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Eric Marcano (ericm) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Southcentral Texas
About Me A little bit of everything....:UL backpacking, attempts of Rainer, Hood, Three-Fingered Jack (them 3, me 0), cycling, kayaking, krav maga, scotch from Islay, Tough Mudder coming up (what was I thinking?), etc....

Attainable Goals: successful climb of 14K+ peak, thru-hike something with two or three letters, kayak during a snowfall.

Silly Goals: Triple Crown before my last breath, summit Vinson Massif before any other puertorican does it.
CitySan Antonio
StateTX
CountryUnited States

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Scotland late October 2011
It looks like my company is sending me to London for a meeting in early November. I'm planning on tagging a 7-8 day (or more) backpacking vacation in Scotland before that. I've never ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Scotland late October 2011
June 15, 4:53pm

COS
I'll be working in Colorado Springs on June 29 and possibly the morning of the 30th. After that I'm free until my return flight on the evening of July 4th. I was tentatively thinking of...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Partner Wanted: Colorado Springs - Pikes Peak Area, Pike National Forest, Lost Creek Wilderness Area
June 15, 5:54am

More Details
Whoa! You can't just glaze over the multimedia stuff! What did you use? A pico projector? Netflix on an iPad? Please do tell.

In GEAR » UL camp stool - first trip out with backpacking movie night
June 12, 9:32pm

ULA Ohm
L4-5 diskectomy/laminectomy here. The ULA Ohm feels great. Most of the weight is transferred well onto my hips. It's almost like wearing a fanny pack that's lightly supported at the should...

In GEAR » Oxymoronic pack question?
June 09, 2:43pm

Pocket Chair
So I called them today and the lady said that it weighs 3 pounds. Then I read that it's the shipping weight. Even at 2 pounds, it's all a bit odd. They must wear pants with pockets made of ...

In GEAR » the pocket chair?
June 09, 2:36pm

Love it
Jason, I agree. This is a superb pack. I used it over 40 miles on the AT last week and it was a joy. Very comfortable and quite cool due to the venting back design. Everything fit inside except f...

In GEAR » BPL Absaroka Pack
June 08, 7:46pm

Size?
Congratulations! One thing you can do is to take all of your gear, food, water, etc. (except the pack) and stuff into a box. LxWxH and now you have an approximate volume in cubic inches. Add ab...

In GEAR » Base weight down, need pack suggestions
June 07, 8:36am

Garner State Park
Garner State Park. This is base-camp style hiking with easy access to the river, tubing (oops....toobing), and kayaks. Hiking is rugged with a few nice climbs to test the quads. I would reserve t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Youth Trip in Central Texas...
June 07, 5:54am

Not for me yet
I have the True Gloves and despite being the coolest looking things to have ever graced my feet, they simply weren't made for heel-striking while waking (I speak only for myself). Which makes ...

In GEAR » Merrel Trail Glove
June 06, 2:03pm

SynMat UL7
+4. I have the Small. I'm 5'8 and the only things that hang off the end are my feet. The full sized version would've been overkill for me. I'd love it if they came out with a to...

In GEAR » What is the best sleeping pad? Maybe Peak Elite AC?
May 21, 9:49pm

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