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Jake D (JakeDatc) - BPL Forum Member

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Re: RE: helmets
Rock/ice climbing helmets are meant to protect you from things being dropped from above.. falling rocks, ice, gear etc. They do not do a great job at protecting you falling into other things, esp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Missing hiker found dead in the Whites
February 25, 1:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Napoleon Pockets
He means these. I use mine for keys or my cell on a daily basis. Napoleon didn't have pockets but he did put his hand inside of his coat. Apparently at the time that was the stylish ...

In Chaff » Napoleon Pockets
February 24, 5:07pm

Re: Shovel
good to know. I don't hike much in the winter.. i'm a skinny bastard who doesn't like the cold ;) If i did i'm sure i'd want a real avy shovel.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Missing hiker found dead in the Whites
February 23, 7:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Thoughts
He didn't really PM me... i'm crying inside for reals.... :'(

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 23, 7:33pm

Re: Thoughts
Perhaps you should have kept to your wheelhouse in the Gear swap... definitely not someone i'd hike with. " nor do I need advice on how to enjoy myself outside, " who's...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 23, 5:49pm

Re: Cuben & Skurka
Ah.. well it has been a few years since i talked to him at his slideshow. At the time his list did not include any cuben. I think durability and cost were the main factors, which for most people i...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 23, 5:05pm

Re: Re: madison spring hut
Probably right Bob. Problem is they were well past that point when they got back towards that area. I think most locals, even if they had given just Madison a shot would have turned around at tr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Missing hiker found dead in the Whites
February 23, 4:22pm

Re: Skurka
Harold, As nice as it is to throw crap in a bag and go. I don't think you can do a hike like his Yukon trips and some of the other long ones without a certain amount of planning. He sent A L...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 23, 2:52pm

Re: Thanks
^^ agree. The summits are on spur paths from the main trail so you can bypass them. All of it is super exposed. take in consideration that she was in crampons not snowshoes.. so any drifts or...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Missing hiker found dead in the Whites
February 23, 11:43am

Re: Missing hiker found dead in the Whites
new story with a better timeline and a bit more info from the SAR guys. https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/02/21/the-young-woman-and-mountain/SEBPucaGpA1Fun4R5uoj7K/story.html

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Missing hiker found dead in the Whites
February 22, 6:53am

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