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Forrest G McCarthy (forrestmccarthy) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Planet Earth
About Me Whether by foot, rope, ski, mountain bike, packraft, camera, or pen, my passion is the exploration and conservation of big wild landscapes. Years of traveling light, fast, and far have taught me a few tricks and I am always game for learning new ones.
CityJackson
StateWyoming
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All Forum Posts by Forrest G McCarthy

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stowing gear in the Bakraft
Currently there's room to store a pack in the stern behind the seat. Future models will have the option to stow gear inside the main tube as well. The BAKraft already has full length zippers on...

In Packrafting » Exciting New Packraft Designs
September 28, 6:09pm

Carbon Composite Gas Cylinder
Cool looking stove. The next step is producing a reusable ultra-light fuel cylinder like the carbon composite cylinders used for paint ball guns and oxygen on Everest. Carbon composite cylinder...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
July 18, 12:28pm

Hellbiking in the Lower 48
David - Great read, as always. I do challenge the idea that you need to go to Alaska for a true hellbiking experience. In Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada there are some fantastic (even legal) opportun...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Bikepacking: An Introduction
May 18, 3:46pm

Nordic Mountaineering
Jonathan - Open your mind. AT gear has its advantages as does Nordic gear. What is best depends on your objective and skill level. What a boring world it would be if we all skied on the same gear i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
December 27, 11:06pm

answers
Brian, We used an aluminum turkey pan for all our fires except, for the small fire we made at the confluence with Big Creek where we roasted hot dogs for lunch. This fire was made on a gravel ba...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rapids, Wolves, and Winter
June 16, 12:39am

Wolves and Wilderness
I am the Public Lands Director for Winter Wildlands Alliance. Our involvement with legally challenging the decision to allow helicopters in the Wilderness Areas was based on protecting the areas w...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rapids, Wolves, and Winter
June 09, 6:51pm

Thanks everyone!
It was a great trip that I hope to do again next winter. You can also watch the video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DApWyDjSEVQ

In Editor's Roundtable » Rapids, Wolves, and Winter
June 09, 1:32pm

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Michael, I think you missed the point. You don't want to waste body heat by heating the air mattress. That is why it much warmer to have the foamy above. In sub-zero environments having the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Agnes Clearview Air Pad Review
August 28, 10:04am

Foamy on top for sleeping on snow
Darin, On Denali I played it safe and used a full length 1/2" closed cell. On other winter trips I have been content with a 1/4". I have some 1/4" foam that I got randomly as pack...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Agnes Clearview Air Pad Review
August 27, 5:58pm

Air Matress
I would like to try the Big Agnes Air mattress. In recent years I have used a similar product made by POE and sold by Alpacka Raft. It is 2/3 length 2.5 inch thick air mattress that weighs 12 ounc...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Agnes Clearview Air Pad Review
August 27, 10:58am

All Reader Reviews by Forrest G McCarthy

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Golite Gust
According to the folks at Go-Light The Pinnacle Pack was designed to replace the Gust (now discontinued). It is essentially the same “grocery bag” design with a few extra well spent ounces. Notable ad...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 20, 8:01am

Golite Pinnacle Pack
According to the folks at Go-Light The Pinnacle Pack was designed to replace the Gust (now discontinued). It is essentially the same “grocery bag” design with a few extra well spent ounces. Notable ad...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 20, 7:59am