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Craig W. (xnomanx) - BPL Professional Member

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About Me Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
-K. Vonnegut
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All Forum Posts by Craig W.

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Re: define "partner"
Everyone carries their own cook kit when I go out. I feel weird eating in front of people that aren't eating. I'd rather eat and share with friends rather than have everyone waiting to ...

In GEAR » does anyone hike with their partner and carry two instead of one cook kit?
October 02, 11:13am

Re: Re: Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
With the ridiculous prices of some of the UL gear being sold, I'm now pretty certain that many Gear Swappers are actually smuggling drugs in the baffles of their down garments. Anyone else not...

In Chaff » Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
September 30, 5:44pm

Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
There was that time I bought eight cartons of Kools, a new in box 48" Sony plasma TV, and three Vera Wang wedding dresses... Seemed a tad fishy as the seller was a first time poster here on...

In Chaff » Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
September 29, 6:11pm

Zen Ray Vista ?
Anyone have experience with these? I've heard good things about Zen Ray. I'm looking at the Vista 10x42s as a budget pair of hunting binoculars. Waterproof, fogproof, fully sealed at ~...

In GEAR » Zen Ray Vista ?
September 28, 8:05pm

Re: Re: liquid iodine?
Iodine crystals in a glass bottle were my standard back in the day. I think mine were the Polar Pure brand. I probably still have a bottle. David describes the process above. Aqua Mira liquid...

In GEAR » liquid iodine?
September 27, 9:11am

Re: Why you never camp in a dry wash ..."
I was hiking solo across Joshua Tree during a rainstorm at night. Visibility was 15' tops due to mist and clouds. I heard a rumbling building somewhere in the distance, then rocks and bould...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why you never camp in a dry wash ...
September 23, 1:41pm

Richard Wright Haiku
Apparently he wrote upwards of 4000 in the 18 months before his death in 1960. I'm a big fan of haiku, though I haven't been able to read or speak Japanese for about 15 years (stopped pr...

In Chaff » Richard Wright Haiku
September 22, 11:45pm

Re: Re: Alaska survival trip update
This is cool. Thanks Buck.

In Chaff » Survival Trip in the "Fortress of the Bears"
September 21, 4:41pm

Re: Re: UL at 0° F? 13 pounds....

In Winter Hiking » UL at 0° F?
September 18, 7:57pm

Overuse of the prefix "Due to global climate change..."
Seems to me you just tipped your hand.

In Chaff » Overuse of the prefix "Due to global climate change..."
September 17, 1:59pm

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