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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.
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Re: Fixed the rattling - Locus Gear CP3 flick lock poles
Well, I spoke too soon. I've had the tape on for quite a while with no problems, but when I got to the trailhead at Glacier NP a couple of weeks ago, the middle pole sections were solidly lock...

In GEAR » Fixed the rattling - Locus Gear CP3 flick lock poles
August 31, 3:50pm

Re: pack liners
I also use two bags to keep things dry. First thing in the pack is the schnozzle, into which goes all gear that I'm very unlikely to need during the day. Then to one side of that I slide in t...

In Philosophy & Technique » pack liners
August 31, 11:34am

Re: Insulation for GNP in Aug
"What are the preferred wiping materials available in GNP?" Yeah, that wasn't very clear, but still you guys answered my question and then some anyway. I meant to ask what types o...

In Gear Lists » Insulation for GNP in Aug
August 15, 8:28pm

Re: Re: Update for Stephen
Clayton, every time I've been looking at the availability, it has been in the evening. I checked this morning when I woke up (7am central), and there were many more sites available than there ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Going to Glacier NP! Your advice?
August 15, 7:59pm

Re: Re: Insulation for GNP in Aug
I had 35ft. of TripTease cord in the closet, so I hope that will work for the hang. It isn't the slickest stuff, but if I'm hanging over a wire maybe it will work. So, with adding the e...

In Gear Lists » Insulation for GNP in Aug
August 14, 8:41pm

Re: There could also be cancellations
tt quattro, I'm interested in your suggestion, but I'm not sure I understand how this works. I think you are saying wait at a permit office until some cutoff time (when is this?), and if p...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Going to Glacier NP! Your advice?
August 14, 8:11pm

Re: Going to Glacier NP! Your advice?
I'm really discouraged right now. I've been practicing trying to piece together walk-up permits for some loops or segments by pulling up the GNP "Backcountry Campsite Status" bul...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Going to Glacier NP! Your advice?
August 13, 7:57pm

Re: Insulation for GNP in Aug
Thanks for the clarification, John. That's a good catch on the cord. I thought all sites would either be a hanging pole with a staff to hoist the bag or have cables. I'll change out to ...

In Gear Lists » Insulation for GNP in Aug
August 12, 7:43am

Re: Insulation for GNP in Aug
Thanks to all for the replies. I've update the gear list to Revision 2, which lists the Montbell Ex-light and fleece pants. I'd love to ditch the jacket and fleece pants, but the just-in-...

In Gear Lists » Insulation for GNP in Aug
August 11, 7:37pm

Re: Going to Glacier
My related gear list post for this trip is here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=94087 Although I'm mostly debating the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Going to Glacier NP! Your advice?
August 11, 7:12pm

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