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John Taylor (jtaylor) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Shenandoah
About Me "Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." - Henry David Thoreau
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Grocery bags anyone
Used to use nylon then switched to Sil once I lightened up. Been experimenting with plated grocery bags lately. Food and trash is always in sealed inner bags so not too worried about odors. Hang h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you use to carry food?
April 21, 5:24pm

No bivy
No, no bivy.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cowboy camping and the bivy
April 21, 5:16pm

Svea 123
If we are talking absolute safest stove then I'd have to say the Svea 123 comes pretty close in my mind. Screw up the filling and priming process and it likely won't light. Good news is rel...

In GEAR » Actual fire hazard of wood burning stoves
April 21, 5:09pm

Nothing extra
I've always used a cook pot and bandana for personal hygiene. Fill up the bottles near a water source and find a spot a couple hundred yards away. 2 pots for hair and 1 - 2 pots for the body. ...

In GEAR » Is a bucket/basin worthwhile for personal hygiene on trips more than a couple of days?
April 20, 5:49pm

SNP quick overnight
The wife and I took a quick, short overnight in the Shenandoah National Park this past weekend. We parked at Blackrock hut and hiked past Loft mountain. Retraced our steps the next morning. This wa...

In Post-Trip Reports » SNP quick overnight
April 20, 2:45pm

Cooked in just about everything
I have cooked in just about everything over the decades. Just 2 stove problems that I can recall. One Whisperlight white gas stove, over primed. Scary, but harmless. One alcohol stove accidentally ...

In GEAR » Actual fire hazard of wood burning stoves
April 20, 2:18pm

Do tell
I'm interested to know as well. Please share Ken. Thanks.

In GEAR » GG Kumo or ULA OHM 2.0
April 13, 6:22pm

Preferences
My preferences tend to ward a minimum hip belt, usually just webbing. Frameless is fine as my weekend load rarely exceeds 12 pounds. I used a Granite Gear Virga for years but started having issues...

In GEAR » GG Kumo or ULA OHM 2.0
April 11, 9:26pm

Re: Ohm 2.0
My bad, didn't see the total volume below the page fold. No way the OHM is gonna fit my needs. Much too large.

In GEAR » GG Kumo or ULA OHM 2.0
April 11, 9:22pm

GG Kumo or ULA CDT
Been looking at packs, wanting something smaller.. I like the design and simplicity of the Kuma. ULA has an excellent reputation. Your thoughts on a Gossamer Gear Kumo or a ULA OHM? Are there oth...

In GEAR » GG Kumo or ULA OHM 2.0
April 11, 8:39pm

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