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Adan Lopez (Lopez) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale San Gabriel Valley
About Me I dont own a scale or spend alot on gear, still I manage an 8lb base thanks to you good BPLers. Enjoyment is the goal here, which means light gear is important as is "lightness of mind". Kit must not be complex, fragile or expensive.
CitySan Dimas
StateCA
CountryUS

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Monkey's fist
The Monkey's Fist is just a legend man. Everyone knows that it does not really exist. No living man can form is mysterious curves and bends, much less wield it effectively without killing himse...

In Philosophy & Technique » Knots
April 16, 3:50pm

things i dont carry
leaving the shelter at home alot lately on 1-2 night hikes. never music or reading material, but i'm starting to forgive people who do. my big pet peeve though is "hiking" clothes, or...

In GEAR » Things you don't carry.
April 16, 3:17pm

knots
Hey that Siberian hitch is very cool, thanks for sharing! Rarely i get to use the Alpine Butterfly, fixed loops in the center of a rope is just not something I need very often. The bowline Ive ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Knots
April 16, 2:54pm

Knots
I like knots, so I thought I would share my list. Trucker's hitch for tying down with maximum tension, kayaks, firewood, etc. Adjustable grip hitch is my newest addition thanks to an earli...

In Philosophy & Technique » Knots
April 15, 11:58pm

Guy line knot
I use the taut line hitch once in a while when tarping and Ive had good luck with it. Slack in the line does make the knot insecure, but in my experience it does not completely fall out unless shak...

In Make Your Own Gear » Adjustable grip hitch
April 08, 11:37am

BPL Love
Dude, Craig, jarlsberg men don't have tears. Prepare to fall on your Ti stake the next time I see you. But since we're confessing our Ultralight love, I might as well come out of the cl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New backpacking friends
April 08, 12:16am

post hike ritual
I'm definitely an organizer, but lately my compulsive lifestyle has made it impossible to dial things in regularly. I've managed to pack so much into my weekends that any post-hike ritual g...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post hike rituals- gear maintenance
April 03, 10:55am

Smartphone UTM coordinates
Jon, I use a strip of Velcro on my phone which attaches to Velcro on my pack, as a camera stand. This works really well for me. Your mention of displaying coordinates is a new idea for me, hadn'...

In GEAR » Must-have smartphone features for the outdoorsy type
April 01, 7:59am

Epic
Awesome report! Pushing your comfort level is exciting and kicks the confidence level up a notch too! I ended up bailing on a solo last year because I got so cold. Glad it didn't come to that f...

In Post-Trip Reports » A Snowy "Epic" in Grayson Highlands a.k.a Two Idiot Brothers on a Trip
March 29, 10:43pm

Houdini
I'm waiting to hear from a possible buyer, but in case that falls through, I have a blue XL... http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_threa...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Patagonia Houdini
March 29, 10:25pm

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