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Robert Perkins (rp3957) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale The Sierras
About Me I usually plan 2- 3 weekend trips in the Sierras a year and try to do one 'long' hike a year. I really like the Central part of the Sierras.

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SEKI-One Week, 75 Miles Or so
Ken, I was away over Christmas. I wasn't sure if you were going to PM or I was supposed to. I will shoot you a PM later this evening.

In Pre-Trip Planning » SEKI-One Week, 75 Miles Or so
December 27, 8:41pm

Z-Pack Hex Solo
Of course they are! Merry Christmas Bob and everyone else on BPL.

In GEAR » Z-Pack Hex Solo
December 24, 12:29pm

Z-Pack Hex Solo
Here are a couple shots of the Hex Solo set-up with a few Christmas decorations. The ground was rock hard so I did'nt do the greatest set-up job ever, but it gives you an idea what it looks lik...

In GEAR » Z-Pack Hex Solo
December 24, 12:15pm

SEKI-One Week, 75 Miles Or so
Ken, A 'shot in the dark' here, but if you have any interest in working out logistics for a vehicle swap so we could each do the HST one-way. You from the West, me from the East and set up ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » SEKI-One Week, 75 Miles Or so
December 23, 6:36pm

Using Your Pack As Your Bearbag
This technique could lead to disaster in the Sierras. Not only would you lose your food, your pack would be gone or destroyed. It must not be an issue in Glacier, so knowing when and where to do wh...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Bear Bagging and SUL
December 23, 6:11pm

FS : GoLite Jam Pack
Sold and shipped.

In Gear Swap » FS : GoLite Jam Pack
December 22, 11:03pm

FS : GoLite Jam Pack
After all of the back and forth on the Member/non-member debate, my original post got pushed back. So consider this a "bump"!

In Gear Swap » FS : GoLite Jam Pack
December 22, 7:15pm

SEKI-One Week, 75 Miles Or so
High Sierra Trail. Vehicle logistics are a problem on this though unless you can arrange a key exchange with someone. I have the same dilemma with doing the HST only from the east side. I opted to ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » SEKI-One Week, 75 Miles Or so
December 22, 7:11pm

New Zimmerbuilt Pack
Duane, I PM'ed you with some more details.

In GEAR » New Zimmerbuilt Pack
December 22, 6:31pm

Z-Pack Hex Solo
It is a pyramid shaped tarp. I opted for the extended beak for full coverage in a downpour. Almost all of my hiking is in the Sierras and even in the worst years, the mozzies aren't an issue in...

In GEAR » Z-Pack Hex Solo
December 22, 6:26pm

All Reader Reviews by Robert Perkins

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Zimmerbuilt Half-Dome, modified
I have owned many packs with some features I liked and dis-liked on each one, so I decided to give the custom order pack method a shot. After a less than pleasant experience with Kooka bay, I went int...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 24, 9:53pm

Osprey Talon 44
I picked up this pack with my REI dividend and have been taking it for a lot of 'test-runs' in the hills and have come to really love it's fit. I have switched between trying out a SMD Swi...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
April 24, 11:23pm

Six Moons Designs 2011 Swift
I have had a chance to do a quick test run of my new Swift pack with pocket hipbelt, and no stays. I am really impressed with how this pack rides! I loaded it up with about 20 pounds and took it for a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 09, 8:15pm

KookaBay air mattress
Edit - If I could, I would do two seperate ratings here. The pad would rate a 4, but customer sevice and response time would be a 1. I'll give it an average of 2.5. I got the pad and overall it...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 05, 1:12pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
At first I just loved this filter, it had all of the qualities of a good filter; fast pumping, compact, and light. I used it in the Sierra's, in clear water, following the backflushing instruction...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
October 26, 10:32pm