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Leigh Baker (leighb) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northeast Texas Pineywoods
About Me Nearly 60,but in better shape than at 40! Always hiked, love the outdoors and nature. Started backpacking just over 3 yrs. ago,fortunately began UL thanks to BPL. Also an avid paddler,and special education teacher.
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pack wt
For me, #6 makes 1-5 possible :) I think the whole purpose of lightening up is so that you can attain maximum enjoyment out of all those things. A heavy pack would make it impossible for some to e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How important is pack weight to your overall experience?
August 31, 4:39am

re; Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas GGG this fall
The opening day for deer season(excluding muzzleloader 10/20 and bow hunting 9/15) in zone 11 (majority of the Ouachita's) is 11/10. Maybe try for the first week of Nov.? I'd certainly be o...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas GGG this fall?
August 29, 5:05am

re:Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas GGG this fall
I'd definitely be interested. Agree Ouachita's would be great, ERL would be great or a section of the OT. but I'm open to other venues... also agree on later....mid Oct at earliest I wo...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas GGG this fall?
August 28, 6:12pm

RE:"We Americans Waste / Throw Away Half Our Food -- Say it ain't so!"
Unfortunately I'm sure it's correct. We American's are obscene in what they think then need to own/buy and consequently waste...it's embarrassing; maybe someday that will change. ...

In Chaff » We Americans Waste / Throw Away Half Our Food -- Say it ain't so!
August 22, 6:13pm

re: PP supporting shelter
Dennis, I have a Solomid and was considering the PP, but wasn't sure about using them with the Mid, I did a lot of research (with the help of folks here) and the PP's are my pole of choice ...

In GEAR » ergo or straight handled trekking poles
August 08, 4:38pm

Way OT, internet service question
I live out in the country and as far as I've been able to ascertain my current IP is my only option for service....but, they will only provide me with a "package" which includes, Cabl...

In Chaff » Way OT, internet service question
August 08, 6:58am

re:"The Last of the Great Unknown' Screening"
Thanks for the heads up Anna, just watched it, amazing!

In On the Web » The Last of the Great Unknown' Screening
July 26, 6:30pm

re; "Cool way to carpool by swapping car keys and then each using the others car when you are done your trip."
Yep, I haven't done it but some friends I know have.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cool way to carpool by swapping car keys and then each using the others car when you are done your trip.
July 26, 2:22pm

re:"Day hike from base camp, how do you carry water/food/essentials"
Gossamer Gear RikSak

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Day hike from base camp, how do you carry water/food/essentials
July 25, 6:19am

Thanks Mike,
Very helpful. I've been googling some and came up with a few others, but not good reviews or too small capacity. These however, both look like good possibilities and I appreciate that you hav...

In GEAR » Waist pack hydration
July 22, 5:35pm

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