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James Byrnes (backfeets1) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Midwest.... Missouri
About Me Major gram weenie. I have a 10 lb base wt. Includes ice ax, camera, tarptent. 20 deg. night range. At present I'm in the process of adding duel use items, looking for durability, ect.
CityLee's Summit
StateMO
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Unforeseen consequences of going light
Going light can play havoc with your trail experience. This has been especially true for me the last three summers of my travels in CO and WY. My advanced age (50's) and physical challenges (b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unforeseen consequences of going light
October 12, 2:27am

down bags.....
Just a guess.., the weight of lighter nylon shell fabrics used today compress the down fill less. That, combined with higher quality down used in premium bags (fill power/expansion) could account ...

In GEAR » Modern Versus "Vintage" Down Bags.
October 10, 11:19pm

duplication?
Two spoons? Four fire sources?(mini bic, full-size bic, match case, flint.) Matches age and too heavy. Large Bic 1oz too heavy. Keep mini bic .41 oz. Find small fire steel .25oz and drop striker j...

In Gear Lists » Rockies gear list
September 30, 1:22am

baking in small pots (550)
Does the temperature of baking in small pots warp the metal????

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Baking Muffins - MmmMmmmHmmm!
September 22, 12:14am

shoes
I used the Masochist this summer. Wind River range WY., Maroon Bells CO. In WY. there was still 10 ft. of snow on the trail in the upper jean lake, Summit lake area. Elbow lake had 3ft. I had to ...

In GEAR » Anyone tried the Montrail Masochist (11oz)?
September 18, 3:37am

ti windscreen
Its possible to form ti with a butane torch. The kind like small soldering torches. I have formed 1/8 inch ti stakes this way. I believe that this works because ti is actually a poor conductor of...

In Make Your Own Gear » Snow Peak windscreen weight reduction!!
September 01, 2:17am

ti wire length
There is an article here (BPL archive) on tent stake holding strength. Longer Ti wire stakes 7" hold well for less wt than tubular designs. Just my 2 cents.

In GEAR » Best lightweight tent stakes for wide 3 season use
June 19, 2:17am

TRY THIS...
Aqua Mira makes a filter bottle. 22 oz, replaceable drop in filter 5.05 oz weight, flip top dirt guard. I always wonder if I practice over kill at times but I once had my repackaged AQ dropper bot...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Aqua Mira Drops
June 19, 2:00am

sleep system
I recently upgraded my gear for the same concerns as you. Temp range flexibility, low 20's. I settled on WM summer light bag (so I could shift down as needed + full zip I can experiment with q...

In GEAR » sleep system advice
June 19, 1:47am

War
Man against the elements. Management , prevention, annihilation of water infiltration into the inner sanctum of the sleeping environment. (insert maniacal laugh here)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Neo duel use...
May 25, 2:13am

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