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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: Window shrink insulation as ground cloth? Same as Gossamer Gear Polycryo?
“Should I go for the "inside" or "outside" window kit and why?” The ‘outside’ version is thicker and heavier than the ‘inside’ version. The ‘outside’ versio...

In GEAR » Window shrink insulation as ground cloth? Same as Gossamer Gear Polycryo?
June 07, 1:07pm

Re: Four wind shirts to choose from. Help me pick...
My vote would be your NF Verto That looks amazing at 3.2oz! My most used gear is my obsolete Marmot wind jacket at 3.5 oz. I lov...

In GEAR » Four wind shirts to choose from. Help me pick...
May 23, 4:20pm

Re: One Man Tent for Sale
It packs a big volume and head height is a little short for my comfort. Not to mention there are lighter weight tents. So to pay your price makes me do a looooong pause. Sorry, -Barry

In Gear Swap » FS Smoking Deal on Sierra Desings Stash 1
May 18, 12:41pm

Re: Tent recommendations
I have the Double Rainbow and Rainshadow (1st generation). My wife likes the dome shape of the Rainbow so she can sit up with head in the center. But she PREFERS the greater space in the Rainshado...

In GEAR » Tent recommendations
May 16, 12:13pm

Re: Lightest 10 day stove
“What is the lightest fuel powered (alcohol, butane, esbit, etc.) stove setup for 10 days assuming 1/2 liter is boiled twice a day.” Assume canister 3x more efficient than alcy. I made a spr...

In GEAR » Lightest 10 day stove
May 08, 4:16pm

Tarptent Virga Re: Gear closet cleanout: TNF, TT, LH, POE, SD, ... – cooking, sleeping, tents etc.
PM sent -Barry

In Gear Swap » Gear closet cleanout: GSI, TNF, TT, LH, POE, SD, Kookabay ... – cooking, sleeping, tents etc.
May 08, 1:02pm

Re: Using Orthotics with Tevas
“Does your wife find that the straps on the Tevas are sufficient to keep her orthotics from sloshing around underfoot? And what about the issues of wearing socks with Tevas?” The straps wor...

In GEAR » Does Such a Shoe Exist
May 02, 4:31pm

Re: Need Heel Lift
“…found they lack sufficient (or any) heel lift…” My wife likes a heel lift and she wears her orthodics with the tevas. She doesn’t do it all time; only when she’s trying to get rid ...

In GEAR » Does Such a Shoe Exist
May 02, 2:30pm

Re: Does Such a Shoe Exist
“Does anyone make a really stiff sole, mesh top (or otherwise nice and breathable) hiking shoe? Something available in the US.” Well, that description matches my teva terra fi2 (and 3). It...

In GEAR » Does Such a Shoe Exist
May 02, 1:20pm

Re: Sleep pad for side sleepers.
OK, you side sleepers; how do you sleep w/o getting a numb arm after ½ hour? I always get a numb arm on my neoair (and prolites and all CCF) so I’ve just been sleeping on my back or front. Tha...

In GEAR » Sleep pad for side sleepers.
April 05, 10:40am

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