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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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CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://40yearsofwalking.wordpress.com/

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Re: Re: 48 hours with the Ancients
Great stuff, I hope to get out that way this fall. That is not a jeb stove?

In Post-Trip Reports » 48 hours with the Ancients
February 27, 7:00pm

2 pads the way to go
I have been using this two pad system for years now with no holes in the TR Prolite. 14 oz. http://40yearsofwalking.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/current-thoughts-on-sleeping-pads/

In GEAR » Pad options, All about foam, open cell, closed cell, self inflating.
February 20, 9:48am

Re: Another weight consideration...
For desert trips up to about 90* 5 quarts/liters a day has always been the right amount for me. If cooler (below mid 70's) then 4 works fine. If it is really hot then it can be 6-9. Everyone...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another weight consideration...
February 20, 9:44am

Re: Guadalupe Mountains vs. Big Bend
Yes, Big Bend is usually busier than the Guads at this time of year, when it is warmer there than the GUMO. Full is a bit of a misstatement. Yes the designated backcountry sites in the Chisos wer...

In Editor's Roundtable » Weekend Wanderings in West Texas: Photo Essay
February 18, 11:41am

Re: Re: Re: Re: How do you organize your gear?
There is at least one thread here with some amazing pictures of gear storage rooms. Do a quick search, many of them look like Bob's above.

In GEAR » How do you organize your gear?
February 14, 5:35am

Re: Argon and M90
Here you go Kelly http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=79752&skip_to_post=681022#681022

In GEAR » Argon and M90
January 28, 6:19am

Re: Re: Big Bend, Chiso Mountains
Nice job Luke. Wish I was as close as Midland to Big Bend, I would be down there all the time. Nick you will have a great time in March, if you haven't checked it out yet, head over to Big...

In Post-Trip Reports » Big Bend, Chiso Mountains
January 22, 5:10am

Elemental Horizons Kalais
has everything you want, maybe a few cubic inches larger. Carries up to 28-30# like it is not there. Here are my thoughts on it and others http://40yearsofwalking.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/th...

In GEAR » Looking for a new pack
January 21, 4:36pm

Re: Re: Interesting bear can policy for Big Bend National Park
"Big Bend is not enforcing the bear canister for 2015. They plan to enforce it for the future but do not have set up a canister rental structure yet." That is not really clear. There ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Interesting bear can policy for Big Bend National Park
December 31, 9:54am

Re: Lockers at campsites?
Charles- yes still the same lockers in all the Chisos backcountry sites so no need for a bear can. Paul- you are correct about minimizing the habituation of bears. Jennifer was exaggerating wit...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Interesting bear can policy for Big Bend National Park
December 31, 9:45am

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