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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: Windshield compass recommendations?
I got one of these: http://formotionproducts.com/compasses.htm a couple years ago and am happy with it. It's hard for any compass to be precise inside the metal cocoon of your car, but thi...

In GEAR » Windshield compass recommendations?
January 18, 3:45pm

Re: RE: Need belt
I have a longer torso than you, but I agree with the suggestion above. I've found only two options for myself--something with no hipbelt or my regular backpack. It's usually the latter fo...

In GEAR » Long Torso Daypack suggestions?
January 14, 12:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Stanford Super-insulated clothing
"So, any Science insights about radiant heat loss for a clothed person under open sky?" Well, radiant heat loss depends on what you're exchanging radiation with. Heat exchange is ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stanford Super-insulated clothing
January 13, 12:00pm

My new mantra
"We will hike until we have to be hauled off the trail!" I bet everyone on here gets that.

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 11, 3:36pm

Re: you're still incorrect
"And the fact is that running in and of itself does NOT cause osteoarthritis. AT ALL. There is literally NO difference in prevalence of OA in runners vs non-runners. I will tell you there IS a...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 10, 11:05pm

Re: Tarptent Stratospire 1 specs
Henry claims the SS1 is good up to about 6'4". He specifically told me (6'5") to forget about it. Both the Notch and the MomentDW are supposed to be good up to 6'9", bu...

In GEAR » Tarptent Stratospire 1 specs
January 09, 10:08am

Re: Understanding my Casio barometric altimeter watch
All a barometric watch can sense is pressure. Any changes in the pressure have to be attributed to either changes in elevation or changes in the weather. You tell it what to assume by choosing th...

In GEAR » Understanding my Casio barometric altimeter watch
December 29, 5:12pm

Re: Rainbow in the winter
I've only had my Rainbow in falling snow once, and it readily sloughed off about 2 inches of dry snow. There was no wind, so I can't say for sure, but I suspect some spindrift would indeed...

In GEAR » Rainbow in the winter
December 24, 4:44pm

Re: Re: Ideas for a spring trip east of the Cascades in WA?
My habit is to hike the Blues every Memorial Day weekend. Usually can't drive to any of the high trailheads, so it's most often Panjab/Indian Corral. Panjab is usually clear till the very...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ideas for a spring trip east of the Cascades in WA?
December 20, 10:16pm

Re: My tick experience. No pictures but not for the squeamish.
Sounds like a good landlord to have around! I must say, though, I find it curious that someone as sensitive to the little demons as you would eschew Permethrin treated clothing. I'm not sen...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My tick experience. No pictures but not for the squeamish.
December 19, 1:21pm

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