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Wait, you forgot one, Delmar
Isn't Eric holding a tot in his avatar? So, my humble offering: "At first, the little tot tried to taunt me for my sloppy tarp, but then he taught me how to get a taut pitch." T...

In GEAR » Taut, Taught, & Taunt Pitches
May 18, 4:04pm

REI Base camp 4
The REI Base Camp 4 will also do 3 big guys quite well. No real need to go with the Base Camp 6, unless you also want a table and a couple of chairs, ala Hemmingway in Africa.

In GEAR » Basecamp and large
May 16, 10:21pm

Wet pack added weight
The following is a post I wrote on 6-11-11. For the full thread, click on this: Pack...

In GEAR » Wet Pack Questions
May 15, 1:21pm

They wear what they want
I asked my Saudi neighbor when I lived there why the men wore white and the women covered themselves with the black abeyas. He told me, "We like it that way." Most Saudi bedu men (and ...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 14, 4:58pm

UL BPL coffee
OK, so each cube weighs .5 oz., and it takes 2 cubes (1.0 oz.) to make a real cup of joe, right? That same ounce will get you 7 packs of Starbucks Via, and they don't have that foo-foo sweet st...

In Editor's Roundtable » Jiva Coffee Cubes
May 14, 12:37pm

May grill and Stix sale
Clayton, thanks for the shout out. I've hoped that the setup worked OK for you. These Mega Grills are pretty macho, no? Anyone else want to grab something before the end of May? I'll lik...

In Gear Deals » We need a grill sale here on BPL
May 14, 9:05am

News of Jeff Lowe
This piece was printed in the Boulder (CO) Daily Camera Sunday newspaper. Jeff Lowe has been rather an icon locally, and I expect that many of you that climb, or have carried a Lowe Alpine pack, kn...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » News of Jeff Lowe
May 13, 2:44pm

Re: Where would you setup camp in this picture
I like that cluster of trees on the far right of the photo, right in the middle, top to bottom. They don't seem to be the tallest trees, so maybe the lightning will go somewhere else. I can'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where would you setup camp in this picture
May 12, 4:54pm

BPL articles
Actually, Rex, I will be taking copies of those to the meeting, and I will be paraphrasing your words extensively. A year ago, Ryan gave me the OK to photocopy the 3-part series for handouts to the...

In GEAR » Eight days backpacking with a DeLorme inReach SE
May 12, 11:27am

DeLorme inReach S
Rex, your report was interesting, and rather thorough. In addition, it happens to be quite timely for me. Tomorrow night, our Boulder Lightpackers meet-up group will be discussing "Communicati...

In GEAR » Eight days backpacking with a DeLorme inReach SE
May 12, 10:37am

All Reader Reviews by Gary Dunckel

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Mountain House's Pro Pack meal bags fit perfectly in the PCS cup. After adding the boiling water to the bag, stirring it up, and resealing it, you can empty the remaining water from the PCS, drop ...

In Stoves - Canister
March 18, 11:41am

Hilleberg Akto
I agree that the Akto is a very strong and high quality 4-season solo tent. But I must add an anecdote to illustrate the what I feel is the tent's main weakness. In early October of '06 we wer...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 28, 9:08am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
What the previous posts have neglected to mention is that the Amphib is perhaps the lightest (24 ounces/pair)"running shoe" that can be taken on a standard extended backpack trip (not fast packing) fo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 18, 7:45pm