Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

BPL Community Profile

Allen C (acurrano) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale SF Bay Area
About Me Allen C has not added a biography yet.
CityEl Cerrito
StateCA
CountryUSA

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by Allen C

Showing 1 - 10 of 250 | Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ...25
 

Post

Forum » Thread

FKT
"Here's an 83 mile loop I did in 2 minutes." Aaron - That may be a new FKT!!!! nice job! ;)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best one-week hike in California
May 23, 7:57pm

Olympus
I like the Olympus 1 and 1.5 - I have run/hiked the grand canyon double crossing in them, and a 50 mile run/hike plus lots of 10-30 mile runs. The cushion is great for reducing the impact on high m...

In GEAR » high cushion shoes...trail opinions?
May 23, 7:46pm

A much more intelligent and informed take
For those who care, this is a thoughtful, well-written, well-researched article: http://www.sfgate.com/living/mensjournal/article/The-Last-Flight-of-Dean-Potter-6281144.php

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 23, 6:33pm

A few ways to lighten up:
I would leave behind the following items: 1. polycro tarp - not needed with tent 2. closed cell pad - not needed with inflatable pad 3. mug or pot - only need one. 4. platypus or 1 water bottl...

In Gear Lists » High sierra trail to whitney - gear list
May 23, 12:19am

Cap 2 +1
Cap2 is the best synthetic long underwear I've found. Wool is probably better (in terms of breathability and overall comfort) as long as you are not sensitive to wool, which I am. Cap2 works we...

In GEAR » Long underwear
May 22, 10:51pm

Sport-Assisted Suicide
I thought they were talking about Pro Football for a second. But then I remembered that it isn't actually a sport. “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaine...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 22, 9:07pm

they do run small.
I wear 11 in most shoes and 45 in these. La Sportiva says 45 = 11.5. They are great shoes for hiking by the way, if they fit well. 44.5 in these would most likely fit someone who wears a Men&#...

In Gear Swap » FS LA SPORTIVA Men's Ultra Raptor Trail Running Shoes $40
May 22, 8:23pm

Thanks
Thanks for the feedback. The Sub60 looks cool but not exactly what I'm looking for...I want to make something more like a large capacity running vest than a backpack. Thanks for the recommendat...

In Make Your Own Gear » Where can I buy materials used to make a Running/Fastpacking type pack?
May 22, 3:46pm

Helium 2
Fit: I'm about 6'1 160 - slim with long arms and the Helium 2 Medium fits me well with just a baselayer, and with a baselayer plus light insulating layer. If you are 6'4 and slim a larg...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket Help: Precip or Helium
May 22, 8:21am

My first ever MYOG pack
Needs some work...but I'm pretty happy with it considering I learned how to sew yesterday. Harness system is based on UD Fastpack 20, Pack body and vest straps are made of one continuous piec...

In Make Your Own Gear » My first ever MYOG pack
May 21, 9:16pm

All Reader Reviews by Allen C

Showing 1 - 1 of 1 | Page: 1
 

Review

Category

Axonn,LLC Spot Satellite Messenger
Spot 2 worked ok on a section hike of the JMT in 2013. Tracking mode enabled, worked some of the time with some big gaps. I recently emailed them to cancel the service as I rarely use it. They off...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
July 20, 10:32am