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Bobby Pack (Piddler) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale West Virginia
About Me I've been a backpacker for 40 years. I taught hiking and cooking merit badges at Boy Scout Camp when I was 14. Ran class 5 rapids on the New River in a open canoe back when it was a wilderness experience. Lately I'm a cube dwelling software architect during the week and a mostly solo backpacker on the weekends. Look for me in the Monongahela National Forest.
My PDF Gear ListWinter '09 Tested to 15F

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All Forum Posts by Bobby Pack

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Re: McHale dyed cuben packs.
Isn't she hot! The blue Bump is mine. Dan sent me two fabric samples and I liked both of them. There is a description of the fabrics used in Dan's Letter on his web site. Can't wait ...

In GEAR » McHale dyed cuben packs.
March 11, 7:12pm

Re: repeat after me: yo' mantra?
It could be worse.

In Chaff » repeat after me: yo' mantra?
February 21, 12:26pm

Re: Lake Powhatan Campground
Thanks Ty Ty, might have to take a few more days of vacation, it all sounds great. Just looked on the web a bit today but it appears that the Asheville area has lots of backpacking options. I'm...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Asheville, NC Info needed
February 09, 5:42pm

Re: "Asheville, NC Info needed"
Thanks Leslie, good tips.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Asheville, NC Info needed
February 09, 5:34pm

Re: Re: Asheville
Thanks Chris!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Asheville, NC Info needed
February 09, 5:33pm

Re: Asheville
Thanks for the info, I'll check them out.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Asheville, NC Info needed
February 09, 7:15am

Re: Re: Freezing Rain
Hi Roger maybe David is talking about something like this OR pack hoody. Hmm, can't seem to insert the image.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Freezing Rain
February 08, 2:40pm

Pepperoni rolls
I quit carrying a stove in warmer weather and haven’t missed it. If I want to cook I use a Zia grill and a small fire. If I don’t feel like cooking I grab a bag of pepperoni rolls which are a b...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Ditching the stove and my new SUL gear list
February 08, 2:27pm

Re: Is all weight equal? - Trekking Poles
I carry poles, LT4's. I use different techniques depending on terrain. Sometimes or some places I think they slow me down and sometimes I think they speed me up. But the real reason I carry the...

In GEAR » Is all weight equal? - Trekking Poles ...
February 08, 1:36pm

New map pinpoints Lyme disease risk areas
CONCORD, N.H. – Researchers who spent three years dragging sheets of fabric through the woods to snag ticks have created a detailed map they claim could improve prevention, diagnosis and treatmen...

In On the Web » New map pinpoints Lyme disease risk areas
February 08, 9:29am

All Reader Reviews by Bobby Pack

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Outdoor Trails, Daleville, VA brick and mortar outfitter
I've dealt with these folks for quite a few years now and they are my favorite retail outfitter. The staff are helpful and know backpacking. You can get fitted professionally for shoes and packs w...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 22, 12:18pm

Western Mountaineering Alpinelite
Wow, it's so light and it packs so small. When you take it out of the stuff sack you can almost here it go poof as it magically grows. I've been out six nights with temps 10-15 degress F weari...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 09, 6:05pm

Tarptent Contrail
It’s a pound and a half of shelter design genius. • It provides room for my 6’1” to sit up and move around, plenty of room for my 6’6” Bag • The vestibule is big enough for bad weather cooking • ...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
March 02, 6:50pm