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Shawn Bearden (ShawnB) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale SE Idaho
About Me Professor of physiology, exercise physiologist, research expertise in microcirculation. Backpacking with my wife as much as we can.

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Utah: Dirty Devil water in March?
Wife and I are doing the Dirty Devil South loop last week in March. What can we expect for water availability in the canyons (Happy, upper tips of N and S Hatch, Cove) and along the benches (Red Be...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Utah: Dirty Devil water in March?
January 18, 4:33pm

Available date?
When are these scheduled to become available for purchase?

In Gear Deals » Sierra Designs Cogule, Chaps, and Solar Wind Hoodie
January 06, 8:07pm

Grand Canyon
Thanks, everyone, for all these great suggestions. I had been looking at the Tonto trail when I originally posted this thread. David, I've looked at the route you suggested and the variatio...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recs for ~100 mile trip in southwest late March?
December 07, 7:49pm

Fiery review
Shawn Forry used the MLD poncho for his CT FKT. It is very similar in size and he has a nice review of it on his site. He seems to say that it is workable but not generally a best choice unless the...

In GEAR » Cuben Fiber Monk Tarp
December 02, 5:33pm

Cuben Fiber Monk Tarp
Those who have used the cuben fiber Monk tarp (from MLD) for more than a few nights of rough weather, what has been your experience? Do you recommend it? Too narrow, just right, great...?

In GEAR » Cuben Fiber Monk Tarp
December 01, 2:37pm

Through v baffle
K: From one of our resident clo experts (R Nisley), sewn through v baffling doesn't seem to matter much until fill weight gets above 6 oz

In GEAR » Down fill weight percentage of total weight
November 30, 8:34am

Core loft durability and longevity
I've been looking for good info on durability and longevity of Coreloft insulation (used in some Arc'teryx clothing). Not finding much, I contacted Arc'teryx directly and here was the r...

In GEAR » Core loft durability and longevity
November 30, 8:17am

Tyler - the LPs are great shoes. I've used them hiking/backpacking and for ultramarathons. They excel on trails. However, off trail they show their inherent weakness in upper durability. Wife a...

In Gear Lists » PCT Rough Draft
November 27, 12:38pm

We leave them on. When we expect A-frame set up most of the time with our 10x8.5 flat tarp, we use six four-foot lengths on the four corners and the two mid-points along with two eight-foot lengths...

In GEAR » flat tarp
November 24, 12:47pm

Prices gone; Best Offers
Taking best (reasonable) offers! These are great pieces of gear!

In Gear Swap » FS: Arc'teryx Atom LT and fleece, GoLite vest
November 23, 12:34pm

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