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John Murtiashaw (murda) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Ashvegas and beyond
About Me I'm on the east coast most of the time, try to get to the west when I can. Haunt BRP and GSMNP like to make light CHEAP.
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MORE OF THESE ARTICLES PLEASE
The flaws of these BD packs aside, I am so psyched to see an article about a PACK, not another high priced sleeping bag. I love my Lafuma unlimit 900g bag, and love showing it off, don't get me...

In Editor's Roundtable » Black Diamond Infinity 60 & Innova 50 Backpack Review
December 15, 8:04pm

Dem UD Packs
When I was in undergrad at Warren Wilson College in the mid-2000's, the outdoor department had one UD pack available to borrow, and I always had to dig through a slew of Lowe Alpine tall boys t...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of Fastpacking
December 04, 4:19pm

Looks like a fun one
All those grassy trails and tent sights look like a dewey equation, but an interesting trip indeed. The trail reminds me of the scottish highlands. It's funny how a nice pair of socks and exper...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hiking The Diablo Trail: A Conservation Success Story
September 27, 10:52am

dis tent
I like the pole design. This has been my experience with SD gear as well; a good value but either clunky or with some notable issue.

In Editor's Roundtable » Sierra Designs LT Strike 2 Tent Review
September 14, 7:19pm

omission
i left out the part about machine washing the bandana. Otherwise that'd be pretty gross

In Editor's Roundtable » The Beautiful Cup
September 14, 7:08pm

My method
I monkeyed up a method with a %100 cotton bandana stuffed 1/2 way into a nalgene, then wrap a hair tie (or rubber band) around the lip to hold it on. The nasty bandana needs its own ziploc, but I&#...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Beautiful Cup
September 14, 7:00pm

slow yo roll
Mitchell!!! Cool down my eloquent homeboy, I wasn't advocating that you cuss up a storm, I just think if I fork over 20 bones for ninety down jacket articles I should be able to say what I plea...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hand Sanitizers: My Journey Towards Discovering Best Practices for Wilderness Hygiene
September 14, 4:14pm

Where the lab tests at
When I interned at Baxter State Park, I remember the rangers telling us that hand sani only "piXXed off" the bacteria. I use it all the time in tha woods tho, and at music festivals where...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hand Sanitizers: My Journey Towards Discovering Best Practices for Wilderness Hygiene
September 14, 2:15pm

Frameless State of the Market?
Just not all that interested. I'm sure they're great, but if I'm carrying a sleeping pad anyway I may as well make it work for me.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 1B: Theory and Technology
September 13, 10:41pm

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