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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.
CityRuston
StateLouisiana
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Gerry Brucia

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Re: Re: The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
"We cannot credit/blame "Wild" or REI for heavy packs. I don't think "we" should convince anyone that light is better -- sounds like a religion to me." Nick, I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 19, 2:14pm

"Wild" Effect
Earlier this month I hiked my annual 27 mile loop Eagle Rock Loop in the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas. I have done it approximately ten or eleven times. However, this year there were prob...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 18, 3:36pm

Ticks on Dogs
duplicated msg

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Snow is gone, ticks are out
May 15, 4:50am

Ticks
Jennifer, Try a Preventix collar. They seem to work on my dogs.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Snow is gone, ticks are out
May 15, 4:49am

Bamboo Clothes
I tried bamboo injinji socks. They were truly non-stink, naturally antimicrobial. But they did not last long at all. The fabric was not very durable.

In GEAR » Bamboo clothes?
May 12, 8:16pm

WTB Cuben Patrol Shelter
WTB MLD Cuben Patrol Shelter, preferably Solo.

In Gear Swap » WTB Cuben Patrol Shelter
May 11, 7:37pm

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 pocket...to 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

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