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Jim Yancey (jimyancey) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Missouri
About Me Backpacker since the early 70's. Avid caver, canoeist, kayaker. Have done a bit of mountaineering, a bit of climbing, whitewater boating and rafting. Married, two kids, work in the environmental field. Moving toward the light!

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Freeze-Dry meal off taste
Several years ago I had a bad experiuence with a freeze-dry meal. I don't remember the brand but when we opened the package of beef stroganoff it had an "off" smell. Thinking that i...

In GEAR » Bad Experience with Mountain House Dinner?
March 17, 9:34pm

I use a classic Steripen, and I too had some issues getting it to work reliably. The button is supposed to be pushed with the contacts OUT of the water. The unit blinks green slowly, and the oper...

In GEAR » (Possibly dangerous) Steripen Failure
October 30, 3:11pm

Glacier Peak / Stehekin
Man! What memories your post has brought flooding back! I took the Lady up Lake Chelan to Stehekin about 25 years ago or so and BP'd the north Cascades (not ultralight, unfortunately.) I...

In Post-Trip Reports » Glacier Pk - "Ultralighting Friends and Fam"
September 02, 8:36pm

Titanium source
Titanium Joe ( No foil, but fairly thin sheet titanium. Worth a look!

In Make Your Own Gear » aluminum can for wood hobo stove?
August 17, 10:28pm

Mt. Fuji
Thank you all very much! I will pass this on to Scott. You guys are sort of the "old guard" of BPL, and I trust your advice and judgement implicitly. It is greatly appreciated.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Mt. Fuji
July 02, 3:27pm

Mt. Fuji
My son (20) is traveling to Japan (Tokyo and Kyoto) in early August. One of his goals is to climb Mt. Fuji. He is in good condition and has hiked and backpacked a bit, but doesn't have much e...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Mt. Fuji
July 01, 8:54pm

container for Steripen
Hmmm! Good idea Mark! I'll bet the fruit bag is even lighter than the half-Platy, and with an intact zip top it could be used to store stuff. It has all the advantages of the Platy, no addit...

In GEAR » container for Steripen Adventurer
June 27, 9:01pm

Steripen container
I also use a cut-off 2L Platy. It's very lightweight and collapses essentially to nothing in my pack. After sterilization, I (carefully!) pour the treated water into a 1L Platy to carry. On ...

In GEAR » container for Steripen Adventurer
June 27, 7:01pm

LNT and TP
As much as I hate to join in this fray, my 2c is that I practice LNT as warranted by the place and terrain I'm in. In much of my local National Forest there are grazing cattle. I don't wo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leave No Trace Ethics
June 16, 9:34pm

New Garmin Foretrex models
I have a Foretrex 101 that I dearly love. It does have a few shortcomings (modest sensitivity, no USB interface) but more than makes up for them with its very small size and very light weight. It...

In GEAR » A "SIRF" Geko replcaement?!
June 16, 9:12pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim Yancey

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Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape
I have now used the Gatewood on several trips. On one Midwest February overnight it rained copious amounts in 45 deg temps such that creeks were flooded and everything was pure mud. I stayed dry wit...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
May 13, 10:37pm