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Barry P (BarryP) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Eastern Idaho (moved from Midwest)
About Me Electrical Engineer by trade. Hobbies include recumbent bike riding, magic, piano, music compostion and of course backpacking.

Backpack monthly with scouts or other small group. Love the exercise and alertness it brings. Ray Way caught my eye in 2001. My load lightened. Because of that, able to go faster, farther, AND still smell the roses. Love the lightweight insight on this forum. I'm also a Teva sandal backpacker. My feet love them.
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Re: Re: FS: Cuben SMD Wild Oasis
"If only you hadn't cut the netting off the perimeter..." +1

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben SMD Wild Oasis
January 17, 3:43pm

Smallest Packing 0-Degree Bag
So you want small, cheap, and light? Hmm. Good luck. You will have to go used. Maybe you’ll get this WM Antelope for $210 (I doubt it). http://www.ebay.com/itm/Western-Mountaineering-Antelope-6...

In GEAR » Smallest Packing 0-Degree Bag
January 06, 5:14pm

Re: Re: Jacks ‘R’ Better Sierra Stealth Quilt Review
" I get a much better seal on cold nights when I tighten up that drawstring. Without it I don't stay as warm." +1

In Editor's Roundtable » Jacks ‘R’ Better Sierra Stealth Quilt Review
December 07, 10:50am

Re: WTB NeoAir...
I saw this guy selling the small (my favorite) for $80 http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=56543 -Barry

In Gear Swap » WTB NeoAir...
December 02, 7:17pm

Re: Christmas style lights?
As noted above, Home Depot has, in their store, battery powered Christmas lights. I was just at Walmart and they also have battery powered lights; about $6 for 50 of them and they run on 3 C bat...

In GEAR » Christmas style lights?
December 02, 1:36pm

Re: SLX Denatured Alcohol vs HEET vs Green (Klean Strip) Denatured Alcohol
Very good research! First off, you may be wary of skin contact but careful pouring solves this. I actually like transferring my alcohol to another container. More specifically, I use these bottl...

In GEAR » SLX Denatured Alcohol vs HEET vs Green (Klean Strip) Denatured Alcohol
November 14, 12:53pm

Re: Shoulder straps fall off shoulders
I will always have this problem. In the mid 80’s a car wreck ended up making my left shoulder 1” shorter than my right. Along with that the left clavicle slopes down. Thus my left long sleeve...

In GEAR » Shoulder straps fall off shoulders
October 28, 12:25pm

Re: Caption This:
I knew I should have got the free JMT permit!

In Chaff » Caption This:
October 27, 3:20pm

Re: WTB: Alcohol stove, trangia, Ti-Tri, of some other fuel system
“…but I'm also open to trying something cheap and simple in the meantime…” $17 w/ shipping for 2 types of alcy stoves (0.3oz), pot stand (0.5oz) , wind screen (0.8oz), 4 fl oz fuel b...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Alcohol stove, trangia, Ti-Tri, of some other fuel system
October 27, 12:53pm

Re: need to keep dry and from rubbing
“try underarmor heat gear compresion shorts as your base layer” +1; except I’m cheap. I use tightie whities. Also most of my sweat is coming down my back and will drain right into the gl...

In GEAR » butt cream?
October 25, 1:39pm

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