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Aqua Fina Bottle in a Sock
I used an Aqua Fina Bottle or a similar 20 oz plastic soda bottle for a hot water bottle on my hikes when in snow country. I found it weird to sleep with a plastic bottle too. My trick to making ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Hot water bottle/drinking water?
June 08, 9:07pm

Re: Re: Bay Area GGG 5.0
Wow!. Scott Herriot aka Squatch is a buddy of mine. All we need to attract the likes of him, and his camera(s), is a location resembling Bigfoot country. For the other BPL'ers unfamiliar wi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG 5.0
June 08, 8:12pm

The Roger Caffin Design Tents
Congratulations Roger! From what i can discern here on BPL you are a thoughtful and practical man who uses scientific method and logic to design and test things. It is nice to see something creat...

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
June 08, 7:39pm

The trail show
I am streaming this right now. Actually I don't have TV so usually it's newstalk radio.. well the trail show knocked newstalk right off the air here! So good to hear hikertrash again. Wo...

In Chaff » The Trail Show
June 05, 10:57pm

Very young
These appear to be very young people. The AT seems to have a lot of younger folks new to the hiking world. Yea the drama seems a bit over the top judging by the clip. That being said even older f...

In Chaff » beauty beneath the dirt vid
June 05, 8:56pm

RE-Irony
There is great irony in this thread for me. Back in 1991 I was preparing to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. A very wise REI employee recommended i NOT use Raichle Montagna Boots (at 5lbs a pair!) t...

In Chaff » REI staff knowledge
June 03, 11:27pm

Not sunk yet.
I recently returned to the plumbing trade after a three year hiking sabatical. It is interesting how the exodus of undocumented workers has been replaced by workers from states like Idaho and New ...

In Chaff » CA People -- in the hole for $500 per person?
May 29, 6:52pm

Memento Mori
You are quite right. It comes from Latin Memento Mori It means reminder of death. All that lives must die. I remembered it from an Art class i took at foothill college. It is actually interest...

In Chaff » I have a question....in regards to photo's, thru-hikers, and "seasoned" backpackers.
March 26, 9:59pm

Momento Moire
My co-worker's dog died today. This dog lived 8 years on a 25 acre ranch. Chased rabbits, dirtbikes, only got run over by a truck once in it's whole life.. and survived that one. This mor...

In Chaff » I have a question....in regards to photo's, thru-hikers, and "seasoned" backpackers.
March 26, 7:53pm

Re: Re: Re: I have a question....in regards to photo's, thru-hikers, and "seasoned" backpackers.
It gets funnier. Part of the original reason i got into longdistance hiking was because i was turning 40. I was losing my body to time and my youthful perception of myself no longer jibed with th...

In Chaff » I have a question....in regards to photo's, thru-hikers, and "seasoned" backpackers.
March 25, 12:39pm

All Reader Reviews by a b

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Bear Paw Wilderness Designs Minimalist 1 (Bug Bivy)
I used the a Bear Paw Wilderness Designs Minimalist 1 bug bivy every night of my Appalachian Trail thru hike. While there weren't many bugs flying around in mid March when I started, the fully enc...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
July 01, 9:39pm

MLD Patrol Shelter Solo Spectralite Wtih beak
The Mountain Laurel Designs Patrol shelter in translucent green Spectralight (Cuben fiber) is, by far, my favorite single piece of gear after 2180 miles and 98 days on my Appalachian Trail thru hike. ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 29, 11:30pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
Mountain Laurel Designs has proven to me that durability and light weight can co-exist in the universe. Fittingly, my first introduction to MLD occured on the Pacific Crest Trail when a fellow hiker...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 07, 1:03am

Mountain Laurel Designs Spirit Quilt 30
This is my initial review of the Mountain Laurel Designs Spirit Quilt 30 size regular. Weight as measured 19 ounces. Loft as measured 1 & 3/4 inches. I had found that I used my sleeping bag open ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
February 07, 12:18am

Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus
It was on the Pacific Crest Trail in Sept of 2009 near the end of my thru hike when I first saw another hiker(Lint) using an MLD Exodus frameless pack. Upon examining the craftsmanship of the pack, an...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 04, 2:21pm