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David Moreno (nerrek2000) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North East Ohio
About Me I'm an ARMY Veteran of 13.5 years. I spent the years mostly in combat oriented jobs, mainly Infantry, which gave me a chance to see the world. That was my introduction to backpacking of a sort. Through my Military career, I backpacked more than 10,000 miles. Now I go simply because I love it. I also mountain bike, rock climb, kayak, and do nature photography. I wouldn't call my self an ultra-lighter per say, but my base weight is just below 12 lbs.
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All Forum Posts by David Moreno

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Yet an other hiker killed by a bear!
Just for fun.

In Chaff » Yet an other hiker killed by a bear!
May 22, 12:08pm

Re: "Too Many Good Cause Requests"
I only donate to small local organizations. I donate my time more than I do money. This is partly for financial reasons, and partly for ideological ones. When you look at a breakdown of the use...

In Chaff » Too Many Good Cause Requests
May 20, 1:16am

Re: "Potty trowel"
I started off using the cheap orange plastic trowels. I live in northeast Ohio and do most of my day-hiking here and in western PA. Most of my weekend trips are in western PA as well. A lot of ...

In GEAR » Potty trowel
May 20, 12:50am

Re: Re: Re: Hawaiian Pigs
The boars, in my experience, are very brazen on Oahu. They'd even run across the live fire ranges while we were firing. They didn't appear to be afraid of anything. As for the mongoose, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » We talk a lot about bears. What about boars?
May 19, 12:52am

Re: "We talk a lot about bears. What about boars?"
I figured Ian B. would chime in on this one. I have similar stories from Oahu and the Big Island in Hawaii. One night at about 3 A.M. on Oahu, a mid-sized boar went rummaging through camp and to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » We talk a lot about bears. What about boars?
May 08, 11:06pm

Re: Re: yet another dumb hiker post
I'll get info on the routes before I head out, and plan accordingly. I always do. Card? We don't need no stinking cards! lol

In Chaff » yet another dumb hiker post
May 02, 8:27pm

Re: "yet another dumb hiker post"
I don't what to say about this except, "If you dislocate your hip that easily, maybe backpacking alone in the middle of nowhere isn't the best idea." Strangely enough, I'm ...

In Chaff » yet another dumb hiker post
April 30, 4:45pm

Re: J-tree graphitti and other problems
I've seen this problem in Cuyahoga Valley NP here in Ohio. Trash everywhere, damage to the sculpted sandstone cliffs from illegal climbing, and illegal carving of symbols / graffiti on the c...

In On the Web » J-tree graphitti
April 25, 8:01pm

Re: "FLYWEIGHT KNIVES---Damn Fine Titanium Knives!"
I received my 3" Ultralight Titanium Trout Knife yesterday. It came with 2 different sheaths, one larger and one smaller. Total weight with smaller sheath: 0.208 ounces (5.89 grams). ...

In Gear Deals » FLYWEIGHT KNIVES---Damn Fine Titanium Knives!
March 31, 1:31pm

Re: Order Completion
I got my 2nd pot support yesterday. Same great quality as 1st one I ordered. My flash died, but you can see the slight bend I made in it to fit my stove nested into inside of cut down mug. Th...

In Gear Swap » Zia titanium pot supports for sale
March 21, 2:29pm

All Reader Reviews by David Moreno

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There's so much ranting I could do here that I'd sound like a lunatic. Once when I was in dire straights financially, I worked briefly in a Walmart Photo Center. Never again. Slightly ch...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 5:22pm

Mountain Gear
As noted in posts above, MG charges shipping on all sale items no matter how much the order total comes to. Normally not a problem, as they state it openly on their website. I've ordered pro...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 5:08pm
As someone noted above, backcountrygear has a little store in Eugene, OR. The problem is (we're just a small local store) is what I was given for a horrible customer service experience. My 3...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 4:39pm

Western Mountaineering The Company
2 years ago I purchased a Western Mountaineering Apache bag with the overfill option. I've been nothing short of extremely happy with the bag. The purchase options with the overfill left a l...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 4:15pm Golf City Products Barebox
My bareboxer works just fine. I agree that the locking mechanism is a bit of an overkill, but it's small enough to fit into my Deuter Speedlite 30 backpack and easily holds 3 days of food for m...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 4:02pm

Feathered Friends Customer Service
For security reasons, I use a separate banking account for all of my mail order, phone order and online purchases, purposely having no overdraft protection on the account and only putting money in the...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 3:49pm

Mountain Safety Research (MSR)
MSR is owned by Cascade Designs. So, in part this review will be on them as well. I purchased a Whisperlight International about a decade ago. About 2 years ago, the threads that mount the bottom p...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 2:05pm

Sierra Trading Post (STP) web shopping and service
I figured out a while back that prices out west are usually higher than here in Ohio so the fact that I don't feel the discounts at STP are as deep as others do is a little moot. Some of the time,...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 1:06pm

I've heard a lot of people in my home town say that I'm insane for spending total $250 on a solo tent (Contrail with poles, etc...). My response is, "You get what you pay for!" ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 12:50pm
Altrec did have a discount program for writing reviews. I think it was 20% off non sale items. I used it a few times. Wrote a review and within 24 hours there would be a discount applied at checkou...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 12:31pm