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Gregory Topf (notoriousGRT) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale PNW / Switzerland
About Me Mainly into minimalist backcountry pack-in fly fishing. River canyons more than lakes. Packrafting this Summer.
CityPortland / Z├╝rich
StateOR/ZH
CountryUSA / Switzerland
My PDF Gear ListPackrafting the Bob - August 2009

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FS Integral Designs eVENT RAINPANTS Medium - never worn
Bought these in July but turns out my ass too big For sale 150 ....includes shipping in CONUS. PS: I have PayPal, but have never sold anything online before, so be gentle. PPS: Y...

In Gear Swap » FS Integral Designs eVENT RAINPANTS Medium - never worn
December 17, 5:33pm

Stretching the Sleep System - Walmart + Blanky Approach
All, Thanks for the suggestions and refinements. I am also packrafting on this trip so am bringing an Pac Outdoor Ether Thermo 6 2/3 which fits inside my Alpacka, and I may sleep on top of a de...

In GEAR » Stretching the Sleep System
August 27, 1:08am

Stretching the Sleep System
So here is the dilemna that I need to solve muy pronto: I am a cold sleeper and expect to encounter sleepytime temps in the mid-high 20s on a 5-nighter next week. Lightweight bags/quilts I ow...

In GEAR » Stretching the Sleep System
August 26, 3:31pm

9500
I will send you a PM on this later today.

In Gear Swap » F.S. Iridium 9500 Sat Phone
August 19, 5:54am

quick getaway / evasive maneuvers
I did a very rainy solo seven-nighter in the Bob Marshall Wilderness last August. No worries with mice or skeeters, (I completely agree with Mike C's impacted campsite vs. wilderness comment)...

In GEAR » Getting used to tarps
August 10, 11:54am

I didn't know this was a backpacking forum...
I joined just over a year ago...I came for the interpersonal slapdowns now that I live in Switzerland and can no longer watch E! Entertainment TV...had no idea this was anything related to lightwei...

In Chaff » People are ruining backpacking.
July 15, 7:06am

Re: Re: Down insulation - humid conditions
Hmmmmm.....So it something one could be stuck with, but that could be manageable via best practices (squeezing hot air out, drying in sun if possible). Thanks for the tips and comments. GRT

In GEAR » Down insulation - humid conditions
July 07, 12:32am

Down insulation - humid conditions
An old topic on BPL, but what is the latest thinking on this given advances in fabrics etc.? Say one spends a week packrafting in the Olympics in late Spring early Summer. He can successfully m...

In GEAR » Down insulation - humid conditions
July 05, 2:53pm

breathability
For me it is mainly a breathability issue. When putting the hammer down on a fast or steep hike, waterproof breathable is not sooooo breathable. I have perma-sweat stains on my waterproof breatha...

In GEAR » Windshirts - What am I missing?
July 01, 11:39am

montane marathon and slipstream owner
I love the concept of the slipstream, as it is barely more than one needs for a strictly defined "windshirt". I use it mainly in the city though because the fabric is superlight and I wo...

In GEAR » Best Wind Shirt?
June 26, 12:43pm

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