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Paul Magnanti (PaulMags) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale People's Republic of Boulder
About Me I like to hike, backpack, camp and backcountry ski every so often...
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Shovel
Snowshoes make terrible shovels..even in an emergency. If you want go light, these are good JIC type gear. http://www.snowclaw.com/ Not nearly as good as real shovel, but packs easier and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Missing hiker found dead in the Whites
February 23, 6:32pm

The Trail Show #33 - The Vagabond Loop
Show #33 – Less Gear-More Beer is the name of the game! This month we conversate on trail permits & undocumented hikers, Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva speaks on the Vagabond Loop, D-Low goes to...

In On the Web » The Trail Show #33 - The Vagabond Loop
February 23, 6:25pm

Missing hiker found dead in the Whites
"How many winter hikers carry a digging tool with them on a dayhike? It could save your life." For any excursions the are lengthy and/or above treeline and/or away from popular use, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Missing hiker found dead in the Whites
February 23, 4:19pm

Why guided trips?
Note: I am will say up front that I am biased when I wrote this article as I do some assistant guiding on occasion with the very person in question. I also wrote this not long after I turned 40....

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 23, 2:20pm

Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
:) I wrote this sentence way back in 2009..just a wee bit of sarcasm . " "Real hikers do not write books, make gear, sell photographs, get sponsored by outdoor companies, give ...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 22, 6:02pm

Rockies Ruck - Golden, CO sponsored by the CDTC
Colorado Winter Ruck (Backpacking Clinic) Continental Divide Trail Coalition and the American Long Distance Hiking Association-West Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (MDT) Gol...

In On the Web » Rockies Ruck - Golden, CO sponsored by the CDTC
February 22, 4:49pm

Bad Food in the Parks...
Though written in 1993, this book is still timely: http://www.amazon.com/Yosemite-Embattled-Wilderness-Alfred-Runte/dp/0803289413 The concessionaires run the national parks to large degree..h...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bad Food in the Parks...
February 21, 11:34am

Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
As Buck suggested, speculation is probably not very conducive. Has anyone thought of simply contacting him? Andrew is good about answering his emails/comments and I am sure he can clear up any q...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 18, 11:59am

Cutting it too light
When I did the Colorado Trail, I took a 5x7 tarp. It worked...if I did not mind having the tarp very low to ground. For the sake of perhaps 5 -6 oz vs my 8x10 tarp, I had a miserable sleeping...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cutting it too light
February 17, 6:51pm

Take a 100wt fleece
A 100wt fleece pullover weighs perhaps 8 oz for a Men's medium. Many of them are on clearance right now in quality and price ranging from Wally World to Patagucci. A 100 wt fleece is a per...

In Gear Lists » Can I get away without a mid layer for the CT?
February 17, 6:24pm

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