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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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Marmot Essence
Dang...I just bought mine from them last month for $200! Oh well, I considered it a worthwhile investment and so far really like it. But at $139.95, people ought to really consider this jacket. ...

In Gear Deals » Marmot Essence (2014) < $140
July 09, 7:05pm

LiteTrail
I am sorry to see you go but wish you the very best in the future. I am glad I purchased several items from you when I did. Your cook kit is ideal for me.

In Gear Deals » *All* Items 20% Off or more at LiteTrail
July 09, 7:02pm

Re: Easy to Judge
Once again I am fascinated by the intelligence and variety of views of BPL members. But please, can we get back to Backpacking Light? That's what has made this such a wonderful community.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
July 01, 7:55pm

Gossamer Gear Gorilla Shoulder Straps
I have the first generation Gorilla pack and I had the same problem. So I called Gossamer Gear and for a modest fee I had them alter the straps. I got a silver marking pen and drew on the straps ...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear shoulder straps - mods?
June 30, 12:39pm

Rab Momentum
What does it weigh?

In Gear Swap » FS: NWT Rab Momentum eVent Mens XL Zest Green
June 22, 1:04pm

Marmot Essense Rain Jacket with NanoPro Membrain
Anybody have experience with the newest version of the Marmot Essence Rain Jacket with their newest fabric, the stretchy NanoPro Membrain introduced in 2014? I see it won a Backpacker Magazine edi...

In GEAR » Marmot Essense Rain Jacket with NanoPro Membrain
June 18, 4:02pm

MLD Prophet
PM Sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Prophet Large Torso
June 10, 6:35pm

MLD Hammock Tarp
Dave, Are you referring to something other than their hex hammock tarp, which they still offer?

In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD UL Hammock Tarp
June 05, 5:20pm

Javan Dempsey Quilt
If it were longer, I'd buy it. I have one rated to 10 deg and It is terrific.

In Gear Swap » Stateless Society (Javan Dempsey) Custom 30F Quilt
February 06, 8:44pm

FS: Feathered Friends Osprey 30 Event Down Sleeping Bag
bump

In Gear Swap » FS: Feathered Friends Osprey 30 Event Down Sleeping Bag
January 27, 11:48am

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