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Anitra, answer
Anitra, In Arizona it is legal to carry unconcealed (with provisos). If hiking with a female partner, I carried a Beretta Vertec, strong arm side(RHS), in a nylon quick release belt holster. I ca...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » FYI missing hiker in GA
January 07, 9:49pm

FYI missing hiker in GA
I agree with Jesse, and this is related to the earlier and popular thread about carrying a self-defence firearm in the backcountry. If she was trained and packing we might be reading about a hiker ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » FYI missing hiker in GA
January 07, 7:19pm

Why Are We Even Still Here? / one simple and immediate change
.. make all replies to a post have the original post subject as the new 'subject', then after a "/" addendums can be added. This will immediately end the time wasting hassle of o...

In GEAR » Why Are We Even Still Here? was "A Very Thorough MYOG Site"
January 06, 1:50am

What are your sleeping bag(s) for different temps
90F to 32F, Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #7 I follow the BPL principle of wearing my insulation layer to bed; which allows me to carry that 1.2 lb sleeping bag. I have never needed my M...

In GEAR » What are your sleeping bag(s) for different temps?
January 03, 4:22am

Looking for a rain gear compromise
Brett, another vote for TheNorthFace Diad (Hyvent). My Diad works for me in all four seasons. The Hyvent fabric is a good compromise of light weight, durability, and breathability. Rolls up smaller...

In GEAR » Looking for a rain gear compromise
December 27, 6:54pm

Petzl Tikka XP: I do not recommend
I got the XP after great experiences with my Zipka, but the XP has bad beam artifacts around the edges, and a few other flaws I notice (but probably others dont care about). If I had the money to s...

In GEAR » Headlamp help needed
December 27, 1:31am

Sleeping bag systems / goes farther than that
Michael, that is an astute observation, especially if you did not already read about it here. Improving the performance(while reducing the weight) of outdoor gear is like improving a system of syst...

In Gear Lists » Sleeping bag systems
December 27, 12:48am

Another canonical clothing list request / water version
Interesing posts becuase my clothing list for water sports is very different. When I KNOW I will be wet, I leave behind the wool and down and go totally synthetic. I also leave behind any WP/B pant...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another canonical clothing list request
December 25, 6:35pm

Trying to Understand Temperatures
Ben, your original question to me was if conductive heat loss was linear w.r.t. temperature difference. I said it was not, but maybe I was wrong. Certainly heat loss is proportional to delta t, but...

In GEAR » Trying to Understand Temperatures
December 20, 9:47pm

Does your kit include a gun?
Sarah, eloquent post at the top of page 5 here brought this discussion back to weapons as protection while backpacking, thanks. Those are exactly the situations where having a firearm is better tha...

In Chaff » Does your kit include a gun?
December 20, 9:33pm

All Reader Reviews by Brett .

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5.11 gear Tactical nylon pants
These pants weigh in at 720grams, that's a pound and a half, folks. I bought them as winter hiking pants because I do not need the convertable feature of my other pants in winter, but I found thes...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 05, 10:00pm

Petzl Tikka XP
In preparation for a night hike I wanted to buy a new headlamp. Technology has come a long way since my old Zipka Plus.. (and I couldn't find it!) After a few hours of research including

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
September 04, 11:58pm

Cilogear Schoolbag
I got my second Cilogear last week, what Graham calls the "Schoolbag". Here in BPL land it makes for a very nice day-hiking pack and I bet many BPL members could fit a weekend kit into its 3...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 04, 3:30am

tiny BIC lighter (the cute one)
I carry various types of fire making gear for my own educational and practice purposes, but I always have one of these 11 gram bics taped to my keychain or in my pot set. They won't flame when soa...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 06, 10:53pm

SnowClaw Backcountry Shovel Racer Backcountry Shovel
My snow claw is one of the more recent models. I used it on one winter trip for bivy prep; I can move snow at a higher rate than with a shovel due to the low inertia of the blade; I dug into a 45'...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 05, 11:44pm

Montbell Versalite rain pants
Just bought these today and tested them in a thunderstorm tonight. My usual test sequence is based on recommendations from one of our members. 1. The sitting test applies about 10,000mm head; 2. kneel...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 30, 9:25am

Lite my fire firesteel scout firelighter
This device reliably makes sparks as advertised; even when wet. But so will an 11 gram mini-bic. So I carry the bic. Also, the tiny spark-maker from a Spark-lite is also a fraction of this item'...

In Cookware - Other
July 30, 9:07am

Petzl Zipka
If I only kept one light out of my selection; I would keep this one. Additionally, if someone requested my advice on one light to buy, this would be it. It is my default flashlight for any situation. ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 30, 8:55am

Montbell U.L. 90 Sleeping Pad U.L. 90
I own the 120cm version, but aside from the dimensions and weight, it is identical. This pad is not remarkable on its own, but as part of the Montbell sleep system, it is. The toggles mate with the...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 19, 2:04am

Sealskinz gloves
Sealskinz absorb water like a big fat sponge, and weighing them on my scale, they did indeed double in weight when wet. Totally unaceptable, and uncomfortable. Returned to REI.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 09, 9:32pm