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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: Shoulder straps fall off shoulders
I will always have this problem. In the mid 80’s a car wreck ended up making my left shoulder 1” shorter than my right. Along with that the left clavicle slopes down. Thus my left long sleeve...

In GEAR » Shoulder straps fall off shoulders
October 28, 12:25pm

Re: Caption This:
I knew I should have got the free JMT permit!

In Chaff » Caption This:
October 27, 3:20pm

Re: WTB: Alcohol stove, trangia, Ti-Tri, of some other fuel system
“…but I'm also open to trying something cheap and simple in the meantime…” $17 w/ shipping for 2 types of alcy stoves (0.3oz), pot stand (0.5oz) , wind screen (0.8oz), 4 fl oz fuel b...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Alcohol stove, trangia, Ti-Tri, of some other fuel system
October 27, 12:53pm

Re: need to keep dry and from rubbing
“try underarmor heat gear compresion shorts as your base layer” +1; except I’m cheap. I use tightie whities. Also most of my sweat is coming down my back and will drain right into the gl...

In GEAR » butt cream?
October 25, 1:39pm

Re: enLIGHTened equipment is back with INSANE pricing
Hello Tim, I probably missed it. Is there anyway we can get some total weight and stuff size dimensions? Thanx, -Barry

In Gear Deals » enLIGHTened equipment is back with INSANE pricing
October 17, 12:50pm

Re: Where to Live
“…where would you move to? I'm looking at Montana, ” “…An active hiker and backpacker, cross-country skier…” Well Montana is close to ID. Actually I left the Midwest (IL) for ...

In Chaff » Where to Live
October 13, 3:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Alcohol Stove
“How is it that HEET works better than SLX at high altitude?” At high altitudes I have noticed HEET to be much easier to light than SLX (mostly Ethanol). I’m not a chemist but here’s ...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove
September 29, 12:34pm

Re: Alcohol Stove
“…unlike say, heet, which is garbage fuel, low heat output and truly vile smell/etc..” I see a dis-love for HEET here. In theory it looks like HEET has 20% less energy than ethanol. Howeve...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove
September 22, 1:51pm

Re: 1/8" Evazote Pad aka GG thinlight 1/8"
“Anybody use this as their main pad?” No. Just for insulation. I bring it if the temperature will be below freezing; I put it on my Neoair.

In GEAR » 1/8" Evazote Pad aka GG thinlight 1/8"
August 23, 12:34pm

Re: Re: River Crossing Camp Shoe ... Again :(
Hello Antti, Beautiful video. I’ve been in situations where I’m hiking in snow with my sandals. I wear wool and seal skinz socks in those instances. But at a running creek like the one shown, ...

In GEAR » River Crossing Camp Shoe ... Again :(
August 18, 12:56pm

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