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Paul Magnanti (PaulMags) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I like to hike, backpack, camp and backcountry ski every so often...
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StateCO
My Website URLhttp://www.pmags.com

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Death of backpacking?
Thru-hiking is hardly indicative of an upswing in backpacking. To cut to the chase, how many thru-hikers go on "just" weekend backpacking trips after their multi-month or even multi-we...

In On the Web » Death of backpacking?
July 22, 9:23pm

Death of backpacking?
Interesting read. Are done in the day activities the "death" of backpacking? Will there be a resurgence? http://www.hcn.org/issues/46.12/the-death-of-backpacking Sorry..no info ab...

In On the Web » Death of backpacking?
July 22, 8:29pm

Why is this forum so inactive?
Something I wrote before: http://www.pmags.com/ultra-light-but-not-ultra-precise TL;DR article version: At least in my case, SUL and Colorado does not always go together well. And I do eno...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Why is this forum so inactive?
July 22, 12:37pm

Buffalo Peaks Saunter
A backpacking trip in the intimate Buffalo Peaks wilderness with Mrs Mags. Trip Report here...

In Post-Trip Reports » Buffalo Peaks Saunter
July 21, 10:24pm

Broken leg, 6 days alone and rescued
"However, it is one thing to die of natural causes, however painfully and slowly, after a long and fulfilling life, and quite another to be hopelessly stranded with a broken leg and slowly dyi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Broken leg, 6 days alone and rescued
July 21, 12:09pm

Mtn dew bottle
A small Mountain Dew bottle (or Sprite) A 12 oz bottle is about the right size. It is green so you are less likely to accidentally drink it and comes with fizzy sugar water!

In GEAR » What do YOU use to carry alcohol?
July 20, 11:02pm

Costco Men's Down Vests $25
You can order online as well: http://www.costco.com/mens-outerwear.html I do not believe you have to be a member to order online. A word of advice about Costco: For seasonal items, when yo...

In Gear Deals » Costco Men's Down Vests $25
July 20, 8:25pm

Broken leg, 6 days alone and rescued
"Maybe it brings a small measure of comfort to the families of victims who don't make it out, but I never like hearing "He died doing what he loved." I saw my grandfather ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Broken leg, 6 days alone and rescued
July 18, 6:10pm

Connected on the trail
"). But what I found great about the SPOT is I'm not as tied to the plan" It is always a rough plan and never detailed. She understands it is more like I will be in this valley o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Connected on the trail
July 18, 12:55pm

Connected on the trail
Here's an interesting twist on the whole PLB/Spot thing... When I take off for a trip be it solo or with friends, for a day or a week, she has some very generous conditions: 1) Leave a pl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Connected on the trail
July 18, 9:43am

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