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James Yancey (jyancey) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Missouri
About Me Backpacker since the 60's Boy Scouts, long-time caver, canoeist, kayaker; some climbing and mountaineering. Currently three-season UL, summer SUL. Dabbled in MYOG. Love PNW, SW deserts, and Missouri Ozarks.

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lost gear
I was packrafting the Current River in Missouri from its headwaters (Montauk Springs.) I had to do a minor bushwhack to reach the river at my put-in on a brushy gravel bar. I unpacked my ULA Cond...

In GEAR » Gear lost while backpacking.
July 27, 9:09pm

Central Missouri hikes
Michael, my apologies. I should be set up for PMs now. Drop me a message and I can give you details on directions, maps, trail advice, etc.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Central Missouri?
April 16, 11:38pm

Backpacking and Caving
I agree, to a point. Missouri is, after all, the "Cave State!" Unfortunately, White Nose Syndrome, or WNS, has been identified in two locations, and virtually all publicly-owned caves a...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Central Missouri?
April 15, 9:49pm

Cental Missouri hikes
Michael, there aren't many really decent hikes in central or western Missouri, especially the closer to KC you are. One area close to me (near Columbia, about two hours east of KC) is the Ceda...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Central Missouri?
April 15, 9:20pm

Shoulder strap foam thread hijack
Nancy, sorry to hijack your request. I don't have any foam to send, but is your avatar photo Neversink in TAG? I am a caver in central MO.

In Make Your Own Gear » spare piece of foam?
January 23, 8:21pm

Re: Darwin rescues
This is not a backpacking story, but is certainly in the same vein. My son and I were canoeing the Current River in Missouri early one spring when he was about 8 or 9. We had camped for the eve...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » This could be a Rescue.....
May 24, 7:22pm

Favorite mugs
I usually use an MSR Titan kettle with my SP stove and 110 SP canister. To go really light I use a SP 600 with a homemade alky stove, or a titanium bike spoke potstand and Esbit. I have put a nar...

In GEAR » Do you love your mug?
September 27, 8:44pm

Re: Making char cloth
Unbleached cotton muslin works very well (very cheap in fabric stores, etc.) Be sure to ask or check if it is flame retardant. A lot of cotton fabric for clothing (e.g. sleepwear) is treated and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making Char Cloth
September 25, 6:32pm

Caving and backpacking
A nice trip in southern Missouri combines canoeing/kayaking, backpacking and caving. You can float the Eleven Point River (National Scenic River) that borders the Irish Wilderness. The White'...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Caving and Backpacking
February 18, 6:49pm

Can bottom firestarter
I have used the bottom of a Snowpeak 110 canister as a parabolic mirror to ignite tinder (shredded cedar bark) which I then used to light my campfire. Roll very finely shredded, very dry bark to c...

In Multiple Use Gear » Alcohol Stove - Can bottom for fire starter
December 25, 7:11pm

All Reader Reviews by James Yancey

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
I have been using the Ti Esbit stove with a Snow Peak 600 mug. It is lightweight, compact, stable and very effective with a Ti foil windscreen. It would rate a 5, except that the center rivet is app...

In Stoves - Other
March 11, 7:05am