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My Locale Northern Virginia
About Me 54 years old 6' at 200lbs and getting back to doing some overnight hiking.
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All Forum Posts by carl becker

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Re: Re: Camp shoes
At 3 ounces a pr the Neoprene Slippers or 'CROC LINERS' look like a good solution. Still at 16 ounces or less a pr I will use X-talon 212 or bare 200's and loosen the laces. 2 ounces...

In GEAR » Lightest camp shoes
May 17, 9:14am

Re: Re: I'll take them
sold

In Gear Swap » FS: Merrell Trail Glove size 12
May 17, 7:53am

Re: Creating a new gear list under 1500$
Take a look at Osprey and Aarn packs. I prefer the Aarn. Both will be a bit heavy for a 10lb base. For tents check out Tarptent. I have a Sublite and like the Sublite Sil, I use trekking poles....

In Gear Lists » Creating a new gear list under 1500$
May 17, 5:27am

Re: I'll take them
sale pending

In Gear Swap » FS: Merrell Trail Glove size 12
May 17, 5:19am

Re: Re: Solomid in strong winds
Video 2 looks like some decent wind. I have had my Solomid in some wind and it did fine but no rain. I use two trekking poles for the extra space and a place to put the second pole. I don't ...

In GEAR » Solomid in strong winds
May 17, 4:54am

FS: Merrell Trail Glove size 12
I have worn these about four short trips, once without socks. I am going to stick with my X-talon 212's for now. They fit my narrow foot better. $50 shipped to the lower 48 USA. Prefer pa...

In Gear Swap » FS: Merrell Trail Glove size 12
May 16, 6:52pm

Re: Advice sought for wayward backpacker
Sometimes a young man is 10' tall and bullet proof. Fortunately I survived my youth, just plain lucky I guess. It sounds like a really bad idea. He really should try something shorter and in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice sought for wayward backpacker
May 13, 6:06am

Re: Recommend some day hikes in Shenendoah
Overall run and riprap are two I have done over the years, falls and pools. My favorite is Dry run,small and hidden, which requires some bushwacking. I just purchased a set of maps and looked for...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recommend some day hikes in Shenendoah
May 12, 12:55pm

Re: Cuben Fibre MLD Supermid?
When did you not have Ron do the extra netting?

In GEAR » Cuben Fibre MLD Supermid?
May 12, 6:28am

Re: Trekking Pole Tripod
I have noticed that GE II silcone or E6000 glue is a bit sticky after drying, A light coat on the pole handles that contact the floor may help with the slipping. I have thought about something sim...

In Photography » Trekking Pole Tripod
May 11, 8:03am

All Reader Reviews by carl becker

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Inov8 RocLite 315
I did lots of research to replace my 30 year old heavy leather boots. I tried many different boots at REI before I ordered these and have found my hiking shoe. I went one size up from my street shoes...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 16, 8:14pm

Osprey Exos 34 Exos 34
I recently looked at packs for some over night hiking. I tried the REI Flash 30, Montbell versalite 50, SMD Swift, GG Miniposa and Osprey exos 34. At 23 pounds the Osprey is by far the most comforta...

In Backpacks - External Frame
January 16, 8:03pm