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Ed Collyer (ecollyer) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale East Bay Area
About Me I started backpacking in 2001 when I was attending Chico State. Since then I have turned the activity into an obsession. I have taken several outdoor leadership courses while attending Chico and also became a WFR (which has expired). I have always had a minimalist approach to backpacking but two years ago I had my 3rd knee surgery (I’m only 28 =() and decided that I NEED to go light to be able to continue backpacking.

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My Job
Well I am guilty also....a Mechanical Engineer (well soon, I can't legally call myself an ME without my professional engineering license. I got hired at my current job because my mentor's w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you do for a living?
October 26, 11:08am

In my opinion and experience, people build fires because they are scared of the unknown. Tom said it, people end up staring at the fire and missing out on everything outside the 6-foot radius of li...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » camping= fire, why?
October 07, 4:27pm

Re: Happy Friday
Can't wait, headed to Carson-Iceberg wilderness for a few days with my St. Bernard. Just a short trip. Hopefully there is some snow at elevation on the North slopes. First trip of the

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Happy Friday, Everyone!
July 29, 1:43pm

I was just up in Emigrant and there is a fire burning, "pinecrest fire, which is being left to burn. I am not sure exactly where or if it intersects your trip, but something to look into. E...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emigrant Wilderness Suggestions?
October 01, 12:40pm

Labor day
Bob, you hit my trip right on the head. I was planning an 8-day solo in Yosemite to visit some parts of the park I haven't been to but then a friend asked me to do the Tahoe Rim Trail with him...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Labor Day Weekend?
August 26, 12:03pm

Re: Twin rope uses
Thanks for all of the chatter on the subject, I was out for a few days in the mountains. The rope setup worked great for rappelling. For clarification, the 30m twin rope system works for my part...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Twin rope uses
August 11, 2:22pm

My Trees!
Brunnell Cascade in Yosemite...a lonely tree Sunset in the sierras turn it red A tree anchor in Yosemite, that is the second pitch

In Photo Gallery » Share Your Trees
July 29, 12:10pm

Thanks all for the help...that was what I guessed from reading Freedom of the Hills, but there is no room for guessing when ur climbing.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Twin rope uses
July 21, 4:25pm

Twin rope uses
A friend of mine just bought a 30m 8mm dynamic twin rope set from rei. I have taught basic climbing classes but have always used 10mm single dynamic and don't know much about twin rope setups. ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Twin rope uses
July 21, 1:46pm

Tarps in the Snow
In my experience, whenever you use a tarp in the snow, or tent for that matter, and you expect heavy snow. You will have to wake up to remove snow from the top of the shelter.

In Winter Hiking » Will Silnylon work for snow trench cover
May 26, 9:11am

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