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Ben B (brillb) - BPL Guest

My Locale Northeast USA
About Me 33 years old, travel mostly in Europe for vacation. Also lots of winter outdoors activities - AT, XC, snowshoeing.
CityLewisburg
StatePA
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Water Caching?
So I've read this thread with interest, but having grown up in the Northeast the whole concept of "Water Caching" is entirely unfamiliar to me. Can someone explain exactly how this w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Balls and Sunshine Ripped-off on the CDT!!
May 15, 11:12am

Backcountry Navigator and Paper
I use Backcountry Navigator Pro on my Android phone and tablet. It's awesome. You can pull many different map database sources, so strictly speaking for the OP question, the map resolution is...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Android Map App. with 1:24,000 Resolution TOPO?
March 28, 1:56pm

Retail store now "Buffalo Valley Outfitters"
I happened to be driving by the other day and noticed that they have a new sign. The retail store is now "Buffalo Valley Outfitters", http://www.bvogear.com/, although the titanium campi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vargo Gear -Lewisburg, PA
March 19, 6:55am

Silhouette and Rudy Project
There's really two questions here. Are you looking for ultralight glasses, or glasses that are great on a backpacking trip? If you want the lightest glasses frames possible - get Silhouette...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Source for UL Precription Sunglasses or Lenses
February 16, 10:32pm

Lightweight backpack plus airline cover duffel = the best
I'm just back from overseas having taken the REI Flash 62 (3 lbs) and the "Pack Duffel" (19 oz): http://www.rei.com/product/787296/rei-pack-duffel-bag This setup was fantastic. I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Packs for International Travel
February 11, 7:01am

Lycoming County in the winter?
I'll have to check out the Black Forest Trail. I have been up Pine Creek biking the rail trail many times but not hiking there. I definitely didn't realize "best in the state" w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vargo Gear -Lewisburg, PA
January 28, 7:57pm

right here!
Wait, what? I live down the road. It never even occurred to me there might be such a store around here... I fly to California/Utah/Arizona/Norway/etc for most of my hiking. I only moved here r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vargo Gear -Lewisburg, PA
January 27, 9:13pm

Waterproof & ruggedized
I like my camera to be able to fit in the hip-belt pouch on my backpack, so that it's easily accessible. I'm not overly concerned with weight if it fits. However... what is critical to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight camera found!
January 27, 7:40pm

Coldest day in Delhi in 44 years!
The trip to India went great.... absolutely amazing adventures. However, we did end up under-packing: the weather in India was unusually cold. In fact, Delhi had the coldest day they've had i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Packing for India in Dec/Jan
January 27, 7:19pm

Seattle Sombrero
Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero. Just took a trip to Norway where it rained almost every day... the smartest packing choice of that entire trip was the Seattle Sombrero. It got some serious use...

In GEAR » What hats do you use?
November 20, 12:24am

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