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Alex Wallace (FeetFirst) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern California
About Me Simple really; I enjoy getting lost in my local mountains and that's it. This site passes the time when I find my way back to the fluorescent lights, ugh. If you would like detailed, up-to-date information about the conditions in the Sierra, check out the true authority at:
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Moment DW
Just a quick reminder that if mosquitoes are not in the forecast you can leave the inner tent at home for a ~10 ounce reduction in weight. If heavy rains are in the forecast then I recommend keepin...

In GEAR » Need help choosing hybrid singlewall shelter, solo
August 26, 3:24pm


In Photo Gallery » share your boulders
August 11, 3:46pm

@ Randy
Gotcha. Makes sense for your application. I previously used the Instaflator to inflate my light weight packraft (FWD FlytePacker), but have recently switched to the the AirTap with my own stuff sack.

In GEAR » Where to buy an Instaflator?
August 01, 10:33am

I ended up also snagging the 45L from prolitegear, in addition to my previously mentioned 25L, but unfortunately I'll be returning this one. I have a ~19 1/4" torso so I ordered the large,...

In GEAR » New Patagonia Ascentionist 25/35/45L Climbing Packs
August 01, 12:42am

Thermarest AirTap
Depending on your intended application, the AirTap sold by Thermarest might be a better (possible multi-purpose use here) solution. It's essentially the same as the Instaflator, except you adap...

In GEAR » Where to buy an Instaflator?
July 30, 12:28pm

Are you sure your pack is made out of dyneema? I presume your pack is nylon with dyneema ripstop. I've seen light weight nylon (30D) severely affected by high concentration DEET before. I'm...

In GEAR » DEET and dyneema
July 30, 11:56am

Caltrans webcams
Click on the light blue camera icons for a current view: Caltrans QuickMap.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
July 29, 12:38pm

Is this it?

In GEAR » SNEAK PEEK: 2015 Sierra Designs TENSEGRITY ShelterS
July 26, 11:07pm

GoLite Shangri-La 2 Tarp
I received an e-mail from GoLite today notifying me of their "Big Score" for the week (valid 7/17 through 7/23), which is the Shangri-La 2 tarp for $149.99 and free shipping. For now it l...

In Gear Deals » GoLite Shangri-La 2 Tarp
July 17, 2:32pm

Evernew bags
"Supposedly, Evernew bags are sturdier, but I have this suspicion that maybe people haven't used them as much which is the reason there haven't been as many failures reported." ...

In GEAR » question on using the Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System on the jmt
July 13, 6:11pm

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