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James D Buch (rocketman) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Sierra Nevada CA backpacking in 1970's and some 1980's. Resumed backpacking and bicycle camping on retirement. Picked up the skills of making backpacking/bicycling equipment and repairing sewing machines of which too many are now cluttering the residence.
CityQuad Cities
StateIA, IL
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by James D Buch

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Actual Komperdell Instructions -- which work
I just went through this. I found that Komperdell has specific clear instructions on their website. However, on the list of videos that they have for doing things with the poles, they have mixed...

In GEAR » Removal of Komperdell C3 pole baskets
July 06, 4:56pm

Apology
James wrote: I realize that somehow I managed to mislabel the axes of one or more plots. And this error, or attempting to correct this error, may have garbled the text in a few critical places. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Extraordinary Claims - Extraordinary Proofs
October 14, 7:17pm

AeroGel - Like the Weather
In the Aerospace game, AeroGel often came up for discussion because of the low density and very good publicity resulting in articles raving about the low density and the ability (under special circ...

In GEAR » aerogel everest field test
October 13, 8:35pm

Ininji
I have had the opposite result from using Ininji toe socks. They felt really funny the first time I tried them and immediately felt I had wasted money on the purchase of several pair. It was...

In GEAR » Socks for hot weather
October 13, 8:23pm

Extraordinary Claims - Extraordinary Proofs
Extraordinary Claims And Extraordinary Proofs This forum and website are literally based on an extraordinary claim - "UltraLight Backpacking is possible, doable and safe, besides being fun&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Extraordinary Claims - Extraordinary Proofs
October 13, 6:41pm

Compression Post
I will be publishing a careful analysis of the shortcomings of that post very shortly. You may recall that one poster digged into the quoted NIST "down conductivity vs Density data" an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question of the day?
October 13, 4:28am

False High CorrelationCoefficients
If you have one data point, an infinity of lines of all sorts will pass through the point and there are no errors in the fit between the line and the point, If you have two data points, you can ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question of the day?
October 12, 9:24am

Thanks - Great List
I wish I had had this list wehn I restarted backpacking in 2007. If I had followed most of it, I would have been years ahead in reducing my pack weight. Since I'll soon be 70 before years end, ...

In Gear Lists » Cheap Ultralight Gear List
October 10, 12:48pm

OSA "Backpack"
I was going to experiment with an "OSA Backpack" this summer on the AT, but an attack of acute pancreatitis put an end to that till next year. The "OSA Backpack" is basically...

In Philosophy & Technique » Any backpackers with Sleep Apnea?
October 05, 8:25pm

Hiking Number
Who knows. Instead of an adjustable bed with a "sleep Number", you can have an adjustable backpack with a "Hiking Number" or something of that sort.

In Make Your Own Gear » Inflatable Pack
October 05, 8:14pm

All Reader Reviews by James D Buch

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Therm-a-Rest Neoair
I used this for a 30 day hike on the Appalachian Trail June thru July 2009 in WV and VA. I quickly found that best comfort comes from slightly less than full inflation. The nights were about equall...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 28, 7:41pm