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Andy F (AndyF) - BPL Premium Member

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Re: Re: Clothes for camp chores in winter
Sven, At those temps, I just use a (550 fp?) down jacket from Meijer (superstore chain) which was about $25 and around 28 oz total weight for size XXL. (I wear XL, but went oversize for loose an...

In Gear Lists » Clothes for camp chores in winter
November 25, 3:27pm

Re: Clothes for camp chores in winter
I would replace the down hoody with a fairly thick down jacket or parka. Backyard testing is the only way to know for sure, since everyone's metabolism is different.

In Gear Lists » Clothes for camp chores in winter
November 25, 8:49am

Re: flat tarp
I sometimes use an 8.5 x 10.5 silnylon tarp which I sewed myself. Other than the fact that I went a bit overboard on durability of the tieout points and seam sealing (weight = 20 oz), it's grea...

In GEAR » flat tarp
November 21, 9:17am

Re: winter clothing advice/critique
"We may encounter some rain/snow, but if the weather forecast is not looking good I will probably not be going." But that's when all of the winter fun is! :) Looks good overal...

In Gear Lists » winter clothing advice/critique
November 21, 8:33am

Re: MLD Duomid
I avoid cuben due to price and questionable seam strength.

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
November 20, 7:55am

Re: get a room
This all falls under the "What is your sex?" question. Hopefully it was an essay question rather than a checkbox?

In Chaff » Latest survey for BPLrs
November 19, 8:17pm

Re: most miserable cold night!
As a generalization, females often need a sleeping bag rated 10-15 degrees warmer. For 20 degrees, you need at least a "10 degree" bag, unless it specifies that the rating is for women. K...

In GEAR » most miserable cold night!
November 19, 7:38pm

Re: The inevitable Drone legalization of the JMT
"Why do I get that sinking feeling that David Chenault will at any moment now post defending the use of drones in the wilderness??? :)" Because he is probably watching you post on this...

In GEAR » Anti-Drone !
November 18, 4:01pm

Re: Where to cut down
Looks good. If it were my list, I'd make these changes: add waterproof pack liner (trash compactor bag) add compass add whistle add backup firestarter and emergency tinder add sunscreen ...

In Gear Lists » Where to cut down
November 18, 9:00am

Re: Clothing critique
Kevin, I'm a fairly warm sleeper, and I often feel heat loss through my Synmal UL7 at about 35F. I use a 1.7 oz 19" x 16" piece of 1/4" thick CCF under my hips to torso. It...

In Gear Lists » Clothing critique
November 13, 9:17am

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