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Barry P (BarryP) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Eastern Idaho (moved from Midwest)
About Me Electrical Engineer by trade. Hobbies include recumbent bike riding, magic, piano, music compostion and of course backpacking.

Backpack monthly with scouts or other small group. Love the exercise and alertness it brings. Ray Way caught my eye in 2001. My load lightened. Because of that, able to go faster, farther, AND still smell the roses. Love the lightweight insight on this forum. I'm also a Teva sandal backpacker. My feet love them.
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Re: Thinking of ditching WM Ultralite 20 for ZPacks 20 Bag. Good idea or not?
Random thoughts: 1. If you get the zpack wide (21.3oz), you’ll have slightly more room than WM. 2. However, I don’t mind the regular (tighter?) one. I stay warm enough with just the Teramur l...

In GEAR » Thinking of ditching WM Ultralite 20 for ZPacks 20 Bag. Good idea or not?
June 16, 3:31pm

Re: Re: IronWire
+1 to Lawson's IronWire. You have to be clever rolling it up so it doesn't come out tangled from your bag. -Barry

In GEAR » Best UL rope for food hanging/multi-purpose?
June 16, 1:51pm

Re: FS: Western Mountaineering Highlite
If you're the original owner, that's an incredible price! You are tempting me...

In Gear Swap » FS: Western Mountaineering Highlite
June 13, 12:30pm

Re: What are we buying?
This is where I hoard up on my Terra Fi’s (not the Lite!). Right now STP doesn’t have my size 9. They weigh 10oz each. I don’t know where STP gets their weight. Applying all my coupons, I usu...

In Gear Deals » Another STP deal
June 12, 11:18am

Re: UL rainjacket with good breathability chat
“I still prefer Propore” +1. Even though I find O2 more breathable than driducks. Maybe the weave is different. It doesn’t sound breathable to me if pit zips are needed. I’ve used th...

In GEAR » UL rainjacket with good breathability chat
June 06, 3:53pm

Re: Outdoor Gear Storage
A lot of stuff can be stored under the bed. But we made our own bed to do that. I wonder if we’re the only one in America like this: 1. We bought plastic shelving similar to this (but not this):...

In GEAR » Outdoor Gear Storage
June 05, 3:28pm

Re: Knee Pads.
“Does anyone use knee pads in their UL kit?” Yep. It’s about 12”x14” from a cut CCF pad. It’s my most used piece of gear: 1. Saves the knees when kneeling. There’s some mean groun...

In GEAR » Knee Pads.
May 30, 4:02pm

Re: Not happy with my cook setups.
“Both setups are just more fiddly than I care to deal with.” Something doesn’t sound right. You need a larger diameter pot with the SuperCat. I’ve never had problems with the pepsi sto...

In GEAR » Not happy with my cook setups.
May 28, 4:42pm

Re: Thanks!
Ground hog stakes --- ouch. It’s easier to push in titanium stakes. And Lawson stakes hold nice. “But out of curiousity...can the smc snow stakes penetrate hard dirt?” Nope. Shepherd hook s...

In GEAR » Strong tent stake....just one for a hexamid
May 28, 1:12pm

Re: Combo esbit/alcy stove?
“Any recommendations on a small lightweight (duh! ;) ) stove that can effectively do both esbit and alcohol? “ This guy makes excellent alcohol stoves http://www.ebay.com/itm/370554317255 H...

In Gear Lists » 1st post plus Tentative Gear List
May 23, 1:50pm

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