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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: Fast and Light Shoulder Season Footwear Tips
Sorry, slight deviating comment to follow: “April in Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho.” What? I didn’t see you there? Of course it was kind of empty. I was with my cousin th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Shoulder Season Footwear Tips
February 23, 2:52pm

Re: Favorite cheap sunglasses?
Sport EYZ http://www.sporteyz.com/shop.html UV protection, 0.9oz, great for contacts and fits over my glasses. The foam helps direct sweat away from the glasses. The elastic helps keep my glass...

In GEAR » Favorite cheap sunglasses?
February 23, 1:44pm

Re: Product Ideas and Feedback Wanted
“I am also interested to hear about other products ideas people may have.. ” For CCF pads, I feel most comfy on the ¾” thick versions. Other accessory ideas: 1. First aid stuff 2. BPL p...

In Gear Deals » Product Ideas and Feedback Wanted
February 23, 1:03pm

Re: What a Scout Needs for Backpacking
Good write up! “I have never had a Scout show up for an outing with everything except a backpack.” It happened to me once. “You forgot what!?”. The boy brought all his stuff in a garb...

In Editor's Roundtable » What a Scout Needs for Backpacking
February 14, 4:11pm

Re: Re: FS: Cuben SMD Wild Oasis
"If only you hadn't cut the netting off the perimeter..." +1

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben SMD Wild Oasis
January 17, 3:43pm

Smallest Packing 0-Degree Bag
So you want small, cheap, and light? Hmm. Good luck. You will have to go used. Maybe you’ll get this WM Antelope for $210 (I doubt it). http://www.ebay.com/itm/Western-Mountaineering-Antelope-6...

In GEAR » Smallest Packing 0-Degree Bag
January 06, 5:14pm

Re: Re: Jacks ‘R’ Better Sierra Stealth Quilt Review
" I get a much better seal on cold nights when I tighten up that drawstring. Without it I don't stay as warm." +1

In Editor's Roundtable » Jacks ‘R’ Better Sierra Stealth Quilt Review
December 07, 10:50am

Re: WTB NeoAir...
I saw this guy selling the small (my favorite) for $80 http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=56543 -Barry

In Gear Swap » WTB NeoAir...
December 02, 7:17pm

Re: Christmas style lights?
As noted above, Home Depot has, in their store, battery powered Christmas lights. I was just at Walmart and they also have battery powered lights; about $6 for 50 of them and they run on 3 C bat...

In GEAR » Christmas style lights?
December 02, 1:36pm

Re: SLX Denatured Alcohol vs HEET vs Green (Klean Strip) Denatured Alcohol
Very good research! First off, you may be wary of skin contact but careful pouring solves this. I actually like transferring my alcohol to another container. More specifically, I use these bottl...

In GEAR » SLX Denatured Alcohol vs HEET vs Green (Klean Strip) Denatured Alcohol
November 14, 12:53pm

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