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Brandon =Þ (Beeen) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale California
About Me My backcountry skills seem to improve the fastest on the back of my discomfort.
StateCA
CountryUSA

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Re: Best one-week hike in California
"except that we are hoping to cover 10-12 miles per day" What are your feeling towards switchbacks?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best one-week hike in California
May 22, 7:59pm

Re: WTB (Want to Buy): Western Mountaineering Everlite Sleeping bag/quilt.
I wish I never saw this posting. I am now going to wrap myself in my Mont-bell thermal sheet and gently rock back and forth muttering to myself that I don't need the Everlite.

In Gear Swap » WTB (Want to Buy): Western Mountaineering Everlite Sleeping bag/quilt.
May 22, 7:20pm

Reintroduction of Grizzly - The "Wild" effect
Maybe the reintroduction of grizzly bears will thin out the headcount on trails. Although, that probably won't start for another 10 years, if it ever happens.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 22, 1:21pm

Re: Wind-up rechargeable Flashlight/USB port
>1) Are wind-up products reliable and worth purchasing for backpacking or are the solar panels with USB ports better? There is also thermoelectric systems like BioLite (not recommending it)....

In GEAR » Wind-up rechargeable Flashlight/USB port
May 21, 6:31pm

Re: I want to learn how to hike it bear country
>The first thing you need to learn is to always wear little bells on your shoes to warn the bears you are coming. >The next thing you need to learn is how to tell black-bear poop from griz...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » I want to learn how to hike it bear country
May 21, 10:41am

Re: SHT - Daughter's first real backpacking trip - video
@1:48 ... she crushed your head. =) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM5_dgKDsrc

In Post-Trip Reports » SHT - Daughter's first real backpacking trip - video
May 20, 8:46pm

Re: Trekking poles up hill adjustment
A person in my life that I won't identify publicly, spent a lot of time adjusting their poles on almost every dip and rise of a trail. As a "gift" I upgraded them to some lighter fixe...

In Philosophy & Technique » Trekking poles up hill adjustment
May 20, 5:40pm

Re: Limitations
>I got the impression that when paired up with a smartphone it was better than good enough. [This is likely too long of a review for somebody really new to this device] After reading this...

In GEAR » inReach Explorer as GPS when Freedom plan suspended
May 20, 4:13pm

Re: Re: Re: $ is no object
>"Yeah. That's why I ordered it in camo :)" I just couldn't do it, the camo added 1.5oz... and I was worried she'd hate the camo more than being an exhibitionist. I'...

In GEAR » Sell me on a perfect Shelter for 2 people.
May 20, 1:01am

Re: iPhone/Anker charging cable question
Just saw this online, maybe even better option... http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Certified-lightning-cable-micro/dp/B00KVCBU1K

In GEAR » iPhone/Anker charging cable question
May 20, 12:42am

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