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re:hammock or tent preference
For me, there are theoretical advantages to a hammock, but two real life problems: 1. I could not get a hammock setup, when all the ropes, ti biners, etc, were weighed, that weighed less than my...

In Hammocks » Rainy weather - hammock or tent preference?
March 10, 10:39am

re: ULA Ohm 2.0 Questions
I have an Ohm 2, skinnier than normal, for really quick light trips. I do tie a quick slip-knot at the top of the compression string, but have had no problems with it. Carries real nice for what I&...

In GEAR » ULA Ohm 2.0 Questions
February 23, 9:58pm

Dogs and humans in a pack
One of the reasons dogs work so well with humans is that dogs are pack animals, and they are happy to be part of a mostly human "pack." But when the humans disappear all day, going of...

In On the Web » Your dog is not a human being. Stop treating her like one
February 10, 7:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Animals
"We don't dress each other up anymore...." Snort! Chortle! Guffaw!

In On the Web » Your dog is not a human being. Stop treating her like one
February 10, 6:53pm

Hey Max! While I have a drawer full of wool socks, I've ended up going with nylon cycling socks as hiking socks. Of course, that's here in sunny SoCal, and I avoid serious snow these days ...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 09, 4:43pm

Re: SteriPen Users -- Solids pre-treatment?
Another banana - oops! - bandanna user here.

In GEAR » SteriPen Users -- Solids pre-treatment?
February 05, 8:01am

re: Vampire stakes
Which witches? (Sorry, I couldn't help it!)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » General stake query
January 25, 10:49am

Bobcats just love a trail with a great view! ;) Great photos! The cat seems very focused on getting somewhere.

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
January 25, 8:51am

Re: GGG/SOCAL 2015
Bummer! I'm already scheduled for that weekend.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Southern California GGG 2015?
January 22, 10:23am

RNP Instructions
So how do we get the more detailed instructions? At the moment, you have not given BPL an email address, so...?

In GEAR » Hiking Condensation-free in Rain
January 21, 10:26pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Barber

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SmarTube Drinking System for Bottles
Since having a hydration bladder spring a leak inside my pack, I have avoided all such bladders. I stuck to simple water bottles until a couple of years ago when I ran across the SmarTube - a drinking...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
May 13, 1:33pm

ZPacks Sleeping Bag 40* and 20*
This is the side sleepers dream bag! The bags are filled with 900 fill power goose down, outer shell is green .95 oz/sq yd Pertex Quantum ripstop nylon, and the liner is black .67 oz/sq yd nylon. ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
July 25, 9:25pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
Upon receipt of the pad, I inflated it to sleeping firmness, and stood it up against the bookcase. An hour later it looked rather soft; three hours later it was in a pile on the floor. Brand new, and ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 24, 11:49pm

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've purchased from Lawson on several different occasions. I've always gotten excellent service, fast shipping (especially considering I live clear across the country!), and good interaction v...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 20, 11:47am

ULA Catalyst
I've spent the last two years trying to find a pack that is both light and comfortable, ie, transfers weight to the hip bones well. To date, i had found packs that were only one but not the other ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
June 04, 8:11pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
I was able to pick up a Bushbuddy Ti used, and can't imagine why anyone would want to get rid of one! I used it repeatedly this summer and have been absolutely delighted with it! It is probably...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 11:59am