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My Locale West.
About Me Climbing Guide, Mayor of Indian Creek, and CEO of Virga Outdoors.

Bivouac (n., intransitive v.): French for "mistake".

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SOLD.
SOLD.

In Gear Swap » FS: BearVault BV450 ($45), PETZL e+LITE ($18)
August 10, 3:17pm

Sold.
SOLD. Thanks Richard!

In Gear Swap » Ursack for sale...
July 20, 9:42pm

Go frames!
When I designed and built my pack for the JMT and SHR, I included a frame. I would rather my whole kit weigh a pound more (up to 10 lbs from 9 lbs) for the comfort of having the load transferred to...

In GEAR » How many of you feel that a heavier framed pack carries light loads much better than a frameless?
January 22, 8:29am

Thanks All!
Here's the Trip Report! http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=85168

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SHR vs. JMT (opinions sought from those who have DONE BOTH).
December 11, 1:50pm

Sierra High Route/JMT Hybrid - August 2013 - A Backcountry Adventure
Preface: This past summer (August 3-17th), my fiancé and I spent two weeks hiking through the Sierras. Having done the John Muir Trail a couple years previously, I wanted something a little m...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra High Route/JMT Hybrid - August 2013 - A Backcountry Adventure
December 11, 1:48pm

New Tie-Outs...!!!!
Virga Spectre. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Virga-Outdoors/126284534141590 More photos to be uploaded soon...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thoughts on Spinntwin's corner tieout design?
July 27, 10:45pm

New Tie-out configuration...
It's not really a "problem" - tarps have been working just fine for years, and the numbers I used in my example, while mathematically correct, are probably a lot higher than any force...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thoughts on Spinntwin's corner tieout design?
July 27, 12:40pm

Following up...
Thanks for the post Colin - I read the thread you referenced. Being that I'm a climber first, I'm well aware of how force is multiplied when the angle between "anchor points" i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thoughts on Spinntwin's corner tieout design?
July 26, 8:46pm

Thoughts on Spinntwin's corner tieout design?
Background: I'm always interested in improving Virga's tarps and I've been giving some thought to the corner tieouts. Mainly asking the question "How can I distribute stress across...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thoughts on Spinntwin's corner tieout design?
July 17, 8:43pm

Virga Outdoors
I recommend Virga Outdoors, but of course I'm biased :) ;) Here's my latest design (this one for myself)! http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_displa...

In GEAR » 2013 lightest 30-40F sleep options
February 21, 2:06pm

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