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Welcome to BPL and NE! I am far from SUL but I'll take a stab at your questions: The questions I am pondering as I continue to dial in my gear list: 1. Synthetic or down quilt? At what...

In GEAR » Moving: Implications for gear
March 15, 2:23pm

Nice Video
I think this is a great addition to the mix at BPL. Fire building is a foundational wilderness skill. Increasing your comfort when in an area that is appropriate for fire or even saving your life...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Firebuilding Techniques (Video)
February 20, 8:29pm

marmot breathability
While I do not have a Gravity I do have a similar weight First Ascent soft shell that I use for lift served skiing and I have used driclime wind shirts extensively. I have no idea about scientific...

In GEAR » Which is more breathable: Marmot Gravity softshell jacket, or a Marmot Driclime shirt?
February 18, 4:01pm

"Bpl meet in the Adirondacks"
Sounds like a great time. Unfortunately with a toddler in the house I have a hard time making overnight commitments. I will definately be keeping an eye on this thread in case things work out.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Bpl meet in the Adirondacks
February 14, 8:29pm

Primitive Skills
I enjoy learning and practicing primitive skills and teach some of them to my students. I think Busch craft is a loaded term often associated with high impact activities and avoid identifying with...

In GEAR » Bushcrafting Gear!!!
February 03, 5:14pm

Stone Glacier Packs Light packs for monster loads?
I just came across these on a regional hiking forum. I searched BPL but could find no mention. Made for backpack hunting, the specs look interesting for folks needing to carry lots of weight. ...

In GEAR » Stone Glacier Packs Light packs for monster loads?
January 29, 7:45pm

Its never enough
Feels like almost no backpacking now that I have a baby girl, though she loves sleeping in a tent so things will improve as she gets older. I can't complain though as I got out lots before I b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How often do you hike or backpack?
January 23, 7:17pm


In GEAR » Micro-spike sizing
December 31, 4:48pm

Micro-spike sizing
I want to order some micro spikes with a holiday gift card and would prefer to avoid trying them on in a store where I will not buy them and driving the 40 minutes to get there. I am a size four...

In GEAR » Micro-spike sizing
December 27, 8:16pm

I have done both WFA and WFR in the past with SOLO in NH, a great outfit. I have also taken some survival classes at the Tracker School in NJ which are great though pricey and oriented toward prim...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wilderness Survival Courses?
December 04, 4:17pm

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