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Denis Walsh (kd7kgc) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern Rockies
About Me 57yo - need to get out more, and more, and...
CityLaramie
StateWY
CountryUSA

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Lazer Review
It would seem to me that a tent that is good in "decent conditions", but doesn't meet protection needs well in "weather", just isn't that necessary. A tarp (Backpacking...

In Editor's Roundtable » Terra Nova Laser Tent Review
May 06, 7:33am

History and Boots
A history buff's fascination is realized by this article. I still find I am more comfortable in the woods with sturdy boots. Thank you, Andrew for a great read!

In Editor's Roundtable » Into the Unknown, with Sturdy Footwear
April 28, 7:24pm

Dumbell
Larry, Great writing, Grand fun to read. Keep up the adventures and reports. What a hoot! Denis

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Dumbell Mtn, named for me?
September 17, 7:36am

Ala to Idaho
Also, I've found that a non-free standing tent is eminently doable out here, No Worries!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AL dude moving to ID: General Questions
September 15, 1:40am

Ala to Idaho
Hey Andy, For winter work, I use an REI Arete - It's 5 pounds, but does a great job in wind and cold. I haven't had any heavy snow on it yet. For the rest of the year, I use an old Ta...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AL dude moving to ID: General Questions
September 15, 1:39am

Ala to Idaho
Hi Andy, As you may imagine, a heavier sleeping bag will be of interest, I'm guessing. I ended up in Wyoming(from B'ham), and I've found that a 20 degree down bag is good for 3 sea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AL dude moving to ID: General Questions
September 15, 12:57am

HOH
I gotta git me some of that! I haven't had that much fun since the revenuers smashed gramma's still!

In Editor's Roundtable » Uncovering the Truth: Underground Doping in the Long Distance Hiking Community
April 05, 9:05pm

doping
I'm old enough to want to take pain reducing meds such as anti-inflammitories for joint pain, but just for miles seems to be overkill. I go walking for me, not miles. I guess I just don't...

In Editor's Roundtable » Uncovering the Truth: Underground Doping in the Long Distance Hiking Community
April 01, 2:01am

Down Mat
I bought an Exped Down Mat 7, about 3 weeks ago. I've only had a chance to use it twice so far. It is wonderfully warm and comfortable! When it's cold outside, you can roll and move arou...

In Winter Hiking » down air mattress
December 15, 6:44pm

sleeping warm
another aspect of drinking warm fluid prior to retiring, then getting up to pee is one's body is warming the urine in the bladder to body temp, using calories that could be used keeping the res...

In Gear Lists » Making a sleeping system warmer
December 13, 10:37pm

All Reader Reviews by Denis Walsh

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MSR XGK EX
I've owned the earlier model, XK, for over 30 years. I've rebuilt it twice. It has always been a solid performer. As noted above, it is heavy and noisy. I'll use it now for group cooking...

In Stoves - White Gas
October 30, 7:35am

REI Sub-Kilo 20 degree
I've just purchased a SubKilo for use in the summer, and as an adjunct to my 0 degree bag in the winter. I sleep cold, so degree ratings in general are lower than I find comfortable, by about 15 ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 25, 9:42pm

Exped Downmat 7
This is the best sleeping pad I've owned. I've used Thermarest for years. In cold temps, the Downmat lets me roll from side to side and changed positions while sleeping, and nary a cold spot...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 21, 12:11am

REI Quarterdome
I like this tent pretty well. Good: relatively light for two person tent. mostly good protection (reason for tent at all) in weather. easy to set up. spacious for ...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
December 20, 10:15pm

MSR Microzoid
This is a nicely manufactured double wall one person non-freestanding tent. Quality is in keeping with MSR products. It weighs 3lb 3oz ready to pack. My issues are that the roof is so close that 1)...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 11, 4:47am