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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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McNett AquaMira Water Treatment
Since I don't try for mileage records each day (my feet and knees wouldn't tolerate it), I have absolutely no problem counting drops and waiting 5 minutes to pour it in. And AquaMira is much c...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 03, 7:15pm

Marmot Grouse (vintage)
Even though the Marmot Grouse is discontinued and only available on Ebay and the like, I just had to review it. Around 1980 my wife and I were using 3.5 lb REI sewn-through duck-down three-season b...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 30, 11:34am

MSR/Cascade Designs Customer Service
Around 1980 I heard about Thermarest pads. Air mats had a bad reputation then, but after testimonials from the American K2 expedition I purchased two "seconds", supposedly cosmetic blemishe...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 30, 11:19am

Ray Way Net Tent Kit
I found it quite simple to sew a 2-person and 3-person net tent from the instructions in the Tarp Book (I had to scale up the dimensions for the 3-person net tent). I purchased the materials from...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 06, 11:15am

Golite Umbrella
I'm in complete agreement with Ray Jardine concerning hiking with an umbrella. They are the best thing going. As often noted, with an umbrella you can dress for the temperature, not for the rain...

In Miscellaneous Products
November 13, 12:51pm

Complete Walker by Colin Fletcher
I read the first edition soon after it came out (early 1970's?) and from then on it was my bible. The recent edition is not as ultralight as I'd like, but Rawlins often discusses it. Wit...

In Books and Media
July 31, 10:58am

Leki Ultralight Ti
I've been using these on and off for about a year, and they work great for me. Once in a while I have to tighten the locks, but not often. Hard to beat in a 3-piece non-carbon pole, and about as...

In Trekking Poles
July 31, 10:52am

Colombia Bora Bora Booney Hat
This is a full-brimmed hat that works great as a sun-hat, and even provides some warmth when it gets cool or a bit windy. The top has a mesh panel that ventilates pretty well. It also has an adj...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
July 23, 1:49pm

Merrell Mesa Ventilator II Cross-Training Shoes
Salesman at local mountaineering shop recommended them. They work great for four of us for mild weather hiking and backpacking up to 25 lbs. Very breathable, dry quickly, good foot protection, no tw...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 29, 2:24am

Ray Way tarp kit two person
I purchased a "seconds" tarp kit a long while back, supposedly just cosmetic defects in the fabric. It was a bit cheaper than normal. Since then RayWay Products switched to a different sil...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 26, 11:01am