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todd harper (funnymoney) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Sunshine State
About Me Began hiking in the Carolinas, some in Virginia and now in Florida - much less variation in terrain, I'm sad to say, but beautiful in its own right. A Gatewood Cape w/Serenity is my primary solo shelter nowadays.

I'm also into kayaking & fishing.
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Re: Does anyone comb their fleece or pile?
Don't trash 'em yet. Try David's shaving technique - using a sweater shaver first.

In GEAR » Does anyone comb their fleece or pile?
March 19, 6:57am

Re: Bamboo External Frame Backpack
Hi Michael, REALLY cool project, I must say. Questions about the pad pocket/back panel: Does it move away from your back when packed? Is it enough padding along the frame? Also, what d...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bamboo External Frame Backpack
March 15, 5:02pm

Re: What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
Cool thread, Rick. Ya know, I'm glad you started this thread because when I wrote that the Down T "makes me smile" it actually took me down a road like this. I am enjoying readi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 15, 8:53am

Re: Re: Montbell Down T
Rick, Due to the full coverage of the jacket, it is definitely warmer than the T. That said, the T's shell is more durable as you allude to, but I try to be careful with anything down, so...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Clothing for 30 degree SUL trip
March 14, 8:23pm

Re: Down T
Chad, Get one!! It just works.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Clothing for 30 degree SUL trip
March 14, 7:08pm

Re: Re: Clothing for 30 degree SUL trip
Love my Down T. In fact, I picked one up a few years back because of the shoulder issue my vest had. At first I was surprised that I almost never hear of others using one, then I thought about ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Clothing for 30 degree SUL trip
March 14, 11:48am

Clothing for 30 degree SUL trip
Best vest alternative: Montbell down Snap-T. Covers the shoulders John!

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Clothing for 30 degree SUL trip
March 14, 10:04am

Re: Re: Re: North Carolina Quilt System - Input Appreciated
Tyler, Yes, the moisture will move to the outermost layer, and down doesn't like being that layer. Others can provide more scientific data to support this - I just know it happens. Give ...

In GEAR » North Carolina Quilt System - Input Appreciated
March 06, 1:04pm

Re: North Carolina Quilt System - Input Appreciated
When doubling up, put the Prodigy on the OUTSIDE so your down doesn't retain moisture - at least it will retain LESS moisture.

In GEAR » North Carolina Quilt System - Input Appreciated
March 06, 11:40am

Re: Re: Modular Pack idea, anyone seen anything like this?
Matt, You're almost describing a Moonbow Gearskin.

In Make Your Own Gear » Modular Pack idea, anyone seen anything like this?
March 06, 11:38am

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