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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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Re: Re: bivy noob
I think the creepy crawly thing is mostly in folks head. I will admit that I mostly go out in cool/fall winter weather when they are not around as much and 99% of the time cowboy camp, some with b...

In GEAR » bivy noob
August 24, 2:13pm

Re: Hard call...
I think Durango's cost of living is less than Santa Fe's.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
August 24, 5:26am

Re: No compromises pack... does it exist?
Daniel, as Jeffs said, no perfect pack and it depends on the person, some carry 45-50# in the same pack that others complain about at 30# You probably have seen my piece on looking for such a p...

In GEAR » No compromises pack... does it exist?
August 17, 12:28pm

Re: Re: Re: ...and stove too
I'm with Roger on this one, legs in the sleeping bag, warm insulation layer on top, relaxing while the water boils. We call it the Roman Recline.

In Editor's Roundtable » The 60-Second Backpacker: Episode 2, Leave the Kitchen Sink at Home
August 13, 8:58pm

Re: 2015 Perseids
That's about how it was last night for me too. I was up on the highest ridge on the east coast and struggled to stay awake from 1:30-3:30 and was underwhelmed with the frequency. There were s...

In On the Web » 2015 Perseids
August 13, 4:07pm

Re: The Evolution of Packweight for a Typical BPL'er ... warning, not serious at all
Awesome!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Evolution of Packweight for a Typical BPL'er ... warning, not serious at all
August 09, 5:54am

Re: Hiking footwear, your top 5
While I have some Innov8 and Salomons and others I am in the Keen camp for wide footware Voyageurs for really rocky, dry, desert conditions (these are also my daily work shoes on the farm) Ma...

In GEAR » Hiking footwear, your top 5
August 08, 6:35am

GG Velcro
How big is the piece of velcro that holds the hipbelt? I have not had any velcro creep with my Kalais. Maybe they need a velcro with more grip?

In GEAR » Mods to ULA Circuit / GG Mariposa for 35-40lbs?
August 03, 9:48am

Re: Not my experience
My 2004 Ultralite is actually under specs. and my 2011 Highlite is .9 oz. over specs.

In GEAR » What's with Western Mountaineering weights?
June 29, 8:02am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Grand Gulch water availability in September
Billy, thanks for the information. I of course will follow the weather and contact the BLM for updates as we get closer. I have hiked GC in April and Nov. but it was in the mid 70's and water...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Gulch water availability in September
June 28, 7:10pm

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