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Brian Sims (MtnFiend) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Pasadena, CA
About Me I am more of a cyclist these days (MTB and road) but get out on a few backpacking trips each year. I primarily spend time in the east side Sierra. I am an Eagle Scout, worked in the outdoor industry (including REI) for a few years, and have a good background in wilderness travel.

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All Forum Posts by Brian Sims

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Still doesn't make since
I understand this "feature" was implemented by design. And I would love to send him a PM but I cannot sign up. Why would I want to go get another email because of one forum? I want to ...

In GEAR » Practical Backpacking
August 27, 8:10am

Practical Backpacking
Does anyone know how to contact the Practical Backpacking guy? I looked all over the forum and netcast site but could not find anything. I would post on the forum but cannot register with the u...

In GEAR » Practical Backpacking
August 26, 10:46pm

REI Jet UL or Equivalent
I need a lightweight smaller pack for long day hikes and as a summit pack for third class routes. I prefer a zip or roll top to a pack with a top flap but this is not mandatory. Due to it'...

In GEAR » REI Jet UL or Equivalent
August 15, 4:57pm

Re: Fabric Durability
Kevin and Graham, Re the use of the word mountaineering in my original post. You bring up a good point. I will not be doing what either of you would consider mountaineering, not would I for th...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » LW Moutaineering Packs
May 07, 7:06pm

Re: Packs
Robert, See link for discussion on climbing gear questions: I am working with a former REI co-work...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » LW Moutaineering Packs
May 03, 6:57pm

Re: re:LW Moutaineering Packs
My trips are late enough in the year I am not likely to be camping on the snow. If I do I carry the RidgeRest and Therma-A-Rest as well, but again this is rare. There are several little items...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » LW Moutaineering Packs
May 02, 11:44am

Another Thread on CiloPacks
There is another ongoing thread on The G-Spot board about CiloGear packs. Graham has offered to post additional pictures of the pack.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » LW Moutaineering Packs
May 01, 7:49pm

Re: Re: Cilogear packs
Graham, It would be helpful to have pictures of the suspension. There is another thread on the Mountaineering and Alpinism board I started. One responder is considering this a CiloGear pack an...

In GEAR » Question about CiloGear packs
May 01, 7:47pm

Re: LW mtneering packs
Wild Things looks nice, weight and capacity, but $360. Wow that is up there compared to the others.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » LW Moutaineering Packs
May 01, 12:48pm

Re: Style
Responding to Robert but also a general statement about the style of "mountaineering" I will be doing. I quoted mountaineering because we are not doing really advanced stuff here. We wi...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » LW Moutaineering Packs
May 01, 12:41pm

All Reader Reviews by Brian Sims

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Mountain Hardwear Kiva
I have owned this tent for years. I have used it as a shelter, bathroom, cook shelter (windy morning in Joshua Tree), and sun shade. Most here are interested in the performance of the tent as a ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
May 09, 10:23pm

Gossamer Gear NightLight 3/4
I purchased this product based on the rave reviews on the Gossamer Gear site. :) Well I would give it a 2. I didn't get cold, so I guess it served its purpose. It was not all that comfortable. ...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 25, 10:30pm

Organic Food Bar Omega3 Flax
I have been buying this bar for a few years now and they are by far my fav. I find it at Trader Joe's (if you have one of those near you), Whole Foods, and Wild Oats. Unlike all the other ba...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 25, 10:07pm