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Rocco Speranza (Mechrock) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Western NC Mtns
About Me I go to school at ASU in Boone, NC and I'm just getting into backpacking. I really am enjoying the concept of going light.
CityBoone
StateNC
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://www.youtube.com/mechoutdoors
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Good news for Iphone 5s and up users - Coming soon!
http://www.kitguru.net/apple/anton-shilov/apple-ios-9-to-debut-battery-stretching-performance-throttling-low-power-mode/ This should give just that much better battery life assuming it doesn'...

In GEAR » Good news for Iphone 5s and up users - Coming soon!
June 27, 6:48am

Chair suspended by trees?
I know this is basically a hammock, but I want something lighter. Anyone know of a chair suspended by trees? I wish I could sleep in a hammock and that would be problem solved, but just not sure ...

In GEAR » Chair suspended by trees?
June 11, 1:47pm

Found one!
For those wondering, I went with this from Backcountry: http://www.backcountry.com/backcountry-merino-150-base-shirt-long-sleeve-mens Size small was already on sale for $63. Picked up some S...

In GEAR » Wool Base Layer 35F-60F Comfort while hiking?
March 30, 9:29pm

Thank you!
Thanks for all the replies everyone! I'm hoping to find one of these at the REI sale coming up, might get thin long wool underwear instead. I'm liking the Ice Breaker Relay; if they would j...

In GEAR » Wool Base Layer 35F-60F Comfort while hiking?
March 25, 9:16pm

Wool Base Layer 35F-60F Comfort while hiking?
I'm trying to find a long sleeve wool base layer that will be comfortable in that temperature range. Lets assume I have a rain jacket on below 45f to cut out the wind. I feel as though a mid we...

In GEAR » Wool Base Layer 35F-60F Comfort while hiking?
March 25, 5:16am

Re: Quilt
oh, cool! Let us know how that goes. I plan to use that in my second quilt and I'm curious as of the temperature rating. My research leads me to believe upper 20s or around 30F for comfort. 2 L...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2.5oz Apex Summer Quilt Project (Photos Inside)
March 23, 4:38am

Re: Quilt
Yes, it does get up to my neck, but it's my lower neck. I'd like it to go up to just above my hair line. If you go with the measurements from Enlightened Equipment then you'll be good. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2.5oz Apex Summer Quilt Project (Photos Inside)
March 22, 3:32pm

Re: Well done!
Woop Woop! Not currently, I do have a draw cord at the time though and want to add some button snaps. 5" 4' I believe mine came out to 59" or 60". 64" would had been per...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2.5oz Apex Summer Quilt Project (Photos Inside)
March 16, 5:06am

Re: Nice job, temp rating?
The 2.5oz Apex is supposed to be rated for ~50F. That's my goal for it at least. I think the Spirit 48 Quilt uses 2.5oz Apex. http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/product_info.php?product...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2.5oz Apex Summer Quilt Project (Photos Inside)
March 15, 2:58pm

2.5oz Apex Summer Quilt Project (Photos Inside)
Manage to mostly finish my quilt. (Just need to add some button snaps) My only regret is cutting the fabric a few inches too short for my liking. It'll work, but I think a couple more inches wo...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2.5oz Apex Summer Quilt Project (Photos Inside)
March 15, 2:36pm

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