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Gerry Brucia (taedawood) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Louisiana, USA
About Me Started backpacking when I was in Boy Scouts in the early 70's. Hiked small sections of the Appalachian Trail in PA, NJ, NY, NH, and Maine when I was younger. Stopped backpacking many years for several reasons but started back in the late 1990's. The newer lightweight gear has given me a new enthusiasm. I am a former scoutmaster and led groups to Philmont in 2003 and 2007.

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All Forum Posts by Gerry Brucia

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I have had no problems with my mesh but I called them up and had them make me a modified Southwest with solid side pockets and a mesh back pocket, IMO, the best of both worlds. They had not proble...

In GEAR » Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider Mesh
October 15, 8:17am

Re: FS: Kahtoola Microspikes, Ursack, Zpacks, Columbia
PM sent for Ursack Minor.

In Gear Swap » FS: Kahtoola Microspikes, Ursack, Zpacks, Columbia
August 20, 4:04pm

Blue Cap4 Zip Neck.
I'll take the Blue Cap4 Zip Neck XL. Thanks. Gerry Brucia

In Gear Swap » FS:Patagonia
August 18, 8:49pm

Re: zpacks duplex: .51 oz or .74oz
Bob, Thank you for your response. I agree...I need to get a cheap tarp for most backyard use. However, there are times I want to test the stormworthiness of a shelter or test my own skills i...

In GEAR » zpacks duplex: .51 oz or .72oz ?
July 12, 7:21am

zpacks duplex: .51 oz or .74oz ?
Where I live in the south there are lots of loblolly pine trees that drop LOTS of pine cones with VERY sharp, pointed tips. In spinnaker, .51 and .74 oz cuben, I have had to seal lots of pin-size ...

In GEAR » zpacks duplex: .51 oz or .72oz ?
July 12, 6:39am

Re: Re: bowl setup
I recently bought a Lustroware 750 ml screw-top microwaveable BPA-free container that weighs 2.7 ounces. And I made a custom foil cozy for it that weighs 1.25 ounces. Utilizing a silicone gasket,...

In GEAR » Mug/Bowl for preparing food and eating from
July 09, 8:38pm

3/4 Length Wide Gossamer Gear Air Beam Mattress
This is not a review because I only just received my new Gossamer Gear 3/4 Length Wide Air Beam Mattress Pad. (John Abela, please forgive me!) :-) All of their Air Beam mattresses (no insulation) a...

In GEAR » 3/4 Length Wide Gossamer Gear Air Beam Mattress
July 01, 7:39pm

Re: Re: lightest camp shoes
I have tried several options mentioned but the Viva Barefoot Ultra Pure are my favorites. To me they provide the best support (particularly for stream crossings) for the least weight. I think I b...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 17, 3:59pm

Sure enough...Hav-A-Hank is an American company that offers both domestic and imported bandanas. I too have noticed that my old bandanas are far thicker and softer than my more recent purchases. ...

In GEAR » where did all the soft cotton bandanas go????
June 12, 3:14pm

WTB: Cuben MLD Patrol Shelter
I'm interested in a cuben version of the Solo MLD Patrol Shelter. Thanks. Gerry

In Gear Swap » WTB: Cuben MLD Patrol Shelter
June 09, 9:07pm

All Reader Reviews by Gerry Brucia

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The Stateless Society Cyanocitta Quilt - Bag
Javan Dempsey is the maker of this quilt-bag. I purchased mine directly from him but he is also marketing them now through TitaniumGoat. This is a very well made product and the design is fabulous. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
April 20, 2:56pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
I have two of Ron's quilts and an Ultralight Bivy, all of which are superbly designed and manufactured. I recently ordered a Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock but I did not want a silnylon tarp fo...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 16, 9:26am

Mountain Laurel Designs Superlight
I recently received and tested my MLD Superlight bivy. Weighing in at 6.2 oz, the workmanship is excellent...the seams were neatly sewn with no visible defects. The side zipper is very smooth and in...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
April 13, 4:37pm

BMW Cocoon Pro 60 Pants
This past weekend I wore these pants at a boy scout camporee in Louisiana. The temperature remained in the mid-30 degree range with 85% humidity, light winds and intermittent rain. Having lived in b...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 26, 3:58pm