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Hoot Filsinger (filsinger) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Started backpacking in 1968 with my first and only Kelty Pack. Have enjoyed many adventures in Los Padres, Sierra Nevada, Cascades, and coastal hiking in the Pacific Northwest.Colin Fletcher was my mentor in my youth and I now enjoy the diverse and knowledgeable folks at BPL.

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All Forum Posts by Hoot Filsinger

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Re: How Do I Heal a Chronic Achilles Issue ?
Art, I am an avid racquetball player and tore my Achilles playing the young “bucks”. My wife hid my racquetball gear for 4 months and I completely healed from the rest. I too had great succe...

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do I Heal a Chronic Achilles Issue ?
April 19, 8:28pm

Re: Ideas for hiking sun protection/ scrambling gloves
E-Force Chill Racquetball Glove. I use these on every summer trip. They breath well, very durable, comfortable, light weight, and protect hands from sun,rock abrasions, fire or pot burns. These glo...

In GEAR » Ideas for hiking sun protection/ scrambling gloves
April 18, 9:59pm

SOLD Inov8 Roclite 315 size 11.5
New in box Inov8 Roclite size 11.5 grey/rust. Sell $50 shipped. Prefer personal paypal. Bill

In Gear Swap » FS Inov8 Roclite 315 size 11.5
April 18, 5:28pm

Re: 2011 HMG Windrider
Gerry, I do not know if they have changed the shoulder straps and hip belt since the 2011 model. The pictures on the website look identical to my pack but I would call HMG to be sure. Bill

In Gear Swap » FS 2011 HMG Windrider Large/Tall
April 12, 8:49pm

Bump with price drop

In Gear Swap » FS 2011 HMG Windrider Large/Tall
April 09, 11:53am

SOLD 2011 HMG Windrider Large/Tall
SOLD pending funds Recently purchased this pack from this link: This pack is as ...

In Gear Swap » FS 2011 HMG Windrider Large/Tall
April 08, 1:56pm

Whiteledge, Hurricane Deck, and Paleo circa 1978
Hello Piper, I did this trip with two other friends in March of 1978 and we too were slammed with rain and wind. We were able to keep our upper bodies fairly warm but our legs froze.Every step t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Whiteledge, Hurricane Deck, Lost Valley Trail with paleo food
April 01, 7:39pm

Backcountry hut (plywood) and nordic skiing Rock Creek 1982

In Post-Trip Reports » Backcountry Hut Trip in the Sierras
April 01, 2:35pm

close up tick photo

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Early and big ticks season
April 01, 2:10pm

This may be painful for Ken and other VW drivers

In Chaff » Vehicle of choice.
April 01, 1:32pm

All Reader Reviews by Hoot Filsinger

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Bearpaw Wilderness Designs company
John at Bearpaw was terrific to work with. He listened to my needs and designed a cuben fiber structure similar to the cub den but with slight mods to fit my big boy size. He backs his warranty, send...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 27, 12:23am

Saywer Squeeze Filtration System
SP131- Sawyer Squeeze Filter – multiple capacity The NEW Sawyer Squeeze Filter is the lightest and most versatile filtration system on the market. With a total field weight of 3 ounces, it is extr...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
June 03, 7:58pm

Tarptent Contrail
I used the Contrail in the Cascades and was impressed with the design and weight. The bug net paid for itself the first two nights. I stayed dry in light rain and moderate wind and had very little con...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
March 11, 11:48pm