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Mark Cashmere (tinkrtoy) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale NEOH
About Me I started backpacking in the Northeast in high school with 3 buddies where we had quick access to the AT (Hertlein campsite). Continued through college and dropped off during the family-building years. Got back into camping with my sons and Cub Scouts which just fueled the need for more backpacking. Getting out on weekend+ trips for the past few years and loving it all over again.
CityCleveland
StateOH
CountryUSA

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+1 Paclite
Second on anything Paclite. I really haven't tried anything eVent so I am not trying to start up that debate, but I have been really impressed with the Paclite shells I have picked up. Sweaty...

In GEAR » Best rain jacket for under $150?
April 21, 7:37pm

Model number?
Always up for a Citizen Ti watch -- any idea what the model number of this one is? I can't seem to find a model like the pic you posted either on Citizen's website or the Interwebs. Thanks

In Gear Swap » Citizen EcoDrive Watch
March 29, 7:39pm

Depends
OK, I will be the first to say it - that depends on what you eat for 5-7 days. I would suggest (as others probably will) that you compile your menu and gather your food before figuring out what ba...

In GEAR » Food Bag Recommendations?
March 29, 7:33pm

Granite Gear XS
I use a Granite Gear XS AirVent bag with mine for the waterproof-ness and size. See my other posts through my profile for pics.

In GEAR » WM Megalite
March 29, 7:12pm

Yes
I picked up a Golite Pinyon Ridge Parka this winter to fill in my insulation layer need and I have to say that I have worn it almost everyday since - on the trail and around town. I used to mostly...

In GEAR » Around town insulation piece
March 24, 10:13am

Columbia grt
I've got some Columbia lightweight ones that I pretty much wear 4 season. They are 100% nylon shell with a 100% poly mesh lining for the inside pocket material. Cargo style so longer when the...

In GEAR » Convertible Pants suggestions
March 22, 4:01pm

Gotta have one
I think I am going to have to break down and get a Big Dig. Great to see another Northeast Ohioan around here. Buy local! Sending payment soon.

In Gear Deals » FS: Titanium Cathole Trowels are Back - Improved: 2 Sizes, "Original" 0.4 oz or "Big Dig" 0.6 oz
March 21, 5:00pm

Pics for you
I don't have a large enough bag inventory to be able to show you straight comparisons of the bags you have narrowed your selection to, but I can give you photos of my WM Megalite and how I pack...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag stuffed sizes...
March 19, 6:18am

EMS.com Clearance extra 20% off this week
Credit to SD -- http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2758483

In Gear Deals » EMS.com Clearance extra 20% off this week
March 16, 7:50am

The downside of the Bay
I am glad that you were able to meet your sale price on Ebay, but like other sellers have realized it is unfortunate that Ebay and maybe PP (depending on how you accepted payment) probably ate up $...

In Gear Swap » Western Mountaineering Bags
March 15, 4:40am

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