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Randy Brissey (rbrissey) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Redondo Beach, CA
About Me Started backpacking at 12yo before Kelty discovered a padded hipbelt. Have loved the outdoors my whole life either through backpacking or bicycle riding. I want to stretch out trips beyond what I have done (max of 30 days) since I have the time (I am a teacher). I also want to find others to share the experience because even though I hike alone it does not mean I like to be alone.
CityRedondo Beach
StateCalif
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Randy Brissey

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Fire Maple FMS-300T Stove
Hello, After reading about this little stove I searched for it and found it on eBay.......and bought one. The stove is incredibly small and light. Anyone wanting to get one.... a word of warni...

In Editor's Roundtable » Recent Developments in Canister Stoves
March 23, 11:13am

Early Summer Sierra Shakedown (aka North Lake to South Lake; June 24th-29th)
Since maybe this is the winter that never was........... I have never gone over the Sierra Crest in June before. School ends on the 22nd. If we get a big storm this spring I will switch to an al...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Early Summer Sierra Shakedown (aka North Lake to South Lake; June 24th-29th)
March 05, 11:46pm

Age......A State of Mind.
Hello, Maybe it should not be what my age is (56) but that I started backpacking 45 years ago and that I have been a teacher for 33 years. Randy

In GEAR » Easton Kilo
March 17, 8:27am

Brands
The problem that is mine (and I am sure many others) is that I am stuck in time. Psychology Tangent........... I started backpacking when Kelty, Sierra Designs, TNF, Camp Trails were the na...

In GEAR » Easton Kilo
March 16, 10:42pm

Reading Space
Hello, Like others I like to read before sleeping. No matter what, I cannot fall asleep until about midnight so I read or listen to music. Although this year I am bringing my Kindle to read by h...

In GEAR » Easton Kilo
March 16, 10:59am

Over-Engineered
Hello Nathan, Yes, I would say that for for backpackers that are switching camps (from mainstream to lightweight) this would match the level of use and abuse that people would give it. The floor...

In GEAR » Easton Kilo
March 15, 7:14pm

Engineering
To me the Kilo is over-engineered for the backpackers that frequent this site. I believe that with some fabric switching that Easton could produce this tent at 1.5 pounds. I call this tent "...

In GEAR » Easton Kilo
March 14, 8:04pm

Z-Packs CloudCape
Hello, I am waiting for this item. Joe changed the zippers and it is now 2.1 ounces in the lightweight Cuben. Randy I have a wind jacket that I use so I was only looking for something impe...

In GEAR » rain jacket wind jacket replacement
March 13, 9:09pm

Tent Set-Up Day 2
Hello, After finally ridding myself of the flu I took the Kilo out along with my "normal" sleeping bag and pad and set it up again. My sleeping bag is a 3-season Moonstone that was for...

In GEAR » Easton Kilo
March 13, 8:33pm

The Flu has Kept the Fly from Flapping!
Hello, I will plan some more real world like scenarios for the Kilo next weekend. My sleeping bag is for hikers up to 6'4" (old Moonstone one). That will give me a sense of interior spa...

In GEAR » Easton Kilo
March 07, 12:56am

All Reader Reviews by Randy Brissey

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Marmot Helium (long)
Hello Mike, What length is your bag? Marmot says that for the regular length 6' and for tall to 6'6". You are 6'1". randy

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 04, 10:06pm

Nike Lava Dome
A blast from the past..... Of all the boots and trail shoes that I have worn over the years the one that stands out above all the rest were the original Lava Domes. They were introduced when mounta...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 27, 1:12am