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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: 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

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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