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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: Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions?
I’m extremely impressed with Montbells Exceloft. Sorry, that’s not your original synthetic question. I’m a guy that just struggles with fleece. When it’s wet it’s heavy! I have to consta...

In GEAR » Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions?
November 13, 1:40pm

Re: Headlamps and Batteries
Eric, that’s a nice battery chart (1st chart). I like those AA lithiums. In the end, I just look at weight, brightness, and time. I usually do up to 4-day trips. I plan on roughly 2hours/night o...

In GEAR » Headlamps and Batteries
October 16, 1:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Single AA battery headlamps
Stuart, That is a beautiful piece of art! Thanx for sharing. I made my own LED flashlights lights in 1991 for overnight hiking and used them that decade. Now I just buy them. It's hard to bea...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 18, 4:08pm

Re: Re: INTERESTING EBAY TENT...TARP TENT COPY?
Notice some of the reviews: “weak tent. ripped on first 10 day outing. but great seller fast shipping”. I think the SMD Scout tents are stronger, less weight, but just for a little more mo...

In GEAR » INTERESTING EBAY TENT...TARP TENT COPY?
September 16, 1:46pm

Re: Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
“The three legged with a back would be my vote.” +1 As others have noted, if it’s w/o a back, I’ll just use a rock or log with my 1/2oz CCF pad on top. -Barry

In GEAR » Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
September 10, 12:57pm

Re: Name the Potty Trowel
Since it looks simply beautiful, I’ll keep the name simple: #2 -Barry

In Gear Deals » Name the Potty Trowel
September 05, 12:39pm

Re: Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?
Some of my random thoughts: 1. You will never know if your miniworks or Squeeze is working unless you send it in to a university for analysis. How do you know if it has never froze or never droppe...

In GEAR » Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?
September 04, 1:06pm

Re: GG Trek Poles
“How much can I hang off of them? What are they there for?” From http://gossamergear.com/trekking/lt3c-trekking-pole.html “The poles do not have straps, but before you think they’re nece...

In GEAR » GG Trek Poles
August 28, 2:38pm

Re: Ground sheet question
“…and when you keep erecting the shelter on non abrasive surfaces there would be minimal wear.....what other reasons to use a groundsheet for?” Well that’s HARD to guarantee. A few m...

In GEAR » Ground sheet question
July 21, 2:20pm

Re: Tent Fan
“My question is, has anyone carried a fan for those times where you backpack in very high temperature and humidity situations? What was your experience?” Yep. In MD and MO. The fan was great...

In GEAR » Tent Fan
July 09, 4:35pm

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