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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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Re: Confused
Yes, Kevin, "dimples" is a better word. The benefits would be the ability to just set the cup down in the base without having to bother with orientation and not having to use two hands t...

In GEAR » Disable the bayonet attachment on Jetboil?
September 16, 7:34am

FS: Those "Dance World" wind pants, size L
These were too large for me and I didn't have a chance to return them in time for an exchange. These are the same pants as were discussed here. Unused, with tag. Size L, black, 3.7 oz. ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Those "Dance World" wind pants, size L
September 15, 6:56pm

Disable the bayonet attachment on Jetboil?
I think most people are in agreement that the pot attachment system on Jetboils is rather cheesy. I'm looking for good reasons to not remove the two bumps on the base that engage the cup. I...

In GEAR » Disable the bayonet attachment on Jetboil?
September 15, 5:55pm

Re: Minor mod to the Notch
I took advantage of the wonderfully cool weather this weekend to set the Notch up again and try out my tweaks. The backpack hook works, but as I feared it held the backpack up too high and kind ...

In GEAR » Minor mod to the Notch
September 14, 8:03pm

Re: Update for Stephen
Hey Clayton, thanks for all the help in preparing for this trip. And a special shout out to Dave, whom I was fortunate enough to meet in the park that Sunday morning. Sunday morning we woke up ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Going to Glacier NP! Your advice?
September 14, 7:25pm

Re: I want one!
Russell, If the diameter of your tip is 1/2", I have an extra one I can send you. I don't know if you have the ability to measure that accurately. I think most tips are standard but m...

In GEAR » Minor mod to the Notch
September 11, 7:07pm

Re: pack rifles
Ryan reviewed the "Pak Rifle" not too long ago, 16 oz I think. It seems Ti Goat also had something.

In GEAR » pack rifles
September 11, 4:21am


In GEAR » Fizan pole fail, convert to Flicklocks?
September 10, 5:55pm

Re: Backpack hook for trekking pole
Here it is - snaps onto the pole perfectly and is plenty strong. Maybe I'll get a chance this weekend to pitch the Notch and get a pic of it in action. Upsides: - keeps my pack of the gr...

In GEAR » Minor mod to the Notch
September 10, 5:46pm

Re: Awnings Tarps and Wind.......
The second SD tent in that video looks like some weird sea creature trying to dance a jig. Would be nice if that wind lab had a turntable floor to see 360 degree performance.

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 10, 1:46am

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