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Steve Genest (srfish59) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale SoCal
About Me I'm 61 year old returning to the trails for the first time in 42 years. I like the quality, lightweight gear available today. And my trekking poles?..I wouldn't be able to get on the trail without them. You have all helped shorten my re-introduction curve. Looking forward to some great trips in the next few years...
CityLA HABRA
StateCalifornia
CountryUnited States

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Costco Men's Down Vests $25"
I passed on those vests but a month ago they were selling packable down sweaters for $44. For that price I couldn't pass it up and the quality looks decent enough....should get the job done her...

In Gear Deals » Costco Men's Down Vests $25
November 16, 6:05pm

MontBell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket Review
Thank you for the review. I've been mulling over the many choices for down jackets and I like Montbell products in general. I'm returning to backpacking after many years and it's been e...

In Editor's Roundtable » MontBell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket Review
November 08, 5:29pm

Is backpacking only for the young
Thanks, Tom. Your take on this whole late in life return to backpacking hit the nail on the head for me. Time to stop questioning myself as to why I waited so long to enjoy the backcountry experien...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is backpacking only for the young!
November 06, 1:13pm

SIERRA CUP
I remember how cool it was to have a sierra cup hooked over one's belt but that was, oh...43 years ago. I agree, they're lousy in just about any application. I have a double walled titanium...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sierra Cup
November 06, 9:50am

Re: Re: "Is backpacking only for the young!" @ Steve G.
Genest is not a common name in the US, but there's bunch of us in Quebec. Like your friend, my ancestors came over to work the mills. I do know of others such as Leo but I'm uncertain as to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is backpacking only for the young!
November 05, 6:07pm

Re: Backpacking in geezerhood
Thanks for sharing this Eric...you are an inspiration!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is backpacking only for the young!
November 05, 2:48pm

"Is backpacking only for the young!"
Hi Tom, yes I have extended family in Maine. Many cousins, in fact. We came west to Cal in 1958, so I have only seen my extended family a few times over the years, but we do stasy in touch. I take ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is backpacking only for the young!
November 05, 10:05am

Is backpacking only for the young!"
I'll turn 61 in a few weeks. In May of this year I went on my first backpack in 43 years, albeit just a 12mi overniter. In August I took my first solo trip, a very nice hike along the Kern Rive...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is backpacking only for the young!
November 04, 1:02pm

"Tarptent Notch- Note for the Tall dudes"
Well, I'm "vertically challenged" so no height issues, but I am very happy with the Notch thus far. I purchased both the solid wall and screen versions and will be using the solid wal...

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch- Note for the Tall dudes
November 04, 10:01am

Hiking Poles
Great article, Skip. The truth is, for me, they are indespensable. They hold up my tent and there's simply no way these old legs could hit the trail without them. I've recently begun using ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Effectively Using Hiking Poles: The Gas-Brake-Coast Method
October 01, 12:55pm

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