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Stephen Parmenter (parmens) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me My name is Steve. My backpacking is primarily in wilderness areas, including: WV, VA, TN, GA, NC. My full out pack weight is in the 20 lb range, including food and water.
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All Forum Posts by Stephen Parmenter

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FS: Big Agnes Mica 20° bag - $50
Used once, in like new condition. Regular length

In Gear Swap » FS: Big Agnes Mica 20° bag - $50
April 15, 9:06pm

Fly fishing question
I have fly fished before but am not an "experienced" fly fisher. Next August some friends and I are planning a trip in the Beartooths. Several of us plan to do some flyfishing while there...

In GEAR » Fly fishing question
February 27, 6:59am

Wanted: SMD Gatewod Cape
I too am looking for a Gatewood Cape. So if there is more than one looking to sell, please respond to me with PM on condition and asking price: parmens at gmail dot com Thanks

In Gear Swap » Wanted: SMD Gatewod Cape
September 11, 3:28pm

Re: Base layers and the environment
Personal body chemistry maybe, but I do sweat a lot. I've tried Patagonia Capilene, and by the end of a warm day, I can smell myself. By the second day, I can't stand my smell. With Ice Bre...

In GEAR » Base layers: merino v silk v synthetics
September 11, 2:00pm

Re: Core Values
I've got to say I agree with pretty much everyone... - based on the original post, it appears the user is a spammer. he has made no other posts. spammers... one of my personal pet peeves, b...

In Gear Deals » Huge sale on Propper Tactical Clothing
September 11, 11:49am

Re: Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
"The papers I read say the area was clear with no trees or obstructions to vision, the fog was light, they said that they had the target in the crosshairs of the scope, she was shot in the hea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
September 11, 10:49am

BPL UL Quilt - sleeping pad question
What is everyone using for a sleeping pad with their quilts? I bought a UL 180 Quilt and tried it out at home using a Big Agnes mummy shaped insulated air core that I've been using with my slee...

In GEAR » BPL UL Quilt - sleeping pad question
March 27, 8:31pm

OP saks durability
I also do not find the OP saks to be that durable. But then, it is probably the sharp corners, etc of the food packaging inside them.Mine do not last me more than a couple of weekend trips before t...

In GEAR » durability of O.P. Saks?
July 17, 7:35pm

Shoes for the Cascades
Friday I fly in to Bellingham, WA for 5 days in the Cascades. For the most part we will be peak bagging it. Our first day is a 12 - 14 mile round trip, 5500' to the summit of Mt Maude. Bein...

In GEAR » Shoes for the Cascades
July 17, 5:23pm

Re: Momentum vs Quantum
Who is Momentum made by? Is there a post where Ron talks about the breathability of momentum vs quantum?

In GEAR » Momentum vs Quantum
February 16, 3:38pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Parmenter

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BMW Cocoon UL60 Pant
Have worn twice now, on a trip in Feb and one in March. Fit is true to size and adds a significant amount of warmth around camp in the evening and extending the warmth of my 35° bag down into the 20s....

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
April 17, 9:36am

Patagonia the company
In January, I had ordered a Patagonia Synchilla fleece vest for my wife (this particular color had caught her eye), from Moosejaw. The order was accepted and supposedly mailed. After about 2 weeks of ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 5:01pm

Moosejaw the company
In January, I had ordered a Patagonia Synchilla fleece vest for my wife (this particular color had caught her eye), from Moosejaw. The order was accepted and supposedly mailed. After about 2 weeks of ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 5:00pm

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
I haven't had any problems getting the Rocky socks on my feet. I don't remember if I up sized or not, but when they are on, they fit. There is not much excess in the toes. Additionally, they d...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
February 27, 5:19pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
I have never had a leaking valve and my BA air core has always given great comfort and warmth down to about 20°

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 17, 3:41pm

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr Bivy Sack
In narrow range of climate conditions (around freezing and damp) I have woke up with condensation on the inside, which dampens my down sleeping bag. I would have prefered one of the newer models with ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
November 25, 9:24pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
Some months back, I used my MSR Pocket Rocket to boil a pan of water when the power went out. I didn't think that the pan should have been too heay for the stove, but after boiling the water, I realiz...

In Stoves - Canister
November 24, 12:32pm

Montrail Vitesse
I would concur with the previous two ratings. My one complaint is also the shallowness of the entire sole. Their is no raised area in the arch area of the shoe. So while this may lend itself to better...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 14, 7:53pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I wear them in my Montrail hikers (various models) and have found them to be a wonderful addition. No heel or toe blisters for me; nothing but very much needed arch support which leaves my feet feeli...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 17, 8:31pm

Granite Gear Vapor Trail
Great capacity for a 2 lb pack. Easily the most comfortable pack that I have carried up to around 30 lbs. The side pockets are too tight and small to be very functional.

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 02, 5:32pm