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carl becker (carlbecker) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern Virginia
About Me 54 years old 6' at 200lbs and getting back to doing some overnight hiking.
CityFairfax
StateVirginia
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by carl becker

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Re: L Plates
Gitzo did make a two section 0921 carbon tripod. I am down to 20 ounces including a ballhead after cutting off the center section and mount. L brackets are very nice but it is 4 ounces extra on m...

In Photography » UL ballhead for DSLR?
March 17, 10:19am

Re: Age......A State of Mind.
I am still 55 but that will change next month. I have been hiking for only 38 years. My music is from the Beatles, Joni Mitchell and CSN. My pack was heavy but I have taught myself how to lighte...

In GEAR » Easton Kilo
March 17, 8:42am

Re: Re: MLD Gear
That would be SERVICE in the highest order!

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Design gear smell like cigarettes?
March 14, 9:25am

Re: Gear suggestions for newer backpackers
In the past few years I have rediscovered hiking. After much trial and error I decided on equipment that would keep me warm, dry and bug free on the East Coast and what ever park I visited. Three...

In GEAR » Gear suggestions for newer backpackers
March 11, 11:05am

Re: Different NeoAir Question
Sounds like a great idea. How about elastic thread or webbing in a valley or two.

In GEAR » Different NeoAir Question
March 11, 10:56am

Re: What Pack should i get?
I tried several packs, frameless, internal and external before I settled on the Aarn Marathon Magic 33. No more than 3 nights out with small bear can, large camera with tripod (54 ounce kit). It ...

In GEAR » What Pack should i get?
March 03, 5:36am

Re: help me pick a shelter
I have and like both the TT Sublite and MDL Solomid. Both have held up to the winds I have experienced. If I could have only one tent it would be the Sublite Sil. I pretty much use everything I ...

In GEAR » help me pick a shelter
March 02, 5:52am

Re: lol?
It takes two to tango. I don't know anything more than what is said here but: "What I received was a 29 oz pad with NOT 900 FP down in it ( he later admited this to me in an email to s...

In GEAR » Kooka Bay
February 06, 10:08am

Re: Kooka Bay
I have two pads from Kooka Bay. Both took some time to get which I was aware of before hand. I ordered the last several weeks before Christmas as a present. It was getting close to Xmas and afte...

In GEAR » Kooka Bay
February 05, 8:37pm

Re: Re: While we're at it....
I do believe pepper spray reacts violently to the nose. A bear uses its nose to find food. The bear needs to eat as much as possible to survive winter well. IMHO a good scare works much better t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » a Tasar Gun for Black Bear Protection?
January 31, 9:28am

All Reader Reviews by carl becker

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Inov8 RocLite 315
I did lots of research to replace my 30 year old heavy leather boots. I tried many different boots at REI before I ordered these and have found my hiking shoe. I went one size up from my street shoes...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 16, 8:14pm

Osprey Exos 34 Exos 34
I recently looked at packs for some over night hiking. I tried the REI Flash 30, Montbell versalite 50, SMD Swift, GG Miniposa and Osprey exos 34. At 23 pounds the Osprey is by far the most comforta...

In Backpacks - External Frame
January 16, 8:03pm