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Billy Ray (rosyfinch) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale the mountains
About Me Backpacker, Skier, Climber
Been doing it a while.
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Re: Thanks
It looks to me like you have to sign up for Kindle Unlimited (9.99/month) to get that 'free' book... and it looks to me like sign up happens automatically when you click to download that bo...

In Gear Deals » Free Kindle book today
August 20, 5:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Ruta Locura custom carbon fiber tent poles?
Erik, Are the custom Ruta Locur carbon fiber poles solid or hollow? thanks, Billy

In GEAR » Ruta Locura custom carbon fiber tent poles?
August 20, 3:28pm

Re: Steam Baking With Silicone Cups
Decades ago, I used to just take some chocolate cake mix from the grocery store, mix it in a plastic bag and then 'bake' it in a pot with an aluminum steamer pot insert that you would use a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Steam Baking With Silicone Cups
August 19, 11:50am

Re: Re: Ruta Locura custom carbon fiber tent poles?
Eric... thanks for the pics.... worth a thousand words, as they say. What did they charge you for this CF pole set? thanks, Billy

In GEAR » Ruta Locura custom carbon fiber tent poles?
August 17, 11:11pm

Re: Re: Ruta Locura custom carbon fiber tent poles?
Erik, How did Ruta join the CF poles at the top? Did they use the stock aluminum 3-way fitting? If so, did they reinforce the CF tubes at that joint? Seems like putting metal inside CF tubes at...

In GEAR » Ruta Locura custom carbon fiber tent poles?
August 17, 8:17pm

Re: Re: Ursack works if used correctly.
"It also allowed the bear to crush all your food mixing interesting flavors together even when he couldn't get into the bag itself." 'That is why the Ursack is meant to be used...

In GEAR » Ursack Approved by IGBC
August 16, 7:48pm

Re: sleeping naked
Problem I have with sleeping naked is: 1) when I roll it sucks in cold air from outside which chills 2) when I get up to pee I never quite get warm again after that... So... in cold weather ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 16, 9:00am

Re: Re: Some questions about winter camping in the Sierras.
"On the same trip I used a Feathered Friends sleeping bag with a Gore-Tex shell rated to -20* F. I absolutely recommend a sleeping bag with a totally waterproof shell, as it is your ultimate s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Some questions about winter camping in the Sierras.
August 12, 10:27pm

Re: Re: Ruta Locura custom carbon fiber tent poles?
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2. It has a 3-way joint fitting at the top so I imagine any carbon fiber replacement poles would have to work with that fitting. Also, the 3 bottom points have a fitting at t...

In GEAR » Ruta Locura custom carbon fiber tent poles?
August 12, 8:26am

Ruta Locura custom carbon fiber tent poles?
Someone on BPL posted some time back about them getting Ruta Locura to make some custom carbon fiber poles to replace the stock aluminum ones for their Big Agnes tent. I'm wonder how that work...

In GEAR » Ruta Locura custom carbon fiber tent poles?
August 11, 8:55pm

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