BPL Community Profile

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

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by Elliott Wolin

Showing 1 - 10 of 627 | Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ...63
 

Post

Forum » Thread

RE: 10 "Essentials
Valerie, I totally agree. I too used to play outside all day in hot NYC summers without a thought concerning water, and guess what, I got thirsty. And when I got home, I drank something. And...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 16, 6:56pm

RE: 10 "Essentials
Discussing the 10 essentials on the BPL site is like reminding big wall climbers to bring a rope (I know, some don't use one). BPL is where backpackers obsess over every detail of equipment an...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 16, 10:47am

RE: People who don't enjoy camping
I recall Colin Fletcher (The Complete Walker) saying something to the effect that one of the virtues of backpacking is that after you return, having not had a shower in days/weeks/months, how good ...

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 15, 11:17am

RE: What do you hike with that nobody else has?"
"And Polar bears who need to convert from Cartesian coordinates" Clever, but I groaned anyway. Due to the lack of response I gather few math geeks are following this thread.

In GEAR » What do you hike with that nobody else has?
July 15, 11:03am

Re: Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 10
Even if you haven't been following all the episodes, make it a point to watch the interview starting near the second half of episode 10. Smokin' Bear, you inspire me, and probably everyo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 10
July 12, 7:05pm

Re: Ideas for a 3 day trip in Colorado
Last fall we did a great three-day trip into the Maroon Bells area near Aspen. Hardly anyone camping there then, I suspect it might be much different in the summer.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ideas for a 3 day trip in Colorado?
July 12, 3:25pm

RE: Delmar's Poll
"Was this a ranger or just some random coprophiliac?" I was amazed to find that coprophiliac is actually a real word! Check it out on Wiktionary, if you dare...

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 10, 11:24am

RE: How light is light
I have to second Rick's comments, although I'm not an expert. The CDC reports that about 1/3 of adult Americans are pre-diabetic, and 93% don't know it. Pre-diabetes, metabolic synd...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How light is light?
July 10, 11:05am

RE: Cold oatmeal replacement for quick breakfast
We've always liked Alpen Muesli: http://www.amazon.com/Alpen-Natural-Muesli-Cereal-Original/dp/B0046HJVMQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1405010729&sr=8-3&keywords=muesli+alpen Otherw...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cold oatmeal replacement for quick breakfast
July 10, 10:47am

RE: What gear makes you happy
I think someone already mentioned, anything I made myself that still qualifies as light or UL. On kayaking and other non-backpacking trips, the roar of my old Optimus 111B stove, a veritable blo...

In GEAR » What gear makes you happy?
July 09, 2:31pm

All Reader Reviews by Elliott Wolin

Showing 31 - 40 of 42 | Page: 1 2 3 4 5
 

Review

Category

Go Lite Speed
My daughter used this for 14 days on the Wonderland trail and was very happy. Max load after resupply was 22-25 pounds.

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 23, 11:01am

Platypus 6L Reservoir
Five of us took a Platypus 6L reservoir on a two-week trek. It was the handiest thing in the world for hauling large quantities of water to our camp. It has webbing handles, it was easy to fill, and...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
December 20, 8:29pm

eBAY.com
I moved five of us from traditional towards ultralight and got over half of the new/used equipment on Ebay. Key is to know what you are buying, i.e. know the brands and models you bid on. Second, AL...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 08, 10:52am

Canon G5
Not the lightest camera around at 410g, but at the time we bought it it had the most features for the lightest weight: 5 Megapixels, decent lens for its size, choice of compression algorithm, raw mod...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
December 03, 5:46pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
A year or so ago I had thought backpacking was beyond my abilities, 23 years after my glory days in the Washington Cascades. I figured my back, knees, and ankles were no longer capable of hauling the...

In Books and Media
November 17, 11:36am

Granite Gear Vapor Trail
My son used this pack on a two week trek, max load 25 lbs, and was very happy. His only complaint was that it needed more outside pockets...perhaps I'll make a lid. Anyway he said it was very comfor...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
October 30, 10:58am

Coleman Xtreme
Five of used a Coleman Powermax Xtreme stove on a 14-day trek around Mt. Rainier this summer. Weather mostly cool, little rain, little wind. We brought 4-liter and 3-liter MSR pots and needed a larg...

In Stoves - Canister
October 25, 11:25am

Komperdell Contour Trekking Pole
We used two pairs of these on a 14-day trek around Mt. Rainier. A few minor problems with the locks needing to be tightened on occasion, but this also happened with the three other brands we carried ...

In Trekking Poles
October 25, 11:17am

Ray-Way 3-person tarp and net tent
With Ray's help I scaled up the 2-person tarp and net tent geometry to make a 3-person tarp and net tent. These worked great on a 14-day trek around Mt. Rainier, although we did not have any rain to ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 29, 10:31pm

Golite Trek
Used the Trek for one short trip and a 14-day trek around Mt. Rainier, 15-25 lb loads. It worked quite well for me as long as I took care to pack it properly. I folded my deflated foam pad in thirds...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 29, 10:12pm