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Stephen Parks (sdparks) - BPL Premium Member

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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.
CityHouston
StateTX
CountryUSA

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I hope it was clear that you need to enable intl roaming and then also purchase a data plan if you plan to use ATT data abroad (at least at a somewhat reasonable rate). You will see the available ...

In GEAR » International use of smartphone?
July 03, 10:57am

Re: International use of smartphone?
AT&T iPhone will work there, but you do have to enable international coverage first. If you don't plan to get a sim card when you get there, you will want to sign up for one of AT&...

In GEAR » International use of smartphone?
July 02, 6:28pm

Re: Fixed the rattling - Locus Gear CP3 flick lock poles
I've done a similar thing to my Fizan poles. A wrap or two of thick clear tape does the trick. Some risk of it peeling back and jamming up the works, but that hasn't happened yet.

In GEAR » Fixed the rattling - Locus Gear CP3 flick lock poles
July 02, 6:09pm

Re: Re: Tateyama map
Thank you Jakuchu-san for the advise and the preview of the map. I will buy one when I arrive in Japan. It looks like there are an endless number of routes that could be combined for hiking in th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip to Japan
June 29, 8:26pm

Size L
I just received a size L. Wow these are big - I'll have to re-order a medium. The waist is 26" relaxed, and expands to 45" (claimed to fit 26-30"). The inseam is 34" (cla...

In GEAR » Intresting UL wind pants from dance world
June 28, 7:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Fuji
Rick and Arapiles, thank you both for the very helpful information. Rick, It is too bad that we won't be able to meet in Japan. You are returning the day after I depart. We may have othe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip to Japan
June 28, 6:23pm

Re: Fuji
Thank you again for the recommendations, Rick. I think these are good options for the reasons you mention, and also because I think that it will be a reasonable representation of the types of area...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip to Japan
June 16, 5:06pm

Re: Re: Fuji
Flights are booked, and I decided to take a full week for exploring, so I'll have more options (I need to take 4 weeks of vacation before the end of the year or I'll lose it). I'll p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip to Japan
June 15, 11:51am

Fuji
Thanks for the replies. I guess Mt. Fuji is pretty obvious now that you mention it. The timing will be good it seems, and in case a transfer there doesn't work out, I will at least have had t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip to Japan
June 13, 2:59am

Trip to Japan
You might remember my posts from a few months ago regarding a potential move overseas. Japan is now looking like a good possiblity for a transfer near the end of this year. I will be travelling t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip to Japan
June 11, 8:08pm

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