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John Smith (jcar3305) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale East of Cascades
About Me Hiking for 32 years raised in a cabin north of Fairbanks AK. Married 20 years with 4 children. Dedicated ultralight hiker/backpacker. Also long distance canoeist. I like to spend time exploring an area in depth rather than go as far as possible. Moved to Yakima in 2006. Found White Pass to Chinook Pass on PCT and that will be my new playground for the next few years.

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Fiddle Factor
I hiked the Wonderland Trail last year and after watching my two companions set up their hexamid twins I would not recommend them to anyone. Their fiddle factor was way too high in my opinion. I ha...

In Pre-Trip Planning » What PCT shelter for a European two-skin tent camper..?
February 26, 5:59pm

Try some coastal hikes
http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/wiki/Oregon_Coast_Hikes john the xcar

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need your Backpacking advice - Portland, Oregon
December 19, 1:37pm

Boundry Trail Pasayten Wilderness
Ozzy, tell me more about this trail. Doing a search I have found more than one start and stopping points. What is the 'classic' version of the trail? I might try it next year. I am lookin...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Looking for a challenging and scenic 75-150 mile hike
November 08, 7:30pm

Another idea to get your boys excited
Brian, Great points thus far. I would add that you might consider contacting your scout office and find out what other troops are really into BPing. Then contact those troops and see if you and ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Unit is fairly new to BPing (and certainly BPing light): looking for feedback
November 04, 8:50pm

Some ideas for Washington
3 recommendations: 1) Olympic National Park Beach Hike. Very accessible, fairly low cost, lots of options, although the southern beaches are a bit easier to hike on. 2) Ross Lake National Rec...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 9 days in washington
August 24, 7:32pm

Everbilt vs Tyvek
I am going to buy a roll of Tyvek at Home Depot soon but came across a product called Everbilt. See link: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-9-ft-x-150-ft-Housewrap-AK709150/203934290#.UhGuHqN2...

In Make Your Own Gear » Everbilt vs Tyvek
August 18, 11:39pm

Giving up your rights one-by-one
@Jerry-"Are you saying that anyone with the name John Smith is on the watch list? Amazing!" No- I am saying that the TSA put 'me' on a watch list due to how common my name is...

In Chaff » Two Secure Email Providers Shut Down
August 09, 10:30pm

Giving up your rights one at a time for convenience sake
In 2002 I was flying for a business trip from Alaska to Seattle. No big deal, I had done many of them before and with the new TSA requirements I made sure I got to the airport 2 hours before hand. ...

In Chaff » Two Secure Email Providers Shut Down
August 09, 5:15pm

from Yakima and interested
I am interested but unable to commit for a bit. I am full until the end of September. Maybe early October? I have done that section before and it is nice. I wouldn't mind hitting it as ice fil...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PNW hike
August 08, 8:47pm

Please contact me
you sent something extra that I don't think you meant to

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD, ULA, BD, MB, BPL, Ursack, Nunatak
August 08, 6:58pm

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