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george carr (hammer-one) - BPL Lifetime Member

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RE:Brooks Cascadia 9's + ankle rolling
Interesting that this post popped up now. Last weekend I did a hike of the Burroughs Range in the Catskills, and I noticed I was rolling my feet quite a bit. This was my first trip with Brooks Casc...

In GEAR » Trail runners + ankle rolling
September 23, 11:20am

Nice trip report Richard. Looks like a nice little hike.

In Post-Trip Reports » Eagle Rock Loop – 3 days, 4 nights
September 15, 3:31pm

re:Cranberry Lake 50, Sept. 5-9
Thanks for the trip report. The Five Ponds Wilderness is on my short list. Looks like a great spot to camp at High Falls.

In Post-Trip Reports » Cranberry Lake 50, Sept. 5-9
September 15, 3:26pm

Thank you
Thank you Marc. I tried to keep it simple. Nothing worse than having a key piece of gear let you down when you need it. It's been 10 years since I've been in the 100 Mile Wilderness. I ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Kayaking and hiking in the Bigelow Preserve, Maine
September 09, 3:52pm

Re: Three Sisters - Last Hurrah, 9 Years Deferred
Nice write up! Using a hammock is always awesome :).

In Post-Trip Reports » Three Sisters - Last Hurrah, 9 Years Deferred
September 07, 3:25pm

Re:Kayaking and hiking in the Bigelow Preserve, Maine
Doesn't matter if your Ansel Adams, it still took me back to Maine to look at your pics. Thank you for sharing!

In Post-Trip Reports » Kayaking and hiking in the Bigelow Preserve, Maine
September 07, 3:22pm

Re:A family tramp into the Rimutakas New Zealand
Nice trip!

In Post-Trip Reports » A family tramp into the Rimutakas New Zealand
September 02, 5:17pm

re:first solo
Your first solo is always epic. I'm glad you decided to go when no one else could. I really enjoyed the write up. Probably 80% of my hikes over the years have been solo, and I still have to smi...

In Post-Trip Reports » first solo mult-day backpack: Timberline Trail
August 17, 7:16am

re:perfect days
Good stuff!

In Post-Trip Reports » Perfect Days.
August 17, 7:04am

re:JMT FKT attempt Trip Report
I normally don't read FKT reports, but for some reason I was riveted by yours. Even if you didn't make it, it's still pretty extraordinary. My legs hurt just reading it, lol. Nice write...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT FKT attempt Trip Report
August 17, 7:01am

All Reader Reviews by george carr

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Mountain House Precooked Scrambled Eggs with Bacon
When I decide to pack a hot breakfast I usually either pick up the MH eggs with bacon or ham and peppers. As one reviewer suggested, pour out the water before consuming. I usually prepare this dish as...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
February 19, 7:47pm

Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce
When I grab a freeze dried dinner for an overnighter, the MH lasagna is my number one choice. I liked it when I started in '88 and still like it today.

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
February 19, 7:40pm

Lightweight Backpacking 101 Ryan Jordan, Alan Dixon + (2001)
When I 1st joined this was the article that convinced me sub 5 was possible. I think that on the home page there should be a link that says read this first. While the original might use some up...

In Books and Media
February 19, 7:34pm

The Ultralight Backpacker by Ryel Kestenbaum
At the time of this books publishing UL backpacking was still relatively new to the general backpacking public, so as the saying goes "you can fool some of the people some of the time...". T...

In Books and Media
February 19, 7:28pm

Tarptent Squall
I purchased my Tarptent Squall in 2004 and now consider it my main shelter when I am carrying a tent. Henry Shires was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. The squall has served me well from my b...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
February 10, 8:42am

Powerbar Energy Gel Caffinated Gels
I discovered energy gels a few years ago and decided to try the Powerbar brand on an AT hike in 2004. If you've never tried a carbohydrate gel or don't typically take in caffeine all I can say...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
February 10, 8:31am

Montbell Thermawrap Vest
I've owned the Montbell Thermawrap UL Vest for 3 seasons now, and like many folks I puchased it to save weight. I originally carried a fleece vest that had trustily served me for many years, so I ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 10, 8:12am