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James Neal (Laien) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Ozarks
About Me Military brat. I've been backpacking going on 40 years. Retired 11B. Currently employed as an ER nurse. I have 2 Australian Shepherds that are my companions.
StateArkansas
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by James Neal

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LOL
Yes, you are above it all aren't you? I've made my point and I'm not going to argue it with you. You're a hypocrite.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are you "packing" while you are packing?
July 15, 12:52pm

Taxes
Thank you. I pay taxes too. I'm not retired. I still work a full time job as a RN. By the way, I earned that retirement. I'm not standing in the welfare line. Very insulting remark, sir....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are you "packing" while you are packing?
July 15, 12:02pm

Re: Re: Weapons
Craig, I was a soldier for over 20 years. Your welcome for the ability to voice your opinion.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are you "packing" while you are packing?
July 15, 11:48am

Weapons
I assure you that I have the training, skill, mental quickness and fortitude to defend myself as do all those that I travel with. Most of us have done so in real life situations many times.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are you "packing" while you are packing?
July 15, 11:31am

Re: Re: Re: Indeed?
" Fortunately, I have never needed it. But my training tells me that it is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it." This statement was in reference to my wea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are you "packing" while you are packing?
July 13, 5:07pm

Re: Indeed?
You are entitled to your opinion. However, my summer base weight is under 7lbs and my winter base weight is under 12lbs. I'll carry a weapon if I choose to.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are you "packing" while you are packing?
July 13, 4:34pm

Indeed
All my backpacking friends and I are armed when we go out. Many of us are retired military including myself (11B). Some are retired and current law enforcement officers. We are all extensively trai...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are you "packing" while you are packing?
July 13, 12:57pm

Trail dogs
Yes, Jon. Herding dogs make great trail dogs. I always take my Aussies with me. The nice thing about dogs is they are always ready to go. They help carry the load and I can rest easy at night knowi...

In GEAR » New GoLite poncho tarp vs. MLD
July 10, 2:44pm

Poncho
I carry a MLD Superlight Bivy and a Zpacks 7x9 cuben fiber tarp. My dogs carry a Golite poncho that I use as my rain gear and their shelter. I don't have any problems getting a taut set up on e...

In GEAR » New GoLite poncho tarp vs. MLD
July 10, 11:23am

Day pack
I use my MLD Burn for day hikes. My base weight varies, but it's not much. Essentials, food and water. I have a camera bag that attaches to my sternum strap that I usually carry too and my Tenk...

In GEAR » Favorite day pack and base weight?
July 10, 10:57am

All Reader Reviews by James Neal

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Trail Designs Customer Service
I just received a Sidewinder with a Evernew .9 L pot, inferno, and floor. What a nice little kit. After a half a dozen emails with Rand, I decided on this set up. Rand was very helpful in helping me m...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 14, 1:42pm

ULA Equipment
I recently purchased a Circuit from Chris at ULA and the experience was very pleasant. He answered all my questions and helped me decide which pack fit my needs the best. I then received my pack in le...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 14, 1:21pm