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Stephen Barber (grampa) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: intense emotions at altitude?
Rocky Mountain high?!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » intense emotions at altitude?
September 25, 5:24pm

Here's a second on the rumrunner flasks - very light, do not leak, and don't fall apart after one season.

In GEAR » Alky stove fuel container?
September 07, 1:06pm

Crows and ravens - probably any member of the Corvus family - are also "sentinels".

In The Natural Environment » Not a birder but interested
September 07, 1:04pm

Lower cost
Be sure to check Sierra Trading Post - They usually have a decent selection of last year's long johns, at generally good prices. If you sign up for their coupons you can get 30-35% of their pri...

In GEAR » Long underwear?
September 07, 1:00pm

Kids backpacking
Great job, Don! I still have great memories of backpacking with my kids, and they all still hike with me and their own kids. You've started a great tradition!

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnighter to Spruce Grove in Angeles Forest with Little Buddy (son)
July 23, 9:34am

Tacky silnylon tarp issues
Could be the previous owner used it under trees infested with some sort of insects which excreted excess fluids fro their GI tract, which would leave the tarp a bit sticky.

In GEAR » Tacky silnylon tarp issues
May 31, 10:59am

re: I do get it
One big advantage (especially for LNTers) is that with two 1L water bottles, you can shower and clean up well away from the water source, thus not getting your nasties into someone else's soup,...

In GEAR » New favorite luxury item, the Simple Shower
May 27, 6:05pm

re: BIg Rattle Snake
Now that's a healthy rattlesnake!

In Photo Gallery » BIg Rattle Snake
May 26, 3:59pm

re: superfeet
I'll second the Superfeet recommendation. I know Roger doesn't like them, but they are great for my feet. If I don't use them, I tend to get twinges of plantar fasciitis when hiking. I...

In GEAR » Insole Thoughts and Recs, I guess it's time to finally try them.
May 14, 2:46pm

What a let-down!
I was expecting to see some slimy gray things crawling across a filter! I'm so disappointed!

In GEAR » gray things on gravityworks filter
May 14, 2:42pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Barber

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SmarTube Drinking System for Bottles
Since having a hydration bladder spring a leak inside my pack, I have avoided all such bladders. I stuck to simple water bottles until a couple of years ago when I ran across the SmarTube - a drinking...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
May 13, 1:33pm

ZPacks Sleeping Bag 40* and 20*
This is the side sleepers dream bag! The bags are filled with 900 fill power goose down, outer shell is green .95 oz/sq yd Pertex Quantum ripstop nylon, and the liner is black .67 oz/sq yd nylon. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 25, 9:25pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
Upon receipt of the pad, I inflated it to sleeping firmness, and stood it up against the bookcase. An hour later it looked rather soft; three hours later it was in a pile on the floor. Brand new, and ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 24, 11:49pm

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've purchased from Lawson on several different occasions. I've always gotten excellent service, fast shipping (especially considering I live clear across the country!), and good interaction v...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 20, 11:47am

ULA Catalyst
I've spent the last two years trying to find a pack that is both light and comfortable, ie, transfers weight to the hip bones well. To date, i had found packs that were only one but not the other ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 8:11pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
I was able to pick up a Bushbuddy Ti used, and can't imagine why anyone would want to get rid of one! I used it repeatedly this summer and have been absolutely delighted with it! It is probably...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 11:59am