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carl becker (carlbecker) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern Virginia
About Me 54 years old 6' at 200lbs and getting back to doing some overnight hiking.
CityFairfax
StateVirginia
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by carl becker

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Re: Re: Re: JMT Hike Clothing suggestions
I have only done a little Sierra hiking but I would get a 30 degree bag, down inner jacket and wide brim hat plus long sleeve shirt. I like a bit of safety cushion for temps and burn easy. A good...

In GEAR » JMT Hike Clothing suggestions
January 03, 6:50am

Re: Duomid A frame pole lengths
Ron at MLD would know. I use GG LT4 adjustable poles on my Solomid.

In GEAR » Duomid A frame pole lengths
October 18, 6:50am

Re: In the market for a rain jacket specifically for over a down jacket.
I don't wear down under a rain jacket if I am moving around. Moisture from my body wets the down from inside out. When I am hiking in the rain I wear wool or syn layers to keep warm and do so...

In GEAR » In the market for a rain jacket specifically for over a down jacket.
October 16, 9:15am

Re: Favorite piece of gear - Fall 2012 edition
Inov-8 Talon 212 shoes Zpack 40 bag Tarptent GG poles continue to serve me well

In GEAR » Favorite piece of gear - Fall 2012 edition
October 15, 9:15am

Re: Least 40degF packed size for bag or quilt
I purchased a Z packs 40 degree long wide quilt and it packs very small, smaller than my Monbell #3 compacted. Higher rated down fill like 900 should pack smaller than lower rated 650 I would thin...

In GEAR » Least 40degF packed size for bag or quilt
September 28, 12:43pm

Re: Cheap Bulb Thermometer For Backpacking
I purchased a thermometer from REI. A small key chain type: http://www.rei.com/product/408047/rei-zip-o-gauge-thermometer

In GEAR » Cheap Bulb Thermometer For Backpacking
September 28, 11:51am

Re: Would I regret using a 32 degree bag in sub zero temps?
I use a bag rated for the lowest "normal/average" temp expected. In shoulder seasons or mountains I take base layers top and bottom and a down inner jacket just in case. IMHO trying to ...

In GEAR » Would I regret using a 32 degree bag in sub zero temps?
September 27, 5:59am

Re: Fuji x100 vs Oly E-M5
I own the X100 and also have a D700. For hiking and quick use I like the X100. When I need more versatility I use the D700. I don't have a problem with on lens when hiking. As you note most...

In Photography » Fuji x100 vs Oly E-M5
September 18, 6:01am

Re: Buying a pack with or without compression straps?
I have a couple of packs. One of the is an Aarn that I wanted to lighten so I removed everything I could including the compression straps. I fill this pack completely and it has an internal frame...

In GEAR » Buying a pack with or without compression straps?
September 06, 10:40am

Re: Best pack that weighs around 1 LB?
Definately the one that fits best but also holds what you need. I suggest you get the other items squared away so you have your volume calculated. 30L does me fine for a few days. I go with a bi...

In GEAR » Best pack that weighs around 1 LB?
September 04, 7:16am

All Reader Reviews by carl becker

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Inov8 RocLite 315
I did lots of research to replace my 30 year old heavy leather boots. I tried many different boots at REI before I ordered these and have found my hiking shoe. I went one size up from my street shoes...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 16, 8:14pm

Osprey Exos 34 Exos 34
I recently looked at packs for some over night hiking. I tried the REI Flash 30, Montbell versalite 50, SMD Swift, GG Miniposa and Osprey exos 34. At 23 pounds the Osprey is by far the most comforta...

In Backpacks - External Frame
January 16, 8:03pm