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Richard May (richardmay) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Swamplands.
About Me New to the swamplands of southern Louisiana.

I suffer from NDD--Nature Deficit Disorder. I'm a photographer, dad, reader and sling coffee at Starbucks.
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All Forum Posts by Richard May

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Re: these are the points I need...
> Then...cuben vs sil???? ARGH!!! love the weight savings over silnylon (and I can afford it) but always worried about using cuben on the ground...... Cuben is easy to fix with a few inches o...

In GEAR » bivy noob
August 24, 11:10am

Re: bivy noob
I haven't tried all the bivies but I can tell you what I like about mine and what I'd repeat if replaced. 1 the bathtub floor (most seem to have this) 2 full net hood. Some have a net w...

In GEAR » bivy noob
August 24, 10:26am

still using bivy/tarp
I still use a bivy/tarp/poncho combo. I can't beat the price. It's what I could afford when I came back to backpacking a few years ago. Now I'm looking at getting a larger tarp, ditc...

In GEAR » Tarp and Bivy Users (Past and Present)
August 22, 3:40pm

Re: Dietary and other sources of aluminium intake
Considering that ""Aluminium is the third most abundant element (after oxygen and silicon), and the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust." and that it is found just about eve...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » looking for titanium pot
August 20, 3:31pm

Re: Re: toaks
> I have the Toaks 1350ml with 145mm diameter, which is the only Toaks set-up currently listed on the TD website. And the 1100ml which is 115mm. Huh, didn't realize this. Trail Designs wo...

In GEAR » Best sized pot for Sidewinder ti-tri?
August 19, 8:41pm

Toaks has a 900 & a 1300 with the same diameter. You could get the 1300 cone and raise the burner when using the 900. Not as efficient but much more cost effective.

In GEAR » Best sized pot for Sidewinder ti-tri?
August 19, 4:01pm

I'm thinking of getting a nice wide pad to put under my current setup so my elbows ton't touch the ground directly. So these pads are interesting to me too. Oware makes one made out of P...

In GEAR » Gossamer ?
August 13, 10:05am

Re: Pinchot Pass
Just wanted to say thanks for the commentary. Not being runner the raw data is a little above me, y'all help me give it sense. I now understand the "splits" a and what it means for...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Following Jared and Ty's JMT FKT attempt
August 12, 10:04am

Puree method in picturs (not gross)
So someone left a paper trail on my last hike. At first I kept finding squares of TP every 50 to 100 feet. Then, I kept finding inch squares. I must have been just behind them because it started af...

In Philosophy & Technique » Used Toilet Paper - Pack it out!
August 10, 9:22am

Re: first solo mult-day backpack: Timberline Trail
Thanks for sharing. I always read these reports from out west with a touch of envy :) I totally get how you can forget to eat or keep pushing it back because ... well, because you're making ...

In Post-Trip Reports » first solo mult-day backpack: Timberline Trail
August 09, 12:54pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard May

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Now Foods Carbo Gain (maltodextrin)
This powdered maltodextrin mixes very easily in water. It is corn derived. I would mix about 2 1/2 cups of powder in a 24oz bottle without clumping or other mixing problems. Though I did not try it...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 04, 8:01am