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Alex Wallace (FeetFirst) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern California
About Me Simple really; I enjoy getting lost in my local mountains and that's it. This site passes the time when I find my way back to the fluorescent lights, ugh. If you would like detailed, up-to-date information about the conditions in the Sierra, check out the true authority at:
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think plural
"share some tips with me to help get my wife excited about backpacking. or tips to help with her enjoyment of the trip." "often times, she sees it as just a slog, and tromps alon...

In Philosophy & Technique » sharing the fun
August 31, 2:07am

vs. regular Porter hipbelt
Help me out here. Besides being removable, what are the differences between the stock Porter hipbelt and an Ice Pack hipbelt? How do these differences relate to a better carry? Thanks.

In GEAR » Modded HMG Windrider 3400
August 28, 3:00pm

Wow, that's some serious hardware. Here's to a swift & full recovery. I too just broke my ankle (avulsion fracture of the fibula)on the last night of a 5 day backpacking trip in the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice and therapy for a broken ankle
August 27, 4:29pm

Moment DW
Just a quick reminder that if mosquitoes are not in the forecast you can leave the inner tent at home for a ~10 ounce reduction in weight. If heavy rains are in the forecast then I recommend keepin...

In GEAR » Need help choosing hybrid singlewall shelter, solo
August 26, 3:24pm


In Photo Gallery » share your boulders
August 11, 3:46pm

@ Randy
Gotcha. Makes sense for your application. I previously used the Instaflator to inflate my light weight packraft (FWD FlytePacker), but have recently switched to the the AirTap with my own stuff sack.

In GEAR » Where to buy an Instaflator?
August 01, 10:33am

I ended up also snagging the 45L from prolitegear, in addition to my previously mentioned 25L, but unfortunately I'll be returning this one. I have a ~19 1/4" torso so I ordered the large,...

In GEAR » New Patagonia Ascentionist 25/35/45L Climbing Packs
August 01, 12:42am

Thermarest AirTap
Depending on your intended application, the AirTap sold by Thermarest might be a better (possible multi-purpose use here) solution. It's essentially the same as the Instaflator, except you adap...

In GEAR » Where to buy an Instaflator?
July 30, 12:28pm

Are you sure your pack is made out of dyneema? I presume your pack is nylon with dyneema ripstop. I've seen light weight nylon (30D) severely affected by high concentration DEET before. I'm...

In GEAR » DEET and dyneema
July 30, 11:56am

Caltrans webcams
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In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
July 29, 12:38pm

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