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USA Duane Hall (hikerduane) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
About Me I'm 60, single male. I had been in Retail Management for over 30 years. I have mostly solo bped since the early mid '70's. I XC some, not afraid to go alone, I also solo winter camp, even out in sub-zero temps. A few years ago, I went on a backcountry bp to Alaska, where I flew in by bush plane with five others into Wrangell/St. Elias NP. Since early 2010, I have been collecting vintage/antique camping and bp stoves, having acquired over 90 now. I like many outdoor activities, from bping to dirtbike riding, gardening.
CityMeadow Valley
StateCA
CountryUS Of A

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ZPacks Arc Blast 52L
I hope someone grabs this. I have this pack with the one crossbar and had no issues this past season carrying loads in the mid 20's, nor gear poking me in the back. I'm 60, did some XC bpi...

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Arc Blast 52L
December 06, 7:55pm

Advice needed for DOWN BOOTIES
Sounds like you either had too short of a mattress or only used one. Booties are nice, for me if standing/sitting around, use a sit pad under them too. They do make down socks. Duane

In GEAR » Advice needed for DOWN BOOTIES
December 06, 11:32am

My Hexamid with SMD serenity net!
I should have played with my Hex tent before I sold it, to see how much I could reduce the big footprint and still have enough length to fit my 6' bod in it. I went without the beak, thinking ...

In GEAR » My Hexamid with SMD serenity net!
December 06, 11:29am

My Hexamid with SMD serenity net!
What points are you not guying out to only use 6 stakes? Leaving the back two off that pull the tarp out? From all my money wasting and searching, the ZPacks Hexamid tent or tarp seem about the be...

In GEAR » My Hexamid with SMD serenity net!
December 06, 8:59am

WTT: Handheld noisemaker for backpacking gear
I took a chance to see if he had an old MSR or other stove. :) Duane

In Gear Swap » WTT: Handheld noisemaker for backpacking gear
December 05, 11:04am

Instaflator
I insert my opened hand into the Instaflator pump I have, to open it up, then roll it closed. Down side is in a wind, the wind will partially collapse the bag some. It is slow, less than 5 minute...

In GEAR » air mattress pump?
December 05, 11:00am

Instaflator
+1 I only use the Instaflator for my XTherm in frozen/snow camping conditions. Not suited though to use as the mattress stuff sack as the first time I did so, it shows signs of stretching/wear, s...

In GEAR » air mattress pump?
December 05, 6:44am

8# base weight high sierra gear list. critiques?
I have a Zpacks Arc Blast pack, 18oz., worked great this summer for my week long trip. At 60 now, I only need one outer clothing layer, a Montbell liner? jacket at 8 oz.? for the warmer part of th...

In Gear Lists » 8# base weight high sierra gear list. critiques?
December 04, 7:35pm

Johnsville Ski Hill may reopen 2014/15 season
Yes it is, that is still great news. It has been down for a number of years. Duane

In Other Activities » Johnsville Ski Hill may reopen 2014/15 season
December 04, 2:01pm

PossumDown alert
I can't recall the USA vendor, but you can get the stuff here. Duane

In GEAR » PossumDown alert
December 04, 2:00pm

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