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Richard Rini (rarini) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southeast
About Me I go by Ric and have lived most of my adult life in sunny Florida but I love the Pacific Northwest and areas of Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. My wife and I enjoy day hiking and 3/4 day backpacking adventures. Anytime we take a vacation it's usually to a National Park in the areas I mentioned above. We love the wilderness.
CityTampa
StateFlorida
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://hikesnbikes.blogspot.com/

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All Forum Posts by Richard Rini

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Coupon
I have not seen golite send/post coupons in a couple years. Those days are over.

In Gear Deals » Golite Coupon?
November 12, 3:47am

Test
Test

In User Test Forum » Test
November 12, 9:50am

Interested
i am interested the 60/96. When will you have these for sale?

In Gear Deals » Tyvek Ground Sheets
October 22, 4:55am

2/3 day trips
My wife and I have done several 2/3 day trips in the smokies. Is there an are of the park that you are planning on visiting? Most of the loop routes I have planned are between 18 and 25 miles so ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 2 night trip in the Smokies
April 26, 7:38pm

Zero
Zero - well except for 1 pair of underwear. For just in case...

In GEAR » How many changes of clothes do you bring?
February 28, 3:37pm

I took the course as well
I took the non-mentored Boot Camp course. More out of curiosity than lack of experience or a good knowledge base and figured there may be some insightful information I could pick up along the way....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking bootcamp course by Ryan Jordan
November 12, 11:41am

Job
Organized Medical Fraud investigator (RICO activities) for a large insurance company. Needless to say, I'm kept very busy!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you do for a living?
November 02, 3:41am

Grizz'
Dave - Great article and thanks. I've been to GNP a few times and most recently had a pretty close enconter with a mother and two cubs. Luckily we were taking all the precautions (we felt) ne...

In Editor's Roundtable » Guidelines for Grizzly Country
September 21, 3:33am

Cades Cove Area - Loop Triip
This is more of a three day two night trip. Start in the Cades Cove parking area and take Abrams Falls Trail where you will have to ford a small/medium size stream/river to pick up Hatcher Mtn Tr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mid-September Smoky Mountain Backpacking Suggestions
September 01, 4:09pm

Perfect!!!
Perfect now - What a difference!

In Post-Trip Reports » They're right about the Whites (Alaska)
August 28, 12:15pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Rini

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Lightweight Backpacking (WS1-LWB) Lightweight Backpacking (WS1-LWB)
My wife and I went on this 3 day light backpacking trip and it was absolutely awesome. It was from 9/18/09 to 9/20/09. I have to say that what made the trip were the instructors. Sam H. and Mike C....

In 2 - BACKPACKING LIGHT WILDERNESS TREKKING SCHOOL
December 15, 6:43pm

Gossamer Gear
These guys are great. I ordered a Spinn Twinn tarp and needed them to seal the seams but requested it to be done after I placed my order which would involved an extra charge and additional approval f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 05, 7:13am

Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp
My first exposure to the Spinn Twin was at the BPL course this September. I must say, I was a little concerned that should it rain, I would not remain dry. Well the Spinn twin was put to the test. ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 06, 7:10pm