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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: Alcohol Solo Cook Set (Best and Lightest)
Good discussion. As someone said above “Best is relative” My criteria : 1. Operate at sea level and 2. At 0F and 3. I don’t want to mess with wicking Most alcy stoves don’t fit all...

In GEAR » Alcohol Solo Cook Set (Best and Lightest)
February 24, 4:15pm

Re: REI Winter Sale
Well for a winter sale, I got sandals :) --- my teva terra fi 4 for half price ($50). The spider rubber wears down on me between 200-500 miles depending on terrain. Thanx for the heads up!

In Gear Deals » REI Winter Sale
February 17, 1:26pm

Re: Wanted: Backpack and Sleeping Pad
Welcome to the forum! “…and hopefully a sleeping pad.” For a limited time at Campmor, the Thermarest Neoair Venture (Irregular) is on sale for $...

In Gear Swap » Wanted: Backpack and Sleeping Pad
February 13, 12:41pm

Re: 3-4 day hike in Rockies
So that I don’t have to get permits and use bear canisters, I hike loops through the Tetons and camp right outside the boundaries. A favorite loop is start at the Alaska Basin trailhead (on the I...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 3-4 day hike in Rockies
January 28, 1:07pm

Re: Cold sleepers: What are your go-to sleeping socks?
Down to 30F I use wool socks. Below 30, I then pull on WM down booties. -Barry

In GEAR » Cold sleepers: What are your go-to sleeping socks?
January 20, 12:41pm

Re: Rayon, poly or nylon for liner socks?
“Any thoughts or suggestions?” Socks are probably my most experimented-with commodity. My rule of thumb is: wash them. Let them air dry. Whichever dries first are the ones I use backpacking....

In GEAR » Rayon, poly or nylon for liner socks?
January 12, 2:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Steripen Classic 3
"The Classic 3 weighs 6.3oz with batteries, according to the SteriPEN website" Yea, that's with alkaline. You will get much better life with Lithium so knock of 1.2oz by using lith...

In GEAR » Which SteriPen Model?
December 12, 1:11pm

Re: Steripen Classic 3
"...and weighs the same as the Opti." I guess until you put batteries in. Then one is 3.6oz and the other (with lithium) is probably 5oz.

In GEAR » Which SteriPen Model?
December 11, 2:02pm

FS: Tarptent Rainshadow 2
I'll take it. PM Sent. Does it include the Tarptent Stakes? Thanx, -Barry

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarptent Rainshadow 2
December 10, 8:18am

Re: Layering
I only use a foam pad in the winter. In the summer, it is uncomfortable for me. But my GG Nightlight Pad (can’t find now on their website), with a GG Thinlight pad on top has been surprisingly c...

In GEAR » Foam Pad in the Winter?
December 03, 2:10pm

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