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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.
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Better than a ZPacks Solplex?
I'm looking too, do not like opinions on the cuben floor though and second, the price. Aging, so debating whether another Hex tent K(really light) or SMD Deschutes tarp and Serenity net tent f...

In GEAR » Can I do better than a Zpacks Solplex?
February 13, 11:53am

Rules don't work
I got a PM the other night and had no way to respond as they did not have a PM set up nor had any posts to figure out who they were nor did they supply an email addy. I had a few stoves for sale e...

In Gear Swap » 1st Post "I'll take it"
February 11, 6:37pm

Long Term Durability
I've had a WM Caribou 35F bag for about 10 years now, most bag nights of my WM bags. About the time I think it is getting cooler to sleep in it, it'll get my now 60 year old body thru a Zip...

In GEAR » Long term durability of Zpacks, Enlightened Equipment and Western Mountaineering bags/quilts
February 09, 8:03pm

New SMD tarp
Good point on the low to the ground set up. With me hitting 60 now, I like a little more protection for comfort. Where is that dang Sherpa!? I have the SMD Starlight, got a ZPacks Arc Blast la...

In GEAR » New SMD tarp
February 09, 7:50pm

New SMD tarp
Jon, you had me crunching numbers again on this and the Serenity net tent vs the ZPacks Hexamid tent or Hex tarp and Serenity tent combo. I'm holding off on a decision, but need to move on som...

In GEAR » New SMD tarp
February 09, 6:47pm

Perimeter protection
Here kitty, kitty. :) Duane

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Packing with Dogs
February 09, 9:34am

Packing with Dogs
After a good day, they will be less inclined to take off, but may find the energy to chase a easy target. :) I kept my dogs in my tent as I was more worried about them finding a porcupine or skunk...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Packing with Dogs
February 08, 9:57am

Packing with Dogs
I've had three pack/trail dogs. Snow and granite can cause bleeding on their pads if hiked over for too long. I've had them out for a week at a time was all, no booties. My female Dobie ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Packing with Dogs
February 08, 12:06am

FS: MLD Newt and Zpacks Shoulder Pouch
Brian doesn't want the shoulder pouch, send it to me. :) Duane

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Newt and Zpacks Shoulder Pouch
February 06, 1:58pm

My Kalifornia tax dollars at work
I live in a rural area, so the Democratic Party controlled state has found a way to get more money to fund their constituents, they have not made enough spending cuts if at all. CalFire does not r...

In Chaff » My Kalifornia tax dollars at work
February 06, 12:06pm

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