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Brian Crain (brcrain) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale So Cal
About Me Grew up in the outdoors of the midwest and have enjoyed the outdoor opportunities of So Cal for the last 20 years. As a family we enjoy everything from backpacking to car camping and taking the RV out as well and really "roughing" it... it is all about getting ourdoors and we spend more than 50% of our weekends with some form of camping.

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Nothing out there? C'mon, dig through that closet and see if you have a frame in there

In Gear Swap » WTB: Gregory Evolution frame - M or L
August 10, 4:05pm

WTB: Gregory Evolution frame - M or L
I happened across a like-new Evolution pack and am looking for a frame, prefer the OG aluminum/plastic that it came with. If you have a Gregory frame laying around or even an old hammered Evo wi...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Gregory Evolution frame - M or L
August 01, 11:20am

Re: Re: Re: And..
A buddy of mine just moved out of his apartment and into a Sprinter van with zero debt... granted, living in a van down by the river isn't my thing, but he's better off than most!

In Chaff » Who's Middle Class and Who's Wealthy?
July 01, 2:17pm

I've put ~40 nights into my Contrail and I just ordered the Protrail today - headed on a 10 day trek with LOTS of rain next week. Looking forward to getting this thing on the trail! GREAT impro...

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
June 30, 4:45pm

Beef Stew
Don't be afraid of the cowboy dinner! I loved it... and you will too if you don't mind Dinty Moore Beef Stew... I believe that is exactly what it is and they get it in bulk plastic bags. No...

In Philmont » Purifying water (with dead things in it)
June 30, 4:20pm

I use a GG Mariposa most all treks now but I'm taking the big heavy Gregory Baltoro to our Philmont trek this year. I'd rather not personal gear, share of food, etc is plenty low enou...

In Philmont » Is my Backpack ok for Philmont?
June 18, 5:19pm

I'll be there as 712-I this year and we'll be doing itinerary 12. It was the first choice of our Scouts and I'm a little torn. I went in 2013 and did the same trek... that said, it was ...

In Philmont » What 2015 Itinerary Did You Get?
June 18, 5:06pm

Re: WTBuy: Garmin eTrex Vista HCX
Had some questions regarding older models or the non-HCX... I have one laying around but prefer the HCX color and better sat reception as well as storage ability to cram all of my 24k maps into. Ap...

In Gear Swap » WTBuy: Garmin eTrex Vista HCX
March 26, 11:02am

Re: cooking
I think most of the cooking issue has been covered but I'd recommend actually purchasing a breakfast, lunch, and dinner (a two person of each) from the Philmont extra meal sales to use simply a...

In Philmont » Philmont Cooking Technique
March 25, 11:48am

Re: Philmont
2015 just came out last week and online registration is April 1st and 2nd, depending on arrival date. As mentioned above, pick the program locations you want and go from there because there isn'...

In Philmont » 2016 Itineraries
March 25, 11:38am

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