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carl becker (carlbecker) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern Virginia
About Me 54 years old 6' at 200lbs and getting back to doing some overnight hiking.
CityFairfax
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CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by carl becker

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Re: Bought more gear :)
A bit late but IMHO the pack should be the last item puchased. Once all other items have been gathered you will have a volume spec that will dictate pack size. My first purchase was a 50L pack. ...

In GEAR » A starting backpacker looking for advice
June 21, 10:40am

Re: abuse poles?
That is alot of breakage. Either poor quality poles or abuse or combination of. I have LT4's and love them. My history is if I can't break it I lose it. So far Murphy has not stuck.

In GEAR » Are carbon fiber trekking poles reliable?
May 18, 7:07am

Re: In need of new clothes...
I use Railrider Adventure pants year round. I have two weights of Minsus33 wool base for cool and cold weather. No shorts. Tops are the same wool or with hoodie and or Montbell down inner.

In GEAR » In need of new clothes...
May 17, 8:17am

Re: Why bother with toothpaste?
My grandmother used baking soda to brush her teeth. Worked well for her. I don't see the need for tooth paste myself. Either Dr Bonner or baking soda for healthly gums and plack reduction. ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Dr. Bronners as Toothpaste?
April 30, 9:05am

Re: Packs with great load transfer
You should not dismiss Aarn packs. Even if they have extras on them the pack itself probably has the best load transfer ability made today. I have tried many different packs and types from old Ke...

In GEAR » Packs with great load transfer
April 28, 9:37pm

Re: Re: Mid 40's Sleep System
I would be cold. If the goal is long range I would consider a small light 40 degree quilt from Z-pack or Katabatic. My Montbell #3 compresses very small and I expect a quilt would be significantl...

In GEAR » Mid 40's Sleep System
April 17, 10:45am

Re: MLD TrailStar / DuoMid / SoloMid Olive Brown silnylon owners - Any regrets?
I have a white TT Sublite and olive Solomid. IMHO you should pick the color based on if you want to be seen. Sometimes I do, other times I don't.

In GEAR » MLD TrailStar / DuoMid / SoloMid Olive Brown silnylon owners - Any regrets?
April 04, 9:19am

Re: bag in a bag
That is a lot of extra nylon to carry for sleeping bags.

In GEAR » bag in a bag
March 21, 9:32am

Re: Ibex Indie Hoody users.
You could take it and see for yourself. I live in Virginia and use it with another layer and shell for cold two season, late fall, winter and early spring. If it is near freezing I may also use a...

In GEAR » Ibex Indie Hoody users.
March 13, 4:59am

Re: Leg Insulation
I use Minus 33 wool light or med weight and Railrider pants.

In GEAR » Leg Insulation
February 08, 4:05pm

All Reader Reviews by carl becker

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Inov8 RocLite 315
I did lots of research to replace my 30 year old heavy leather boots. I tried many different boots at REI before I ordered these and have found my hiking shoe. I went one size up from my street shoes...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 16, 8:14pm

Osprey Exos 34 Exos 34
I recently looked at packs for some over night hiking. I tried the REI Flash 30, Montbell versalite 50, SMD Swift, GG Miniposa and Osprey exos 34. At 23 pounds the Osprey is by far the most comforta...

In Backpacks - External Frame
January 16, 8:03pm