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carl becker (carlbecker) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern Virginia
About Me 54 years old 6' at 200lbs and getting back to doing some overnight hiking.
My PDF Gear List3 season

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All Forum Posts by carl becker

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Re: Horses for courses
For me the lighter I can go the better I enjoy the trip. I am plenty comfortable using a Neoair or Bender's pad. I can stay warm and sheltered with what I have. Location, company and food ma...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How important is pack weight to your overall experience?
September 04, 6:32am

Re: What's the purpose of camp shoes?
I don't know. I wear INOV-8 212's. I wear them through streams. Extra sock's at night. I rarely get up at night but when nature does call just slip them on.

In GEAR » What's the purpose of camp shoes?
August 30, 10:27am

Re: New Cameras!
Unfortunately size matters-sensor size that is. I sometimes make large prints and would like to keep as much detail in them as I can afford or willing to carry. I will carry my full frame DSLR so...

In GEAR » New Cameras!
August 24, 12:22pm

Re: Why is Spinn unavailable??
If I recall correctly the quality of new manufactured material was not good enough for many of our cottage industy companies.

In GEAR » Why is Spinn unavailable??
August 24, 12:15pm

Re: Taut-line hitch slipping on small cord
My taut line knots hold on the kelty guylines. They also hold on what ever is on my Tarptent. I think it would matter more on the friction of the sheath/cord than the dia but dental floss is pret...

In Philosophy & Technique » Taut-line hitch slipping on small cord
August 22, 10:28am

Re: Re: How you carry your bear spray
I have yet to carry bear spray. From my research I believe quick access by either hand without having to look is the best. That being said center chest would be my placement. Not sure of attachm...

In Philosophy & Technique » How you carry your bear spray
August 20, 11:29am

Re: Re: Is this just bad luck with aggressive dogs or is this normal?
IMHO it is a bit of everything, owners, dogs, place and you. I have a dog. I have be bit by at least two dogs. I walk my dog off leash when ever possible, breaking the law. My dog has been atta...

In Philosophy & Technique » Is this just bad luck with aggressive dogs or is this normal?
August 20, 8:38am

Re: Ultra Light Bear Canister
I don't see this as much of a difference over the small Bare Boxer I currenlty have. The best feature is the size. 7" dia by 9" long is what I like. The price is higher though. I ...

In GEAR » Ultra Light Bear Canister
August 20, 6:30am

Re: Budget Improvement on 12 pounds
You can save weight with your FAK, sleeping bag, pack and shelter. I just purchased a REI Stoke 29 for light overnighters, about 20 ounces. I have a small amount of gear that fits easily in it....

In Gear Lists » Budget Improvement on 12 pounds
July 30, 7:51am

Re: Re: One Lens for 5D II for JMT, 17-40 or 24-105
IMHO it depends on perspective and how close to the subject you are. I am not a superwide fan as I don't usually get real close to the subjects (inches). If the subject is not real apparent a...

In Photography » One Lens for 5D II for JMT, 17-40 or 24-105
July 20, 9:22am

All Reader Reviews by carl becker

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Inov8 RocLite 315
I did lots of research to replace my 30 year old heavy leather boots. I tried many different boots at REI before I ordered these and have found my hiking shoe. I went one size up from my street shoes...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 16, 8:14pm

Osprey Exos 34 Exos 34
I recently looked at packs for some over night hiking. I tried the REI Flash 30, Montbell versalite 50, SMD Swift, GG Miniposa and Osprey exos 34. At 23 pounds the Osprey is by far the most comforta...

In Backpacks - External Frame
January 16, 8:03pm