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Evan McCarthy (evanrussia) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Nunatak Kobuk Jacket and its Ilk
I have a question for those of you prepared for the cold of mid-winter. I'm considering getting the Nunatak Kobuk jacket but it is quite pricey and I was curious what other options are out the...

In GEAR » Nunatak Kobuk Jacket and its Ilk
November 05, 7:43am

The Quest Continues
For me, I love the ever evolving art of both gear and the changing beauty of personal motion and endurance over distance in the great outdoors. I'm glad the quest for gear always continues.

In Philosophy & Technique » When is it just a fetish?
November 05, 7:40am

I purchased the VaprTherm NTS Shirt last year and was very satisfied with it last winter, but I didn't experience temps all that extreme, thanks to a relatively mild winter. It could be worth ...

In GEAR » VBL clothing options
November 02, 6:23pm

Goldfish . . .
Thanks to all for the great answers and insights. I'll be on the lookout to avoid trans fat . . . and try to find taste alternatives to Goldfish and their ilk.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fats, Saturated, Trans, etc. While Hiking
October 30, 7:27pm

Re: UL Liquor bottle
" I dont think I will ever use it again after having whiskey leak out overnight into my backpack" Sounds like Nirvana . . . this would definitely make me think my sleep set up was good...

In GEAR » UL Liquor bottle
October 30, 7:21pm

Re: Fats, Saturated, Trans, etc. While Hiking
I guess this means we should eat grass fed beef jerky. (I have a dehydrator, so this won't be difficult.)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fats, Saturated, Trans, etc. While Hiking
October 28, 9:42pm

Fats, Saturated, Trans, etc. While Hiking
Any nutrition experts out there? I've been trying to wrap my mind (or stomach, as the case may be) around how bad food affects me on the trail. I tend to hike at 3 mph over the course of th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fats, Saturated, Trans, etc. While Hiking
October 28, 6:41pm

Re: What do you do for a living?
I work for the State Department; which is good, since by sending me to Tajikistan for my first assignment eight years ago, I initially got into backpacking.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you do for a living?
October 25, 5:17pm

Been There, Not Excited About It
Howdy, I've used almost exactly the same set up with the Hydrogen, Alpine Light Parka, Down pants, hat, even booties down to around 28-30 but I wouldn't want to do it again. Particularl...

In GEAR » Extending 30 degree bag into mid-20s
October 04, 3:06pm

Re: AT Winter Thru-Hike gear suggestions
If I were you, I'd opt for an MLD Duomid (cuben, if you can swing it) and enjoy the bug-free conditions with a lot of weight-savings. It works great in the type of snowfall you can expect hiki...

In Gear Lists » AT Winter Thru-Hike gear suggestions.
October 01, 7:33am

All Reader Reviews by Evan McCarthy

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Nunatak Arc Edge
I was dubious about an 11 oz. quilt that keeps you warm when pushing it -- but I just go back from an outing with the Arc Edge down to high 30s even (not quite expected) and found the quilt and Nunata...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
April 17, 6:48pm