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Rocco Speranza (Mechrock) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Western NC Mtns
About Me I go to school at ASU in Boone, NC and I'm just getting into backpacking. I really am enjoying the concept of going light.
CityBoone
StateNC
CountryUS
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Down Sleves / Leggings?
I haven't really heard of any one using them, but was wondering if a company makes them. Mainly for the leggings. I want to get down pants,but I feel my crotch would get too hot as it alread...

In GEAR » Down Sleves / Leggings?
October 26, 5:05pm

Re: LL bean windblock converta-mitts
"These are the warmest converta mitts that I've used. The windproof/waterproof membrane seems to make them that much warmer than plain fleece or rag wool gloves. These gloves have worked f...

In GEAR » Need better gloves, Need help finding the right pair.
October 07, 8:16pm

Need better gloves, Need help finding the right pair.
Starting to get cold so looking to upgrade my gloves. I currently have some Glomits that work decently down just below freezing, but any colder and they could be a little warmer. I like Glomits ...

In GEAR » Need better gloves, Need help finding the right pair.
October 05, 4:54pm

Bridge in Linville Gorge Area?
Does anyone know if the bridge has been fixed? I went there for a day hike last summer and was not yet. I believe the bridge is on trail 233 in the National Geographic Map for the area. It's ho...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bridge in Linville Gorge Area?
September 14, 3:16pm

I might get one.
I was eying this jacket last year, but never ended up getting it. I think I might get it next week so I have it for this winter. If I do I'll update here as to what I think.

In GEAR » New Golite Bitterroot with Downtek
September 28, 1:22pm

Iphone 5 battery life
I've had no such problems with my Verizon Iphone 5 battery life. I installed the IOS 7 Beta earlier this summer. I don't think it hurt or gained me any battery life. I went on a 3 day...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
August 25, 5:04pm

GoLite Competing with Montbell ExLight / UL Down Jacket?
http://www.golite.com/Mens-Selkirk-Ultralite-800-Fill-Down-Jacket-P47040.aspx Seems to have more down for the weight. I hope this isn't warming than the Exlight since I just bought mine for ...

In GEAR » GoLite Compeating with Montbell Exlight?
August 02, 4:18pm

I was thinking...
I was thinking... I've changed my mind a little. I feel you should have 5 different styles. I'm going to think like Apple does on this. I value there business model as it works quite wel...

In GEAR » enLIGHTened equipment product changes in Sept.
July 27, 1:12pm

thanks
I think I'll try the wax paper tonight. Might also try using my bowl and see if that works. That Montbell one would be perfect, but not so keen on spending $15 for it, maybe $5.

In Make Your Own Gear » Make UL lantern out of headlamp?
July 24, 3:07pm

Make UL lantern out of headlamp?
I love my H51w Zebralight, but I missed having a lantern to use while in the tent to be able to see with out holding or wearing the headlamp. Any ideas to make one that doesn't mind being cr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make UL lantern out of headlamp?
July 24, 7:22am

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