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Barry P (BarryP) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Eastern Idaho (moved from Midwest)
About Me Electrical Engineer by trade. Hobbies include recumbent bike riding, magic, piano, music compostion and of course backpacking.

Backpack monthly with scouts or other small group. Love the exercise and alertness it brings. Ray Way caught my eye in 2001. My load lightened. Because of that, able to go faster, farther, AND still smell the roses. Love the lightweight insight on this forum. I'm also a Teva sandal backpacker. My feet love them.
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Re: Wear a helmet!"
“That's why the Netherlands is the safest country in the world in which to ride a bike:” +1. An Australian journalist writes: "Rarities in Amsterdam seem to be stretch-fabric-clad...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wear a helmet!
April 15, 1:43pm

RE FS: Older Style GG Murmur, Optimus Crux Stove!
Do you have a picture of the Murmur? Thanx, -Barry

In Gear Swap » FS: Older Style GG Murmur, Optimus Crux Stove!
April 07, 3:19pm

Re: Should I Buy A Hexamid Solo?
Easily yes. I do not have extended beak. I have the original run. With seam sealing it’s 8oz (also with line). Add 1.6oz for 8 Ti stakes. And then 1.5oz for the polycro and it has protected me i...

In GEAR » Should I Buy A Hexamid Solo?
April 01, 1:08pm

Re: North Face Thermoball technology
“A good alternative to down? What do you think?” I’ve been wondering about this since I started wearing it 5 months ago. Mine is a medium and weighs 14oz. My Montbell Action Thermawrap (s...

In GEAR » North Face Thermoball technology
March 11, 5:08pm

Re: Concentrated
“We now buy the bigger more concentrated containers from veterinary supplies. ” I’ve tried this and I even upped the concentration to 1%. But the veterinary stuff just didn’t last NEAR a...

In GEAR » PERMETHRIN
March 07, 2:55pm

Re: Cold weather cooking - stove choices
“What do most people use for cold weather cooking?” Still a patient alcy stove user here. I use HEET like our dog mushers up north. Always light on first match at 0F. No flare ups. Nothing t...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 03, 1:44pm

Re: Zpacks Hexamid solo on Ebay - $269
“I have some issues with the mesh floor but it is perfect when the weather forecast is for good weather ...” 7 hours left. I might add: and bad weather. I have spent over half my Hexamid o...

In Gear Deals » Zpacks Hexamid solo on Ebay - $269
March 03, 1:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Please leave asking price up
"It is not a rule, but I think it would be helpful to the BPL community:" +1

In Gear Swap » FS: GG Spinnshelter
February 07, 2:08pm

Re: FS - Therm-A-Rest Original 3/4
I'll take it. PM sent. -Barry

In Gear Swap » FS - Therm-A-Rest Original 3/4
February 07, 12:56pm

Re: What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
Murmer w/ backpad 9 $100 Hexamid + line + stakes + ground cloth 13 $275 Zpack proto 20F quilt 17 $275 neoair small 9 $80 Total = 48oz (3lbs) $730

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 29, 4:15pm

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