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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: Cooking System for 4
“What stove / pot system do you use to cook for a family of 4 in the backcountry?” I have 5 kids. Three are married now and I now have 5 grandkids. Anytime our family went backpacking, I ne...

In GEAR » Cooking System for 4
June 23, 2:03pm

Re: Small AM/FM and FM Radios
Dale, I have been testing the radio for a week. I like its attributes: 1. One AA battery; same battery as gps and flashlight. 2. Battery lasts 100 hours. So I don’t have to worry about spare b...

In Gear Swap » Small AM/FM and FM Radios
June 21, 7:53am

Re: best sandal for urban distance walking?
I’ve spent several weeks in Spain (central, eastern, and southern) A sandal with a good cushy heel and a well-centered arch goes a long way. My wife and I have tried the Chaco Z2. We could ne...

In GEAR » best sandal for urban distance walking?
June 09, 11:11am

Re: Small AM/FM and FM Radios
Hello Dale. I'll take the "Sony SRF-39 analog AM/FM radio. 3.4oz with one AA battery. Belt clip, DX/local switch." PM Sent. -Barry

In Gear Swap » Small AM/FM and FM Radios
June 09, 9:28am

Re: group backpacking gear
Sorry for late response, and back to the original question. STOVES: A few times I have fed 3 families (total of 12) off of 2 alcy stoves: a Titan Kettle and a 3C pan. Using shifts, they were al...

In GEAR » group backpacking gear
May 06, 4:10pm

Re: What Towel Do You Use?
I wonder about their care instructions “1. Machine washable under delicate and keep dry when possible” I use my towel (holey car shammy from walmart) as my sweat grabber in the back of my pa...

In GEAR » What Towel Do You Use?
April 28, 12:57pm

Re: Squall Classic with 47in LT3 Trekking Poles
My LT3 is 115cm (45”). I have just been using the pole/LT3 straight up. I like putting the tip up in the grommet. That looks more secure (stitching wise) than putting the handle in the pocket bec...

In GEAR » Squall Classic with 47in LT3 Trekking Poles
April 26, 4:41pm

Re: Keeping two Neoairs together
You probably have a lighter method than me. I didn’t modify our neoairs. I straddle them on a GG Thinlight. That provided enough grip to hold them together (for us). Another item I use sometim...

In GEAR » Keeping two Neoairs together
April 22, 8:25am

Re: Hot Weather Socks
I salute you my man for helping those countries out! “The temp gets to about 140 degrees F. I bought a pair of Asolo FSN 95 GTX boots and now I'm looking for socks. Can anyone please recom...

In GEAR » Hot Weather Socks
April 20, 10:16am

Re: Which footwear for wet cold weekend?
“Any thoughts or recommendations on any of the above?” Sorry, can’t recommend any of them. I use my teva terra fi2 in all terrain and temperatures 20F-120F. It makes for such a flexible s...

In GEAR » Which footwear for wet cold weekend?
April 20, 9:57am

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