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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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Boxers as Shorts
Charlie, How quick are these Icebreaker shorts to dry after being washed? Some merino wool, particularly the Rab Meco with polyester, dry super quickly. If these dry quickly, IMHO, they'd be...

In Multiple Use Gear » Boxers that also work as shorts
April 18, 7:20am

HMG: Windrider vs. Southwest
I actually had them make a hybrid between the two...solid side pockets and mesh front me the best of both worlds. They are happy to do things like that for no extra charge.

In GEAR » HMH - Windrider vs southwest?
April 10, 3:05pm

RE: Re: Ray Jardine's packs
Thanks, Valerie. That is exactly what I was looking for. Gerry

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ray Jardine examines Cuben Fiber
March 04, 4:20am

Ray Jardine's packs
In this and other threads there is a lot of lively talk about the value (or lack thereof) of Jardine's opinions. What I would like to know from BPL folks is this... 1. Has anyone used one ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ray Jardine examines Cuben Fiber
March 02, 4:11pm

Re: Patagonia Nano Air™ Review - A New Genre
Since all of my hiking trips include a windshell, either a Tachyon or old version Houdini as well as some type of raingear, my Nano-Air Jacket is an ideal middle layer if rain is a possibility and ...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano Air™ Review - A New Genre
February 13, 5:29am

GG Spinntwin in a storm
Several years ago, I was on the top of a small mountain in Arkansas. I knew to expect a storm so I set up my Spinntwin low to the ground with the sides touch the ground. The storm hit my tarp at ...

In GEAR » Tarps pushed to the limit - tell us your stories
February 03, 7:24pm

GG Gorilla
Serge, PM sent. Can you please post or send a picture so I can see it?

In Gear Swap » gg gorilla 3rd gen (L pack, M belt)
February 03, 7:06pm

FS: Montbell Thermawrap UL Vest Mens
Tim, This is a fabulous deal. I absolutely love my vest. Someone needs to buy this vest!!! Gerry

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell Thermawrap UL Vest Mens L
February 03, 7:04pm

Philmont Shirts
We also had a local printer do our tech shirts (ANTIMICROBIAL) in navy blue (not to show the dirt as much) with a neat logo of an old fashioned A-Frame Tent from the 20's. It included our Trek...

In Philmont » Crew Shirt suggestions?
February 03, 3:56pm

WM Flash Vest, Patagonia Down Vest, NanoPuff Jacket, and Merino wool base shirts, etc.
I just wanted to bump the thread emphasizing the down vests and merino shirts are still available... everything is in mint condition.

In Gear Swap » Clothes Closet Cleaning
February 03, 4:56am

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