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John Myers (dallas) - BPL Professional Member

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Re: Re: Choosing my Philmont equipment, could use some advice
You can get a NeoAir in small. I'd recommend that over cutting one in half. Those boots look like they would work, but I would definitely look at other options. Lightweight and breathable a...

In Philmont » Choosing my Philmont equipment, could use some advice
February 07, 8:32am

Re: Pad
Doug, That is a great price for a NeoAir short and may fit the bill for him. It's hard to find a lighter inflatable pad at a better price. I tried ordering one of those last week and they ...

In GEAR » Lightweight pad recomendations
February 06, 2:36pm

Re: what is your preferred type of shelter?
My preferred shelter is a hammock. Mostly because I sleep SO much better in it.

In GEAR » what's your preferred type of shelter?
February 04, 9:28am

Re: Neo-Air R Value
and the XLite is rated at 3.2 Seems like the old style NeoAir is going to be harder to find since it looks like they quit making them.

In GEAR » Neo-Air R Value
February 04, 9:18am

Re: re Tyvek source
"Is Tyvek sold in reasonably sized pieces?" Harry Shires sells it on the tarptent website under 'extras'. $12 in various sizes.

In GEAR » Tyvek for a shelter floor?
February 04, 9:14am

Avoiding campsites
When my son and I hiked a portion of the Colorado Trail, we took our hammocks. One of the unexpected benefits was never having to camp in an established campsite. Not that the CT is that crowded, b...

In Philosophy & Technique » selfish - a secret place
February 03, 3:14pm

Re: cost
Dan posts his prices on his website. Costs vary according to what you want.

In GEAR » Pack ideas?
February 03, 12:45pm

Re: Maybe Chaff?
I've never been to Scotland, but I'm guessing you have a lot more stormy weather than what I see where I generally hike. :) And as far as cost, pretty much all my gear is worth what I pa...

In Philosophy & Technique » Maybe Chaff?
February 03, 12:43pm

Re: Good insight
Hiking poles aren't for everyone. But as I've gotten older I found that I prefer to hike with poles. I have read a lot of commentary on the pro's and con's of poles and I always ...

In GEAR » Is all weight equal? - Trekking Poles ...
February 03, 12:03pm

Re: Tyvek for a shelter floor?
I've used Tyvek for tent floors and find it to be reasonably light, tough as nails and inexpensive. If you get a new piece, wad it up a few times then run it through the washing machine a c...

In GEAR » Tyvek for a shelter floor?
February 03, 9:47am

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Zpacks Exo with external stays
I recently returned from a 10 day trek at Philmont Scout Ranch and took a ZPack Exo external frame pack. My base weight was 10 pounds but I wanted a pack that could handle the extra weight and volu...

In Backpacks - External Frame
June 26, 1:55pm