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Gene . (Tracker) - BPL Guest

My Locale New England
About Me I have backpacked since 1968, across America twice 1986 & 1990; bicycled across America 4 times, rdtrip East Coast USA; built and sailed my own sailboats from New England to SA/CA/transited Panama Canal;canoed & sea kayaked New England/Florida/Bahamas; I grew up working as an organic vegetable farmer on a dairy farm in New England. Lived in Hawaii on both Oahu & Kauai.

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Re: windy conditions
One that would fit in the MSR Kettle would be the pint sized paint can. Someone will make one, hopefully Franz.

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
April 02, 5:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Mountainsmith Ghost Available at STP
That's right, the 'new' ghost pack is using nylon fabric, not VX21 fabric. I have been using my MS Mountainlight Phantom 2600cu pack for a few years now and it has'nt shown any sign...

In Gear Deals » Mountainsmith Ghost Available at STP
April 02, 4:09pm

Re: ground sleeping in a hammock is the website for Clark Jungle hammocks. Gary Clark is a 'below the radar' cottage guy who stands behind a superior product IME. I've used a Clark Jungle model fo...

In Multiple Use Gear » ground sleeping in a hammock
March 27, 9:46am

Re: WTB: 20-30 degree lightweight sleeping bag
Checkout for his new style sleeping bag at a great price IMO. It's a less than 2lb down bag for half the price of more expensive bags.

In Gear Swap » WTB: 20-30 degree ulightweigh sleeping bag
March 27, 9:34am

Re: Seamstress for hire
Joe, contact Pennys over at the Lightweight Backpacker website, she can make you anything you want reasonably IMO. Go post under the MYOG threads, she's one of the Moderators, and will be easy ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seamstress for hire
March 23, 11:40am

Re: Re: Filter Straws
Andy the problem with the 'straw filter' is it only allows you to suck water up into your mouth, not filter it into a water container for carrying in your pack. This limits it's usefuln...

In GEAR » Water filtration
March 23, 11:18am

Re: Re: Re: Montane Aero or Featherlite - which is better?
Douglas, I'm a fanatic about my Montane Featherlite jacket! It's THE best piece of clothing I own hands down! Buy two, so when you wreck one, you have the other to continue on backpacking w...

In Gear Deals » Montane Aero or Featherlite - which is better?
March 23, 10:52am

Re: Golite Columbia Simbo
Thanks Brett, I was giving a head's up that what's new is'nt necessarily revoluntionary, it's just 'revised'. Thanks for the pic' Brett.

In GEAR » GoLite Shoes - On my Feet
March 16, 2:44pm

Re: Bungee cord
Maybe try the rubber bands being sold for microwave cooking in a resturant supply store. They have to be stronger and tougher to endure being mic'd a couple dozen times ya' think?

In GEAR » Rubber Bands
March 16, 2:32pm

Re: Re: question to hammockers
Something first time hammockers fail to take into account, or ground sleepers for that fact; is the fitness level of the individual. When I am at my fittest I can sleep on anything, anywhere, with ...

In GEAR » question to hammockers
March 16, 2:23pm

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