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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!
CityWest Richland
StateWashington
CountryUSA

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Max capacity
Some of the ones mentioned above top out at 2.2 lb or 6 lb. I wouldn't want one that low if only because I like to weigh my food bag, which busts those limits quite often. Just another consid...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for a scale to weigh my things.
August 22, 3:16pm

Re: Resolution
You may find one that'll read out at 0.01-oz precision, but for $15 I wouldn't bet on accuracy of 0.01-oz.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for a scale to weigh my things.
August 21, 7:34pm

Re: Looking for a scale to weigh my things.
Don't see why that won't work. I can't see where it give the capacity or resolution, but as long as it'll handle, say 10 lb and measure at maybe 0.1-oz resolution, looks fine. I g...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for a scale to weigh my things.
August 21, 5:32pm

Re: Re: Tall sizes
Yep, EB has all but cornered the tall market. I may have to quit hiking if they drop FA. :-( Their stuff is pretty good, too, so it would be a double shame to lose it.

In GEAR » Is Eddie Bauer giving up on First Ascent?
August 21, 3:13pm

Re: Checking out REI (due to their upcoming sale)
I've only ever had foam handles, and they've held up very well. No peeling or shifting or anything like that. They get kind of dirty sometimes and rub dark off on my hands in high pressur...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 20, 10:27pm

Re: Trekking poles
Woman-specific poles, in my experience, have zero or more of the following: 1) Smaller grips (the ones I've seen were shorter top to bottom, not thinner) 2) Less overall length 3) D...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 20, 12:04pm

Re: Thermodynamics with down
Physics and thermodynamics don't step aside for backpackers. More clothes will always keep you warmer until/unless you compress the compressible ones to the point of detriment or the clothes a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 11, 11:27am

Re: Trekking poles - Gossamer gear LT4S or Black Diamond Fixed-Length Ultra Distance?
Random thoughts: Fixed-length is better if you know what length you like, the poles come in that length, and you don't like to change length in different terrain. Length needs to be short...

In GEAR » Trekking poles - Gossamer gear LT4S or Black Diamond Fixed-Length Ultra Distance?
August 08, 9:20am

Re: Light 1.5p/2P Tent Help!
"All TT shelters have Line Locks (tensioning devices) where it matters so if you set up your shelter taut and then just before you go to sleep you pull it taut again, it will still be taut in ...

In GEAR » Light 1.5p/2P Tent Help!
August 06, 5:38pm

Re: Light 1.5p/2P Tent Help!
Most tentmakers couldn't care less about tall hikers. I'm 6'5" and love my Tarptent Rainbow: http://www.tarptent.com/rainbow.html It's about as spacious as one-person tent...

In GEAR » Light 1.5p/2P Tent Help!
August 06, 8:09am

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