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USA Duane Hall (hikerduane) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
About Me I'm 60, single male. I had been in Retail Management for over 30 years. I have mostly solo bped since the early mid '70's. I XC some, not afraid to go alone, I also solo winter camp, even out in sub-zero temps. A few years ago, I went on a backcountry bp to Alaska, where I flew in by bush plane with five others into Wrangell/St. Elias NP. Since early 2010, I have been collecting vintage/antique camping and bp stoves, having acquired over 90 now. I like many outdoor activities, from bping to dirtbike riding, gardening.
CityMeadow Valley
StateCA
CountryUS Of A

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Tiny screws
I noticed on this stove that it has some tiny screws in the plastic that is part of the piece that attaches to a canister. One stove had that part come off, the new owner had some issues getting i...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
January 27, 11:54am

running
The one pack style is aimed at those folks who do races or want a fastpack type pack, has a vest type chest strap if that is what you like. Duane

In GEAR » new SMD packs
January 27, 9:01am

Very nice group
Nice to be able to talk to any vendor and have their attention, especially Lee from Trail Designs and Jon from Flat Cat Gear and his brownies. Many thanks to others who even came up to me and intr...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 26, 9:15pm

Zpacks
Stephen, thank you for the kudos on the ZPacks bag. I'm waiting for my bag to be delivered by the Postal Service, it went round and round in Sacramento for a week, but shows delivered now afte...

In GEAR » 3 season sleeping bag for Sierras
January 23, 6:48am

Cell phone
I don't have a cell phone and need to leave a # in case of an emergency. I PMed Ken, does anyone else have a phone that they could call my sis-in-law and leave a # that I can give her? We can...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 22, 10:30pm

Re: dry California forest
I've been wanting to do that on my property for years, but don't think I have enough fall across my acre. They can only do so much lift. I'll have to opt for a solar pump to pump wate...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
January 22, 11:06am

Re: 70 people keeping warm around two propane fire pits
maybe I'll have beans for lunch or trail mix with lots of peanuts. Duane

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 22, 11:03am

Camp shoes
I lost a Croc in a stream crossing when one foot got stuck in a rock and when I pulled up, off it came and merrily floated away in the current. I even had the backstrap in place, just for that rea...

In GEAR » Camp shoes
January 22, 9:00am

no bag
Heck, I've been snow/snowless camping already this season with most nights in the teens and one sub zero night close to Carson Pass. I'll just sleep on a gc in my shorts since Henry Coe wi...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 22, 8:55am

Loaded for beer
HJ, I'll be hitting it hard Friday and Saturday, I'm bringing three SN Celebration Ales, stand back. :) Ken is hauling my chair. Who has the ice concession? I can't quite wrap around ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 21, 2:00pm

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