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Patrick Starich (pjstarich) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me BPL Instructor/Guide. Passionate about the wilderness and spend as much time outdoors as possible in all seasons. Interests: UL backcountry trekking, skiing, pack rafting, and mountaineering.
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Nice photos of the Tetons
Thanks for the trip notes. Great photos. The views make me want to return to the Tetons this fall.

In Editor's Roundtable » Off-trail in the Teton Wilderness - Take 2
September 04, 5:35pm

A Great Introductory Course Taught By Scouters For Scouters
WS2-BSA is an excellent immersion course for scouters and older scouts interested in developing and expanding ultralight backpacking skills in the field. The June 7-10 session will introduce prove...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » BSA High Adventure Training in Ultralight Backpacking 2012 Courses Open For Enrollment
April 29, 6:25pm

Sleeping Pad R-value: relevance of ambient temperature
Interesting discussion. I've been sleeping on snow for many winters now, usually inside a snow shelter where air temp rarely falls below 32F. I've found a pad (or pads) with R3.2-R3.5 quit...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad R-value
April 14, 1:42pm

Re: Pace, Snow, Water, Rock
Unfortunately, one member of our group was unable to complete the trek and left the trip at the trailhead on Badger Creek. Diverting to this exit point on the fourth day forced us to adjust our ex...

In Editor's Roundtable » Trip Report: 2010 Teton Crest Expedition
February 21, 8:34pm

Pace, Snow, Water, Rock
That's about right...we could have easily managed 12-15 miles per day...but the spectacular vistas demanded a slower pace ;) Snow is not a problem in late summer. If present, it would...

In Editor's Roundtable » Trip Report: 2010 Teton Crest Expedition
February 20, 5:08pm

Trout Sticks? No Kidding.
You can't imagine how surprised I was to hear that "fish sticks" had recently resurfaced as "trout sticks." Mrs. Paul would be delighted. I first stumbled upon these as te...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2011 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
January 16, 10:35pm

Rafting Iceland
Good story and spectacular photos! Thanks for the great write-up and insights. One more for my bucket list.

In Editor's Roundtable » Across Iceland by Packraft
June 26, 5:51pm

Well......it's innovative
How outdoor gear evolves? I'm struck by the modular nature of the harness and pack. You don't buy pants and shoes as a single piece of clothing, yet you wear them together. Likewise, disc...

In GEAR » A cooler back is a happy back - Thanks Piper
May 04, 11:02pm

Finessing Your Food
Thanks for sharing your knowledge in a great article Mike! The 1.4 PPPPD model has worked very well for me. I really enjoyed your Thai peanut and pesto sauce concoctions on the 2009 WT2-LDB i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Food Planning Using Pounds Per Person Per Day
March 27, 4:18pm

Re: Re: Trail Runners, Age, Weight, etc.
I'm 54, 5'11' and weighed 178 prior to the trip. My skin out weight was 11.5 pounds (7.5 in the pack and 4.0 worn/carried). 11 pounds of food plus some group gear and water brought my p...

In Editor's Roundtable » Trip Report: 2010 Teton Crest Expedition
February 26, 10:07am

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