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Leigh Baker (leighb) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northeast Texas Pineywoods
About Me Nearly 60,but in better shape than at 40! Always hiked, love the outdoors and nature. Started backpacking just over 3 yrs. ago,fortunately began UL thanks to BPL. Also an avid paddler,and special education teacher.
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re:"A Snowy "Epic" in Grayson Highlands a.k.a Two Idiot Brothers on a Trip"
Great report Luke, thanks for sharing! Grayson is an area I really want to get to someday. I laughed out loud when I read your "don't tell mom category." It brought back one in part...

In Post-Trip Reports » A Snowy "Epic" in Grayson Highlands a.k.a Two Idiot Brothers on a Trip
March 30, 9:56am

pump sack
@Konrad "Too bad the pump sack sucks royally." Yes it truly does, I tried it a couple times then bought an instaflator. I sleep really cold and the last thing I need is cold condensation...

In GEAR » XTherm: use the included pump sack or lungs?
March 30, 8:54am

LOL!
Thanks for the laughs gentlemen, this thread made my day! Some really nice knives....and cutlery, lol, good reads, and some very nice vintages as well!

In GEAR » It's Just So Cute!!!
March 29, 5:55pm

re: "Blackbeard & Destroyer's 2012 PCT Thru Hike... The Movie!"
Simply incredible; so well done! Thanks for allowing me to hike vicariously!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blackbeard & Destroyer's 2012 PCT Thru Hike... The Movie!
March 28, 7:23pm

re: sl, thank you Brendan
"Moral, for the umpteenth time this thread: use what fits your conditions" says it all....

In GEAR » Examples of "Stupid Light"
March 01, 6:14pm

"Into a land of rock and ice"
Simply breathtaking Ike, Thanks for sharing! @ Andrew +1 "There's something special about seeing a familiar place in unfamiliar conditions."

In Post-Trip Reports » Into a land of rock and ice
February 13, 6:16pm

Great discussion!
Someone please help Jennifer with her blog :-), I'd love to see some more exercises and I think many of us could benefit. I've had less than stellar pt for my knee issues and what she menti...

In GEAR » Boots, shoes, and knee support
February 13, 4:51am

sprint aquatic mesh shoes
A couple of years ago someone here posted about these. They are basically a cheap shower shoe. I googled them and bought 5 pr. figuring they'd wear out fast. I've worn two pair out so far i...

In Make Your Own Gear » 3.5 ounce streem xing sandals
February 11, 5:13pm

"Tarp and bivy vs. hybrid tent debate 2013"
"There is no right or wrong, better or worse, advantages or disadvantages, to this whole issue. We each have to know what our experiences are, what the weather conditions are going to be li...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Tarp and bivy vs. hybrid tent debate 2013
January 31, 5:37am

cuben solomid
Can you elaborate on the mods?

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben Solomid, Zpacks Cuben GS Poncho, Borah Gear bug Bivy
January 28, 4:13pm

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