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Craig W. (xnomanx) - BPL Professional Member

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About Me Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
-K. Vonnegut
CityBeautiful Altadena
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.sweepingthegarden.wordpress.com
My PDF Gear ListGeneral Adventuring Gearlist (2013)

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All Forum Posts by Craig W.

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Wind pants are for urban exercise
Here's a pic of me wearing my Montbell Dynamo Windpants on an urban ~10,000' peak a few weeks ago. Wore them the entire day.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wind Pants not as popular as wind shirt?
January 02, 8:39pm

Re: Affordable, lightweight Ukulele?
I used to play this one: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Mitchell-MU70-12-Fret-Concert-Ukulele-103815981-i1171408.gc Good quality, but not a bank breaker. I were to buy another, I'd just get ...

In GEAR » Affordable, lightweight Ukulele?
January 02, 10:54am

Re: Best baseplate compass
Suunto M3 Global. While not necessary, adjustable declination makes a huge difference in ease of use of a compass. I don't know why you'd bother with a compass without it, because it...

In GEAR » Best baseplate compass
January 01, 10:13am

Re: This week in running...
Happy birthday Eugene. I especially like the 5th picture down. Surreal.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 28, 10:19am

I Almost Left Alone. (Los Padres, 12/26 thru 12/27)
An overdue overnight with my daughter. Sweeping the Garden: I Almost Left Alone.

In Post-Trip Reports » I Almost Left Alone. (Los Padres, 12/26 thru 12/27)
December 27, 10:15pm

Re: Shoulder Season in Ionian Basin ~ October 2013
This is rad. Thanks for sharing.

In Post-Trip Reports » Shoulder Season in Ionian Basin ~ October 2013
December 27, 4:23pm

Re: Re: Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others?
"Time spent teaching those kids to use and safely handle those RR's will be much better than any gift you could have hoped to receive." Teach them? I suppose I should've read ...

In GEAR » Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others?
December 25, 8:02pm

Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others?
Nothing for me but a pair of Red Ryder BB guns for the kids.

In GEAR » Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others?
December 25, 7:10pm

Re: Real Mountain Training
This Saturday Adan and I "ran" Baden-Powell (9,407'), taking a roughly 10 mile (RT), 2,500' gain route to the summit....only it turned into a 6 hour postholing festival. A gr...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
December 23, 4:05pm

Black Dyed Catalyst
Just finished dying my pack, thanks to Ken Thompson's instructions here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=30922 Here's...

In Make Your Own Gear » Black Dyed Catalyst
December 22, 7:37pm

All Reader Reviews by Craig W.

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Montbell Thermawrap jacket
A great jacket- my XL weighs in at just over 10 oz. with its stuff sack. Very simple, functional design- perfect for 3 seasons in the Sierras when combined with a base layer and/or shell system.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
May 15, 8:56pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
These are great "dry" gaiters. As a trail runner I shopped and shopped for a good, breathable, and lightweight pair...not much out there. Most mainstream gear makers seem to seriously over...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 13, 8:55pm