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Rob Vandiver (ShortBus) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me Still a newb, whittling my way down to 10-lbs and up to higher mileage days! Thanks BPL!
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So, I just got back from a 5 day/4 night stint completing the HST with a couple of buddies. We opted to take just the trailstar and 2 ti-goat bivys to offer some splash protection in the event of t...

In GEAR » Trailstar Question
July 29, 12:52pm

Willow Hole through Rattlesnake Canyon
I did this trip last spring, and my experience pretty much mirrors yours spot on. I went with a couple of younger guys and it is incredible how disorienting it is to get deep into the washes down t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Scrambling in Joshua Tree
November 26, 2:08pm

Trailstar Footprint
There will be times when you will be irritated with how big of an area you need to set it up. It really is the only drawback I see to the shelter.

In GEAR » Trailstar Owners
October 10, 4:40pm

Re: Yakutat Bay, August 2012
Bad-ass.

In Post-Trip Reports » Yakutat Bay, August 2012
August 31, 12:17pm

Re: Fear of Water
Craig, you are spot on, man. Week before last some guy scolded when he saw me blowing on the dirty side of my Sawyer Squeeze to blow the water out, rather than unscrew the clean side. About 4 hou...

In GEAR » Steripen questions - sterilizing the threads of water bottle?
August 15, 12:18pm

Thanks for the info!
Tom & Dave, thank you so much for the replies. Tom, it was your trip report of the area that made me want to go out there, seems like a magical place. That being said, I think we will play ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Kaweah Basin from 9 Lakes Basin (for a noob)
July 28, 4:13pm

Kaweah Basin from 9 Lakes Basin (for a noob)
A friend and I are heading out tomorrow to spend some time in the Sierras. We had another guy that was going to come, but he bailed last minute, and that opens us up to more possibilities (I had pr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Kaweah Basin from 9 Lakes Basin (for a noob)
July 28, 1:04pm

Bear Grylls jacket
I would be a little nervous about it. You may feel the urge to start drinking your own pee.

In GEAR » Bear Grylls / Craghopper Climaplus jacket
July 23, 12:25pm

Re: run shorts w/boxer brief lining?
Michael, I have the Voracious short also, and I love the things. I also have a pair of Golite Mesa 12" (they have 9 and 5" also), lined with pockets, and they are fantastic so far. I ...

In GEAR » run shorts w/boxer brief lining?
May 23, 11:34am

Re: Short roping yer partner
"Adan Loopez" works too.

In GEAR » Loops on bottom of packs - what for?
May 02, 4:22pm

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