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Raymond Estrella (rayestrella) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Northern Minnesota
About Me I have been backpacking for over 30 years, all over California, plus many western states and Minnesota. I hike year-round in all weather, and average 500+ miles (800+ km) per year. I make a point of using lightweight gear, and smaller volume packs. Doubting I can ever be truly UL, I try to be as near to it as I can yet still be comfortable. I start early and hike hard so as to enjoy the afternoons exploring/chilling. I usually take a freestanding tent and enjoy hot meals at night. If not hiking solo I am usually with brother-in-law Dave.

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All Forum Posts by Raymond Estrella

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Mini Solo and TD
My favorite TD system is made for the Mini Solo. As you can see it works very well.

In GEAR » Caldera Cone and Snow Peak pots
June 08, 4:49pm

Re: WTB: Women's 700+ Down Bag 15-25F
Hey Travis, I don't have anything in the 700 fill range but do have two of these: One is a Women's Long and one a Reg. I bought these when they were disc...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Women's 700+ Down Bag 15-25F
June 08, 1:53pm

Re: Re: FS: misc gear, filters, quilts, sleeping bags
Absolutely, Stephen. I got it just to spend a season with found fuel but it works fine with traditional sources. I actually carried an Esbit tab with it the entire time I used it just for emerge...

In Gear Swap » FS: misc gear, filters, quilts, sleeping bags
June 08, 1:41pm

FS: misc gear, filters, quilts, sleeping bags
I really need to sell some gear off. It is costing me to store it now and money is getting tight. Feel free to email me if there is something you are looking for that is not on the list. Sawyer ...

In Gear Swap » FS: misc gear, filters, quilts, sleeping bags
June 08, 6:45am

quilt, hood
Not a Nunatak, but I have a "custom" ;-) Jacks R Better Sierra Stealth and the down hood to go with it that I can sell. It is in excellent shape as it was only used as mentioned in the fo...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Nunatak, Montbell, Zpacks, Tarptent, GG Murmur, MLD Exodus
June 07, 11:11am

Re: Bear learns how to crack Garcia cans
I think the Forest Service needs to make some “training” grenade bear canisters. They would be rigged with a pressure switch and loaded with capsicum. When a bear grabbed it or knocked it over ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear learns how to crack Garcia cans at Yosemite
August 26, 4:40am

Re: Heineken plus Caldera cone. How much fuel to boil?
I have never needed more than 0.8 fl oz to boil up to 20 fl oz of water. I do have the Fosters, not the Heinie.

In GEAR » Heineken plus Caldera cone. How much fuel to boil?
August 24, 9:24pm

"whenever i see an ad for campbells CHUNKY soups i get REALLY offended" Dang Eric, at least they say it has extra big pieces... ;-)

In GEAR » Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs.
July 20, 9:58pm

what am I
I have a Spanish name but look more like my mom's Russian. Does that make me a Spigor? Hmm, SW Spigor seeks lightweight Nigor for low volume fun. Outdoors lover a plus...

In GEAR » Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs.
July 20, 9:55pm

FS: misc gear
Updated Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite:Sold Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri w/Inferno add-on: (Made for wood-burning) Also comes with Open Country 3 Cup Hard Anodized Pot, pot lifter, insulated ...

In Gear Swap » FS: misc gear
July 04, 5:18pm

All Reader Reviews by Raymond Estrella

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Osprey Exos 58
Osprey Exos 58 Backpack Size: Large Year manufactured: 2009 Weight listed: 2 lb 10 oz (1185 g) Actual weight 2 lb 9.8 oz (1180 g) Volume listed: 3700 cu in (61 L) Load weight capacity sugg...

In Backpacks - External Frame
June 15, 7:47pm

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2
I bought one of the first Seedhouse SL2s in 2004. Last year I bought the new, lighter version pairing it with carbon fiber poles and Ti stakes to make a total weight package of 2 lb 15 oz (1.33 kg). I...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
February 16, 3:37pm