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Bill Law (williamlaw) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale SF Bay Area
About Me Started backpacking in the late 1990s. I love the mountains. I'm into peak bagging (up to class 3; no ropes involved), exploring new areas, snowshoeing. I also do lots of day hikes in the bay area.

I've been lightweight from the start (probably my lightest pack was my first time out, having just read Ray Jardine's PCT Hiking Guide).

Due to heart problems, I've slowed down a bit in recent years. But that makes efficiency an even more important criterium when choosing my gear.
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All Forum Posts by Bill Law

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Lots of smoke
i was in the eastern Sierra last weekend. There was a significant level of smoky haze all up and down the eastern slope from Sonora Pass to Convict Canyon. According to the ranger in Lee Vining, th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » SEKI loop from REoads End and Rough Fire in Hume Lake area
September 10, 9:56am

Re: Setting up the Notch (and others) more tips
Thanks, Franco! Now I see what I've been doing wrong: camping in the mountains with uneven rocky ground, rather than in your backyard :-). Seems that despite my best efforts, when I go to...

In GEAR » Setting up the Notch (and others) more tips
September 03, 10:35am

Re: Just finished the CT with a low-carb/high fat diet
Jennifer, I'm trying to understand "Sometimes I was too hungry" vs "I was never hungry." I got hungry just reading your story (had to get up and go eat something), and th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
August 30, 1:34pm

Re: Re: Will I fit into that tent ?
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In GEAR » Will I fit into that tent ?
August 29, 11:33am

Re: Re: Silicone pot lids at PetCo - "BowlMates"
A couple years ago I got fed up with the clunky lid of my Snow Peak 700ml pot. I purchased a food grade silicone sheet from Amazon and cut out a circle to fit, plus overlap a quarter inch or so....

In GEAR » Silicone pot lids at PetCo - "BowlMates"
June 27, 12:19pm

Unique, not exclusive
I assume the issue is bullet number 3 in the list of conditions that posts to Gear Deals must meet. That condition is useless without some technological means of proving one's BPL membership...

In Gear Deals » $9.9 for ALOCS CW - K02 Outdoor Backpack Camping Kettle
June 27, 12:11pm

Re: How high are the bugs?
I was up at Isberg Pass last weekend. The bugs were far worse on the pass, even with the wind, than down below at Ward/McClure/Sadler lakes. Maybe that means things will be getting better as the mo...

In Post-Trip Reports » How high are the bugs?
June 21, 1:09pm

Re: Via's not bad
""Oh, it is horribly expensive, but for a few days in the backcountry, nothing really beats it for portability and ease of use." One word: NoDoze You did not mention "for ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 16, 10:32am

Could this be the ultimate inappropriately placed BPL "Gear Deal?"
deal or no deal? You're welcome ( for the free bump).

In Gear Deals » Could this be the ultimate UL backpacking saw?
June 16, 10:10am

FS: BA Fly Creek UL2
SOLD - Thanks to everybody that expressed interest in this tent. Happy trails. I happened by the local REI garage sale this morning and picked up a tent that I have absolutely no need of, but ...

In Gear Swap » FS: BA Fly Creek UL2
June 06, 3:07pm

All Reader Reviews by Bill Law

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Nalgene Cantene '48 oz.' (widemouth)
I had two of these, 48oz that I used to carry additional water in my daypack for long hikes or peak-bagging. And a 96oz for use in camp (never carried this one full). Loved the weight and collap...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
August 20, 11:47am

Western Mountaineering Megalite
My Megalite is my favorite piece of gear. It keeps me warm in temperatures from 25-55. I've never had a moment where anything negative about this sleeping bag ever crossed my mind while using ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 26, 1:27pm

Down Works (Santa Cruz, CA)
I bought my Granite Gear Vapor Latitude here. They were great about ordering one so I could compare it to the Vapor Trail. They know lightweight stuff and are great folks. Drop in if you're i...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 26, 1:19pm

SteepandCheap.Com SteepandCheap.Com
Super site. Quality goods, fast shipping, reasonable shipping charges, great customer service.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 26, 1:13pm