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USA Duane Hall (hikerduane) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
About Me I'm 60, single male. I had been in Retail Management for over 30 years. I have mostly solo bped since the early mid '70's. I XC some, not afraid to go alone, I also solo winter camp, even out in sub-zero temps. A few years ago, I went on a backcountry bp to Alaska, where I flew in by bush plane with five others into Wrangell/St. Elias NP. Since early 2010, I have been collecting vintage/antique camping and bp stoves, having acquired over 90 now. I like many outdoor activities, from bping to dirtbike riding, gardening.
CityMeadow Valley
StateCA
CountryUS Of A

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MHW Thermal Q: Primaloft contender
They fixed the original Primaloft issue of shifting/lumping up didn't they? I have the original sb from when it first came out. Was not a good product. I was sold by the waterproofness demon...

In GEAR » MHW Thermal Q: Primaloft contender
December 18, 11:26am

Re: Burning things at the 6th Annual G.G.G. and Events/Activities
I have a brass, Optimus 45 alky does that count? :) We talking UL/SUL stoves only? :) Duane

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
December 17, 11:18am

Re: 2.6 oz stove pad in action
A pie tin would be cheap but too small and like Ken mentioned, conduct heat, thus melting snow, then freezing. With this it will be large enough to hold the complete stove, fuel bottle. I did not...

In Winter Hiking » 2.6 oz stove pad in action
December 17, 8:58am

Winter hiking hat
Is that the Storm Trooper version? :) Oh, that's right, out in the shop. :) I tried a Goosefeet down cap this weekend. Sure notice the temp difference with it off. Where did you get this? M...

In GEAR » Winter hiking hat
December 16, 8:36pm

2.6 oz stove pad in action
Went out bping again this last weekend, down to 13F according to my Zip-o-gauge. Bought a piece of flat, genuine Styrofoam, sprayed it with acrylic paint to maybe seal it from effects of spilt fue...

In Winter Hiking » 2.6 oz stove pad in action
December 16, 5:50pm

Trail Designs
Very good. Duane

In GEAR » Trail Designs
December 16, 5:14pm

Trail Designs
After work, I could PM you their email addy and see if it is the same, at the moment can't recall his name. If that works for you. I'll remember it after my break. Duane

In GEAR » Trail Designs
December 16, 1:56pm

zpacks vs
Yep, I'm aware of that. I visit EE and ZPacks a few times a week. Links only come back to this thread. I'll have to try mine out this Spring or at the BPL trip in Jan. Duane

In GEAR » Attention Enlightened Equipment Enigma quilt users!
December 16, 6:43am

Attention Enlightened Equipment Enigma quilt users!
The reg, long that Tim suggested for me, allows it to be brought up to my ears, I'm 6', 165lbs or less. I'm a little concerned about using a quilt or a regular type bag (ZPacks) for 10...

In GEAR » Attention Enlightened Equipment Enigma quilt users!
December 15, 5:19pm

No response
Plus, I see on the previous Gear Swap postings, that seller did not respond to questions. Not a partipant in the BPL Forum. Duane

In Gear Swap » Brand new ULA packs at huge discounts!
December 15, 1:32pm

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