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

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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

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

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