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Keith Roush (skier) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale San Juan Mountains
About Me 50 years backpacking, 40+ years backcountry skiing.
40 years as outdoor equipment designer(climbing, skiing, backpacking), manufacturer, sales rep
40 years in SAR
CityDurano and Silverton
StateColorado
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.pineneedle.com

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vertical baffling
Many of us started backpacking with US Army surplus down/feather bags with vertical baffling in the 50's and 60's, followed by commercially available bags from the Alaskan Sleeping Bag Comp...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sierra Designs Cloud 15 Review
January 23, 1:28pm

Rando gear
My light rando gear offers significantly easier touring with more control than the gear you tested. Weights run from 5 to 8 lbs for skis/boots/bindings with gear that can be used on average trails...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
December 14, 11:56am

light tents
Great report. I think I'll continue to use a single-wall tent in blustery/rainy/snowy conditions when I don't use a tarp or mid. My single walls never sag when wet and have very little wi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaude Power Lizard UL Tent Review
October 27, 10:36am

mids in Winter
Keep in mind that the original Chouinard Pyramid was designed as a snow tent for Colorado Outward Bound. They've seen thousands of nights set up over an 8' x 8' pit dug in the snow wit...

In GEAR » MLD DuoMid vs. Scarp 1 for snow? Need feedback, please.
September 21, 2:19pm

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