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James Byrnes (backfeets1) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Midwest.... Missouri
About Me Major gram weenie. I have a 10 lb base wt. Includes ice ax, camera, tarptent. 20 deg. night range. At present I'm in the process of adding duel use items, looking for durability, ect.
CityLee's Summit
StateMO
CountryUSA

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Re: What is your hydration system using the Sawyer Mini filter?
Anyone have a guess of how long it would take to squeeze filter 1 liter of water?

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What is your hydration system using the Sawyer Mini filter?
March 06, 11:54pm

down durable?
Will flipping over a down bag to place the less filled bottom on top and sleeping on the top layer, hurt the loft of the down in the top layer?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » down durable?
January 15, 11:36pm

Re: Why an UL knife instead of scissors?
I found myself in a situation where I had forgotten to install the plastic tips on tent poles I had cut to a custom length. I carved new wooden tips from the inner wood of a pine branch. First at...

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 22, 12:38pm

Re: Smallest packing 30-40 degree bag
western mountaineering Highlite or Summerlite bags. Both stuff to 6 x 11.5. I wouldn't over compress any down bag.

In GEAR » Smallest packing 30-40 degree bag
February 12, 12:40am

Re: FS: ZPacks Arc Blast Backpack
John, Do you have any ideas on how to modify the pack to be lighter? Like 10 ozs.

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Arc Blast Backpack
January 29, 2:14am

Re: King of Denial
A simple solution to this issue is to establish a requirement to be considered a true lightweight backpacker. You must carry a minimal amount of luxury gear, ie 6 ozs.

In Philosophy & Technique » King of Denial
January 02, 12:33pm

Re: Wishlist Gear Ideas
Simple W/Breathable rain pants , like Golite's reed pants. No ankle zips just thin elastic, no fly zip just thin elastic at waist, no pockets. 3 to 4 ozs wt.

In GEAR » Wishlist Gear Ideas
December 29, 4:26pm

Re: Re: How much alcohol to bring for soda can stove?
A chimney style alcohol stove with the draft shut down will simmer for 25 + mins. Look for feather fire stove on you tube.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How much alcohol to bring for soda can stove?
June 09, 10:25pm

Re: Upper Midwest GGGG
I have no picture of the "Key" and no time for a thousand words.

In Post-Trip Reports » UPPER MIDWEST GGGG
May 13, 10:53pm

Re: TGO Challenge 2012 - Kit List
Nice kit. I would try to reduce the number and weight of the stuff sacks and plastic bags you carry.

In Gear Lists » TGO Challenge 2012 - Kit List
May 01, 11:27pm

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