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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.
CitySan Jose
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://williamlaw.shutterfly.com

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All Forum Posts by Bill Law

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Eats, shoots and leaves
Rats. I thought this was going to be about bumping "not-allowed people." I would have suggested that thread-bumpers not be allowed. Unless they drop the price. My poncho tarp list...

In Gear Swap » Bumping Not Allowed People
August 27, 10:11am

Re: New Sony A7R
55mm is a little long for my taste (for landscapes in the Sierra). I'm curious as to why you chose that lens vs something like a 24mm? Yours does sound like a good portrait set up. Maybe the...

In Photography » New Sony A7R
August 23, 11:40am

Re: already got mine
Mine arrived Monday. My first reactions were almost the opposite of yours, Adam. Side mesh pocket was useless. But I had tried a taller Smartwater bottle. A regular half-liter bottle fit ok,...

In Gear Deals » Bear Grylls Ultralight Summit Pack - 4oz Compactible Daypack for $11
August 20, 10:05am

Re: How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?
I used to hike with my dog. Usually I used just one pole. That might be a good way to start off to simplify things. I fastened his leash to a large carabiner on my waist belt. That made it easy...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?
August 18, 9:53am

Re: Re: Bear Grylls Ultralight Summit Pack - 4oz Compactible Daypack for $11
It does look pretty similar to the Sea2Summit pack. Bear also managed to knock 2/3 off the price, however. I ordered one and will be comparing it to my recently acquired Gossamer Gear Riksak2. ...

In Gear Deals » Bear Grylls Ultralight Summit Pack - 4oz Compactible Daypack for $11
August 13, 6:24pm

Re: Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
1. Triangular seat for me. Seems square would put the ends poking into my legs, or, be less stable. 2. No. I'm happy without a seat back. 3. I carry a 14.1oz stool with 22" aluminu...

In GEAR » Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
August 13, 10:43am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ursack Approved by IGBC
The Ursack has to be tied to something secure, or else good luck finding it after the bear hauls it off (bears can't get hold of a bear can). Does IGBC approval mean anything? Does the NPS ...

In GEAR » Ursack Approved by IGBC
August 13, 10:09am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
Where does Nelson Lake show up there? Like you said before, Bob: Wilderness permits are easily confusing.

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
August 07, 7:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
Thanks, David. If you camp at or near Cathedral Lakes the 1st night they will require you to get a Cathedral TH permit. Sounds plausible; I'm not sure how they communicate details like th...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite beyond Budd Lake....
August 07, 7:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Tenkara vs Golden Trout
Thanks, Andrew. Your advice is helpful. I have purchased some dry flies based on your recommendations (which didn't mention colors; I chose the ones that I preferred, from my "try to t...

In Fishing » Tenkara vs Golden Trout
August 07, 10:33am

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