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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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RE: warning to you myog newbies
Yes, I became the seamster (I looked it up, it really is a word) for the entire family, my wife doesn't like to sew. It never bothered me, I keep thinking how much money we're saving by no...

In Make Your Own Gear » warning to you myog newbies
December 16, 9:49am

RE: stiffening vents
I used some thin poly tubing, the milky-white stuff you can get at a hardware store (not the clear stuff), in a vent in a large pyramid tent. Worked great.

In Make Your Own Gear » stiffening vents
December 11, 10:44am

RE: Becoming disoriented in the woods
I have another bad habit of not paying attention to where I'm going in nice conditions, and I walk off the trail on occasion. One beautiful spring day I was the last of four of us heading ba...

In Philosophy & Technique » Becoming disoriented in the woods
December 05, 2:47pm

RE: Becoming disoriented in the woods
I had a similar experience on the way down from Camp Muir in a whiteout many years ago. A small herd path in the snow was relatively easy to follow, and eventually we came to what looked like ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Becoming disoriented in the woods
December 04, 3:55pm

RE: Can I Cook in my Tent
Two related questions arose while reading this very nice article: 1) Years ago I purchased some sort of fire paste in a tube that was used to prime white gas stoves in the winter. You squeezed ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
December 03, 1:33pm

Becoming disoriented in the woods
Although I've been backpacking and hiking for 43 years now (!), and have never gotten lost, I have a confession to make: If I'm in dense or even not-so-dense woods without any distinguishi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Becoming disoriented in the woods
December 02, 12:26pm

RE: cheap and light winter sleeping systems
I too have had good success using a 2-person 3-season quilt under a 2-person summer quilt. I made the latter extra wide and long for just this reason. Heavier and bulkier than a pricey winter bag...

In GEAR » cheap and light winter sleeping systems
December 01, 2:47pm

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

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