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Rick Sutton (rickcsutton) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I was attending grad school in CO in 2008 and the sudden passing of my Dad brought me back to MI to look after my Mom and family. During my unplanned time back in MI, I met a lovely lady who also loves the outdoors and we got married in Sept 2010 on a glacier in Alaska. Our honeymoon was spent in Katmia National Park watching grizzly bears. We plan on moving back to CO in the near future. My favorite places to backpack are Yosemite and the Wind River Range, although I get my first look at the Tetons this summer.
CitySterling Heights
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Re: Clothing for 30 degree SUL trip
David - Welcome back! Thanks for all the feedback and YES your input is very helpful. Luckily, I sleep very, very well on a modified GG NightLite CCF pad which I got down to about 4 oz by tapering....

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Clothing for 30 degree SUL trip
March 08, 2:45pm

Re: Clothing for 30 degree SUL trip
Aaron - Good question. I don't know if my logic is correct, however, here has been my thinking.. Early on, I only hiked around Yosemite in late Aug / early Sept and only experienced light ra...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Clothing for 30 degree SUL trip
March 08, 10:57am

Clothing for 30 degree SUL trip
This thread is similar to Jeremy’s recent clothing question, although, I am preping for 30-degree lows, 70ish highs, and light snow is possible. I have been very comfortable (warm and dry) in the...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Clothing for 30 degree SUL trip
March 08, 3:53am

Re Platy bags vs Evernew
Ian - Thanks for the heads up on the discount containers and associated links. Ian or anyone else - Are the Evernew 1L and 2L containers more durable than the Platy containers these days. I have...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What is your hydration system using the Sawyer Mini filter?
March 07, 12:21pm

Re: Mini setup
Thanks to everyone who posted a reply. Originally, I was using a platy because I could drink the entire liter through the hydration tube without having to unscrew the filter once and letting air ba...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What is your hydration system using the Sawyer Mini filter?
March 06, 8:46pm

What is your hydration system using the Sawyer Mini filter?
I was wondering how everyone is using the Mini? Originally, I planned to store a 1L platy in the side pocket of my pack with the mini attached and use a hydration hose as a bladder and hose were ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What is your hydration system using the Sawyer Mini filter?
March 04, 12:20am

Re:back up fire starter
Bob - thanks for the magnesium bar idea. I did watch some YouTube videos on that system and then wondered if my derma safe razor blade knife which is all I carry would even work on it. Glenn - ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
February 22, 8:40am

Re:back up fire starter
Dale - Does your method of holding an end and lighting the other work as well when it is windy? Maybe the wind only effects the initial lighting and won't effect an already lit tab as it gets ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
February 22, 12:06am

Re:back up fire starter
Dave - I couldn't agree more. I do want as light of a pack as I can and I will continue to look for ways to make it lighter. However, aren't we just talking an ounce or so here or maybe eve...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
February 21, 11:57pm

Re: Scout 2.0 firesteel
Glenn - Maybe the Scout 2.0 weight that much as I know not all weight specs are necessarily accurate. I did find a weight of 27g on the Light My Fire website for the 2.0 and a 1 oz spec on REI'...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
February 21, 11:44pm

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