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Todd Taylor (texasbb) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me I'm a flatlander hick from southeast Texas who fell in love with the mountains after spending two summers in New Mexico and one in Colorado. I was mostly a dayhiker until my kids got old enough that I wasn't spending every spare minute at a game or recital. Now I get out for multiday trips 4-5 times a year. I like to keep moving, cover a lot of ground. Not big on lounging around, even if it's gorgeous. I don't like out-and-backs. There's just too much of Creation to see!
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Re: Cargo pocket water flask?
I'd think it would be a pain on the steeper trails where you have to lift your legs high for each step. I sometimes remove my map and eyeglasses from their usual cargo pockets when going up li...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cargo pocket water flask?
April 14, 8:58am

Re: Syn MW
I haven't tried the Mw, but I do have the 20-in one, and my experience is very different from TC's above. I find as an active side sleeper that the width of the pad is a lot less important...

In GEAR » Exped UL 7 Mw?
April 10, 7:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
jerry wrote: "It has to be an air layer" Actually, a vacuum would also work. :-) This topic dominated one of the longest threads I've ever followed on another site. I agree wi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
April 04, 8:29pm

Re: ULA Catalyst vs. ???? for a solo JMT thru hike
I've used a Catalyst for five seasons and love it. If I were looking for a new pack, I might just get another Catalyst without even looking around at the alternatives. For a 34-lb load, it&...

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst vs. ???? for a solo JMT thru hike
April 04, 9:13am

Re: Re: Hmmm... now I'm more confused than ever
What Dale W said. And Inaki. I'll add my speculation that folks who don't find the straps beneficial are probably not getting much benefit out of their poles. My straps take a LOT of w...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to use your trekking pole strap
April 03, 2:59pm

Re: Sleeping Pad R-value?
I also use an Exped UL7 and find its R-3 more than adequate for all 3-season conditions I've encountered (down to the upper 20s, not on snow or frozen ground). I'm about your age, also an ...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad R-value?
March 28, 10:30pm

Re: price
"The only way I would get a First Ascent piece is if it was about half price since I don't see their quality to be much better than Marmot." The OP asked about tall sizes, which el...

In GEAR » Looking for a new winter jacket
March 04, 8:23pm

Re: First Ascent
I second First Ascent. I'm a Large/Tall and have many FA garments, including the down jacket. Their talls really are tall (not necessarily true of their Eddie Bauer street clothes), the quali...

In GEAR » Looking for a new winter jacket
March 03, 5:51pm

Re: Schnozzle schmozzle
I use mine to waterproof my sleeping bag and camp clothes while I hike. Perfect.

In Multiple Use Gear » Schnozzle schmozzle
February 27, 10:02pm

Have fun!
That's the number one rule for new packers of any stripe. What can ruin your fun? 1. Being out of shape 2. A too heavy pack 3. Blisters 4. Not eating enough and "hitting the wall&qu...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best single piece of advice for new UL backpackers? Particularly women?
February 09, 11:27pm

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