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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 kind and knowledgeable folks at BPL.
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All Forum Posts by Hoot Filsinger

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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

Perspectives change when health is compromised
Hey BPL friends, I rarely post outside of gear swap but felt compelled on this thread. I have worked hard my entire life to raise strong independent children, be a devoted husband, care for my pare...

In Chaff » I have a regards to photo's, thru-hikers, and "seasoned" backpackers.
March 26, 11:22pm

Re: PIF - GSI Pinnacle Soloist Cookset + Zelph Venom Stove (Complete Cookset)
Daniel, PM sent. Bill

In Gear Swap » PIF - GSI Pinnacle Soloist Cookset + Zelph Venom Stove (Complete Cookset)
March 20, 9:30pm

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