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Joe Bancks (JackPike) - BPL Guest

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About Me C.S. Lewis:
Nature never taught me that there exists a God of glory and of infinite majesty. I had to learn that in other ways. But nature gave the word glory a meaning for me. I still do not know where else I could have found one. I do not see how the “fear” of God could have ever meant to me anything but the lowest prudential efforts to be safe, if I had never seen certain ominous ravines and unapproachable crags.
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Thanks Gary! Another thought: does the Z-Lite fold over backwards? Again, Thinking of extra padding up under my shoulders.

In GEAR » Z-Lite modifications?
May 05, 5:04pm

Z-Lite modifications?
Has anyone cut down a regular length (72") Therm-a-rest Z-Lite? I'm thinkin' of getting one, cutting down to 40" or so, and using the rest as sit pads, or as add'l padding und...

In GEAR » Z-Lite modifications?
May 05, 4:52pm

One left, but...
Bags are no longer available. Joe

In Gear Swap » Kelty Light Trekker 20F 550 Down
May 04, 9:05am

S2S Thermolite Reactor
I got one from Cabela's, thinking it'd be a good mid-west-southern solution to summer overheating. I slept in it one night, on my couch, in my climate-controlled home (70F), and was COL...

In GEAR » Ultra-ultralight sleep system for summer heat
May 02, 11:29pm

Don't get me wrong...
I love my VT hip belt, for all the obvious reasons. Not to mention clipping a camera/snack holster to it for quick-draw. And the first weight I ought to be trimming is the OTHER weight around m...

In GEAR » Vapor Trail belt: weight? go without?
April 27, 12:58pm

Blue Steel rope
PM sent re: the rope

In GEAR » For the hangers: ENO hammock Slap Straps (Slapstraps?) compare
April 27, 12:50pm

Torrentshell arrived
and as described. Thanks.

In Gear Swap » BIG GEAR SALE-Moving Sale
April 27, 12:44pm

Replies aplenty
Ryan, re: weight - Thank you! That is a surprising number. Michael, re: substitutes - what are the advantages, in your view, of having a belt? I've never gone without one, so I don't kn...

In GEAR » Vapor Trail belt: weight? go without?
April 26, 8:01pm

Vapor Trail belt: weight? go without?
I'm away from access to a decent scale. Does anybody have a weight for a Granite Gear Vapor Trail hip belt, size M? And has anyone used a VT without the hip belt? Work well? not so well?

In GEAR » Vapor Trail belt: weight? go without?
April 25, 11:47pm

PM sent on the Torrent Shell.

In Gear Swap » BIG GEAR SALE-Moving Sale
April 23, 8:40am

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