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Barry P (BarryP) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Eastern Idaho (moved from Midwest)
About Me Electrical Engineer by trade. Hobbies include recumbent bike riding, magic, piano, music compostion and of course backpacking.

Backpack monthly with scouts or other small group. Love the exercise and alertness it brings. Ray Way caught my eye in 2001. My load lightened. Because of that, able to go faster, farther, AND still smell the roses. Love the lightweight insight on this forum. I'm also a Teva sandal backpacker. My feet love them.
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Re: What's a good, compressable 3 season sleeping bag?
“… highly compressable is a huge plus.” My 20F Zpack regualar quilt with zipper compresses easily to 7” diam x 12” tall. So for a tall thin guy a 30F Zpack tall (special order for...

In GEAR » What's a good, compressable 3 season sleeping bag?
March 19, 4:47pm

Re: FS Squall 2
2nd on list. Thanx, -Barry

In Gear Swap » FS Squall 2
March 15, 5:00pm

Re: Socks - loose or snug? Cushion or no cushion?
“a little loose, or a little snug?” I like them snug so they don’t slip off my foot. I like thick to add cushioning and padding. I like wool in the winter. I stay away from wool (any ty...

In GEAR » Socks - loose or snug? Cushion or no cushion?
March 14, 4:51pm

Re: Would you ever go from a Exped UL 7 to a foam pad?
“…not really as a weight savings so much as a hassle savings…” I wonder if that’s a typical UL wish. I want a CCF that’s as comfy as my short neoair and packs just as small. Then I ...

In GEAR » Would you ever go from a Exped UL 7 to a foam pad?
March 14, 10:41am

Re: Titanium Cookware weight breakdown
“…the pot is 4.35oz The fry pan is 2.25 oz (which I never bring or use). On the snow peak site they list the set as 7.4oz ????? That is over an ounce difference. The stow sack only weighs 0.4 o...

In GEAR » Titanium Cookware weight breakdown
March 13, 9:52am

Re: How you look when you go backpacking...
I think socks and sandals in the Sawtooths is sweetly stylish. That’s me up front. We’re all wearing Terra fi2’s except for the young boy; he’s wearing Teva Hurricane’s. -Barry ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How you look when you go backpacking...
March 12, 3:26pm

Re: Watershoes?
“Does anybody else carry secondary shoes with them, to ford streams and to wear in camp?” The only question I ask myself: should I go with socks or without? Colder temperatures--- I go w/o...

In GEAR » Watershoes?
March 08, 12:35pm

Re: Fixed Length Poles
“ How often have you had them and wished you had variable length poles?” I used fixed length (GG LT3) all the time. While backpacking, I never wished for variable length. In the middle of no...

In GEAR » Fixed Length Poles
March 08, 12:22pm

Re: Batteries for a ZebraLight H51
Good stuff here. My random thoughts: 1) “L91 lithium energizer is the best one.” +1. It should say something like “8x longer than alkaline” on the package. Some of my best deals of tha...

In GEAR » Batteries for a ZebraLight H51
February 28, 12:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Your Steripen Adventure Is My Steripen Adventure
“Could there have been some type of malfunction within the lamp that caused UV output reduction in conjunction with a dimmer visible light? Or are the two so exclusive of each other that I'm ...

In GEAR » My Steripen Adventure: Concerns and Vindication
February 27, 5:08pm

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