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Paul Magnanti (PaulMags) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I like to hike, backpack, camp and backcountry ski every so often...
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my favorite pizza
The pizza in Napoli is of course wonderful. But my favorite pizza, I think for nostalgic reasons, is bakery pizza. Simple chewy crust, chunky tomato sauce with just a bit of spicy heat, maybe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 08, 6:51pm

service dog
If you look at the red pack the dog is wearing, looks like there is a service dog patch on the pack. (Can't tell 100%..but fairly certain) http://www.workingservicedog.com/Service_dog_vest_...

In On the Web » Canine thru-hike of CDT
January 08, 6:27pm

Hiker of Borg
I am Hiker of Borg. Resistance is futile! :)

In GEAR » Carrying Only Cellphone on Backpack Trip? That's So 2013.
January 08, 10:03am

pizza pizza!
Then there is the whole style debate: Thin crust? Chicago Style? Neapolitan? Bakery pizza? White pizza? Mmm...pizza. Being serious, the categories are guideline and not absolute. Much like...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 07, 2:39pm

lighter
>>Not if you live in Colorado. There is lighter stuff to be had. True, but I was going more for the general classic. Stranahan's is rather lovely for example. But ole Jack is like a co...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 05, 10:16pm

Definitions and terms
Lightweght = Can of Beer (Oskar Blues Old Chub works well) UL = .5 ltr box of wine SUL = 3 oz plastic bottle with your libation of choice (Jack Daniels is always a good backcountry classic)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 05, 8:24pm

Backpacking in the rain
Don't know how many peals there are here..but I wrote this just yesterday about backpacking in what I consider to be among the hardest of hiking: Cold and wet http://www.pmags.com/cold-and-wet...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pearls for backpacking in the rain
January 04, 7:00pm

When in summer?
As others stated, more specific dates would help. Early June in Utah could be tolerable; August would be an inferno. Early June in Colorado would still be too snowy in most of the mountain ar...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to go this summer?
January 03, 6:40am

re: Wind pants are for urban exercise
Don't know about back east, but I actually prefer them here. In fact, I found about the ones I use on a thread on this very site. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forum...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wind Pants not as popular as wind shirt?
January 02, 8:30pm

The cost/benefit
>>What is the actual benefit to having concrete weight categories? Lots of discussion to occupy the time? :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 02, 1:57pm

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