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Randall Spratt (genreviam) - BPL Guest

My Locale Minnesota
About Me Too old for granite pillows but too tired of 70 lb packs. Time to figure out how to get light AND comfortable. My avatar is my son on a hike in 2006. I look at that every time I contemplate adding another oz to my pack!
CityChaska
StateMN
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.spratt.us/

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Examples of "Stupid Heavy
This was my son on the trip where I thought my backpacking days were over. I found BPL and saw the "light" after this trip. My pack was not this bad but topped 70lbs. This was a 3 day tri...

In GEAR » Examples of "Stupid Heavy"
February 22, 12:03am

Big SEKI Loop (as an alternative to the JMT)
Thanks Amy! I did the JMT in 2011 and the HST in 2012. I loved the trails, but agree, it was not a solitary experience!!! I have been looking for "less traveled" options, and your route ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big SEKI Loop (as an alternative to the JMT)
February 19, 6:34pm

Rae Lakes Loop vs. Evolution Valley out and back
I have done the Loop 3 times, and Florence to Evolution Valley once. Evolution Valley is beautiful, but the Loop is a must see. Here is a link to my 2009 Rae Lakes Loop trip journal and pics. 4...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Rae Lakes Loop vs. Evolution Valley out and back
July 23, 9:23pm

How fast?
I used these as my stream crossing and camp shoes on my JMT thru hike this year. 19 days and they are still in great shape. They took a couple of hours to dry. I usually planted my hiking poles and...

In GEAR » How quickly do Vincere Grip Socks dry?
February 06, 6:45pm

ZPack Cuben rain wrap price dropped
Price dropped to $30

In Gear Swap » FS:Zpack Cuben Kilt, Exped Airpillow
January 29, 3:57pm

Air Pad Comfort
I seem to like the baffles that run vertically. My current favorite is the Exped Synmat UL7. I have used it for approx 25 nights, including my JMT thru this year. Slept amazingly well, temps down ...

In Gear Swap » FS: NeoAir L, NeoAir R, Big Agnes IAC
January 29, 3:50pm

Exped Sold, Cuben rain wrap still available
The Exped Pillow is sold, but the ZPack Cuben rain wrap is still available.

In Gear Swap » FS:Zpack Cuben Kilt, Exped Airpillow
January 29, 9:54am

Batteries
Justice, I did the JMT this year and one thing I would change if (when!) I do the trail again is batteries. I carried extra batteries for my Steripen, but they lasted the entire 19 days. If you are...

In Gear Lists » JMT 2012 Gear List,
January 28, 9:26pm

FS: Trail Designs Caldera Keg-F
SOLD $30 Trail Designs Caldera Keg-F Used during 2010 hiking season, I went back to canisters in 2011. Good condition, but I struggle a little with the dovetail closure. I think it is me, n...

In Gear Swap » FS: Trail Designs Caldera Keg-F
January 28, 8:27pm

BAIAC spoken for
Thanks David. PM sent with Paypal info.

In Gear Swap » FS: NeoAir L, NeoAir R, Big Agnes IAC
January 28, 7:39pm

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