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Re: Re: Re: Re: The Timberline Trail
I did the trail counter-clockwise from Timberline lodge with my wife last September. Strangely, we met very few people going this direction around the mountain. I have no idea why that was becaus...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Timberline Trail
June 28, 4:42am

Re: Close to Perfection
Ito, Let me know how the weight transfer works with 30 pounds in it. Then with 35 pounds. I know it's not really designed for loads that big, but I'm just curious how it does. Glad yo...

In GEAR » Ohm 2.0 vs Circuit for low loads
June 12, 4:14am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chlorine Dioxide
Greg, Thanks for posting some actual data. I think the real question is whether a 3-log reduction in Crypto is really necessary for nearly all the real world backcountry water sources that back...

In GEAR » Filter Recommendation
June 12, 4:03am

Re: JRB Couples quilt options
John Tier, Your picture has piqued my interest. Do you have an more pictures showing the different couples configurations afforded with full length omnitape? Also, how are drafts best managed ...

In GEAR » Mating Quilts
June 10, 11:29pm

Re: .51 and .74
Just to add something not already covered above, a BPL fellow member, Ryan Smith, had this to say over on a MYOG thread the other day: .74 cuben has the same Mylar layer as .51. Think it's ....

In GEAR » .51 cuben and .74 cuben
June 10, 5:18am

What percentage of BPL gear posts do you think are "holy grail" related?
After being a member here for almost a year, I am struck by the preponderance of "holy grail" related threads/posts. By "holy grail" I am of course referring to the (as of yet)...

In GEAR » What percentage of BPL gear posts do you think are "holy grail" related?
June 09, 2:31pm

Re: Suggestions for new hiking pants?
Maybe give the Gramicci Rocket Dry G Pants a try? They can be had amazon for around $50 and have basically everything you want, and nothing you don't. I only have experience with Gramicci s...

In GEAR » Suggestions for new hiking pants?
June 09, 2:13pm

Re: Re: have the same experience
"It might be the duck down vs goose down? Likely there are more oils left in the down/feathers of the duck down, for whatever reason(s). Justin, It's not readily apparent to me why duc...

In GEAR » awesome quilt, smelly down.
June 09, 2:04pm

Re: Beginner backpack: frameless or internal? Recommendations?
+1 on what all the others have said. You want a pack with a frame. If you start out backpacking with a 15lb. base weight, you will be ahead of nearly all the rest of us when we started out. ...

In GEAR » Beginner backpack: frameless or internal? Recommendations?
June 07, 4:46pm

Re: Re: DIY FireFelt for a Backcountry Boiler?
Much appreciated Ken. I just sent a PM.

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY FireFelt for a Backcountry Boiler?
June 05, 1:04am

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