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Robert Perkins (rp3957) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale The Sierras
About Me I usually plan 2- 3 weekend trips in the Sierras a year and try to do one 'long' hike a year. I really like the Central part of the Sierras.

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Putting gear together for JMT section in summer
Lets see... -Patagonia Nano Puff has worked spectacular for me the last two JMT hikes. -Patagonia Cap 2 hits the sweet spot for a good insulating layer. -Stick with a down bag, much warmer, li...

In Gear Lists » Putting gear together for JMT section in summer (critique!!!)
November 07, 11:05pm

"JMT and Bear Spray."
Bob, This is one case where your post has got me cracking up! I couldn't have said it better. Don't spray the black bears, take their picture, if you get the chance!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT and Bear Spray.
November 07, 9:14pm

"JMT and Bear Spray."
I have seen bears on most of my JMT hikes. It is a pretty cool experience. Don't bother with pepper spray. Don't sleep with food, pack a bear canister, and keep your camp clear of food and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT and Bear Spray.
November 07, 7:06am

"When is it just a fetish?"
Tom, I'm not sure if it relates to the thread, or not, but I have really been trying to hack away at my food weight as well. This summer I ran out of food on the last day for the first time eve...

In Philosophy & Technique » When is it just a fetish?
November 06, 6:59pm

High Sierra Trail Logistics
Wow! Thanks Tom. That is good info.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » High Sierra Trail Logistics
October 30, 8:33pm

Muir Project Video
Cool video bump-o-rama!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Muir Project Video
October 30, 2:38pm

High Sierra Trail Logistics
Thanks to all who posted ideas. I think I am going to do a semi-loop going in over Shepherd Pass and out Whitney Portal to alleviate travel logistics. My next question is for anyone who has don...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » High Sierra Trail Logistics
October 30, 2:31pm

Do you play an instrument
Another cool thread. I play any kind of percussion instrument I can get my hands on. I have played drums for jazz bands, marching bands, and now for a worship and music team at church. I need to fi...

In Chaff » Do you play an instrument?
October 30, 2:25pm

BSA discrimination policy
Douglas, Both good points. I didn't say that Christians couldn't support the ACLU, I just meant to say overall I do not support them or agree with many of their positions. I think that that...

In Chaff » BSA discrimination policy :(
October 30, 2:09pm

BSA discrimination policy
Dave, With both of your snide posts on this thread you have proven my point on how Christians are 'fair game' to throw any label or smart-a@# comments you want to make and they are cool! Yo...

In Chaff » BSA discrimination policy :(
October 30, 10:30am

All Reader Reviews by Robert Perkins

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Zimmerbuilt Half-Dome, modified
I have owned many packs with some features I liked and dis-liked on each one, so I decided to give the custom order pack method a shot. After a less than pleasant experience with Kooka bay, I went int...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 24, 9:53pm

Osprey Talon 44
I picked up this pack with my REI dividend and have been taking it for a lot of 'test-runs' in the hills and have come to really love it's fit. I have switched between trying out a SMD Swi...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
April 24, 11:23pm

Six Moons Designs 2011 Swift
I have had a chance to do a quick test run of my new Swift pack with pocket hipbelt, and no stays. I am really impressed with how this pack rides! I loaded it up with about 20 pounds and took it for a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 09, 8:15pm

KookaBay air mattress
Edit - If I could, I would do two seperate ratings here. The pad would rate a 4, but customer sevice and response time would be a 1. I'll give it an average of 2.5. I got the pad and overall it...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 05, 1:12pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
At first I just loved this filter, it had all of the qualities of a good filter; fast pumping, compact, and light. I used it in the Sierra's, in clear water, following the backflushing instruction...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
October 26, 10:32pm