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george carr (hammer-one) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Enjoy UL backpacking and building stoves.
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I have used cannister stoves for groups of 4 with no problem. I would suggest a cookpot in the 1.5 to 2 liter range for most needs.If you are budget minded aluminum is cheaper than titanium, but ei...

In GEAR » Newbie's gear list... suggestions are welcome
August 08, 7:23pm

Just a few suggestions
Steve, welcome aboard. It's great that you are trying to get your kids outdoors, and you'll find a great resource here to help give some suggestions. The 1st thing I would suggest to yo...

In GEAR » Newbie's gear list... suggestions are welcome
August 08, 5:47pm

Re:ExOfficio Air Strip Lite Shirt
I bought 3 of these shirts over the past 4+ years and use them quite a bit for 3 season backpacking. I haven't tried other similar shirts only b/c I have no gripes with the ASL, and usually s...

In GEAR » ExOfficio Air Strip Lite Shirt
August 07, 5:09pm

Couple of STS pics
Just got my camera back, so until I can get a trip report together here's a couple of pics from the STS. A motley crew (not THE motley crew): My buddy Dean enjoying Hammersley Pool:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Swimming Holes
July 28, 8:45pm

Tim, Congrads on the new site/venture. I'm sure you'll be a sucess! George

July 27, 3:04pm

Thanks Jeff!
Jeff, thanks for the great tip. The STS and Hammersley Wilds turned out to be just the trip to introduce my friends to backpacking. As soon as I get a chance I'll post a trip report.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Swimming Holes
July 20, 2:52pm

Nalgene Canteen
The Nalgene Canteen has a wide mouth screw on lid, is watertight, and can handle boiling water.

In GEAR » food rehydration container?
July 16, 5:37pm

Re:Re:Swimming Holes
If I'm far enough out that they don't bother building bridges, I smile at every stream crossing.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Swimming Holes
July 14, 3:06pm

Stream Crossings
Alright guys, you got me sold. OLP might wind up being one of my next hikes. I love stream crossings. Here's one crossing Big Wilson stream in the 100 Mile wilderness:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Swimming Holes
July 13, 2:45pm

Re:Old Loger Path
Kevin, Thanks for the tip. We're going to hit the STS this weekend, but will definitely keep the OLP in mind! I've hiked the AT, Catskills, Dacks and yet live so close to PA and never ta...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Swimming Holes
July 13, 8:30am

All Reader Reviews by george carr

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Mountain House Precooked Scrambled Eggs with Bacon
When I decide to pack a hot breakfast I usually either pick up the MH eggs with bacon or ham and peppers. As one reviewer suggested, pour out the water before consuming. I usually prepare this dish as...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
February 19, 7:47pm

Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce
When I grab a freeze dried dinner for an overnighter, the MH lasagna is my number one choice. I liked it when I started in '88 and still like it today.

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
February 19, 7:40pm

Lightweight Backpacking 101 Ryan Jordan, Alan Dixon + (2001)
When I 1st joined this was the article that convinced me sub 5 was possible. I think that on the home page there should be a link that says read this first. While the original might use some up...

In Books and Media
February 19, 7:34pm

The Ultralight Backpacker by Ryel Kestenbaum
At the time of this books publishing UL backpacking was still relatively new to the general backpacking public, so as the saying goes "you can fool some of the people some of the time...". T...

In Books and Media
February 19, 7:28pm

Tarptent Squall
I purchased my Tarptent Squall in 2004 and now consider it my main shelter when I am carrying a tent. Henry Shires was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. The squall has served me well from my b...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
February 10, 8:42am

Powerbar Energy Gel Caffinated Gels
I discovered energy gels a few years ago and decided to try the Powerbar brand on an AT hike in 2004. If you've never tried a carbohydrate gel or don't typically take in caffeine all I can say...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
February 10, 8:31am

Montbell Thermawrap Vest
I've owned the Montbell Thermawrap UL Vest for 3 seasons now, and like many folks I puchased it to save weight. I originally carried a fleece vest that had trustily served me for many years, so I ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 10, 8:12am