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Clinton Ohlers (rcohlers) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Eastern PA
About Me I currently do most of my backpacking in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region, where I've been pursuing a doctorate in history at the University of Pennsylvania. After hiking heavy in the Rockies as a teenager, my first exposure to lightweight backpacking came in 1996 when I planned a 7 1/2 week trip through Europe. Rick Steve was a big proponent of going light while touring. I later found Ray Jardine's Beyond Backpacking and never looked back.
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FeatherLite Vapor Mitts XL (Brand New w/Tag)
Backpacking Light FeatherLite Vapor Mitts (XL; BNWT) Brand new. Awesome mitts, incredibly well constructed. Needless to say, feathery light. Comfy and with a good grip. My hands are a combo of x...

In Gear Swap » FeatherLite Vapor Mitts XL (Brand New w/Tag)
January 11, 5:48pm

Re: Disinfecting
Ben, That might help as a preventative and to keep the area clean. Although, once an infection starts it's another ballgame. --CO

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fighting Infection in the Field
April 07, 2:50pm

Re: Fighting Infection in the Field
>>bacteria have some trouble at higher than normal temps, which is why your body produces a fever to fight infection PJ and all, About microbes and heat--I just ran across this in Pete...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fighting Infection in the Field
April 06, 11:03am

Fighting Infection in the Field
PJ, thanks for the analysis. I dropped what you said by one of the med school friends I mentioned (also a former hiking partner and now an anesthesiologist). I brought the soaking method up with hi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fighting Infection in the Field
March 02, 12:41pm

Tip on Fighting Infection When Hiking
For those interested, motivated by Scott's story of his nasty infection, I created a thread under the title of "Fighting Infection in the Field" under the General Lightweight forum. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Scott Williamson and Yo-Yo-ing the Pacific Crest Trail
February 28, 9:53pm

Fighting Infection in the Field
In Ryan's recent podcast with Scott Williamson, Scott mentioned a serious infection he developed on the trail due to an ingrown toe. Because of this, I want to pass on a very simple (and lig...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fighting Infection in the Field
February 28, 9:46pm

Water treatment in India
Colin (or anyone), A little off topic, but what is your water treatment going to be?

In GEAR » Lightweight Stove for India
February 25, 12:49pm

Re: Caving and backpacking
Thanks, James. I'll put those in my file.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Caving and Backpacking
February 25, 12:19pm

Missouri Caves
Hi, Adam, You know, a number of years ago I did some caving in the Ozarks. It's remarkable how many thousands of caves are hidden away in areas with the right geology. If you are still inter...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Caving and Backpacking
February 11, 9:48am

Caving and Backpacking
Hey, any fellow cavers out there? I'm working out the details a trip for mid-March, possibly early April, that combines a multi-day hike with a cave excursion. Right now, West Virginia looks li...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Caving and Backpacking
February 10, 11:46am

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