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Eric Dysart (ewdysar) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me I've been backpacking since I was 5 years old. Now that I'm passing 50, lightweight gear is the only way that I'll be able to stay out on the trails...

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Thermarest LuxuryLite cot?
I just saw an ad for the Thermarest LuxuryLite cot. Did Thermarest purchase the design? Did the patent run out? I bought my LuxuryLite cot in July 2005. It weighs 968g (34.15oz) trail weigh...

In GEAR » Thermarest LuxuryLite cot?
July 12, 2:29pm

Every weekend?
Hi Nick, When I read your post, I thought "that's the problem, I only get 104 days of weekends per year". I think that I do manage my free time well, but I only get a few overnigh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Financing the UL lifestyle
May 03, 6:59pm

REI Visa - gift card
Hi Duane, I got my $100 gift card a couple of days after I received my first bill. I applied for the REI Visa card the first week of April and made my first purchase on 4/13. The whole process...

In Gear Deals » The next REI 20% Off coupon
May 03, 6:40pm

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In Gear Swap » FS: Antigravity Gear Ultralight Rain Jacket
May 03, 6:19pm

Didn't know anyone knew about these...
I bought mine in '05. I think that at 940g in an old Thermarest sack, it's a little lighter than what they sell today. But I'm keeping mine, it is one of my guilty pleasures on the tr...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Luxury Lite UL Cot
April 20, 5:39pm

Oh no....
Uh oh. I've got a good amount of UL gear (multiple bags, packs, shelters, stoves, water treatment, etc.) and hobby cars (sports cars and antiques) and boats (racing trimaran and classic ketch...

In GEAR » When to admit you have GAS?
April 13, 4:33pm

Re: Re: ^^^^^^^^^
I'm with Kat. I read this as an April Fools. Have you noticed that April Fools hasn't really translated very well to the internet? A rare few have done it well, but stuff like this just ...

In GEAR » You stink, Nalgene!
April 02, 6:06pm

Another idea
How about we start a poll? Then we can all vote and decide how John should sell his stuff. That sounds fair to me. Seriously, John has been pretty clear about his gear and price. If you'...

In Gear Swap » FS: Everything goes!!
March 29, 10:11pm

Maybe around 1.5 pounds
I'm not aware of any pack with all of your requirements under 16 ounces, but my Gossamer Gear Gorilla pack has all but the top pocket right around 25 ounces. I added two of the GG hip belt poc...

In GEAR » Lightweight Day Pack - What are some good options?
March 19, 6:03pm

old school
From my trip into the Yosemite high country back in the mid '80s: Irish Apple Bangers - everclear and spiced apple cider mix (we were camped at Ireland Lake) Lemon Zingers - everclear and l...

In GEAR » Everclear & Powered Apple Cinnamon drink mix
March 19, 5:45pm

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