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Paul Cronshaw (beemancron) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southwest US
About Me Over the past 6 years, I have transitioned from a regular backpacker to an ultralight backpacker. I am a Los Padres National Forest Volunteer Wilderness Ranger (VWR) and coordinate a group known as the "Litehikers". I am a PCT section hiker, hoping to complete the 2,650 miles in 5 years. I have completed the PCT Sections A,B, the JMT (Section H) and part of D. My favorite companies are Gossamer Gear (I am a Trails Ambassador), ULA and Montbell.
CitySanta Barbara
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://picasaweb.google.com/beemancron
My PDF Gear ListPCT Section H (JMT) Gear List

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SPF Bandana
I found these SPF bandanas at Coolibar. They report 98% UV absorption. http://www.coolibar.com/01012m.html

In GEAR » Bandana SPF
July 03, 11:48pm

Bandana SPF
Many hikers use a baseball hat and bandana for sun protection. I am interested in knowing what the SPF is for a bandana.

In GEAR » Bandana SPF
July 02, 10:39am

PCT Section?
Jay, Just curious as to which PCT section you are doing? If you don't need to protect your food with a bear canister than the amount of food you carry is a personal preference. HYOH.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » PCT SECTION FOOD= 10 days 20 lbs.
June 29, 1:38pm

PCT Section H Food - 7 days 11 lbs
Jay, Recommended 1.5 - 2 lbs of food per day. YMMV. Find foods that have high calorie, low weight ratio. Get a scale, read labels, measure and calculate. Check out this resource: http:/...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » PCT SECTION FOOD= 10 days 20 lbs.
June 29, 11:26am

Pack cover vs pack liner
As Kristin reported, you can save the weight of separate sleeping bag and clothes stuff sacks by stuffing your sleeping bag and clothes into a sturdy garage bag. Everything else is fair game for be...

In GEAR » Pack covers - how many use them?
June 28, 11:47pm

LW Bug protection
You can use BPL's UL head net and sleep cowboy style under a tarp. Fits nicely in combination with a baseball cap. However, if the netting touches your skin, you are fair game for a mosquito ...

In GEAR » Lightweight mosquito protection under a tarp?
June 28, 11:07pm

Gossamer Gear Addiction
I confess. I suffer from "GG addiction"! Gossamer Gear has: 1. Good UL philosophy 2. Good products 3. Good service 4. Good communication 5. Good people (Glen, Grant, Jeff et. ...

In Chaff » Gossamer Gear customer service SUCKS
June 28, 11:10am

Simblissity Inner Peace
Thanks for the heads up on the Simblissity Inner Peace. Their web site has a little more info and a nice setup picture: http://www.simblissity.net/inner-peace.htm Any additional comments f...

In GEAR » Bug net under a tarp
June 26, 3:03pm

MLD Bug Bivy
Summer is here and so are the bugs, and other critters. Anyone had experience with this bug bivy? Solo or under a tarp? http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/index.php?cPath=22&osCsid...

In GEAR » MLD Bug Bivy
June 24, 10:50am

Bug net under a tarp
I am headed for the JMT in a few weeks. It's is going to be buggy. I will be packing the GG One. However, since I like testing gear, I am thinking of taking a Michael Stiver's solo tar...

In GEAR » Bug net under a tarp
June 23, 10:35am

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