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carl becker (carlbecker) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern Virginia
About Me 54 years old 6' at 200lbs and getting back to doing some overnight hiking.
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All Forum Posts by carl becker

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Re: When GG puts a flick lock on their LT4's...
I find the GG LT4 poles to be excellent. I would not purchase these if they changed the lock style. It is not broke don't fix it.

In GEAR » When GG puts a flick lock on their LT4's...
May 03, 11:26am

Re: MLD I don't get it!
You should call Ron today. I have only dealt with him once but have read many good things about his service. Really a shame you sold your pack.

In GEAR » MLD I don't get it!
May 03, 5:30am

Re: Sleeping Bag opinions
I do some research two years ago before I purchased a new down bag. My first priority was how cold was I going to be out in. That was freezing or about 30 degrees. Mother nature has a way of avo...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag opinions
May 02, 3:32pm

Re: Looking for substitution for sleeping bag while practice hiking
I use the sleeping bad stuff sack and fill it with enough items to make it full and weight the same. Currently I think mine is full of winter clothes.

In GEAR » Looking for substitution for sleeping bag while practice hiking
May 02, 10:53am

Re: Packing sleeping bag at bottom of pack or at the top?
I had a 20 year old NF down bag. I replaced it because it was more than I need and heavy. I stuffed it tight when hiking and stored it loose all other times. It did not seem to lose any loft. N...

In GEAR » Packing sleeping bag at bottom of pack or at the top?
April 28, 6:01am

Re: First time trekking pole user looking for advice.
I purchased some heavy adjustable trekking poles from REI a couple of years back. They made a big positive difference for me. I sold those and purchased the GG LT4 poles with straps. I don't...

In GEAR » First time trekking pole user looking for advice.
April 27, 5:04am

Re: Inov 8 Shoes ... Just Another Cult ?
I did a fair amount of reseach into gear, shoes included. I have tried many different brands of shoe and tried different types of Inov 8 shoes. I finally tried the X-talon 212's. They fit my...

In GEAR » Inov 8 Shoes ... Just Another Cult ?
April 26, 8:24am

Re: Tripod for full size dslr and big lens
I have purchased a few tripods, starting cheap and heavy, left at home because of that. You might want to read www.bythom.com section on tripods. I did not before I started buying tripods. I cur...

In Photography » Tripod for full size dslr and big lens
April 25, 6:12am

Re: THE best photography carrying system?
I use thick socks as a pouch to put my lenses in. I can cut a sock in two for two small primes, anything from 20mm to 105mm fits nicely. Plastic bag works for water proofing if needed.

In GEAR » THE best photography carrying system?
April 22, 11:01am

Re: Solo Summer Alpine List Advise
You could save 87 grams by deleting the mug and bowl. I use a set like the Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo with paper coffee cup. Your tent setup could be changed to something that uses your trekking...

In Gear Lists » Solo Summer Alpine List Advise
April 22, 9:23am

All Reader Reviews by carl becker

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Inov8 RocLite 315
I did lots of research to replace my 30 year old heavy leather boots. I tried many different boots at REI before I ordered these and have found my hiking shoe. I went one size up from my street shoes...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 16, 8:14pm

Osprey Exos 34 Exos 34
I recently looked at packs for some over night hiking. I tried the REI Flash 30, Montbell versalite 50, SMD Swift, GG Miniposa and Osprey exos 34. At 23 pounds the Osprey is by far the most comforta...

In Backpacks - External Frame
January 16, 8:03pm