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Patrick Starich (pjstarich) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale N. Rocky Mountains
About Me BPL Instructor/Guide. Passionate about the wilderness and spend as much time outdoors as possible in all seasons. Interests: UL backcountry trekking, skiing, pack rafting, and mountaineering.
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Trip Report: 2010 Teton Crest Expedition
A great hike with some great companions. A week of exceptional weather. A challenging off trail route. A beautiful "chunk" of North America. What more could anyone ask for?

In Editor's Roundtable » Trip Report: 2010 Teton Crest Expedition
February 22, 9:12pm

Stuff That Works
"Stuff that works, stuff that holds up The kind of stuff you don't hang on a wall Stuff that's real, stuff you feel The kind of stuff you reach for when you fall" - Guy Clark...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2010 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 29, 11:02am

MB Inner Jacket vs Marmot Zeus
I have both of these jackets. The MB Inner Jacket is very light weight (8 oz for the large), but not well suited to cold winter conditions. It will get you comfortably down to freezing, but not m...

In GEAR » Montbell down Inner vs. Marmot Zeus
December 17, 4:56pm

Alcohol Stove
I've been using a White Box "Solo" alcohol stove with the Vargo 0.9l titanium pot/lid for about two years and it has become my favorite cooking system. Pros: small, light (1.1oz ...

In GEAR » alcohol stove
September 19, 10:35am

"The Beautiful Cup"
Cowboy coffee is so "in tune" with the UL approach. No gadgets, no special pots, no mess. I recently saw it finished with a shot of cold water to help settle the grounds (i.e. cold wate...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Beautiful Cup
September 12, 2:07pm

Insulating "puffy" pants
I may be the contrarian among those posting to this string, but I think you will be very happy with down pants. >>I've been researching an insulating pants layer for my sleep sys...

In GEAR » Please educate me on insulating pants
December 01, 8:00pm

Backpacking Light 2009 Reader Photo Contest Calendar?
Wow! Could there a BPL photo contest calendar in the future?

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Light 2009 Reader Photo Contest Results
November 24, 8:51pm

Feeling underwhelmed
A lot of bashing going on here. I truly feel the need to stand up for the Cub Scout program. First and foremost, scouting is not for everyone and it sounds from your blog that it's not for...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » New to cub scouting- Feeling a bit underwhelmed.
October 24, 11:01pm

Camp Coffee
Just found some ready-to-fill tea bags called "t-sacs tea filters" at a local coffee shop. They can be filled with your favorite tea or espresso and closed with a staple. If you mill yo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Camp Coffee
June 09, 11:07pm

GoLite Pinnacle
The Pinnacle will have a bit more room for troop/patrol gear and food and probably a bit of growing room. Make sure your son tries it on with about 20 lbs of weight in it and check the waist belt ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Father/son getting started
June 04, 10:14pm

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