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Bradley Attaway (AttaboyBrad) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale San Francisco Bay Area
About Me Born laughing with reckless abandon.

Moved boats, rode motorcycles, beat hard country, sang victory, took photos.

Suffered no fools alive.

Currently working on a punchline to die for.

Feeling lucky.
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All Forum Posts by Bradley Attaway

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Size shouldn't be an issue unless he has a freakishly long torso.
I'm marginally taller and heavier and have used properly fitting packs from Gregory, REI, Arc'Teryx, Gossamer Gear, ZPacks... basically the full gamut of mainstream to cottage manufacturers...

In GEAR » Big boy backpacks
December 09, 10:32am

Fantastic! May have to repeat your route myself.
Looks like a great trip.

In Post-Trip Reports » Another Public Transit Backpacking Trip in the San Francisco Bay Area
December 05, 12:44pm

Fundamentally flawed concept...
There are good reasons the separate UQ reigns supreme, mostly centered around how much hammocks stretch under load, but also due to the flexibility of adjusting insulation with a sliding UQ. I...

In Hammocks » Cheap UL hammocks on eBay
November 19, 11:26am

To their credit...
these are more durable four season poles, unlike the BD Ultra-Distance poles, and are comparable in weight to the BD Ultra-Mountain poles (4-season Ultra Distance equivalent), while being cheaper. ...

In GEAR » Why does no one talk about these poles?
November 10, 1:57pm

Waring Pro
Similar to the Vitamix in specs. Went with the Waring Pro at the time because I found an insane deal. I find it indispensable, but only because green smoothies comprise the majority of my nutri...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vitamix
October 28, 10:25am

<3 my murmer for < 20 lbs
The belt strap on the murmur is adequate for under 20 lbs, ideally under 15. I use carbon arrow shafts to stiffen up the frame, but even without those the belt transfers the necessary amount of we...

In GEAR » Murmur -- Does its Hip Belt Work?
October 13, 5:15pm

Give it a minute...
Returning to full loft can take some time and even some assistance (I fluff my quilts for about 3 minutes when they come out of my bag). Best practices are to compress down as little as possible...

In GEAR » Down quilt/bag...stuff or not stuff?
October 02, 10:32am

Didn't match the hype
I too was disappointed with Hawk Vittles. After reading a ton of positive reviews I ordered about 10 of their meals as well as their coozie. Each meal was boiled-in-bag-in-coozie with the presc...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hawk Vittles
September 26, 12:00pm

A broadsword.
Over several trips with college friends, iterations of "That's not a knife, THIS is a knife!" really got out of hand.

In GEAR » The most "non lightweight" thing you've seen on the trail
September 12, 10:35am

A bit pick and choosy calling this out...
Feel like people announce products on these forums all the time: from new ventures to mainstay's like Ron Bell. Even now there's another thread announcing something called an Outsak. Not li...

In GEAR » Heated Shelters
September 11, 12:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Bradley Attaway

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Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
I've used these poles for nearly a year now and am smitten. For less than a Benjamin you've got a fantastically reliable and ergonomic pole that weighs only 2-3 ounces more than the majority ...

In Trekking Poles
June 29, 9:42am