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Michael Ray (topshot) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me Middle-aged father who got into backpacking late (2009) and wants to encourage his 16 and 7 year old sons to backpack lightweight. Video trip reports of all the adventures so far are on my YT site below.
StateIndiana
My Website URLhttp://www.youtube.com/user/topshotrhit
My PDF Gear ListMaroon Bells - August 2011

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Re: payment
Money sent

In Gear Swap » FS: Neoair Xlite large...
September 12, 10:43am

Learn to Packraft! update?
Ryan, No word in almost 9 months? You can give updates via sat phone about the treks you've been on this summer but can't take a few minutes to explain why you're so behind schedule on...

In Editor's Roundtable » Learn to Packraft! Episode 2: Stillwater Basics
September 10, 8:25am

Re: Therm-A-Rest NeoAir XLite Large for $126
Xlite Large

In Gear Deals » Therm-A-Rest NeoAir XLite/XTherm
September 06, 8:19pm

Re: WTB large sleeping pad.
xlite large

In Gear Swap » WTB large sleeping pad.
September 06, 8:15pm

Re: Economy Trail Runners?
I just wore a pair of cheap Starters from Walmart that had the most mesh I could find. Yes, they don't have as good traction (lugs) and won't last long (a season at most), but as long as th...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Economy Trail Runners?
August 17, 9:21pm

Re: over
Bummer. Do they do those extra sales fairly often?

In Gear Deals » REI Outlet - 25% off
August 13, 7:40am

Re: REI Outlet - 25% off
Is the extra 25% off done now or do you need to be a member? I was going to try a different pack for my son.

In Gear Deals » REI Outlet - 25% off
August 13, 6:39am

Re: Re: Re: Wind River current conditions
Thanks for the info. I may hold off a couple days to give some more melt time. Did you write a report on your trip last year? I have Pallister's book but haven't found too many current r...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wind River current conditions
July 08, 1:37pm

Re: New Waterproof lightweight camera help needed fast
Too late now, but this is what I used to make my S100 waterproof (I've only used it a couple times in shallow water). Not the most convenient but gets the job done with some minor (to me) limit...

In Photography » New Waterproof lightweight camera help needed fast
July 07, 9:57pm

Re: Wind River current conditions
I must not be interpreting the NOAA data correctly. It appears there is essentially no snow west of the divide (SWE or snow depth overlays). The overlay I prefer (snow depth departure from normal) ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wind River current conditions
July 07, 9:35pm

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