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Roman Ryder (RomanLA) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southwest Louisiana
About Me I'm an avid backpacker and whitewater kayaker, so I spend most of my free time in the mountains.
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That's rough. I'll be backpacking solo in the Sierras next year. I love the solitude of being in the wilderness alone. I also kayak alone, which obviously isn't advised.

In Philosophy & Technique » Death in Emmigrant
October 19, 1:13pm

I've read quite a few backpacking books and there were a couple of suggestions that I really liked. One of them was using a foam sleeping pad and putting it in the bag first so that it gave the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Packing
October 19, 11:05am

There are long sleeve shirts made for layering. They are the ones that have buttons on the arm to roll up your sleeves. My clothing consists of the following: 1x ExOfficio Boxer Briefs 1x North...

In GEAR » A different layering question
October 18, 10:23am

I'm using a Wenger Esquire Swiss Army Knife. It has pen blade, springless scissors, nail file, toothpick, tweezers, and key ring. 0.7 oz

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
October 17, 8:20am

I'm in Lake Charles. The outfitter I mentioned was Pack & Paddle in Lafayette. I could probably get away with the Virga. The 20lb weight limit worries me a little bit though. I'm hop...

In GEAR » Pack Comparison
October 16, 6:51pm

He didn't give me a lot of details on the GoLite packs. He just said that he ran into a couple on the trail that were both having pack failures. The man's was bad enough that it was giving ...

In GEAR » Pack Comparison
October 16, 6:22pm

Re: Pack Comparison
Alright the GoLite is out. I talked to my local outfitter today. He saw two people on the Colorado Trail a couple weeks ago with GoLite packs that were falling apart. He confirmed what I was thinki...

In GEAR » Pack Comparison
October 16, 3:01pm

Pack Comparison
I'm down to buying my last few pieces of gear. The first one I'd like to decide on is my pack. I'm looking for a pack to use for about a week at a time. Right now my only planned trips ...

In GEAR » Pack Comparison
October 16, 7:26am

Re: re Guadalupe winds
I stayed in a Kelty Teton 2 in Hot Springs National Park during Hurricane Gustav. I was told that the winds were over 60mph. I was having trouble getting the aluminum stakes that came with the tent...

In Gear Lists » Newbie Guadalupe peak Tarp\bivy or Tent
October 15, 6:59am

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