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Michael Ray (topshot) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me Middle-aged father who got into backpacking late (2009) and wants to encourage his 16 and 7 year old sons to backpack lightweight. Video trip reports of all the adventures so far are on my YT site below.
StateIndiana
My Website URLhttp://www.youtube.com/user/topshotrhit
My PDF Gear ListMaroon Bells - August 2011

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Re: Jardine
Same guy that can't seem to properly care for or keep dry his down bags either. See Page 17

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ray Jardine examines Cuben Fiber
March 01, 7:07pm

WTT: next size up Capilene (need M bottoms / L top), boxers, and 36 pants
My son has outgrown some stuff I'd gotten for him, and I can't afford to replace it now so I'm looking to trade. Everything used I have is good shape - nearly always air dried, non-smok...

In Gear Swap » WTT: next size up Capilene (need M bottoms / L top), boxers, and 36 pants
February 25, 6:13am

Re: Trip Report Index link
The link is at the top of the very first post.

In Post-Trip Reports » Trip Report Index
February 25, 5:48am

Re: PIF / JCPenney Down Jackets / Vests at cost + ship
I checked my store tonight and they still have several of these. Sounds like Jared may be out.

In Gear Swap » PIF / Dirt Cheap Down Jackets / Vests
February 22, 7:15pm

Re: .6 mil interior film?
I'm using indoor kits. Duck brand doesn't list a thickness. The Scotch one someone gave me says 0.75 mil.

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
February 18, 6:52pm

Re: Re: Lost in blizzard, facing death, couple finds love
Story link How about never travel without a map and compass? "unable to read their malfunctioning GPS"

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lost in blizzard, facing death, couple finds love
February 14, 2:33pm

GC permit
Grand Canyon permit is secured. :) The only thing left to reserve is Zion Narrows.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Major road trip to western parks - mainly Yosemite
February 11, 11:12am

Re: Scout pants
These must be what you're talking about (in Moss Green). How much do they weigh?

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » UL pants close to official BSA color?
February 07, 3:25pm

WTB: UL nylon pants close to official BSA color
I can't afford to buy right now so I have a few items for trade if anybody has a pair or two of 36x30 (or longer) nylon pants they could part with. My son needs them as a White Stag staff membe...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » UL pants close to official BSA color?
February 04, 1:04pm

WTT: my son needs bigger size in Men's Capilene & nylon pants
My son has outgrown some stuff I'd gotten for him, and I can't afford to replace it now so I'm looking to trade. Everything used I have is good shape - nearly always air dried, non-smok...

In Gear Swap » WTT: my son needs bigger size in Men's Capilene & nylon pants
February 04, 12:29pm

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