on your knees is as amazing as it is essential.

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 16, 11:33am

Re: Old guys running
At age 60 every sports injury I've ever had, including ones I didn't know about or forgotten about, are coming back to haunt me. This includes ankles, knees and spine. No signs of inflamm...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 15, 1:09pm

Re: Wonderland Trail Preliminary Planning
As I've posted many times, my family did the Wonderland Train in 13 nights and enjoyed every single moment. This is a trail to savor, it is arguably the finest trail in the US. If you hike fo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail Preliminary Planning
January 15, 1:01pm

RE: What our gear says about us...
I need to join Gearaholics Anonymous as well. I have almost every piece of gear I've purchased for backpacking and car camping since the 1970's other than items that completely disintegr...

In GEAR » What our gear says about us...
January 12, 2:52pm

Re: Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
I'd be in big trouble if I even thought of going hiking or backpacking without my wife. It might be ok if it was with one of our kids and she couldn't go for some reason. Or maybe if it i...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
January 10, 10:43am

RE: Old Guys Backpacking
"'Apparently the younger folk are not as active in backpacking as the old folks. they have more options, I suppose.' Naw, they're just wimps... ;-) " "Hey hey, no n...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 06, 1:38pm

RE: Old Guys Backpacking
"Apparently the younger folk are not as active in backpacking as the old folks. they have more options, I suppose." Naw, they're just wimps... ;-)

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 05, 2:57pm

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