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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 versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
I've had the Arc Blast for two vacation seasons now, max load about mid 20's. Works fine, no issues, my go to pack for summer use except for less gear weekend trips. I've heard the HM...

In GEAR » zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
October 20, 11:50am

Day temps
Temps were mild. I at 61 was one of two people in our other wise young group who hiked in shorts and a ss shirt. Temps in the low 70's at the most, we did sweat some. When we made camp Satur...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » One last Sierra trip before the winter: Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness, October 25-26th
October 17, 9:47pm

Shipping kills it
Sold out? I could not find one last night, just curious. Duane

In Gear Deals » Houdini on sale
October 17, 1:57pm

MSR Newsletter
HJ, I posted them a few years back over on CCS. Funny, one ebayer this Spring used some of my photos to list one of his. Need them sent to you? Duane Found one optimized pic.

In GEAR » MSR white gas stove pump failure
October 16, 12:00pm

Zimmerbuilt Owners - How Does it Ride??
I got my large capacity pack (5,000 ci+) with Xpac material about a year ago now. Never been rained or snowed on yet with it. Like other packs, comfort seems to matter on I believe a properly load...

In GEAR » Zimmerbuilt Owners - How Does it Ride??
October 16, 11:57am

MSR Newsletter
I picked up a couple newsletters from some folks a couple years ago, that only date to the '70's, neat thing, one shows the 9A stove, which is disputed by "Doc" as to what it look...

In GEAR » MSR white gas stove pump failure
October 15, 9:41pm

MSR white gas stove pump failure
HJ, On break, see what I can provide. In the Emigrant Wilderness at Granite Lake by Bear Lake. New Int'l stove, not the do-it-all Universal one. Duane

In GEAR » MSR white gas stove pump failure
October 14, 2:00pm

MSR white gas stove pump failure
Hi HJ. Just got back from a group trip, seems the new MSR pumps have a engineering issue too. The tabs that hold the pump shaft in, broke. Did not examine the pump the other hiker had, I just sa...

In GEAR » MSR white gas stove pump failure
October 14, 11:59am

Nice weather
I just got back, doing a loop out of Crabtree, 8 of us, 3 dogs. Not freezing again. Chewing Gum, Y-Meadow Lake, then for the only night, XC at Granite Lake, we were the third party there, out on ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » One last Sierra trip before the winter: Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness, October 25-26th
October 13, 8:54pm

Conditions
I made my trip, cut short due to deep snow (3') over Trail Rider Pass, others went clock wise, I was going counter. Snowmass Lake was nice, I found bare ground in the area campers stay for the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggested trailhead for Maroon Bells?
October 09, 8:10pm

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