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Steve Genest (srfish59) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me I'm 61 year old returning to the trails for the first time in 42 years. I have embraced the lightweight mindset...there is simply no other way I could undertake this. You have all helped shorten my learning curve as I re-enter this great pastime!
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Re: re: dangerous women in the wilderness
Well said, Lori.

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 26, 12:57pm

Why you never camp in a dry wash ..."
Whoa...that'll get one's attention real quick. my wife and I love Joshua Tree, especially in the winter months.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why you never camp in a dry wash ...
September 23, 12:52pm

Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1"
Wow...what a beautiful area. Thanks for posting, Tom. I definitely need to vist that region.

In Post-Trip Reports » Upper Kern Basin-Milestone Basin via Shepherd Pass 7/27-8/1
August 22, 12:56pm

A Visit to the Middle Fork of the Kings River
Wow...quite an undertaking! Well written report and great pictures. A trip of that magnitude is beyond my capabilities but still an inspiration. Thanks!

In Post-Trip Reports » A Visit to the Middle Fork of the Kings River
July 26, 12:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: these are totally true reasons
You know...it does look like Bart!

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 15, 6:46pm

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

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