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Brad Groves (4quietwoods) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Michigan
About Me Mostly longer trips without resupply, in what usually seems to be cold and wet conditions. Over two decades of backcountry travel including backpacking and canoe tripping. I consider Marquette to be my home, but I currently live down-state. Many years as a buyer in specialty outdoor retail.
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With all due respect, definitely don't get a women's bag. They're not just shorter men's bags. They're actually shaped differently! I didn't believe that for a while, then I...

In GEAR » Need sleeping bag help
October 30, 10:54am

Re: Re: Alison, what about this.
Had a major "whoa!" moment a month or two ago. Was looking at the Snowpeak Delta pod as an interesting stove (I have a major stove fascination), retails $80. Found same stove, some other ...

In GEAR » Stove choices
October 28, 1:25pm

Hey gang- For the record, I'm not a close-minded white-gas-only nut! Just trying to crunch numbers as objectively as possible. I did start out comparing with the WhisperLite, because tha...

In GEAR » Stove choices
October 28, 9:23am

Microporous tubes
One thing I'm wondering about the Sawyer inline filter thing... It seems like it's using the same microporous tubes that the Hyperflow has. I've had nothing but bad feedback on Hyperflo...

In GEAR » Gravity Filter
October 28, 8:30am

No Worries-
Hey- FWIW, I didn't make any particularly special preparations for down delivery when I made my down vest--and I didn't have any real problems. I just closed myself off in the bathroom so ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Getting down with DOWN: A plea for help!
October 27, 5:17pm

Re: ceramic fabric / titanium wood stove
Cool and inspired! I'm impressed by the metalworking. Hmmm. A sub 3 ounce stove with no need to carry fuel...

In Make Your Own Gear » ceramic fabric / titanium wood stove
October 27, 5:08pm

Re: Canister Composition
Roger, Don- Thanks. I now have the vaguest recollection of vapor pressures and such from some long-ago class. I think I get that part now. Don, "White gas can be ignited down to its flash...

In GEAR » Stove choices
October 27, 4:56pm

Whoa, guys- I have no idea where I've been on this one, but the Sawyer unit sounds awesome! Just checked it out, saw one site that has the weight at under 2 ounces. Sheesh! Guess I know what I&...

In GEAR » Gravity Filter
October 27, 4:45pm

Roger- I guess this is a more appropriate thread for questions about the gases-- * With an upright the gas is boiling inside the canister then With an inverted canister there is almost no ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove using your Summer Upright Stove and the Brunton Stove Stand
October 27, 1:03pm

Re: Re: Misconceptions
Roger- I haven't measured how much fuel I use to prime, but it's very little, and in my experience it certainly wouldn't account for 4L less boiled. That's huge! I'm famil...

In GEAR » Stove choices
October 27, 12:49pm

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