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Stephen Parks (sdparks) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Southwest
About Me New to backpacking - I love the idea, but have never pursued it because I wouldn't be able to carry a heavy pack. So, unlike many backpackers who are trying to lighten their traditional heavy pack, I'll be trying to build a light system from the beginning.
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StateTX
CountryUSA

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Re: Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows
Good timing for me, thanks! I've been wondering if the Aeros UL is the same as the Aeros premium with the exception of the cover. It seems logical that the bladder would be the same between ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows
October 01, 3:03am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Car Keys
I do get "dummy keys" made for my car from time to time, usually at Lowe's or somewhere when I'm there for something else. (Useful for leaving the windows partially down, fan and...

In GEAR » Car Keys
September 30, 5:50pm

Re: did it work?
Thanks to Steven for explaining how to use the code, but I didn't end up using it. In the end there was only one item I wanted that the code would apply to, and I didn't feel that was wort...

In Gear Deals » Bump any Backcountry Outlet item to 50% off
September 30, 5:25pm

Re: fob
"With some fobs this wouldn't work if it automatically unlocks doors when you are 3 ft from vehicle." You could remove the battery from the fob, I suppose, or else wrap it in foil ...

In GEAR » Car Keys
September 28, 4:56am

Re: Re: Re: Luci
Nice, d k.

In GEAR » Inflatable/collapsible solar carged light
September 25, 1:36am

Re: Re: Bump any Backcountry Outlet item to 50% off
I saw this offer, put a few things from the outlet in my cart, then started to checkout so I could enter the code and see the price. I saw no fields to enter the coupon code, anyone have that expe...

In Gear Deals » Bump any Backcountry Outlet item to 50% off
September 23, 7:04pm

Re: Frosting lens of LED lantern
If you want to sand, I'd try wet sanding at 1000 - 2000 grit.

In GEAR » Frosting lens of LED lantern
September 23, 6:59pm

DONE: Fizan pole fail, convert to Flicklocks?
Well, almost done. Here are my conversion steps: -Order flicklocks from Black Diamond. I ordered 18mm and 16mm flicklock replacements directly from BD. These were a very reasonable $2.50 ea...

In GEAR » Fizan pole fail, convert to Flicklocks?
September 22, 7:11pm

Re: Minor mod to the Notch
Franco, Those mitten hooks can be a challenge with cold, stiff fingers. I'll give your suggestion a try. Thanks. Are you planning to publish a book with all your helpful TT tips?

In GEAR » Minor mod to the Notch
September 17, 7:52pm

Re: Minor mod to the Notch
Hello Patrick, The idea isn't to hang out in the vestibule. My goal was only to allow me to briefly get between the fly and the inner to "unpack" my gear from the backpack into th...

In GEAR » Minor mod to the Notch
September 17, 7:43pm

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