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Michael Ray (topshot) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me Middle-aged father who got into backpacking late (2009) and wants to encourage his 17 and 8 year old sons to backpack lightweight. Video trip reports of all the adventures so far are on my YT site below.
StateIndiana
My Website URLhttp://www.youtube.com/user/topshotrhit
My PDF Gear ListMaroon Bells - August 2011

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Re: not the Jam
I've used the Golite Pinnacle (predecessor to Jam 70L) to carry 32 or so pounds several times, and it's fine if packed well. However, the large size of the Jam 70L measures only 18+" s...

In Gear Lists » Help with entry level Big 3
August 16, 8:47pm

Re: REI FLASH 22
If you decide against the Flash 22, I'd take it off your shoulders. :)

In GEAR » REI FLASH 22 vs MARMOT KOMPRESSOR day packs Review and Comparison
August 16, 1:21pm

Re: Anyone recommend two simple, no-cook lunches?
Tuna Surprise - 11 oz package of tuna (could use salmon or chicken), 8 oz bottle of ranch dressing (could get single packs), bag of sunflower kernals or peanuts, bag of dried cranberries or raisins...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Anyone recommend two simple, no-cook lunches?
August 15, 7:31pm

Re: i'll take it
Second in line

In Gear Swap » FS: BPL Thorofare LS Shirt Mens Small
August 15, 7:09pm

Re: Where's Hendrik?
New episode now up Realized only MLIFE could likely see that thread. So go to https://vimeo.com/72189645 - and the password is Kickstarter (case sensitive)

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Where's Hendrik?
August 13, 7:43am

Re: Re: DriDucks Emergency Poncho
Where were you able to purchase the propore fabric, David?

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Ultra Light / Super Ultra Cheap
August 09, 8:23pm

Re: WTB: Hexamid/Lair/Lunar solo/Cricket etc and inner
Or here

In Gear Swap » WTB: Hexamid/Lair/Lunar solo/Cricket etc and inner
August 08, 8:35am

Re: Ultralight camera for night shots/stars?
I like night shots as well, but don't have the funds for a nice camera and wanted to go lighter than my previous Canon Powershot A630 so I ended up with the Canon S100. It does much better nois...

In Photography » Ultralight camera for night shots/stars?
August 08, 8:27am

Re: Super Ultra Light / Super Ultra Cheap
> The material weighs 3.4 ounces a square yard but the total weigh for a decent size pack should be well under one pound. The material is very strong and easy to sew. The real $$ cost of this...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Ultra Light / Super Ultra Cheap
August 07, 9:23pm

Re: best two way sat communicator?
Recent SOTMR

In GEAR » best two way sat communicator?
August 07, 5:16pm

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