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Paul Andronico (Jakesandwich) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale S.F. Bay Area
About Me 4-season fisherman looking to extend those day hikes into overnight trips.

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Stoic Hadron
I'll take the Stoic Hadron if it's still available. PM Sent as well.

In Gear Swap » Huge closet cleaning. Sleeping Bags, Jackets, Baselayers, Hammocks, Shelters, Backpacks, and much more.
September 06, 3:59pm

Thanks for the detailed responses. After reading your posts and fiddling with the Y-strap and various loads, I am quickly abandoning mod #2 and #3. It's tough when you have to decide if you w...

In GEAR » HMG Porter Mods Question
August 27, 11:50pm

HMG Porter Mods Question
My 3400 Porter arrived today and I really like the way it carries and the flexibility of the roll top. I will be using it for shorter and longer trips, and I am thinking of returning it and orderi...

In GEAR » HMG Porter Mods Question
August 27, 4:54pm

Congratulations on the new tent, finishing radiation and getting into the mountains. I hope that the beauty of the outdoors takes away some of the pain you are going through. Absolute best wishes...

In GEAR » Zpacks Solplex
July 10, 1:58pm

Thanks for the replies
Jennifer: I have the large size Gorilla which is a bit longer than the shorter torso Gorillas. That gives it some more length for the bear can. I also found that putting by 20 degree EE quilt in...

In GEAR » Gorilla vs. Mariposa for JMT
June 20, 11:04am

I've got one
Sending you a pm.

In Gear Swap » WTB: GG Gorilla (latest version)
June 17, 7:09pm

Scary thread!
I am committed to hiking the JMT next year. When I first mentioned it to my wife of 23 years, she had no interest in joining me. But several weeks later she is coming around to the idea and is se...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
June 17, 4:45pm

Gorilla vs. Mariposa for JMT
I love my Gorilla for short trips in the Sierra with a small bear canister (Bear Boxer contender). I am planning to hike the John Muir trail next summer, however, and am wondering if I should get ...

In GEAR » Gorilla vs. Mariposa for JMT
June 16, 10:41pm

Good Seller
Tachyon received quickly and in like-new condition as advertised. Thanks, Steve.

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell
May 09, 11:42am

Have a great trip!
Have a great trip, Gordon. I did my first solo overnight last summer, and then did another one later the in summer. Nice feeling of accomplishment and overcoming fears. Go get 'em!

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
May 01, 1:55pm

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