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John Klinepeter (johnzotk) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Northern Rockies, USA
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CityColumbia Falls
StateMontana

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All Forum Posts by John Klinepeter

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re: Camping close to TH and food storage in Glacier NP
I love Hwy. 93. Never get tired of it. Very scenic. All they way from about Las Vegas or in your case, Wells, to Kalispell.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Camping close to TH and food storage in Glacier NP
April 17, 9:09pm

re: Camping close to TH and food storage in Glacier NP
I am not aware of any bear spray requirement. That would be an enforcement nightmare. I also see no such written requirement on the Backcountry Permit. I carry spray on GNP dayhikes and backpack...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Camping close to TH and food storage in Glacier NP
April 17, 8:17pm

re: Camping close to TH and food storage in Glacier NP
Unfortunately bear canisters are not acceptable in place of hanging or lockers. I had the same question a few years ago and asked at the backcountry permit office.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Camping close to TH and food storage in Glacier NP
April 16, 4:01pm

re: Could we please add a new Forum for the The Natural World, for discussion of flora, fauna, geology?
Another +1.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Could we please add a new Forum for the The Natural World, for discussion of flora, fauna, geology?
April 13, 4:13pm

re: Wash Yer Down People!!!!
Good reminder, Craig. I have been pleasantly surprised to find that drying my down bags in my home dryer works very well. The largest bag/quilt that I have home-dried weighs about 2 pounds and ...

In GEAR » Wash Yer Down People!!!!
April 05, 8:16pm

re: Hiking Pole Diameters
One more obscure pole just for fun is the SwissGear antishock which measures just over 11/16 inch.

In GEAR » Hiking Pole Diameters
April 04, 7:40pm

re: Hiking Pole Diameters
Gossamer Gear LT4 is a smidgen less than 9/16" Black Diamond Contour Flick Lock is a smidgen more than 11/16" Measured 6 inches below the handle with cheap calipers.

In GEAR » Hiking Pole Diameters
April 04, 5:57pm

Re: Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
+1 for squats. They make a huge difference in durability.

In Philosophy & Technique » Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
March 31, 2:05pm

re: Weight of a 50x90 Tyvek Groundsheet
More information if you like. I have two pieces of Tyvek. One is the standard type which weighs 2.1 ounces/square yard. The other, if I recall correctly, is called kite Tyvek and it weighs 1.5 o...

In GEAR » Weight of a 50x90 Tyvek Groundsheet?
March 26, 8:26pm

re: Attaching ventilation tube to tent wall
A couple more photos. The first one is what I would think you would see while you are sewing. The tube is pushed into the inside of the bothy. The second one is similar but shows the stuff sac...

In Make Your Own Gear » Attaching ventilation tube to tent wall
March 19, 6:01pm

All Reader Reviews by John Klinepeter

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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
This review is based on seven nights usage. My xlite is the women's version and it has been used with a 1/8 inch thick Gossamer Gear foam pad for puncture protection. I am 5 ft. 11 inches tall...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
September 05, 10:19am