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Richard Lyon (richardglyon) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Bridger Mountains
About Me I backback most frequently in the Rockies, and most often take three-day trips. Over the past fifteen years I've served as a Forest Service volunteer in Wyoming and Montana, doing trail maintenance. As I get older I'm always looking for ways to lighten my pack load but I'm far from ultralight. I especially like base camp trips, with day hikes from a fixed camp.

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All Forum Posts by Richard Lyon

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Back Country Blanket
Jason, I converted to quilts several years ago for three-season camping (Montana and Wyoming)several years ago. My Nunatak Back Country Blanket is easily the most versatile quilt I own. Extra lo...

In GEAR » Help with chooosing a 3 season quilt
August 06, 7:04am

PM sent on couple's bag
Hi Megan, sent you a PM Cheers, Richard

In Gear Swap » WTB: Double Sleeping Bag/Quilt
July 28, 7:16am

Most useful inexpensive items
Garbage bags and Ziploc bags A small water carrier/sink - useful for washing (me and clothes), tent storage, pack storage of small items.

In GEAR » What are the most useful inexpensive items you carry?
July 27, 8:30pm

Tents and Trails
If it's still in business go to Tents and Trails in lower Manhattan. Chock full of good stuff that's always discounted.

In GEAR » Gear Shops In Manhattan?
July 19, 3:05pm

ULA Catalyst
Sam - PM sent

In Gear Swap » WTB: ULA Catalyst
July 18, 9:35pm

Nunatak Arc Expedition
Outrageously good price - go for it somebody.

In Gear Swap » FS: Nunatak Arc Expedition - M
July 15, 8:13pm

Car camping tents
REI's car camping tents are good. There usually are a few such tents at Sierra Trading Post.

In GEAR » car camping tent
July 15, 8:34am

PM sent
On a Westcomb eVent jacket. Richard

July 14, 5:04pm

Favorite luxury items
1.A book. Especially in summer when days are long here in the Northern Rockies. Something to do when it's still light and camp chores are done. 2. Reading glasses. Needed for item 1. 3. A...

In GEAR » Favorite luxury items?
July 07, 9:10pm

Packraft durability
Ike - Not much to add to Jon's comment other than to second his opinion. I have thoroughly abused my Denali Llama, particularly dragging it over rocks without a second thought, and I have yet t...

In Packrafting » Common repairs
June 24, 8:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Lyon

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Introduction to Packrafting September 2009
A great way to spend three days, and a great course. Four instructors for eight students (difficult to improve on that ratio), all of them knowledgeable, friendly, and good at instructing. Great scen...

December 10, 9:45am

Nunatak Alpinist
I don't doubt what the other reviewers have said, and I'd be upset at not getting what I expected after paying custom prices. My experience has been just the opposite, however. I have sever...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 13, 8:30am

Feathered Friends Customer Service
FF's customer service has been exemplary. I've bought two bags and a down jacket over the years (and sale stuff for others) and the telephone reps have gone out of their way to help. Most rece...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 07, 3:55pm

Mountain Gear
My only problems with Mountain Gear are website-related. I've had gear shipped to the wrong address and once or twice been unable to complete an order online. But it's easy to get a live (and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 07, 3:45pm

Exped Downmat 7
Drawbacks - You need to inflate it with its bellows, and (1) the bellows will slip off the port for inflation very easily; (2) it's tough to close the port after inflating without losing some infl...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 04, 9:37pm

Everything I've ever purchased from Patagonia has been high quality and functional, and I've been buying for years and years. On the few occasions when I've had a question or a problem, Cu...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 31, 9:22am shows how customer service should be in the Internet era. A human being is easy to reach on orders and comes back with informed answers on technical questions. Free shipping on orders ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 12:19pm

Rainy Pass (Gear Repair)
I have used Rainy Pass for repairs (torn mesh, zippers) and customization (adding windows to tents. Each time I have received knowledgable advice and an accurate (and reasonable) quote from a telephon...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 12:12pm

Wild Things Gear Customer Service
I don't doubt Joan's report - bad things occasionally happen even with great companies - but I'm surprised because my experience has been just the opposite. Latest experience is a good exa...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 24, 1:57pm

SteepandCheap.Com SteepandCheap.Com
If you find something you need or just have to have the prices can't be beat. I recently skied with someone who works for (owns SAC) who said that its prices are lower than what an...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 21, 1:44pm