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larry savage (pyeyo) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me aging 4 season mountain bum,if I'm not here I'm out there.

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Ice house Canyon
Maybe take a look at Ice House canyon above Mt. Baldy village, it is a long way to Desert View at Ice House Saddle but one can turn around anywhere along the creek. At one time there was a bronze ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for a hike recomendation in San Gabriels
July 15, 12:31pm

eight days later
Eight days have passed and the surgeon just eleased me back to working full time, biking,swimming, pretty much whatever with a dose of common sense. I did ask him if years of slugging away with mo...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » new titanium piece
January 10, 8:42am

my two cents
I hesitated to put my two cents in this thread because it is only one more anecdotal experience not backed by a scientific study, but as always, this didn't go gently into the night. The lack ...

In GEAR » Natick Labs R & D recommended no wool layers
January 06, 10:14am

tumpline, at least he didn't bring out a yodel truss
Awhile back famous mountaineering Mr. Know-it-All, Yvon Chounaird noticed indigenous people using tumplines to bring different musclegroups into play forestalling fatigue. He bacame a true believer...

In GEAR » Doing Things Different -- and Liking It
January 02, 11:24am

I agree about where versus when
I remember my first hike in the Olympics, I did not believe one could get so wet, a new serious level of mo' wet and cold. Before that hike I was firm believer in a pair of running shorts and ...

In GEAR » rainpants worth carrying?
January 02, 9:36am

"There is more to life than simply increasing its speed." Gandhi, Mahatma found on t-shirt sold by e coast climbing store

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Single best piece of advice ever given? What's yours?
January 02, 9:20am

half bags etc.,
I have used half bags with jackets though the years, typically this set up will weigh more then a straightforward sleeping bag. My arguement is if you are going to carry an insulated jacket then t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Unconvential Sleep Systems
January 02, 9:05am

I am learning some new skills
It would appear I'm getting to learn some new skills as all my former friends have conspired to keep me in my place. Surgery on Monday, at home on crutches on Wedsneday, and then they swoop in...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » new titanium piece
January 01, 12:41pm

new titanium piece
I've had to break down and invest in some new hardware - a nifty little piece of titanium. I didn't have a chance to weigh it what with the the surgeon insisting on my being unconcious. I...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » new titanium piece
January 01, 3:50am

In the never ending quest to find a smart alternative substitute for each piece of gear I've decided that paperback novels make a lousy trade for quality toilet paper.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Single best piece of advice ever given? What's yours?
January 01, 3:36am

All Reader Reviews by larry savage

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five ten camp four
The five ten camp four shoe fits into the approach shoe category, a little heavier then a trail runner the camp four excels at getting you there then holding it's own as a climbing shoe. Internal...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 27, 10:28am

Stanley Titanium Helios Ice Axe
I've been using a helios ice axe since mid-winter. This is an all titanium tool, the only one I think is available since the Ushba has gone away. Made by Jim Stanley with a 6-4 ti head and a 3-2...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
May 24, 11:04pm

clif shot bloks/jelly belly sport beans various flavors
2 different products from 2 different makers aimed at providing some carbs/electrolytes and fruit flavors on hikes and multiday trips. Clif Shot Bloks are soft [rubbery] organic rice syrup cubes that...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
May 08, 10:50pm

exposure joystick
Born into the world of endurance and mtn. bike racing the joystick crosses over nicely for weekend or longer [w/solar charger] wilderness trips. At 85 gms. it is a few grams lighter then a surefire e...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
April 29, 12:37pm