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Kevin Buggie (kbuggie) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale NW New Mexico
About Me I teach 8 year olds. My dog is 13. And I like to play outside

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Re: Washing a Sleeping Bag
Yup, in my experience. Considering your expressed fear of over-compressing that bag in it's stuff sack, I'd have to say that it's not worth the risk to a bag you want to last a while. ...

In GEAR » Washing a Sleeping Bag
February 04, 3:27pm

Re: SMD packs- cuben gatewood
+2 I also want a Cuben gatewood. Would love to buy it from SMD, but might MYOG if its not in the R+D pipeline. Any custom orders being made by the state-side portion of SMD seamsters?

In GEAR » new SMD packs
January 31, 4:19pm

pre-heating designs
Great question, Billy. I've been waiting for some beta testing reports regarding how efficient (priming time needed to avoid inverted flare-up) the heating-shunt design is compared to the '...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
January 25, 9:40am

Ryan Jordan, circa 2003
Nobody has mentioned the very first sentence of chapter 15 of Ryan's book, Lightweight Backpacking and Camping, its titled, Super ultralight- Breaking the Five-Pound Barrier: Page 299 "...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 08, 8:52pm

bump
I've never used CL, eBay, or Gear Swap but now I see. Sounds like a really good deal for somebody.

In Gear Deals » Nunatak Arc Ghost
January 07, 9:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Exploring the Canyon of the Little Colorado
PM Sent. Lets plan a trip. The Rio Puerco through Gallup also had some raging flood flows this summer, and I bagged a couple sand-wave riddled runs after years of diligent scouting (walked home f...

In Post-Trip Reports » Exploring the Canyon of the Little Colorado
January 07, 12:53pm

Re: Re: Exploring the Canyon of the Little Colorado
Great trip and report, Matt! What dates were you down there? Regarding the permits, I too live and adventure frequently on the Navajo Reservation and have really only purchased the $5/day rec...

In Post-Trip Reports » Exploring the Canyon of the Little Colorado
January 07, 11:41am

Re: Vertex Ultralight backpacking stove - 1.8 ounces and packs flat
So, if it packs flat, I'm going to assume that the 'fuel tray' referenced is a flat surface and not a 'tray' like the BGET (Brian green esbit tray) that captures esbit residue f...

In Gear Deals » Vertex Ultralight backpacking stove - 1.8 ounces and packs flat
January 05, 3:37pm

Re: Warning
Kevin, despite the'warning' thanks for posting anything on the forum. No worries Here at BPL the moderator also sells stoves; check Editors Roundtable for, 'The Evolution of a winter...

In Gear Deals » Vertex Ultralight backpacking stove - 1.8 ounces and packs flat
January 05, 3:21pm

potted meat for $0.65
I like the 700 ml. Imusa mugs ($1.97 @ Walmart) and Zelph lid ($3.50) for a variety of reasons, and have 2 setups (alcohol/ esbit). Esbit for long trips favoring weight despite the fiddle factor a...

In GEAR » alky stove for narrower pot
January 05, 12:31am

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