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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: Re: It doesn't matter
"I find that I use it far more often than not, although it does consume more juice than the screen." Does that mean more juice than *just* the screen or literally more by itself than t...

In GEAR » New camera
October 09, 9:23pm

Re: Adding warmth - more clothes vs bag liner
Liner is a bit unwieldy and single-use. Extra clothing is probably preferred as long as it's dry (i.e., not the stuff you hiked in) and doesn't compress your bag's insulation.

In GEAR » Adding warmth - more clothes vs bag liner
September 23, 9:17am

Re: Re: Re: Potty trowel
I use a snow stake. E.g., http://www.rei.com/item/845328/rei-snow-stake Light, strong, doubles as a spare tent stake, etc. I can't imagine being fooled into digging into a previously u...

In GEAR » Potty trowel
September 22, 9:51am

Re: Stakes that can take a pounding
I've never pounded a backpacking stake. If I can't push it in I find some other way to anchor that point. My current stakes have lasted six seasons without a single bent or failed one.

In GEAR » Stakes that can take a pounding
September 19, 8:21pm

Re: Trip Canceled: Let us Rant and Commiserate Together
I cancelled a much anticipated trip because I thought I had a tibial stress fracture. When I finally got to an orthopedist, he said the first doc's diagnosis was over cautious and my leg is fi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Canceled: Let us Rant and Commiserate Together
September 11, 9:19am

Re: LEAVE NO TRACE
There's no such thing. The animals don't LNT and neither can we. You can Leave Minimal Trace, and that's what I try to do, but that really means different things depending on the ecos...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 05, 8:26am

Re: Additive
Yes, R-values in series sum, so it matters not which is on top, at least not under ideal conditions. The decision of which to put on top is a function of practical, not theoretical, consideratio...

In GEAR » regular ccf pad under large inflatable pad.
September 02, 8:55pm

Re: Re Suunto
I agree with others that it might be defective, but I'll just say this: My Suunto Core takes some time to equilibrate sometimes, especially if it's windy. Don't just read the elevatio...

In GEAR » New Suunto Core owner - Help please.
September 01, 7:14pm

Re: is a knife a non-essential item?
Nope, it's essential. Rarely needed but indispensable when needed. Doesn't need to be big; it's mainly for cutting string, cord, hangnails, occasionally wood slivers (tender). My big...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 27, 8:08pm

Re: Tall
"One thing almost tougher than just being tall, is being both tall and skinny. Finding clothes for someone 6'3" that aren't sized for people who are also larger on the X-axis is s...

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
August 25, 11:11am

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