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Craig W. (xnomanx) - BPL Professional Member

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About Me Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
-K. Vonnegut
CityBeautiful Altadena
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All Forum Posts by Craig W.

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Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
I'm in the Twilight Zone. Let me elaborate on my thinking that started this mess. 1. I'm considering a Sierra High Route trip. It's a hike that I'd like to start working up ...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 19, 8:44am

Re: Re: Re: Changing gear lists
Everything is an f'n argument here these days. I'm not calling him unethical or anything of the sort. I just think it's weird his gear lists no longer reflect what he actually car...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 18, 10:42am

Re: Re: Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
I was looking at a few of Skurka's gear lists the other day and from what I remember of past lists it appears they've been substantially revised to include gear from his current sponsors (l...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 18, 8:56am

On a brighter note….
A short on one of my heroes, Carlos Eyles. An admirable ocean adventurer, photographer, writer. Carlos Eyles: Still

In Chaff » On a brighter note….
February 17, 8:53pm

Re: Re: Knife Patinas?
I've found its etching acid from radio shack that most are using. 30 minutes in the solution, then 30 minutes in a rock tumbler. Obviously, you'll be resharpening your knife. I'm wo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Knife Patinas?
February 16, 4:31pm

Knife Patinas?
Does anyone know how this was done? It's a Benchmade Griptilian, 154CM Stainless Steel. I'm trying to copy this look on a Spyderco Ambitious. I know how to make canvas micarta (a b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Knife Patinas?
February 16, 4:04pm

Valentine's Day Montana style
Way to make a guy feel guilty….I spent my Valentines day backpacking with Adan and Michael. Good stuff, camping lobster is always fun. *I did take my wife out on Friday and left with her ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Valentine's Day Montana style
February 16, 2:08pm

Horse Flats Overnight. 2/14/15
My favorite rock gardens. Sweeping the Garden: Horse Flats (Overnight)

In Post-Trip Reports » Horse Flats Overnight. 2/14/15
February 16, 12:09pm

Re: protrail
I hiked the JMT and did a lot of other backpacking years ago with a Contrail, it was my first UL shelter. I really wanted to love the tent, but it had its issues. The struts could cause a finick...

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
February 15, 6:27pm

Re: Now, I forget, what were we talking about? : )
"As to be expected, when reading information that is contrary to a person's experiences, a common reaction is to attack the credibility, and resort to the 'racist' name calling, wh...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 13, 6:23pm

All Reader Reviews by Craig W.

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Montbell Thermawrap jacket
A great jacket- my XL weighs in at just over 10 oz. with its stuff sack. Very simple, functional design- perfect for 3 seasons in the Sierras when combined with a base layer and/or shell system.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
May 15, 8:56pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
These are great "dry" gaiters. As a trail runner I shopped and shopped for a good, breathable, and lightweight pair...not much out there. Most mainstream gear makers seem to seriously over...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 13, 8:55pm