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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
My Website URLhttp://picasaweb.google.com/ewolin

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All Forum Posts by Elliott Wolin

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RE: Outbreak of Giardiasis
I also treat large quantities of water overnight at typically half-dose in a large platypus. The dose-time relationship is mostly linear (within limits), e.g. doubling the time means you can halve...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outbreak of Giardiasis Associated with Drinking Surface Water Along a Hiking Trail [Aquamira]
June 14, 7:21pm

RE: Outbreak of Giardiasis
Best advice I've heard came from an AquaMira salesman. He said to use ClO2 drops/tablets to kill bacteria and other easy stuff, then use a Frontier Straw to filter out the big stuff, i.e. Giar...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outbreak of Giardiasis Associated with Drinking Surface Water Along a Hiking Trail [Aquamira]
June 14, 1:48pm

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

All Reader Reviews by Elliott Wolin

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Gregory Z-Pack
My wife tried on a number of packs at the store and picked the Z pack. She was very happy with it for 14 days up and down on the Wonderland trail around Mount Rainier (15-25 lbs total pack weight). ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 29, 10:04pm

Ray Way quilt kit two person deluxe
I found the instructions easy to follow and the entire kit simple to make . I included all features (Gorget, draft stopper, and split-zip) and even extended the draft stopper onto the lower part of t...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
June 15, 11:03am