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Paul Magnanti (PaulMags) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I like to hike, backpack, camp and backcountry ski every so often...
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Bad Food in the Parks...
Though written in 1993, this book is still timely: http://www.amazon.com/Yosemite-Embattled-Wilderness-Alfred-Runte/dp/0803289413 The concessionaires run the national parks to large degree..h...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bad Food in the Parks...
February 21, 11:34am

Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
As Buck suggested, speculation is probably not very conducive. Has anyone thought of simply contacting him? Andrew is good about answering his emails/comments and I am sure he can clear up any q...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 18, 11:59am

Cutting it too light
When I did the Colorado Trail, I took a 5x7 tarp. It worked...if I did not mind having the tarp very low to ground. For the sake of perhaps 5 -6 oz vs my 8x10 tarp, I had a miserable sleeping...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cutting it too light
February 17, 6:51pm

Take a 100wt fleece
A 100wt fleece pullover weighs perhaps 8 oz for a Men's medium. Many of them are on clearance right now in quality and price ranging from Wally World to Patagucci. A 100 wt fleece is a per...

In Gear Lists » Can I get away without a mid layer for the CT?
February 17, 6:24pm

Mesa County Weekend – Two short jaunts; one long weekend
Some much-needed backcountry time in the canyon country outside of Fruita and Grand Junction, CO.

In Post-Trip Reports » Mesa County Weekend – Two short jaunts; one long weekend
February 17, 1:32pm

The Trail Show #32 - Part B - The Wonderland Trail
I could listen to Wolfman Jesus tell stories all day. What an awesome story teller.

In On the Web » The Trail Show #32 - Part B - The Wonderland Trail
February 09, 10:41pm

The Trail Show #32 - Part B - The Wonderland Trail
The Trail Show #32 (Part B). A follow up to to show 32A. Part B features interviews with many well known hikers. Show #32b –January’s show was so packed with beers, trails & nonsense...

In On the Web » The Trail Show #32 - Part B - The Wonderland Trail
February 09, 9:52am

battery booster
If you do any kind of solo travel esp at remote trailheads, a $100 booster is well worth it. Esp in the winter. Many also have plugs for inverters. Handy for charging a phone or powering another...

In GEAR » PSA for a piece of "gear"
February 06, 10:15am

PSA for a piece of "gear"
That's the other reason the tarp appeals to me: versatility. Some para cord and a larger tarp not only stores easily, but it can be used for many different things. From emergencies to basecamp...

In GEAR » PSA for a piece of "gear"
February 05, 7:17pm

PSA for a piece of "gear"
In my standard car kit, I have a battery booster, a socket set and some other basic repair tools (duct tape..of course!) . I am not a mechanic, but have basic skills enough to re-tighten a battery ...

In GEAR » PSA for a piece of "gear"
February 05, 2:41pm

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