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

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Great report!
Once again you have given us a great overview and some beautiful pictures. Glad to see the BMT being used. Thanks.

In Post-Trip Reports » Benton MacKaye Trail: Spring in the Southern Appalachians
May 14, 5:31am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Whineoram
"You old timers have me beat, 946xxx. I have an REI about a mile from where I live and it is my goto store for little things and bike stuff on Sundays when the local bike shops are closed. My ...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 10, 4:35am

Re: Re: Collar Height
EJ, I am pretty sure the stated volume does not include the collar. If you look at Will Rietveld's 2011 Aquillo review he measured it with the collar and it added nearly 900 cu. in. to the 320...

In GEAR » Elemental Horizons Kalais
April 28, 2:54pm

Re: Got mine
Kat, it looks great. Did you get the lumbar pad and it looks like Matthew has put heavier webbing on for the compression straps instead of the grosgrain he was using? Woubeir, you are correct o...

In GEAR » Elemental Horizons Kalais
April 26, 10:28am

Re: FS: New Borah Gear Snowyside eVent® Bivys
Weights of the two?

In Gear Swap » FS: New Borah Gear Snowyside eVent® Bivys
April 09, 11:32am

Re: Re: How “waterproof” is Dynema X?
What David said. I assume no pack is waterproof and needs a pack liner if in really rainy conditions and/or a rain cover. I use a pack liner most of the time here in the east.

In GEAR » How “waterproof” is Dynema X?
April 09, 11:29am

Re: mariposa compression
I guess what I really meant was no regular, easy to use, does not interfere with the side pockets, standard sewn in, not retrofitted compression.

In Editor's Roundtable » Guide's Gear Award No. 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack
April 08, 4:04pm

Re: Re: Mariposa compression straps?
I see the loops now on closeup, so no real good compression then.

In Editor's Roundtable » Guide's Gear Award No. 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack
April 08, 3:23pm

Mariposa compression straps?
On the new Mariposa I don't see any side compression straps or cords at all unless they are inside the pockets? The Gorilla has great looking compression straps.

In Editor's Roundtable » Guide's Gear Award No. 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack
April 08, 2:52pm

Re: Re: Guide's Gear Award No. 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack
Does the hipbelt really just slide in and is not held by velcro? The video suggests as much.

In Editor's Roundtable » Guide's Gear Award No. 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack
April 08, 6:42am

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