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Matthew mcgurk (phatpacker) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Central coast California
About Me I am a organizer of a Back pack meetup and go backpacking at least once per month. I do not consider my pack ultalight but am I learning and have reduced my pack to below thirty for a 5 day winter trip including luxury foods and spirits. I like to remain knolledgeable about ultralight techniques and apply what works to my setup.
CityPaso Robles CA,93446
StateCA
CountryUnited States

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los padres botchers gap to los padres dam may 4,5,6
Please respond and RSVP at meetup.com Paso Robles backpacking club. This is a three day two night strenuous trip through the northern most regions of the los padres. Day one shuttle and hike to p...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » los padres botchers gap to los padres dam
April 21, 10:33pm

suggestions
Highly suggest just camping at heartbreak seems to me like a better camp.then pine moutain lodge. Although you may want to check out condor trail page on Facebook to check current water conditions

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » los padres NF gene marshall/piedra blanca trail
April 21, 10:29pm

MacCat
may have that sold my brother needs one I ll have him look at it tomarrow

In Gear Swap » FS: MacCat Tarp Silnylon, Tarptent Contrail
February 01, 11:35pm

cone peak loop ventana
i will be hiking cone peak loop in a three day two night trip. any one up for a ventana see paso robles backpacking club at meetup.com oct20-22.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » cone peak loop ventana
October 10, 12:24am

shuttle filled
Shuttle filled

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Lost coast shuttle\ride Sep8-oct 2nd
September 13, 9:45pm

just making sure Lost coast shuttle\ride Sep28-oct 2nd
Lost coast shuttle\ride Sep28-oct 2nd

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Lost coast shuttle\ride Sep8-oct 2nd
September 08, 8:09pm

hammock vs. tent
if you go out in rainy conditions you need a tarp anyway just carry a ground cloth and use the hammock tarp like you would any other and your good to go. Plan your camps near water and you find tr...

In Hammocks » hammock in, tent out?
August 29, 9:27pm

bump
bump

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Lost coast shuttle\ride Sep8-oct 2nd
August 27, 9:28pm

The shAKE DOWN
Here is how you get extra days out of your cannister and backpacking meals. Repackage everything in Zip Locks, focus dehydrated meals for two and use the rice meals, as you divide the meals up add...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Realistic Number of Days Food in Bearikade Weekender/Expedition
August 22, 11:03pm

Salme Bears
I think bears are just after food in general if you store it right you wont have problems, oh yeah and dont use your clothes as a napkin. 4 days in winter it keeps once you break the skin and 2-3 d...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » salami
August 22, 10:39pm

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