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Casey Bowden (clbowden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Berkeley Hills
About Me In 1999 I rode a bike from Oregon to Virgina using lightweight backpacking methods from Ray Jardine's book, Hiking the PCT. My first backpacking experience came 1 year later and I have been hooked ever since.
CityKensington
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://CaseyAndEmily.com

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Backpack without Shoulder Straps?
Assuming you have a pack which transfers 100% of the load to your hips, could you omit the shoulder straps and simply use a sternum strap? Has anyone done this or heard of this? Edited to note ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpack without Shoulder Straps?
January 06, 1:42pm

Re: Caldera Cones - My Adventures in Improving the ULC system
Nice post Dan, It makes me smile when I see 26% lighter (4.4 grams savings). While you're waiting for the titanium wire, you might try bicycle spokes instead. I've been using them as...

In Make Your Own Gear » Caldera Cones - My Adventures in Improving the ULC system
January 05, 2:34pm

Re: New Balance MT101 size 11(green) and Smartwool T(large, green).
I'll take the MT101's. Send you a PM now. Casey

In Gear Swap » New Balance MT101 size 11(green) and Smartwool T(large, green).
December 22, 10:01am

Re: Re: "FS Bearikade secondhand available 1st August"
Hi Ken, Since I live in Berkeley, let me know if you want me to pick it up for you. Casey

In Gear Swap » FS Bearikade secondhand available 1st August
November 28, 7:23pm

Tarptent Notch for 1+ or 2?
Any plans on making a Notch for 1+ or 2?

In Gear Deals » Tarptent Notch
November 21, 3:45pm

Re: Re: Havasu Falls
Here's a link to my trip report back in 2006. http://caseyandemily.com/Backpack/2006/2006_07_Havasu/HavasuCanyon.htm

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Havasu Falls
November 17, 9:25am

Re: GGG at Henry Coe again
Ken, Even though I'm not sure if I can make it, I'm willing to contribute right now. I'm pretty sure most other people feel the same way.

In Pre-Trip Planning » GGG at Henry Coe again
November 16, 9:50am

Re: Exped SynMat UL 7 Med $85
Thanks Rod! Just ordered two myself. Everything is just as you stated in your post.

In Gear Deals » Exped SynMat UL 7 Med $85
November 10, 1:30pm

Re: "First Family Hike, Yosemite's Mist Trail, Oct 2011"
Fantastic!!!!!!! Easily a top 10 BPL trip report.

In Post-Trip Reports » First Family Hike, Yosemite's Mist Trail, Oct 2011
November 10, 9:36am

Field Testing Air Permeable Waterproof-Breathable Fabric Technologies
Verber wrote: The one material/jacket I would love to see added to this would the the lightest driducks or or rainshield 02 which gives surprisingly good performance, especially in view of cost. +1

In Editor's Roundtable » Field Testing Air Permeable Waterproof-Breathable Fabric Technologies – Part 2: Are There Detectable Differences Under Real World Backpacking Conditions?
October 26, 9:42am

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