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Keith Bassett (keith_bassett) - BPL Guest

My Locale Pacific NW
About Me Just another middle-aged guy who discovered that he loves sewing his own gear, and dragging his kids out into the mountains.
CityPuget Sound Area
StateWA
CountryUSA

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Re: EDC Knife
Swiss army knife - the little tiny one - on my keychain. One of the freebie giveaways that companies often hand out. Great scissors on it. Kershaw Random Leek - in my pocket. An amazing one ...

In GEAR » EDC Knife
October 02, 2:17pm

Warby Parker
Wow. $95 for a cool frame and poly AR lens. Not bad. Cheaper than Costco even. Kirkconnell- My wife has the same issues, legally blind without glasses. Stupidly expensive prescription. It d...

In Chaff » New glasses
September 13, 11:05am

Re: In Defense of "Make Your Own Gear"
MYOG costs me twice as much as just waiting for a garage sale at REI. However, it gives me something to do with my time and a great way to keep busy. I am working through the list. Tarp = do...

In Make Your Own Gear » In Defense of "Make Your Own Gear"
September 13, 9:22am

Looks solid
It looks like a solid purchase, but my thought on handling them was that they were a bit understuffed. They also appear to be 90/10 with down/feathers rather than fully down coats. I can understa...

In Gear Deals » Adult-sized, "down sweater", 800-fill, Costco: $70
September 10, 10:15am

Pad Name
Litrex, ToughLite, Litex, Toughex, Toughline, lightex, TuffLite, Tough Stuff CCF, Groundlite, SpeedLite Getting the X sound into a company or product name has actually been correlated with succ...

In Gear Deals » CCF Pads; Coming Soon
August 20, 11:22am

Nice. Will be looking on the 17th...
I will be grabbing one of these bad boys on the 17th, as an answer to the cold air pad issue... Lawson, do you think you might get some super thick ones at some point? I remember 1/8th being mo...

In Gear Deals » CCF Pads; Coming Soon
August 03, 11:56am

Re: rain gear
Bi-Mart. Truly sir, you are an Oregonian. I haven't been to a Bi-Mart since my days in Eugene. :)

In GEAR » Rain gear for OR/WA on the PCT?
July 20, 11:03am

Dr. Bronners & a micro scrubby
I cut a blue scrub sponge down to about 1/2 x 1 inch to use for this. I start some water heating, squirt the soap into it, then scrub. Then pour the water into the next receptacle and scrub. Re...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to wash dishes clean, light, and efficient (microfibre towel, sponege, bandana or soemthing else)?
June 25, 2:07pm

Goat Lake - Trip Report
This is long, so bear with me. We went to Goat Lake, which is only 5.5 miles in with around 500 feet of altitude change. I posted that my son was 11 earlier. That was a slip - my son is 8,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Fishing / Hiking in the Cascades
June 25, 1:50pm

BBC Radio One Dance Shows
Love em. Use a little tool called Radio Downloader to download the BBC shows, and save them as MP3 to listen to on the go. Annie Mac, Tong, Essential Mixes, occasional DNB. Good stuff. Righ...

In Chaff » House and Techno Ultralighters
June 20, 3:42pm

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