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Michael Ray (topshot) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me Middle-aged father who got into backpacking late (2009) and wants to encourage his 17 and 8 year old sons to backpack lightweight. Video trip reports of all the adventures so far are on my YT site below.
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Re: tarp from 2 mil plastic

In Make Your Own Gear » Gear Hacking Goodness : Duct Tape, Tyvek, Subway bags, and other magical materials
March 15, 6:59am

Re: Waist size
This was a major design flaw for them IMNSHO, and am disappointed they have not corrected it yet. You cannot cinch it down below 33". Guess everyone with large torsos is thick, too. The torso ...

In Gear Swap » GoLite Jam 50L
March 15, 6:42am

Re: MLD now has SAWYER bladders in stock
I think Travis meant to say Sawyer. :) Or have they subbed it out to Evernew? :P Edit: I stand corrected. I see they sell both Evernew and Sawyer (but not the new Sawyer bladders w/o the filter ...

In GEAR » MLD now has Evernew bladders in stock
March 15, 6:37am

Re: pull-on sun shirt as baselayer: does it exist?
I wouldn't think such exists. I agree with Ben that it would need to stretch to be a pullover (or upsize), which would also mean skeeters could bite through it. Anything that would repel skeete...

In GEAR » pull-on sun shirt as baselayer: does it exist?
March 15, 6:33am

Re: Chlorine vs chlorine dioxide
Ben, It's true that cysts are resistant to chlorine (ie, bleach) but it is NOT chlorine that kills them when using chlorine dioxide despite the name. It may take 4 hours to do so in certain co...

In GEAR » That "Hydration Revolution" from Sawyer
March 15, 6:12am

Re: Helmet cam 100 foot fall...
> Nick, please promise not to nominate me for anything. Travis, promise not to do anything worthy of it. :)

In On the Web » Helmet cam 100 foot fall...
March 15, 5:45am

Re: Re: Sawyer Bladder Failures
FYI, the Sawyer bladders have been redesigned for 2013 to address this.

In GEAR » That "Hydration Revolution" from Sawyer
March 14, 9:12pm

Pure Leaf tea
Only 18.5 oz but should be what you want. Available at Walmart and Costco

In GEAR » Square water bottle ~ 20oz? Anyone?
March 14, 8:46pm

Re: Wow
Hope you don't have any trouble getting permits or reservations. The only one I have left to get is Zion Narrows. Our rough itinerary

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tips for Grayson Highlands with kids in early June?
March 14, 2:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Can I get a copy of that map?
How ironic. I'm doing this trip with my youngest (and drop him off at my folks) and then will be doing a 3+ week road trip with his older brother to hit NPs in the SW. We are starting at Arches...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tips for Grayson Highlands with kids in early June?
March 14, 10:02am

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