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R K (oiboyroi) - BPL Guest

My Locale South West US
About Me A former motivated and hard-chargin devil-dog who now spends most of the time studying for a buisness degree, but will make any excuse to get outside and enjoy my true passion ... Lightweight backpacking and hiking.
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All Forum Posts by R K

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Insole Charger
Check it out: http://www.popsci.com/article/science/invention-awards-2014-charge-gadgets-your-footsteps?src=SOC&dom=fb

In On the Web » Insole Charger
April 30, 11:05pm

Re: No-frills, sub 10oz summer backpacking pants?
Funny, as I was reading your requirements I was thinking about the grammici's. I'd go with those. I had a convertible pair that I picked up cheap at REI the became my favorite pair of pants...

In GEAR » No-frills, sub 10oz summer backpacking pants?
March 24, 7:12pm

Re: Re: Cleaning Up after a Backpacking Meal... using Honey
Finger tips and clean water. Gently rub food stuffs off. Sanitize with next water boil. Done. Easy.

In Editor's Roundtable » Cleaning Up after a Backpacking Meal... using Honey?
January 29, 7:05pm

Re: be like Mike
Neat but I'd go with a Purcell trench for backpacking.

In On the Web » Ex Israeli soldier develops a just over an 8 ounce grill
January 26, 12:20pm

Re: Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
It'd be interesting to see a pack of this class used to push the limits of backpacking. The Arctic 1000 started off with 55 lbs. How much further is possible with another 45lbs of food? I remem...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
January 15, 1:25pm

Re: SILK BANDANA FOR FACIAL SUN PROTECTION?
+1 for the Buff. If you fold it under your nose just right you can eliminate fogging. Works great!

In GEAR » SILK BANDANA FOR FACIAL SUN PROTECTION?
January 12, 11:21pm

Thermal camera for iPhone
Could be fun to take backpacking. http://gizmodo.com/flir-just-turned-your-iphone-5-into-a-predator-like-the-1496554213?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&a...

In On the Web » Thermal camera for iPhone
January 07, 5:37pm

Re: Re: When to carry/wear a Short Sleeve shirt?
A short-sleeve base and a long-sleeve hiking shirt is a great combo indeed. It's what the military uses. A long-sleeve base is slightly more versitile since you can just push up the sleeves.

In GEAR » When to carry/wear a Short Sleeve shirt?
December 18, 11:29pm

Re: Wind Pants not as popular as wind shirts?
I had a pair of montane featherlites. They were comfortable to hike in, even in warmer temps. Nice and silky on the skin and definitely light. the durability, particularly in the seat and knees, le...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wind Pants not as popular as wind shirt?
December 12, 9:15am

Re: Who in So Cal is going out this COLD weekend?
I was just in Lockwood Valley yesterday and the over night low was 17. Some people are reporting even colder today, as low as 0f. The wind was making it uncomfortable. It was only like 10-15 mph w...

In Winter Hiking » Who in So Cal is going out this COLD weekend?
December 05, 10:58am

All Reader Reviews by R K

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ULA Conduit
It’s a good pack if you’re going reasonably light. It has all the features you’d want as a backpacker (good sized main compartment, back pocket for drying/keeping stuff accessible, side pockets that c...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 04, 10:27pm

Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap
My favorite hat because it’s versatile. It provides great sun and bug protection; way better than any wide brim I’ve tried. In the heat, the supplex/mesh combo breaths really well. When the weather tu...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 12, 1:42am

Exped Downmat 7
The best sleep … Let me repeat that … The best sleep I've ever had outside. This pad is extremely comfortable. So comfortable in fact that I don’t even care how much it weighs. It’s almos...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
November 28, 1:21am

Tikka XP
A headlamp with some very innovative features like the slide diffuser, boost mode and battery meter. I especially like the diffuser which makes quick adjustments for wide or focused light. Now I kn...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 07, 2:24am

Mountain Hardwear Micro Dome Hat
Simple, light, warm and functional. Not to mention it has some sex appeal. I wear this hat around town as much as I do outdoors. Recommended. P.S. Mine weighs 0.8 oz.

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
February 19, 12:58am

MSR Titan Kettle
This item is really good for the following reasons: good size for 1-2 people resonalbly lightweight good fitting lid lid handle stands up on its own and is i...

In Cookware - Titanium
February 08, 1:05am

Tilley LT5
I bought this hat after many glowing reviews around the net, however my experiene was different. The hat is very stylish and has a very comfortable fit however, it is just plain too hot to hike in....

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
February 08, 12:47am

Mountain Hardwear Super Wicked Zip-Tee
I rarely look to MH for lightweight gear, but this summer in Tuolumne meadows I encountered temps in the low 90's which made my Smartwool Microweight feel rather hot. Two weeks later on the Hig...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
October 09, 11:47am

Arc'Teryx Gamma LT pants
These pants are light, breathable, wind resistant, bug proof and TOUGH. They’ve held up well to the rigors of climbing and kept me comfortable while hiking too. Zippered pockets keep things falling ou...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 2:48am

Ray-Way Hikers Friend Water Filter System
This is one of my treasured pieces of gear and one that seems to attract lots of attention while on the trail. Its super simple to make, just as easy to use and at the same time its very light (6.2 oz...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
September 24, 8:07pm