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Elliott Wolin (ewolin) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Hampton Roads, Virginia
About Me I am a 61 year old PhD 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
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All Forum Posts by Elliott Wolin

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RE: Waterproofing cameras for potential swims
Fully waterproof cases are made for lots of cameras, from really expensive deep-diving cases to moderately priced lexan dive boxes to flexible plastic sacks with a glass section to shoot through. ...

In Packrafting » Waterproofing cameras for potential swims
May 24, 12:30pm

RE: MYOG: Hanging Stove System
I recall in the latest edition of The Complete Backpacker that Chip Rawlins really liked to use a stove hanger, even when not in tents in the winter. He claimed it works well hanging in trees or w...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Hanging Stove System
April 08, 12:45pm

RE: Need to make some quilts for the kids
I've made a couple of quilts but always used synthetic insulation (Climashield, etc). It's really quick and easy, much less effort than down, and way cheaper. I just don't want to do ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need to make some quilts for the kids.
April 08, 8:45am

Re: Stove fuel usage
Based on experience from numerous trips using canister stoves I concur with 15 ml per person per day for cooking/simmering and some extra water for drinks/washing. Maybe 12 ml/p/day for one-pot me...

In GEAR » Stove fuel usage
April 07, 3:35pm

Re: Wash Yer Down People!!!!
I too am always surprised how much dirt appears when washing puffy down and synthetic bags, jackets, vests, etc. And how much loft is regained...often the item appears to be good as new after wash...

In GEAR » Wash Yer Down People!!!!
April 06, 10:13am

RE: Iridium GO! First Look
May have been mentioned earlier in this thread, but although I don't care what people do privately in the woods, what I really dislike is: CELL PHONE SHOUT ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN OR OTHER BEAU...

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 03, 1:09pm

Re: Would you buy this tent
A cautionary tale concerning cheap tents. Some friends purchased an inexpensive six-person tent, perhaps from Walmart. On the first trip it started raining and they said the fly started leaking a...

In GEAR » Would you buy this tent?
April 02, 11:53am

RE: two person ultralight quilts
Synthetic quilts are really easy to make, and the materials are inexpensive and easy to find (e.g. owfinc.com). They make a great first-time project. A couple of companies sell kits, I got one ...

In GEAR » two person ultralight quilts
March 31, 1:57pm

Re: Showing an Afghan vet my UL gear today
Another great introductory book is Trail Life by Jardine. The previous version (Beyond Backpacking) is what got me backpacking again after a 20 year break. I figured I couldn't handle the loa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Showing an Afghan vet my UL gear today
March 28, 1:31pm

Cold acclimation/adaptation - good or bad?
Some friends used to wear summer clothing way into the fall and even winter, supposedly to toughen themselves up for mountaineering trips. I've always wondered if this was a good idea. Some...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cold acclimation/adaptation - good or bad?
March 21, 1:46pm

All Reader Reviews by Elliott Wolin

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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