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Joshua B (leukos) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Chicagoland
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"leukos" is ancient greek for "a brilliant light" (my other hobby is flashlights)

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Re: Re: Works ok
Hi, rhz No, it doesn't leak. The fibrous side of the material traps water. I can wring out quite a bit if that side gets wet. No punctures from twigs, the trips I was on were mostly dirt,...

In GEAR » effectiveness of Frogg Toggs Emergency Poncho
August 27, 6:50pm

Works ok
Hi, rhz I've used this poncho on a couple of trips so far. Here's my thoughts: Pros: Cheap Light weight Packs small Breathes good Makes a nice ground cloth Cons: Absorbs a l...

In GEAR » effectiveness of Frogg Toggs Emergency Poncho
August 26, 5:39pm

Have your dr check it out
Yes I was thinking something similar based on the description, it could be cellulitis as well.

In GEAR » Help keep my feet from turning into hamburger!
August 04, 4:07pm

Bad this year
+1 We hiked and camped around the Apostle Islands and also by Pictured Rocks two weeks ago. We were SWARMED by biting black flies and mosquitos. That's the first time in recent history I remem...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are bugs around Lake Superior bad?
July 17, 10:43pm

SOL Escape Bivvy
A little different than what you are talking about, but I have been using the SOL Escape Bivvy as both my bivy and my sleeping bag. I've pushed it down to the low 40's so far. I think thi...

In GEAR » Bivy Quilt
July 17, 10:33pm

Cheap stove
For your price range check out Four Dog's LT Mini for $26. Simple and made of Ti. I wrap it around the outside of my 700ml pot to manage soot.

In GEAR » Inexpensive wood stoves
July 10, 10:24pm

Finger whistle
I can whistle quite loudly using my fingers so I have wondered if on the rare chance I needed to signal if I could just use my fingers rather than carry a piece of plastic. But then I wonder how w...

In GEAR » Missing "essential" items: backup light, whistle, and fire starter
June 20, 10:19pm

Simblissity
Also check out the Simblissity gaitors. Skurka uses this one as well. Lots of adjustment options and I don't have to take off my shoes to put them on or off.

In GEAR » Gaiters aren't working for me.
June 02, 7:33am

Fishing Pliers
If you have a Harbor Freight Tools near you, they sell a small locking forceps plier that is lighter than what you typically see in fly fishing kits at 0.5 oz stainless. http://www.harborfreight...

In GEAR » Lightweight fishing pliers?
April 21, 7:40am

Interested
I'm in Northwest Indiana and willing to drive 5-6 hours as well.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Midwest GGG
March 25, 5:21pm

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