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george carr (hammer-one) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Ya know............
........just when I was safe and cozy hiding in my little cocoon Boozer's gotta give me a challenge :P. Actually the original GW would not be a good choice if for no other reason than the limit...

In GEAR » Probably Asked A Million Times - Alcohol Stove
May 07, 9:05pm

Re:MYOG Meteor Bivy
Hey John! I don't remember what the top material is, but I believe it is momentum. I bought it from someone here, and it is my favorite bivy. That pitch is a crazy hybrid. It's a cross b...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Meteor Bivy
May 05, 10:42pm

Re:MYOG Meteor Bivy
Nicely done John! I've been using a MYOG Meteor Bivy for about 2 seasons now and love it.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Meteor Bivy
May 02, 5:01pm

Re:Re: Re: Site selection for larger shelters
Why replant them when they make such good kindling......

In Philosophy & Technique » Site selection for larger shelters
April 25, 5:10pm

Re:Evernew stove in Ti Tri
Brad, do the upper jets light if you just light the stove by itself (they should)?

In GEAR » Evernew stove in Ti Tri
April 25, 4:49pm

AT hike question
Most folks either get a ride to the trailhead or fly in and shuttle there. The biggest percentage of AT thru hikers hike south to north from Springer to Katahdin. Once you finish on Katahdin it'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stupid AT hike question.
April 18, 8:26pm

Re:Choosing to hike in the rain
Andrew, I really enjoy hiking in the rain, and I always have. No crowds, and like Scott and George said, there's the sound and smell of the rain. My last AT trip in Mass. I woke shortly after b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Choosing to hike in the rain
April 16, 8:03pm

Re:first attempts at tarp pitching
Kevin, looks great. A nice tight pitch IS the secret. If it gets windy you will want to lower it to help shed wind (rear facing into the wind), and use as many guy out points as possible to help in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » first attempts at tarp pitching
April 06, 6:25pm

Re:MYOG 4.95 oz pack
Very nice, Jamie! As always, I'm jealous of those who can sew.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 4.95 oz pack
April 03, 9:14pm

Sad news from Mt Shasta
Very sad news indeed

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Sad news from Mt Shasta
April 01, 3:14pm

All Reader Reviews by george carr

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Mountain House Precooked Scrambled Eggs with Bacon
When I decide to pack a hot breakfast I usually either pick up the MH eggs with bacon or ham and peppers. As one reviewer suggested, pour out the water before consuming. I usually prepare this dish as...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
February 19, 7:47pm

Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce
When I grab a freeze dried dinner for an overnighter, the MH lasagna is my number one choice. I liked it when I started in '88 and still like it today.

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
February 19, 7:40pm

Lightweight Backpacking 101 Ryan Jordan, Alan Dixon + (2001)
When I 1st joined this was the article that convinced me sub 5 was possible. I think that on the home page there should be a link that says read this first. While the original might use some up...

In Books and Media
February 19, 7:34pm

The Ultralight Backpacker by Ryel Kestenbaum
At the time of this books publishing UL backpacking was still relatively new to the general backpacking public, so as the saying goes "you can fool some of the people some of the time...". T...

In Books and Media
February 19, 7:28pm

Tarptent Squall
I purchased my Tarptent Squall in 2004 and now consider it my main shelter when I am carrying a tent. Henry Shires was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. The squall has served me well from my b...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
February 10, 8:42am

Powerbar Energy Gel Caffinated Gels
I discovered energy gels a few years ago and decided to try the Powerbar brand on an AT hike in 2004. If you've never tried a carbohydrate gel or don't typically take in caffeine all I can say...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
February 10, 8:31am

Montbell Thermawrap Vest
I've owned the Montbell Thermawrap UL Vest for 3 seasons now, and like many folks I puchased it to save weight. I originally carried a fleece vest that had trustily served me for many years, so I ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 10, 8:12am