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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cuben tent for mountaineering?
Somebody could email the various mountaineering tent makers and ask them why they don't or if they plan to make CF tents. And if not, why. Billy

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 06, 8:29am

Re: Got my Wonderland reservation!
Congratulations David, Curious... How did they let you know of your success? email? phone, snail mail or pony express? billy

In Pre-Trip Planning » Got my Wonderland reservation!
April 04, 10:57pm

Re: What footwear for The Narrows Zion?
I have not hiked the Zion narrows. But I have hiked hundreds of other canyons in Utah. Standard footwear would be any cheap, but sturdy, running shoe or light weight hiker. Something with lots of ...

In GEAR » What footwear for The Narrows Zion?
April 03, 10:33am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Big Agnes Scout UL2 Plus - Initial Impressions
"You are going to need 13 rocks where Billy treks above treeline. LOL" I'm missing the joke... Is that funny? It's certainly not a problem to find 13 rocks... or 13 million ...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Scout UL2 Plus - Initial Impressions
April 03, 9:54am

Re: Re: Re: Big Agnes Scout UL2 Plus - Initial Impressions
" Apart from the instructions, you would still require the 13 stakes so realistically, this is a 2lb, 5oz tent..." Not necessarily. I haven't used a stake on a tent in about 30 yea...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Scout UL2 Plus - Initial Impressions
April 02, 6:03pm

Re: Re: Re: hole..
And I might add... I don't own a BearVault... but first time I ever looked at them I figured that screw-on top would be a problem to get open... either from pressure from inside (expanding bags...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear can misery
April 02, 3:56pm

Re: Re: hole..
I never use zip-locks for that reason. (and the fact that I am zip-lock challenged... never seem to be able to get them to match up right) I use the freezer bags that come with twist ties. Leave...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear can misery
April 02, 3:53pm

Re: Yes
I use mine with a bivy. Planned it that way and works great. b

In GEAR » Should I Buy A Hexamid Solo?
March 31, 2:18pm

sleeping with your food in bear country
Dumb

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
March 28, 11:07pm

Re: Spot Gen 3
NEW Spot Gen 3 on 03/28/2014 18:32:42 MDT  If you really want to save weight, don't carry it. Dan'l Boone and Lewis and Clark got by without one Yes. But they had all the highest te...

In GEAR » Whats the point of Spot Gen 3? Same weight after batteries?
March 28, 8:01pm

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