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Matthew Zion (mzion) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me Eagle Scout. Navy Veteran.

AT '10; CT yo-yo '11; PCT '12
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dead weight
Dedicated first aid items are dead weight in my opinion. Multiple use items such as soap, duct tape and a bandana will treat 99% of trail based afflictions. Anything else would happen from not us...

In GEAR » First aid and rescue kits - what to leave behind?
January 31, 4:39pm

Not water proof
GTX is code for 'cost extra.' waterproof and not water proof will both get wet but the not water proof will dry much quicker.

In GEAR » Trailrunners: Waterproof or Not?
January 30, 2:44pm

Silnylon is probably more easily punctured and torn than cuben and makes for a fine shelter material. I wouldn't stress over the durability just take the necessary precautions to prevent damag...

In GEAR » Hexamid made with heavier Cuben?
January 28, 12:02pm

Haha. Maybe not a box... that wouldn't be UL.

In GEAR » I know we decided gear sucks and all, but check this out: Cuben Infused Cyanocitta.
January 24, 10:27pm

"...I looked at your quilt and a jizzed my pants..."

In GEAR » I know we decided gear sucks and all, but check this out: Cuben Infused Cyanocitta.
January 24, 10:22pm

I like my hexamid solo. I don't use the netting but you definitely have the option, as well as the new extended beak. If you think it'll be too small the duo is a very viable option for s...

In GEAR » A hopefully not too onerous tarptent advice request.
January 24, 10:16pm

The 20 would give you more versatility if your aspiring to 3 season jaunts.

In GEAR » Sleep system advice
January 24, 8:07pm

Re: Down fallacy
Down is suitable for any environment. I often hear people say stuff like "I don't use down because if it gets wet..." or what you mentioned about certain areas being 'too humid....

In GEAR » Down in the PNW
January 24, 4:09pm

Re: Dish Washing
When I was in Maine this summer I crossed probably a dozen groups from different camps. All of which were traveling in groups of 10+ causing high impact. Caught a one of these groups, all girls, ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bad Behavior
January 23, 9:10pm

Re: Marketing Rhetoric
"Yes, it's clever marketing designed to strike at our emotions -- be it our fears or our desire to feel macho" Indeed it is. Pathos is certainly the most common. Egos and Logos a...

In GEAR » Big, Heavy Packs
January 21, 2:19pm

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