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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: The Wind RIver High/Low Route
Great report, well done. Nothing wrong with plan D, sometimes it's the correct solution.

In Post-Trip Reports » The Wind RIver Low Route
September 05, 4:59am

Re: guadalupe mountains
Martin, Luke has good info. The basic story is no water in the mountains so many folks do one and two night trips and criss cross to Dog Canyon and back. Check in with the folks at Big Bend Chat...

In Pre-Trip Planning » guadalupe mountains
September 03, 4:56am

Re: Group cooking
It depends on what you mean by "cooking" because many people just boil water and throw it in a bag or dish. My groups are rarely more than 4 but everyone chooses and brings their own b...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Group cooking
August 26, 5:35am

Re: Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
Optimus Nova. Not new but better pump, better simmer, better build IMHO.

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 21, 2:13pm

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

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