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Barry P (BarryP) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Eastern Idaho (moved from Midwest)
About Me Electrical Engineer by trade. Hobbies include recumbent bike riding, magic, piano, music compostion and of course backpacking.

Backpack monthly with scouts or other small group. Love the exercise and alertness it brings. Ray Way caught my eye in 2001. My load lightened. Because of that, able to go faster, farther, AND still smell the roses. Love the lightweight insight on this forum. I'm also a Teva sandal backpacker. My feet love them.
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Re: How do you survive the bugs?
“I am thinking of getting this head net http://www.coghlans.com/products/mosquito-head-net-8941 Does anyone have it? Do you liked it? Any problems with it? Are you using any other head nets?” ...

In GEAR » How do you survive the bugs?
August 21, 4:58pm

Re: Quilt + Bag = ??
“Have I done the math correctly?” It appears you have. For example, a WM Kodiak is 7” loft at 0F. But that’s total bag loft. Cut it in half for top loft, or 3.5”. So the top loft of...

In GEAR » Quilt + Bag = ??
August 21, 1:03pm

Re: Ground Sheet: Beyond the Space Blanket
“What's my next step up in terms of durability without adding much more weight?” +1 on polycro though it takes long to dry also. But I like its strength and weight :) Going with your ...

In GEAR » Ground Sheet: Beyond the Space Blanket
July 27, 1:10pm

Re: get the concentrated
“it puts a fine mist in the air which you, your family if they are close or your pets could breathe in very easily.” I take advantage of this :). I hang up a clothes line in the garage and ...

In GEAR » Clothing: Insect Shield Bug Off vs Permitheon Sprayed On Yourself
July 26, 4:29pm

Re: pants vs shorts vs convertibles
Everyone’s body behaves different. I’ve used zip-offs for several years. A big chunk of my heat comes out through my ankles (skinny ankles do that). Heat stroke is minimized; sweat is tender...

In GEAR » pants vs shorts vs convertibles
July 26, 1:40pm

Re: Re: 36% permethrin
“I'd be interested to hear from anyone who's noticed or not noticed a change in their clothing's performance after being treated with a non-Sawyer product.” I’ve used veterinar...

In GEAR » Clothing: Insect Shield Bug Off vs Permitheon Sprayed On Yourself
July 25, 12:50pm

Re: Different winter footwear suggestions?
Ah, the Midwest. In the cool months there I wear my Teva sandal, coolmax liner, wool sock, and then large Seal Skinz over that. If it was going to stay below 30F all the time, then I don my winte...

In GEAR » Different winter footwear suggestions?
July 24, 11:02am

Re: Baselayer vs Sleeping bag liner
“If you guys recommend a baselayer can you point me in the direction of something inexpensive?” Yea this post is last year but we can always add more info. I’ve been loving my Terramar’...

In GEAR » Baselayer vs Sleeping bag liner
July 23, 3:07pm

Re: orikaso vs. fozzils vs. Coleman foldable bowls
Sometimes I bring a Fozzil bowl. Sometimes I don’t. And when I don’t, I sure miss it. I always do freezer bag cooking. The Fozzil becomes my bag cozy. It’s stiff and holds the floppy Ziploc ...

In GEAR » orikaso vs. fozzils vs. Coleman foldable bowls
June 13, 2:38pm

Re: searching for a light alcohol stove
“Or are there any other options with a simular weight I should have a look on?” Mechanic Mike makes some excellent stoves. My cousins use these and they are similar to what I use. They don...

In GEAR » searching for a light alcohol stove
June 12, 10:29am

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