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Curtis B. (rutilate) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Getting lighter and lighter, but those twinkies just don't seem to be helping much.
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StateWA
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My PDF Gear List6 Days through Yellowstone in August, 2011

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Easton stakes vs. Ti shepherd hooks (on HMG Echo II)?
Folks, when setting up tarps, how many of you use the Easton stakes (0.5oz) vs. the Ti stakes (like from Lawson at Mountainfitter-0.1oz)? The HMG Echo I setup video on youtube from Mike St. Pie...

In GEAR » Easton stakes vs. Ti shepherd hooks (on HMG Echo II)?
July 22, 10:18pm

Interesting hypocrisy
I find it interesting that people are scrutinizing a $25/year purchase far more carefully than their titanium stoves, sporks, or cuben rain skirts. This doesn't excuse BPL for losing sight ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why are you not a Member of BPL?
July 22, 8:32am

You convinced me...
You all convinced me. Thanks for posting details and pics--you've given me everything I need to purchase and duplicate your setups!

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter
July 20, 9:56am

Mike! Post links from your other blogs to your new one!
Mike, I keep trying to find your new site and can't do so without coming back to this BPL post. Google searches on your name and backpacking tips point to lots of interviews and your old sites...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mike C! 's New Book....
July 04, 4:40pm

Good review; like the mid-weight baselayers as well
I have both the EB Expedition and mid-weight baselayers and love them both. As mentioned the expedition weight layers are way too heavy to hike in, but great for very cold or less strenuous activi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Eddie Bauer First Ascent Expedition Weight Baselayers Review
June 29, 10:59am

Re: Re: Need Campsite suggestions on Pemigewassett Loop/Mt Lafayette, NH
We will have passed Liberty Springs-hoping to get a few more miles and make it a 12 mile day, but hoping not to have to add the extra 3 miles by going clear to Garfield. Day 1: Starting at Lin...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Need Campsite suggestions on Pemigewassett Loop/Mt Lafayette, NH
June 26, 6:01pm

Need Campsite suggestions on Pemigewassett Loop/Mt Lafayette, NH
Folks, A group of 6-8 of us are headed around the Pemigewassett Loop in New Hampshire during the last weekend of July and I'm trying to find a campsite near the AMC Greenleaf Hut near Mt. Lafa...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Need Campsite suggestions on Pemigewassett Loop/Mt Lafayette, NH
June 26, 5:29pm

thanks and update
Thanks for the input folks! It may be that taping is the way to go, although I'd love to find a root cause. Might simply be time to find another orthopedic specialist. I have blisters on ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blisters on the balls of my feet...
June 22, 8:14pm

Blisters on the balls of my feet...
Folks, Just returned from a 20-mile hike and I have massive blisters about 1.5" in diameter under the ball of each foot. I've done a pretty exhaustive search on BPL and haven't found...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blisters on the balls of my feet...
June 21, 6:54pm

WTB Caldera Keg F
I'm about to pull the trigger on a Caldera Keg F and wondered if anyone here has one they've grown out of before I do so. Anyone? Please contact me at cnbingham (atta) gmail (dottod) com.

In Gear Swap » WTB Caldera Keg F
May 06, 6:46am

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