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Alex H (abhitt) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale southern appalachians or desert SW
About Me I've been camping since before I could walk and backpacking since 1970. I have lived in many parts of the country except the West coast but hiked there some too.
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Re: REI might have canisters
Austin Kayak sells them as well, but I don't think anyone rents them but maybe REI will. Big Bend is very safe and very isolated but that didn't stop them from posting a lot of Border Pa...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bear Canisters now required in Big Bend NP
August 19, 5:49am

Re: Bear Canisters now required in Big Bend NP
Mike- you are correct that is where the canyon wall climbing bears video was from. Paul- the only bear encounters that I know of have been in the mountains and at the roadside campsites where th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bear Canisters now required in Big Bend NP
August 18, 8:40pm

Bear Canisters now required in Big Bend NP
In case anyone is planning a trip this fall or winter and as hard as it is to believe they are now requiring Bear canisters in Big Bend with a bear population of less than 30 in nearly a million ac...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bear Canisters now required in Big Bend NP
August 18, 12:02pm

Re: Re: Tarp Materials - Cuben & Silnylon
Another difference important in the desert at times is cuben is see through and silynylon is not so can provide shade if needed.

In GEAR » Tarp Materials - Cuben & Silnylon
August 08, 10:22am

Re: Re: BIVY DILEMMA
Tony I don't understand your post as the Soul bivy is made with eVent and in my experience is more breathable than a superlight with m-90 but the OP has already ordered a superlight so it is to...

In GEAR » BIVY DILEMMA
August 07, 7:44pm

Re: BIVY DILEMMA
If it is really damp you might be better off without a bivy or a bug bivy. Read this thread for ideas http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_t...

In GEAR » BIVY DILEMMA
August 07, 9:40am

Re: How often can WM bags be found on 20-30% discount?
Not very often and until this notice the most I have ever seen is 20% +1 on Mel Cottons, I got 20% off, mail order, a few years ago.

In Gear Deals » Western Mountaineering 25% off
August 01, 10:34am

Re: The first of many- a new babe backpacking adventure
Congratulations Brendan! Should fit right in the packraft without any troubles.

In Post-Trip Reports » The first of many- a new babe backpacking adventure
July 29, 5:55am

Re: Canister stove for large pots
1.6 liters is not that big. I use a 1.9 liter Open Country Al pot (6" diameter) on an Optimus Crux, It has a pot support diameter of 4.25" and have used it on a Soto OD-1R. Go light.

In GEAR » Canister stove for large pots
July 26, 1:30pm

Re: Canister fuel. How many boils?
As others have said you need to test it yourself but over the years in varied conditions (mostly cool to cold weather) we have used .4 oz. of fuel/person/meal in group cooking (2 or 3 people sharin...

In GEAR » Canister fuel. How many boils?
July 17, 10:30am

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