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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: Death Valley Suggestions for First Week of April
I agree with Bob on Digonnet's Hiking Death Valley book and there is also good dayhike information at Steve Hall's Death Valley Adventures

In Pre-Trip Planning » Death Valley Suggestions for First Week of April
March 29, 4:29pm

easy Elemental Horizons Kalais
OK jimmer I will make this easy, EH Kalais. 30 or 31 oz. depending on size, priced in the same arena as ULA and Gossamer Gear, cheaper than ZPacks. Carries as well or better than all of them, eve...

In GEAR » Good lightweight pack for about 30lb?
March 27, 5:02pm

my state of the market report
Matthew, you might be interested in my recent search for such a pack. My immediate concern for the Arc Haul is that it is brand new and untested, so on paper it looks good but who knows how it is ...

In GEAR » Good lightweight pack for about 30lb?
March 27, 5:35am

I have had trouble with the super fine sand in S. Utah making it hard to move the switch but it has worked it's way out and never stopped me from getting it turned off.

In GEAR » Petzl e+Lite issues, goes beyond off
March 23, 2:56pm

Re: Dark Canyon, Utah, in May- guidance?
Dean, there is pretty good info in the Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region book by Ron Adkisson. Also this USFS site, you might contact Brian Murdock the wilderness man...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Dark Canyon, Utah, in May- guidance?
March 14, 5:47pm

Re: Hip belt comparisons- ULA vs Gossamer Gear..
The dual pulls of the ULA belt will be more comfortable than the single pull GG belt.

In GEAR » Hip belt pcomparisons- ULA vs Gossamer Gear..
March 13, 12:38pm

Re: Re: Alex
"I've been thinking about using something like Argon 67 with no DWR or a lighter DWR, because it would be very breathable, moreso than M90 I think, and then just have good coverage on a ta...

In GEAR » Condensation in bivy?
March 06, 7:16am

Re: Condensation in bivy?
Andrew, you are working in the worst possible conditions for condensation in any shelter or bivy. Partly it is just the temps and the humidity, partly too warm a bag so the dew point is at least b...

In GEAR » Condensation in bivy?
March 05, 5:38pm

dual pull hipbelts and integrated stays
Yes it looks like pack designers are finally learning about dual pull hipbelts (ULA and McHale have for years) and better integrated stays with the harness and hipbelts. It is another reason I hav...

In GEAR » Lightest pack with a stay?
March 02, 7:43am

Re: Big Bend with a 13-year old
Well I am like you, no kids but he is at an age that the wonder of it should be great. Here is a thread about Boquillas with kids, I say go for it.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Big Bend with a 13-year old
March 01, 6:04pm

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