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Roman Ryder (RomanLA) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southwest Louisiana
About Me I'm an avid backpacker and whitewater kayaker, so I spend most of my free time in the mountains.
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My 2 cents...
I'll just say that I ended up bailing out, due to a freak snowstorm last August. I decided to leave my warmest clothing behind to cut down my pack weight. Also, a ranger in Inyo National Forest...

In Gear Lists » JMT Gear list
November 26, 10:56am

1000 Island Bear
I ran into a ranger that warned me about a bear(s) that was making rounds at 1000 Islands and Garnet. I pushed on to Ruby that day and had a bear free night. Actually, I never saw a single bear! :(...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra High Route discussion
August 30, 10:36pm

If you're a Pearl Jam fan, it's definitely worth checking out. Eddie Vedder did a great job!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Into the Wild
August 30, 10:22pm

I'm going through my JMT list right now...keep wanting to put my comfortable off road crocs that I bought for river crossings back on the list...16.8 ounces. lol p.s. My normally sub 8 pack ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stream crossings with one pair of shoes?
July 25, 12:18am

Crystal Light
Hey Michael, Thanks for the link! I'd really like to just use the Frontier Pro, but I plan to use packs of crystal light lemonade in my water. I'm thinking that would screw up the filter...

In Philosophy & Technique » Platypus in the pack?
July 24, 5:18pm

If it's going to Muir Trail Ranch, I believe it has to be in a 5 gallon bucket. I gotta send my tomorrow too...I'm a week late already!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 6-10 gallon bucket?
July 20, 12:58pm

My 2 cents...
I'm heading out on the JMT next weekend. I've got a 2L platy in my pack for emergencies, but I'm going to use a couple of 1L water bottles for normal use (dasani bottles seem to be a go...

In Philosophy & Technique » Platypus in the pack?
July 18, 1:57pm

Droppers on Long Hikes?
I currently have my deet, soap, sanitizer, and sunscreen in BPL droppers. I'm only doing one resupply on the JMT, so I'm a little concerned I may run out. Any opinions?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Droppers on Long Hikes?
July 18, 10:48am

Hey James...end of July...flying into San Fran though. I tried my Vapor Trail and it wasn't much better. The killer seems to be my thermarest z-lite. I cut off some of the sections and I'm ...

In GEAR » Jam2 and Bear Vault 500
May 29, 6:16pm

Jam2 and BearVault 500
I recently picked up a BV500 for my JMT trip this summer. The cannister is a lot bigger than I expected (almost got the Solo model, but the full size was cheaper on sale). How do Jam2 users carry t...

In GEAR » Jam2 and Bear Vault 500
May 29, 11:54am

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