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Keith Hultman (helios) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Missouri
About Me I'm interested in climbing, hiking, canoing and just plain camping in the outdoors. I've not gone on any long trips (just 1-3 nights) and I've kept from hauling heavy loads by base and car camping. I would like to decrease the amount carried so I can experience the wilderness more freely, and get further from civilization.
CitySt. Louis
StateMO
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Re: 2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
Didn't get out much this year but these are my picks for best gear I did get to use. Both increased my freedom outdoors in some way. MYOG momentum90/silnylon bivy: Based on the VAPR side zip...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 19, 12:04am

Re: Tent Stake Holding Power
Nicely done Will. Since you mentioned that there was some variance of holding power for each stake, I wonder if you could add in some error bars on the graph? Or even just post up the highest and l...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tent Stake Holding Power: Comparative Evaluation of Various Designs and Lengths
October 15, 11:35am

Corcovado
Sounds like a fun trip. I've been to Corcovado. We were not backpacking, but we did hike into the park and take a lot of day hikes. It has a high concentration of large animals (tapers, howler ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Costa Rica backpacking sugggestions?
April 29, 3:47pm

Potter's FFA of the Nose
What???!!! If you think Potter did the First Free Ascent of the Nose of El Capitan around the time Dosage 5 came out... you probably shouldn't be spouting off about what is or what is not gr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Climbing
March 27, 7:39am

Re: One more nitpick
The Sigg rack is reusable for years. If they ship only one rack per store, that seems like a good use of resources. Furthermore, I thought the camelback bottle shrink wrap is good minimalist pa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Green Waste? Trends in Retail Packaging for Outdoor Industry Products
March 26, 12:39pm

the foolishness of time and technology
"The key thing that killed McCandless was his desire to be in the Wild to the extent he did not buy a detailed local Map. ... It was caused by foolishness about not having a great localized ma...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Into the Wild
March 17, 9:29pm

Re: MYOG Momentum Bivy
That's a really good idea. I'll try and make a head net that can fit on the bivy and also be used with a brimmed hat for around camp. Thanks

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Momentum Bivy
January 22, 3:28pm

MYOG Momentum Bivy
I will be making a pair of water resistant bivy sacks, and would like some opinions on how to make a detachable head net, and any other feedback you could give. This bivy will be used in additio...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Momentum Bivy
January 21, 6:29pm

Your welcome!
I hope the jacket suits your needs as it will mine, Earnie. I'll be using mine for midwest winter cragging and future alpine ascents. I'm not sure if it will replace my down top for backpac...

In Gear Deals » DAS parkas size L
November 30, 12:28pm

DAS parka size S: $120
From Patagonia's Wharehouse: Fall 2006- M's DAS Parka- Style #84096- Retail Price $265.00, Weekly Special Price $111.30 Sizes- S only SNL- Stainless Must call or fax. I picked one...

In Gear Deals » DAS parkas size L
November 28, 2:42pm

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