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Vince Contreras (pillowthread) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale like, in my head???
About Me I am an avid adventurer, and have spent over two years' time "on the trail." I have alpine experience, including ascents in the Wind River Range, Wyoming, and Washington's North Cascades, which required crampons and an ice axe, but not much else. On a good day, I can climb 5.10b sport routes. I have been hiking for as long as I can remember. I have extensive extreme conditions experience resultant from both my military training and personal endeavors.

I'm also a hyper-fanatical neo-Schopenhauerist. So let's talk some German Idealism.
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...instead of derailing this thread with an argument. I'm not going to clog up Lizz's thread. But I'd start with the extensive research our own Richard Nisley has posted here on BPL,...

In GEAR » Best lightweight sleeping bag for minus 10c
May 29, 11:02am

Valandre...
Lizz...always get the best you can afford. It will prevent future regret. In the UK you should have fairly easy access to Valandre bags. Get a Bloody Mary and call it a day. Don't buy into t...

In GEAR » Best lightweight sleeping bag for minus 10c
May 28, 8:25pm

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Yeah, I was just kidding anyways. Sarcasm is sometimes difficult to convey on the interwebs...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Trail...
January 22, 3:26pm

Uh-huh...
I have. It works. The end vents help manage condensation pretty well.

In GEAR » Using the Akto As Just a Fly?
January 21, 2:54pm

You're right...
...I judged the driving times incorrectly. Let's just scrap the idea.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Trail...
January 21, 2:48pm

Potential Dates...
Well, definitely not the first weekend in February...I'll be there that weekend, but I'll be climbing ice at the Michigan Icefest! Late February would be perfect for me. But I'll sti...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Trail...
January 16, 3:43pm

It's official...
...I'm now a Vargo fanboy. They're continually coming up with awesome stuff out of thin air. D@mn magicians, they are...

In GEAR » Vargo's new 2015 4oz 10point crampons
January 11, 7:45pm

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Trail...
All are invited. Trying to get a winter meet-up going. Overnight, weekend, week, whatever. For those that don't know, the PRNLT is on many "life lists". It's spectacular in an...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Trail...
January 11, 11:58am

Why yes...
Find the company "Galeton". Buy their "Trooper" gloves. Made of thin goatskin, I'll get at least a year out of a pair, marking timber for the Forest Service. They're som...

In GEAR » Recommendations for leather gloves for Southwest bushwacking
December 07, 8:19pm

Re: Kuuva 2 Underfoot Insulation
I think they have an appropriate amount of underfoot insulation for walking/otherwise ambulating on snow. I would not wear them ice fishing or snowmobiling. I feel they are much warmer underfoot...

In GEAR » Outdoor Research Mukluks
November 28, 8:19am

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