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Stuart Armstrong (strong806) - BPL Forum Member

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Re: Arc Blast and Exodus FS
Thanks, those are two packs I had not considered. I have generally shied away from those pack weights out of concern for comfort, but worth taking a look. How is the durability on the Arc Blast?...

In GEAR » Time for a new pack (after a 4 year hiatus)
January 27, 10:28am

RE: Contrail
I've had a Contrail for a number of trips and I really like it. It's a single trekking pole design and I only use one trekking pole. It fits 2 in a squeeze or a couple with a shared quilt. ...

In GEAR » What's your favorite 3-season 1P tent?
January 27, 10:00am

Time for a new pack (after a 4 year hiatus)
I haven't done in a big trip in a number of years, and I want a new pack to serve two purposes: 1) Have an extra pack to try to coax my girlfriend into backpacking (so I want to minimize pac...

In GEAR » Time for a new pack (after a 4 year hiatus)
January 24, 5:06pm

Re: Hayduke
Man the Teaser Photos! We want the whole enchilada. Can't wait to check out a full update.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Skurka from the Hayduke Trail
March 30, 8:20pm

OHT March 2009
Here is my video from the trip. I will post a full trip report with photos and gear comments later tonight or tomorrow.

In Post-Trip Reports » OHT March 2009
March 16, 12:17pm

Re: Mileage
Keep in mind that road running and hiking use different sets of muscles. You need to incorporate elevation into training to reduce soreness on a hike. I found that my limitation is never fitness or...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » training for backpacking/fastpacking
March 15, 10:12am

Re: Re: Re: Big Bend Outer Mountain Loop
It is all downhill from top of Pinnacles so it is faster going. I don't recall how long any of the sections took us. We did 10 miles / day hiking around 6 hours a day. The Dodson trail is 10 mi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Big Bend Outer Mountain Loop
March 05, 2:39pm

Re: Contrail Part two
Hey Joe, Where are you in that picture?

In GEAR » Contrail tricks part two
March 05, 1:51pm

Re: Outer Mtn. Loop
I did this trip in December. The Chisos Basin car camping sites are actually pretty cool, we did the first night there. We did find water in Fresno Creek, but it was pretty greenish and undesir...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Big Bend Outer Mountain Loop
March 04, 8:27pm

Re: Handbook
Someone should tell them that ultra-lighters all hike barefoot to save weight on shoes.

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacker.com Ultralight Handbook...
March 04, 11:37am

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