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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 16 and 7 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: Re: Men's or women's Sub Kilo?
REI-outlet. In another thread, they told someone else they were getting more in soon. They claim on the site they can be backordered. They were not on the site at all yesterday. I'm trying to f...

In GEAR » Men's or women's Sub Kilo?
May 21, 11:24pm

Re: Men's or women's Sub Kilo?
Maybe their specs are wrong. Both list shoulder girth at 57 (women's reg is 56). The hips are 1" wider on the women's.

In GEAR » Men's or women's Sub Kilo?
May 21, 9:58pm

Men's or women's Sub Kilo?
I'm a newbie and thought I'd get a decent bag for a good price and noticed the women's long is essentially the same size as the reg men's (1" wider hip girth). Since I gather t...

In GEAR » Men's or women's Sub Kilo?
May 21, 8:02pm

Re: Re: Re: My thoughts so far
>About 2 days ago it did get sold out. However, I contacted the REI customer service and they told be they would be restocking it Thursday (today) as they would be receiving a new order. And sur...

In Gear Lists » Gear List - Most Economical way to reduce
May 21, 7:25pm

Re: My thoughts so far
> I'm looking at getting the REI Sub Kilo 20deg bag (29oz) from REI Outlet for $115 You must have got the last one.

In Gear Lists » Gear List - Most Economical way to reduce
May 20, 9:18pm

GSMNP (start 7/16)
I'll be in the area (Lake Junaluska, NC) starting the afternoon of July 16. At this point I'm not sure how much time I'll spend. It may be just a couple days (leave Sun morning) or coul...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GSMNP, Pisgah NF, or Cherokee NF? (start 7/16)
May 20, 10:39am

Re: Cannon Firmware Update (CHDK)
I agree CHDK is awesome stuff. I've used some of the intervalometer scripts to do sunrise/set timelapses. The histogram can be useful, too. Haven't played with the motion detection one yet,...

In Photography » Cannon Firmware Update
May 19, 6:29pm

Re: Scouts with severe food allergies
Joe, They can react even to the smell of nuts though not as bad. Same with touching a surface that had nut products on them. Maybe your boys could be extra vigilant about never eating anywhere ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Thru-Hikes + Food Allergies = Conundrum
May 19, 9:36am

Re: Our Lightest Cozy Yet
Perhaps I missed it but what is this fabric? It looks like those padded tablecloths. My church has some old ones in gold.

In GEAR » Our Lightest Cozy Yet
May 19, 8:45am

Scouts with severe food allergies
This was the only thread I found that dealt with food allergies to any degree, and since it was over 2 years old thought maybe it would be good to revisit for others with this issue. Our troop h...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Thru-Hikes + Food Allergies = Conundrum
May 19, 8:20am

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