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Roman Ryder (RomanLA) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southwest Louisiana
About Me I'm an avid backpacker and whitewater kayaker, so I spend most of my free time in the mountains.
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20 Days
I've got 20 days to do the trail, but I'm hoping I get done early. I haven't decided on my resupply points yet (I hear Muir Ranch is worth checking out though). I guess it depends on ho...

In GEAR » Bear Vault
March 09, 8:09pm

Bear Vault
I got a permit for the JMT this summer. Should I go with Bear Vault or Bear Vault Solo? Thanks! p.s. It's going in a Jam2.

In GEAR » Bear Vault
March 09, 7:32pm

I didn't see this mentioned...
If you're wearing a jacket, you can spread it out to make yourself look larger.

In Philosophy & Technique » Black Bears and fighting back
January 27, 2:53pm

If I do these I will be a very happy old man...
I actually started a similar thread recently on Backpacker. If you're looking for ideas, you should definitely check it out. There were a lot of trails suggested that I had never heard of... h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpakcing Bucket List
January 06, 7:08am

I'm pretty sure I already saw something like this either in Make Your Own Gear or Food, Hydration, and Nutrition. You know what they say...there's nothing new under the sun.

In GEAR » Dehydrated Water
January 03, 7:18am

They told me they were changing the zipper, adding the zipper cover, and putting more back padding. I decided to get a 2008 model on sale though. :)

In GEAR » New Jam2
January 02, 8:10pm

New Jam2
The price went up $25 and the weight went up 5oz. They don't have it on their web site yet, but has them for sell.

In GEAR » New Jam2
January 02, 5:39pm

Yeah...a rotation would be a good idea. The trails in Tsali National Forest (North Carolina) rotate between bikes and horses on different days of the week. If I remember correctly, they close the t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Mountain Bikes Being Allowed On Natl. Park Trails
December 19, 3:29pm

Hey Brian...welcome to the site. I use the BPL droppers sold on this site to repackage my stuff. I also like to use the crafting ziploc bags for stuff like my first aid kit. They're much lighte...

In Gear Lists » New to Backpacking
December 19, 12:49pm

Off Roads
I got the Off Roads in hopes of using them for trips with lots of stream crossings. I haven't gotten to field test them yet though.

In Gear Lists » Crocs
December 19, 12:41pm

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