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Danny Milks (dannymilks) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me After having worked for four years at UC Davis Outdoor Adventures (as an assistant manager and guide) and two years at Shasta Mountain Guides (as a guide), my wife and I have decided it's time for a change. We got rid of everything we owned and are now in the midst of a multi-year world travel. We are mostly interested in healthy food and backpacking in all of the great mountain ranges. When we had a "home" we enjoyed cycling, backcountry skiing, running, and gardening.
StateCalifornia
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://trektogether.blogspot.com

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Re: double rainbow
Hi Ben, Thanks for the note. Overall, we were really happy with the Double Rainbow. It was the best all-conditions tent, but not necessarily the best tent for every single condition. It was roo...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Global Test Part II: Evaluating System Efficiency for a Round-the-World Journey
May 16, 5:44pm

Re: clothes
Hey Claudio, Yes, this list is everything that we had. We usually left several items at a hostel when we went backpacking in the wilderness. The only items we had multiples of were underwear ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Global Test Part II: Evaluating System Efficiency for a Round-the-World Journey
May 14, 4:24pm

Re: the journey
Hi Michael, Thanks for the note. Unless your plans are already set, I would highly recommend Colombia. Certainly there are precautions to be taken there, but it is a beautiful country with v...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Global Test Part II: Evaluating System Efficiency for a Round-the-World Journey
May 11, 5:29pm

Re: Global Test
Hi John - Thanks for the wonderful note. When I look back at some of the difficult, uncomfortable, and plain ugly situations that we've been in, I think we'll enjoy this trip more when it i...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Global Test Part II: Evaluating System Efficiency for a Round-the-World Journey
May 11, 5:01pm

Re: RE: The Global Test Part II: Evaluating System Efficiency for a Round-the-World Journey.. thanks.
Hi Scott - thanks for the comments and questions. Hopefully my answers are helpful. I'm sure some other readers can chime in with their own advice. >>Great articles. You guys are doin...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Global Test Part II: Evaluating System Efficiency for a Round-the-World Journey
May 11, 4:56pm

Re: "The Global Test Part II: Evaluating System Efficiency for a Round-the-World Journey"
Hi John - I have the size small GG hipbelt pockets and they are plenty big! I could fit 5-6 clif bars in each pocket. The larger size pockets would also fit, but I don't see the need for that e...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Global Test Part II: Evaluating System Efficiency for a Round-the-World Journey
May 11, 4:38pm

Timing, llamas and thanks!
Paul - we were in Bolivia in June of last year. This trek took place in the early part of the month. We don't have great internet connection right now, so I'll have to look up our route...

In Editor's Roundtable » Keeping it Real in Bolivia’s Cordillera Real: Global Test Photo Essay
May 05, 7:14am

Re: Illegal Mining
Hi Andrew, Thank you for shining light onto some of the underlying issues of these smaller mines. The line between legal and illegal was murky in some of the places we traveled to.

In Editor's Roundtable » Keeping it Real in Bolivia’s Cordillera Real: Global Test Photo Essay
May 05, 7:03am

Amazing work.
Thank you so much for putting together this seminal article. For us backpacking nerds, this is fascinating. I am eager to see what comes next. It is also another reason why BPL is the leader in...

In Editor's Roundtable » Apparatus for Testing Thermal Insulation Properties
April 26, 3:37pm

Re: RE: Hiking the Santa Cruz Loop in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca: Global Test Photo Essay
Hi Michael, I think you'll be fine with your bag. Kristin and I shared a 40 degree GoLite Feather, which was a zipperless hoodless bag that had been split down the back to make a two-person ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hiking the Santa Cruz Loop in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca: Global Test Photo Essay
April 26, 2:01pm

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