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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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One pole
I can't give advice on the PCT, but I've found that one pole seems to give 2/3 the stability of using both poles. Perhaps just a single pole might be a good compromise for you.

In GEAR » Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
November 17, 3:04pm

Tile locator
I just saw the ad here for the Tile locator chip for use with the IPhone. I don't know how well it works or it's practical limitations, but I remember someone posting recently about cachin...

In GEAR » Tile locator
October 08, 8:21pm

Re: Exped SynMat UL 7 Question
I've had the same occasional experience of a partially deflated UL7, which made me worry that I had a leak. The temperature drop wasn't even that drastic. Then, no problems for the rest o...

In GEAR » Exped SynMat UL 7 Question
October 08, 8:09pm

Re: OR versaliners
Edit: I wrote this before seeing the replies from John and Dan. Thanks for pointing out that option, Brian. I had looked at OR's site, but filtered for mitts so I missed them. I figured ...

In GEAR » MLD rain mitts or ???
October 08, 7:37pm

Re: Re: Re: PWD
The "derby" class cars are only powered by gravity. The "outlaw" class cars could be powered by whatever would fit in the size and weight limits, as long as it didn't use a...

In GEAR » Minimizing the Mini
October 08, 7:08pm

My only entry while in the Cub Scouts was pretty bad. My dad isn't the most mechanically inclined person - a front wheel fell off the first time my car went down the track. I may have ove...

In GEAR » Minimizing the Mini
October 08, 5:16pm

MLD rain mitts or ???
My past few trips have convinced me that I ought to have a pair of rain mitts. The MLD eVent rain mitts seem to be a popular choice, but is there anything similar I've missed that I ought to a...

In GEAR » MLD rain mitts or ???
October 08, 5:08pm

Re: SD LIVE event tomorrow: Layering strategies.....
First the war on vestibules, and now this!?!? ;)

In Gear Deals » SD LIVE event tomorrow: Layering strategies.....
October 06, 8:45pm

Re: knitted pot cozy?
"Google search gets too much interference from "tea" pot cozies" Let Boolean logic be your friend: pot cozy +knit -tea -plant -coffee In this case, still nothing, but...

In Make Your Own Gear » knitted pot cozy?
October 02, 7:17pm

Re: Minimizing the Mini
Ha, glad you all liked it! I thought I might have gone to far there, but having just seen photos of the car key with holes drilled along the shaft I felt safe that I wasn't the craziest person...

In GEAR » Minimizing the Mini
October 02, 6:38pm

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