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Curtis B. (rutilate) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale New England
About Me Getting lighter and lighter, but those twinkies just don't seem to be helping much.
CityLittleton
StateMA
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear List6 Days through Yellowstone in August, 2011

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where to find small plastic jars?
In his video on dinky stuff, Mike Clelland shows some small round containers with lids he uses to store heavy paste like naturapel. Where can I find these? I see that Amazon sells polycarbonate...

In GEAR » where to find small plastic jars?
August 07, 8:59pm

I'm so confused re: daily calorie requirements
I've read perhaps 30 posts and a number of outside resources and confess to being very confused as I attempt to compute approximate daily calorie requirements. I tend to either starve or gai...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » I'm so confused re: daily calorie requirements
August 07, 6:31am

For Blisters: Moleskin vs. Leukotape vs. Blistoban?
I'm curious as to people's preferences for various blister treatments. I'm prone to blisters on the balls of my feet and between small toes as a result of my muscular structure (accord...

In Philosophy & Technique » For Blisters: Moleskin vs. Leukotape vs. Blistoban?
August 07, 6:17am

Where to buy/how to make equivalent of Thermarest glue dots?
I purchased a Thermarest Fast and Light repair kit and found they'd made a brilliant innovation. Rather than the big tube of glue and applicator brush, they have included a sheet of 6 glue dot...

In GEAR » Where to buy/how to make equivalent of Thermarest glue dots?
August 07, 6:08am

Re: Do you want to be sponsored as a new member of BPL?
Extremely generous and a great idea. Diana, if you find a college student or an educator who needs a boost I'd be happy to sponsor them as well.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why are you not a Member of BPL?
August 01, 11:54am

Options...
Thanks to all for the well-wishes. I love the 4-wheeler! I find it fascinating that the lightweight mentality is so consuming. I can't stand my 11 pound suitcase when the limit is 50 pou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do they make ultralight wheelchairs? I'm out of commission for 6 months
July 28, 9:05am

Do they make ultralight wheelchairs? I'm out of commission for 6 months
UPDATE: Went to a specialist at Children's Hospital in Boston who said that the tear is a non-issue because it is longitudinal. The real issue was severe tightness of the tendons and muscles ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do they make ultralight wheelchairs? I'm out of commission for 6 months
July 28, 7:17am

WTB Vibram Treksport, size 40-41
Looking for Vibram Treksport, size 40-41, preferably all-black but will consider the black and red vampire model. http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/Five-Fingers-TrekSport-Mens.htm Ple...

In Gear Swap » WTB Vibram Treksport, size 40-41
July 28, 7:07am

Re: Re: Looking Better
Here are some commentaries on the squeeze filters: Here And here. You may not need poles to support your weight, but they do help many with the walking, and they support your tent. ...

In Gear Lists » New ULer for the Northeast
July 27, 6:38am

Looking better
Your gear list looks better. Couple of thoughts: You might consider lightening up on the glasses and case. You can make your very own lightweight case using Tenite Butyrate Tubing obtainable here...

In Gear Lists » New ULer for the Northeast
July 26, 8:14pm

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