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Watch the thin cord
The thin cord like triptease could be a problem if it does cut into the branch. Had that happen and it took several minutes to free it up. There may be a "slippery" version but until I ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What kind of rope for bear bag?
March 03, 5:28pm

lb food per day
There isn't an easy answer to that without knowing: 1) What kind of food do you take? (Fat-calorie dense, protein and carbs-not so much) 2) How intense is your hiking? 3) How long your tri...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A host of ultralight/backpacking questions
March 02, 7:10pm

NOT REI UL
Pay careful attention to the locks. The REI UL have a great feel and very lightweight but the locking mechanism failed on me twice during my Sierra High Route trip and a winter snowshoe trip into ...

In GEAR » Trekking pole suggestions?
March 02, 6:59pm

Time at ATL REI
Do we have a time yet? I'll make the trek down from Canton to join the festiviti and meet some other ATLBPL.

In Gear Deals » Member's Only - Scratch and Dent Sale
March 02, 6:49pm

REI UL Trekking Poles
Brandon, You don't want these. I went through three sets of these and RETURNED them all. The first broke during a fall and I took them in to see about replacing the broken section. They gav...

In Gear Deals » Member's Only - Scratch and Dent Sale
March 02, 6:47pm

I'm a definite maybe
Luck has it that I will likely be in CA that weekend and would love to meet some other BPL'ers. I would be up for both Fri and Sat nights. Need to get my trip finalized. The trailhead is nea...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Bay Area BPL Winter Camping - Part Two
March 02, 1:29pm

Ride to AT
I have also been thinking this could be a cool idea. I live near the start of the AT (south) and would be glad to help out with rides from ATL to Springer Mountain. Didn't know where to post ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPL member shuttle?
March 02, 7:13am

Re: Semi worst-case backup clothing.. How much, if at all?
Agree with Ben. Why not two pairs of lighter socks vs. a single heavy as backup? Same weight, insulation but can dry faster and give you the option of wearing single.

In GEAR » Semi worst-case backup clothing.. How much, if at all?
February 28, 7:33am

Death Valley
Cottonwood/Marble Canyon is a very nice hike in DV. 30 mile loop which can be added to with some exploration of other side canyons. Very cool. I normally sleep under the stars in DV.

In Post-Trip Reports » Going to Vegas, Death valley or Lake Mead
February 28, 7:20am

Rain in CA
Yes, I could have been a bit more clear. I was talking the Sierra vs. Ca in general. And I do about a trip a month, year round so I have quite a few data points. Point about down working fine ye...

In GEAR » Down only for winter?
February 27, 7:51am

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