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Billy Ray (rosyfinch) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale the mountains
About Me Backpacker, Skier, Climber
Been doing it a while.
StateCA

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Re: FS: Garmin TOPO 24K West DVD maps
If you bought it at REI it is returnable for a year... even if it has been opened and used. billy

In Gear Swap » FS: Garmin TOPO 24K West DVD maps
January 28, 4:35pm

Re: RE: How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
Thanks Valerie... I appreciate your input... all this makes me feel more confident to hear it from backpackers who are still hitting the trails... But I must say, looking at your cactus avatar p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
January 27, 6:09pm

Re: Re: How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
Thanks Tom... I appreciate you sharing your experience. Helps. billy

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
January 27, 5:32pm

Re: My experience
"one stitch" method ??????????? Can you elaborate on that Eric? what is the 'one stitch' method? haven't heard of that... was there mesh used? open surgery or laparos...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
January 27, 4:53pm

Re: Chronic pain, lap vs. open
Nathan, thanks... your response is helpful. I think the scariest part of surgery is deciding and committing to doing it (that and actually going there the morning of the surgery)... that's wh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
January 27, 3:58pm

Re: Re: Re: How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
Thanks for the report John... very encouraging.. I'll take the socks in my pocket so long as it is not pain that keeps me from doing what I love... Billy

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
January 27, 1:40pm

Re: How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
"I've nothing to add to the discussion, but I've been reading along with interest as I've had a (small) hernia for roughly the last year. It's subtly visible but otherwise hasn...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
January 27, 1:35pm

Re: Re: How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
Thanks Bob... you are always a font of good information. Billy

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
January 27, 1:10pm

Re: re
Thanks for your report Michael. 4 months... do you feel like you could backpack now? I would hope to be doing some moderate hiking at about 2 months, strenuous hiking at 3 months, and maybe backp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
January 27, 12:49pm

Re: Re: osprey pack owners need help
"I had a couple Osprey packs and never used the feature, finding it clumsy and extra "gimmick" weight and complexity." Agreed. I cut mine off to save weight. Also cut off th...

In Make Your Own Gear » osprey pack owners need help
January 27, 12:39pm

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