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Bradley Attaway (AttaboyBrad) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale San Francisco Bay Area
About Me Born laughing with reckless abandon.

Moved boats, rode motorcycles, beat hard country, sang victory, took photos.

Suffered no fools alive.

Currently working on a punchline to die for.

Feeling lucky.
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All Forum Posts by Bradley Attaway

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I thought stormworthiness referred mostly to wind...
Glad it stood up, but isn't stormworthiness usually a function of wind more than precipitation? I was under the impression that wind was much more often the culprit of shelter failure, and it ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Zpacks Hexamid Pocket Tarp
September 03, 4:54pm

Love this.
Thanks for sharing. I did something sort of like this last summer. I wanted to go camping over in Marin and, after becoming frustrated with logistics, decided I'd just walk there. I walked...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "A return to the daring days of when people just 'did stuff'."
August 25, 9:59am

Looks amazing
Thanks for sharing!

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra High Route
August 21, 5:52pm

Re: Quick Google Maps tip
"Zoom Levels" doesn't apply to vector maps the way it does to tile maps, but yes, you'll have every level of detail with the "OK Maps" trick. To my knowledge, there&#...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
August 20, 3:08pm

Quick Google Maps tip
In the Google Maps app, typing "Ok Maps" into the search bar will cache all the maps for the area on the screen. Being vector based, they don't take up much space and contain all zoo...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
August 20, 1:30pm

Glad to see the path import...
Really nice to see the linear path import. Shame there's no way to produce the desired path on the device. What do you suggest for producing a prospective path you'd like to follow that c...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
August 20, 12:39pm

AccuTerra still has the best maps...
Hands down. I always bring Gaia, Maplets, and MotionX map layers as well to compare against, but I invariably return to AccuTerra, even a couple years after I did my own article on the subject a...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
August 19, 5:59pm

I anticipate using small rare earth magnets to attach my underquilt to the hammock I'm making. Seemed to work well in my backyard. Each magnet pair requires about 3kgs to separate, more tha...

In Make Your Own Gear » Zipper alternative
August 15, 5:33pm

Re: not that complicated
I'm with Brian. Keep a steady trickle of reasonably balanced and easy to digest fuel into the tank and just keep on chugging. Very difficult to make up pace with even short periods where yo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tales of 20 miles days... or how to do 20 miles and make it effortless.
August 13, 10:25am

So cool.
May I ask how you took notes along the trail? Did you just use photos to cue your memory or did you journal on a daily bases? What tools did you use to do so? I have enough trouble keeping even...

In Post-Trip Reports » Father & Son UL trip of the JMT
August 09, 2:02pm

All Reader Reviews by Bradley Attaway

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Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
I've used these poles for nearly a year now and am smitten. For less than a Benjamin you've got a fantastically reliable and ergonomic pole that weighs only 2-3 ounces more than the majority ...

In Trekking Poles
June 29, 9:42am