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Stephen Parmenter (parmens) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale OH
About Me My name is Steve. My backpacking is primarily in wilderness areas, including: WV, VA, TN, GA, NC. My full out pack weight is in the 20 lb range, including food and water.
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All Forum Posts by Stephen Parmenter

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BPL quilt
Does BPL have any plans to produce a quilt for sale any time soon? I haven't been on-line much lately, so haven't seen anyone discussing it, if they are. I could have swore I saw a picture ...

In GEAR » BPL quilt
February 15, 6:19pm

Ultralight Wading Shoes
Has anyone tried the Nike Free 5.0? They are supposed to weigh 8.6 oz. And I would think that they could be combined with the neoprene socks others have mentioned for waders and lightweight, dry c...

In Fishing » Ultralight wading shoes
December 03, 9:59am

Re: piezo lighter caveat
One caveat for piezo type lighters... don't use them to light your fireworks. There is a little glow wire at the top of the lighter and I have had the sparks thrown off from lighting fireworks 'bur...

In GEAR » Best butane lighter?
July 26, 9:35am

Re: Hammock tips for WARM(ish) weather?
"It comes from Oware 40" wide. Would you recommend keeping that full width?" - definitely

In GEAR » Hammock tips for WARM(ish) weather?
May 05, 10:09am

Re: Hammock tips for WARM(ish) weather?
Cut down to a 24" width, it won't wrap around your shoulders, and at around 70° and cooler, you will get cold.

In GEAR » Hammock tips for WARM(ish) weather?
May 05, 7:53am

Re: Hammock tips for WARM(ish) weather?
Don't cut it to size. You want it full width so it wraps up around your shoulders, because the HH bottom compresses everything underneath you and up around your sides. But yes, other wise a 1/4" or...

In GEAR » Hammock tips for WARM(ish) weather?
May 04, 9:40am

Re: great article
Because you either: a) do not take the time to read, b) or to comprehend what you are reading; doesn't make it their obligation to reimburse you. I thought they did a very clear job of delineating ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Light Print vs. Online Magazines: Vision for 2006 and Beyond
April 29, 3:24pm

My 2¢
I like many am not sure I got my $ worth over the past year in either subscription, but have just signed up for another year, because BPL has promised to provide more of what we have asked for, goi...

In Chaff » Print vs. Web edition
April 20, 8:39pm

Re: Re: Gore Tex Socks - any comments/ review?
Here are my thoughts on why I would like try GoreTex socks... let me know your thoughts, or if you have experience. In hot weather it just doesn't matter. But I wear mesh type trail runners also in...

In GEAR » Gore Tex Socks - any comments/ review?
April 16, 7:23pm

Re: IN, IL, KY, OH ultralighters?
I would be interested depending on when it's planned. I am from central OH, but do most of my bp in wilderness areas in NC, WV, VA, GA, TN and KY. I'm still rehabbing from ACL surgery, so I'm about...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » IN, IL, KY, OH ultralighters?
April 01, 6:37pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Parmenter

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BMW Cocoon UL60 Pant
Have worn twice now, on a trip in Feb and one in March. Fit is true to size and adds a significant amount of warmth around camp in the evening and extending the warmth of my 35° bag down into the 20s....

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
April 17, 9:36am

Patagonia the company
In January, I had ordered a Patagonia Synchilla fleece vest for my wife (this particular color had caught her eye), from Moosejaw. The order was accepted and supposedly mailed. After about 2 weeks of ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 5:01pm

Moosejaw the company
In January, I had ordered a Patagonia Synchilla fleece vest for my wife (this particular color had caught her eye), from Moosejaw. The order was accepted and supposedly mailed. After about 2 weeks of ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 5:00pm

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
I haven't had any problems getting the Rocky socks on my feet. I don't remember if I up sized or not, but when they are on, they fit. There is not much excess in the toes. Additionally, they d...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
February 27, 5:19pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
I have never had a leaking valve and my BA air core has always given great comfort and warmth down to about 20°

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 17, 3:41pm

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr Bivy Sack
In narrow range of climate conditions (around freezing and damp) I have woke up with condensation on the inside, which dampens my down sleeping bag. I would have prefered one of the newer models with ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
November 25, 9:24pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
Some months back, I used my MSR Pocket Rocket to boil a pan of water when the power went out. I didn't think that the pan should have been too heay for the stove, but after boiling the water, I realiz...

In Stoves - Canister
November 24, 12:32pm

Montrail Vitesse
I would concur with the previous two ratings. My one complaint is also the shallowness of the entire sole. Their is no raised area in the arch area of the shoe. So while this may lend itself to better...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 14, 7:53pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I wear them in my Montrail hikers (various models) and have found them to be a wonderful addition. No heel or toe blisters for me; nothing but very much needed arch support which leaves my feet feeli...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 17, 8:31pm

Granite Gear Vapor Trail
Great capacity for a 2 lb pack. Easily the most comfortable pack that I have carried up to around 30 lbs. The side pockets are too tight and small to be very functional.

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 02, 5:32pm