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Jim MacDiarmid (jrmacd) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Platy pillow
I love this idea. I tried it at home with my camelbak, and I think it'll work great. I *need* a pillow, and balled up clothes always end up having a hard spot that hurt my temples. (Side sle...

In Multiple Use Gear » Platy pillow
March 04, 11:55am

My dividend
is likely going to an Osprey Exos 46 backpack. $119 and change thanks to the REI Visa. Combine that with the 20% member sale, plus the credit from the return of some REI Switchback 'waterpro...

In GEAR » I've got a REI dividend to burn, what should I get?
March 04, 11:49am

Re: Re: Gear List
Nia, I like your hydration system. After thinking about it, I'll probably go with the Non-zip Platy 70oz, It's cheaper, and it weighs less. I read a review on REI suggesting the zip sl w...

In Gear Lists » Gear List
March 04, 11:19am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Gear List
I had only looked at the Caldera's available on BPL. Until I googled them, I didn't realize that they came made for a variety of pots. They look great, and they're definitely on my in...

In Gear Lists » Gear List
March 04, 11:08am

Re: wm bags.
I had my eye on the Caribou as well having the wide cut of the megalight and low weight of the summerlite. The only difference being the mega is 30*, the summerlite 32* and the Caribou 35*. I...

In Gear Lists » Gear List
March 04, 11:03am

I think I'll give the permithrin a try since it seems an economical solution (REI $11 for 12oz = 2 complete outfits, lasts 6 washes) combined with a headnet. If that isn't adequate, I'...

In GEAR » Mosquito Protection
March 04, 10:38am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Gear List
Thanks for the advice, Brad. Shoot. I hadn't though about the Snowpeak in combo with the Windpro yet. The Snowpeak 700 is a new addition to my gear (Christmas present) so I haven't use...

In Gear Lists » Gear List
March 03, 5:25pm

Mosquito Protection
I've been using REI Jungle Juice, but the deet smell gets old after awhile. A headnet like the the Sea to Summit model would be lighter and cheaper than buying new spray every couple trips. ...

In GEAR » Mosquito Protection
March 03, 5:11pm

Re: Re: Gear List
Thanks for the comments, Nia. I can't say how much reading this site has helped inform my thinking this last month. I loved the idea on the multi-use forum for using your water bladder as ...

In Gear Lists » Gear List
March 03, 3:03pm

Gear List
I'm new here. I wish I'd found this place sooner. Here's my gear list. I consider this my summer list. I camp in the central to northern Sierra Nevada and central to northern Californ...

In Gear Lists » Gear List
March 03, 1:13pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim MacDiarmid

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Gossamer Gear
I ordered a Gorilla backpack from Gossamer Gear. It's my first venture into UL packs. I ordered a medium, and after trying it on for a few days and not finding it completely comfortable, I worri...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 15, 5:39pm