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USA Duane Hall (hikerduane) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
About Me I'm 60, single male. I had been in Retail Management for over 30 years. I have mostly solo bped since the early mid '70's. I XC some, not afraid to go alone, I also solo winter camp, even out in sub-zero temps. A few years ago, I went on a backcountry bp to Alaska, where I flew in by bush plane with five others into Wrangell/St. Elias NP. Since early 2010, I have been collecting vintage/antique camping and bp stoves, having acquired over 90 now. I like many outdoor activities, from bping to dirtbike riding, gardening.
CityMeadow Valley
StateCA
CountryUS Of A

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Zpacks Arc Blast vs Zero
I was out two weekends ago in the Bucks Lake Wilderness, 4 hour hike, lunch about and hour in, then another brief break after about 2 hours then a snack about 3.5 hours out. No soreness from using...

In GEAR » Zpacks Arc Blast vs Zero
August 24, 7:16pm

40% off coupon code for today only
Mike, I followed your link last night, you have to look, but the 40% off code was there, despite showing to the contrary on their site also. I needed nothing, so went along my merry way. Duane

In Gear Deals » 40% off coupon code for today only
August 22, 12:06pm

Winter Stove Discussion-2014
I collect stoves, so I prefer the ones 30-40 years old or more. A real jewel is a Radius 43 with roarer burner, simmers so great, uses kerosene, not sure of its age. The DF is very adjustable, qu...

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 21, 9:35pm

stove upgrade
I used my MSR Micro Rocket on my shortened vacation this summer. Under three minutes for 14oz of water, 16oz. took a little over three minutes, did not take water temps. I did not run it wide ope...

In GEAR » stove upgrade
August 17, 5:58pm

Calling all Yosemite veterans
Check weather forecast for snow also. I've been snowed out in early Oct., and have seen snow storms through out the Sierra about that time in Sept too. If it passes, it turns nice again. Fun...

In GEAR » Calling all Yosemite veterans
August 14, 12:49pm

Off trail
I went from having at least one day of offtrail adventure, to just staying on trail and changing my plans since offtrail I'd be even wetter, my hands were cold anyway and worried being solo of ...

In GEAR » Best rainwear for a month in monsoonal summer on JMT
August 12, 6:56am

Has anyone used a WM Caribou sleeping bag
I've had this bag for 12 years or so. Washed a couple times. I use it here in the Sierra and has been to AK and WY, down to around 28F there about. When it gets into the upper 20's, at t...

In GEAR » Has anyone used a WM Caribou sleeping bag.
August 07, 6:56pm

Sold***MLD Grace, cuben, solo tarp, used two nights
Money recd from Joe, will be shipped out Saturday as I work away from home. As promised. Thank you Joe. Duane

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Grace, cuben, solo tarp, used two nights
July 30, 11:42am

FS: MLD Grace, cuben, solo tarp, used two nights
****SOLD**** For sale, MLD Grace solo, cuben tarp, used two nights in the rain a week ago in SEKI. Line attached at top center ends and corners (six lines). This worked pretty good in the rain, bu...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Grace, cuben, solo tarp, used two nights
July 29, 9:08pm

RE: Wrangell St Elias National Park, Alaska
Thank you for all the pics and report. We experienced the same as you with creek crossings, a bit too high and not being able to see the bottom. I was up there about 4 years ago now, with five ot...

In Post-Trip Reports » Crew 2425, Wrangell St Elias National Park, Alaska
July 28, 12:02pm

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