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Evan McCarthy (evanrussia) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Northern Europe
About Me Expat UL backpacker living in Riga and exploring Northern Europe's trail and forests.
CityRiga
StateRiga
CountryLatvia
My Website URLhttps://www.facebook.com/evankylemccarthy
My PDF Gear ListGear List for June-July Kungsleden

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All Forum Posts by Evan McCarthy

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Much appreciated!
Wim, Katy, Roger: Many thanks for your thoughts on the Kungsleden. I look forward to a successful trip, and it will be thanks to folks like you. Keep any new insights coming!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Kungsleden (King's Trail), June-July 2013
December 16, 11:00am

No Need to Pussy Foot Around This Problem
My wife's cat decided to set up camp on my cuben gear after a recent trip. I very delicately coaxed him off, which prevented his evil little paws from finding purchase in my purchases.

In Chaff » No Need to Pussy Foot Around This Problem
December 10, 1:54am

Re: winter tent recommendations
I've used my MLD Duomid in Dolly Sods in the winter on a few occasions and never felt I needed anything more. I don't think you need a bad @ss winter tent, just one that could take a few i...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Group trip: Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV
December 10, 1:40am

Re: Sleeping Bag Liner as Summer Bag
I found that even in the middle of summer in the mid-Atlantic, there would come a point in the night where I needed just a little bit of insulation to be comfortable. I turned to the Nunatak Arc E...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag Liner as Summer Bag
December 07, 4:58am

Kungsleden (King's Trail), June-July 2013
I can tell from a forum search that a number of BPL folks (particularly the Nordic crowd) has done the Kungsleden in the past. A group of us are planning on hitting it this June/July, with a rough...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Kungsleden (King's Trail), June-July 2013
December 05, 1:51am

Gauja National Park
I've certainly been on more exciting hikes, but it was great to explore Latvia's Gauja National Park this weekend. Flatter than a pancake but with some great river views and sandstone clif...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 230 mile (370 km) Hiking Trail Across Estonia?
December 03, 5:16am

Re: 230 mile (370 km) Hiking Trail Across Estonia?
I'm going a little stir crazy out here, actually. Since moving I have't been able to hit the trail, and now that I finally can I'm struggling with where exactly to go. I'm going t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 230 mile (370 km) Hiking Trail Across Estonia?
November 27, 1:22pm

Re: 40% Neoair X-THERM at Eddie Bauer
This is great! I just bought an Xtherm thanks to you.

In Gear Deals » 40% Neoair X-THERM at Eddie Bauer
November 26, 6:00am

230 mile (370 km) Hiking Trail Across Estonia?
I'm intrigued by this trail, opened this July. It claims to start from Lahemaa National Park in Northern Estonia and traverse six counties, two national parks, nine conservation areas, and thr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 230 mile (370 km) Hiking Trail Across Estonia?
November 20, 4:49am

Re: A little green
Great pictures and commentary. I'm glad you all had a great time! I can't wait to get out there. (Doug, why did you opt for the Hexamid solo for this trip?) I'm beginning to get b...

In Post-Trip Reports » Trip report: Sierra Trip - Shepherd Pass and Piute Pass
August 19, 10:24pm

All Reader Reviews by Evan McCarthy

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Nunatak Arc Edge
I was dubious about an 11 oz. quilt that keeps you warm when pushing it -- but I just go back from an outing with the Arc Edge down to high 30s even (not quite expected) and found the quilt and Nunata...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
April 17, 6:48pm