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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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Re: Found a cork
The Schnozzle is a little spendy, but I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. I don't like blowing moisture into a pad, and the Schnozzle is incredibly fast and easy to use. It waterproofs my sl...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad - What others should I consider?
May 25, 8:53pm

Re: Expeds are great
I agree with the Exped sentiment--I love my Synmat UL-7. But then I had no trouble with the fit of a tapered Big Agnes for a number of years. I'm a side sleeper, and feel like pad width/shape...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad - What others should I consider?
May 24, 11:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Idaho experts?
I hope something works out for you. Note that the main loop trail in the 7 Devils is nothing to write home about...you have to hike in to the various lakes or peaks before things get more interest...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Idaho experts?
May 20, 4:41pm

Re: Idaho experts?
Although I haven't been there, I hear the Sawtooths are quite nice, and they're close-ish to your Boise base. Whether the snow conditions will be favorable this year in late May to early J...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Idaho experts?
May 20, 11:56am

Re: RE: ticks
"Also chiggers are the worst." You can say that again. I almost prefer the tick diseases!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Snow is gone, ticks are out
May 15, 9:56pm

Re: How should my backpack fit?
Your pack fits a lot like mine generally do, so I'll postulate two possibilities from my own experience. First, I'm a little bit stoop shouldered and your pics make it look like you might ...

In GEAR » How should my backpack fit?
May 09, 8:48pm

Goat Lake vs PCT
I agree that the PCT is the most scenic part of the Goat Rocks, especially of the parts that would make a good side trip from the PCT. :-) That said, I do think Goat Lake is quite nice, and the vi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » PCT in Washington - variations and side trips?
May 06, 8:40pm

Re: Integrating Bushcraft With Modern Outdoor Life
I watched the first 10 or 15 minutes of that but gave it up when all he'd really said at that point was basically, "I actually use this stuff sometimes." I'm glad to hear that, b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Integrating Bushcraft With Modern Outdoor Life
May 04, 7:24pm

Re: wet dog
Heh, heh, you can't blame the down for that! That's why I don't cowboy camp unless the car is within walking distance. :-)

In GEAR » Down bag for Summer in Olympic National Park?
May 04, 6:00pm

Grain of salt
"Think that T-shirt protects your kid from UV rays? Think again. A white T-shirt has an SPF of about 7, but once it gets wet, SPF drops down to about 3, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation...

In GEAR » what's the deal with upf shirts?
May 04, 12:58pm

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