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Kevin Clayton (kclayton) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Greater Yellowstone
About Me I am a avid outdoor enthusiest from Bozeman Montana. I have just recently entered the world of light weight backpacking. I am planning on hiking the Pacific Crest Trail next summer with my good freind Devin Cowan.
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All Forum Posts by Kevin Clayton

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Re: Really wide shoes
I just went through the same problem trying to find shoes for the PCT this summer. Since everyone has different feet I would suggest going into a shoe store and trying on everything they have. Don&...

In GEAR » Really wide shoes
May 14, 9:54pm

Across the Andes
I am sorry if this has already been posted. The couple that set out 2 years ago to hike across the spine of South America have finished their trek. I am not sure if they were lightweight backpacke...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Across the Andes
May 13, 5:38pm

GNP pack
I am currently using the SMD Comet and love it. 37 pounds may be pushing its weight limit a little bit but that would maybe be only for a day. You would definitely want to use the stays. The mesh p...

In GEAR » Help me select a backpack and tweak a gear list for trip to Glacier National Park
March 17, 5:48pm

PCT footwear
I am planning on thruhiking the PCT starting on may 20 and have come to a bit of a predicament with footwear. In the past while backpacking I have always worn boots-this was before I switched to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT footwear
February 17, 2:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Gossamer Gear "The One" Video
I think I will stick with my TT contrail mainly for the room inside of it for a tall person. This looks a little to tight for me.

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear "The One" Video
February 04, 2:14pm

poison oak
I am planning on Thru-hiking the PCT this summer and have not really considered the hazards of poison oak. Is it avoidable along the trails or is it easy to brush up against it? I am not a big fan ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » poison oak
January 26, 8:42pm

poison oak
I am planning on hiking the PCT this summer and have not really considered the hazards of poison oak. Is it avoidable along the trails or is it easy to brush up against it? I am not a big fan of we...

In GEAR » Embrace the Oak - Gear cleaning tips?
January 26, 3:57pm

Pemmican
The pemmican making process was a bit of a disaster. We followed a recipe in a meat curring book. The first step was to soak the meat in salt water. We used Elk meat. Next we put the dried meat,...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Pemmican
January 24, 6:42pm

Pemmican
Has any one tried Pemmican?, not the Pemmican bars http://www.natureskills.com/pemmican_recipe.html Tomorrow I am going to try to make some with my parents. I will post the results.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Pemmican
January 18, 4:59pm

Re: Re: "Help selecting a single wall shelter for 2"
I spent 2 weeks in glacier last august and experienced zero precipitation, however I would be prepared for it. I think the freak storm you are thinking about or heard about occurred 2 years ago....

In GEAR » Help selecting a single wall shelter for 2
January 17, 2:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Kevin Clayton

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Six Moon Designs Comet
I am very pleased with the Comet after a couple of weekend outings and training hikes for the PCT. I am new to the ultralight backpacking. The comet has served as a good stepping stone towards a l...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 02, 9:07pm

Tarptent Contrail
This Shelter is Amazing. I am new to light weight backpacking so I purchased this tent to maintain some of the features of a double wall tent. When I got the box I thought that they had forgotten to ...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 28, 8:47pm

Princeton Tec EOS
This Headlamp has been the best that I have owned. At first I was skeptical of how it would hold on my head with out a top strap but I have never had a problem with it. The battery life is also amazi...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
September 26, 8:34pm