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Erik G (fox212) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale THE Bay Area :)
About Me I've been backpacking a long time, and started trying to go ultralight over the past year or so. I'm always trying to refine my gear list to improve comfort and enjoyment while also reducing weight, volume, and number of items carried. I love the simplicity of a minimal kit. I also enjoy making and modifying my own gear.
CityDanville
StateCA
CountryUSA
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Gravity filtration
I use a platy big zip for my dirty water bag and remove the drinking tube and the blue plastic clamp thingy. A lot of the weight of the big zip is in those parts (will weigh soon). I can use it as ...

In GEAR » New Sawyer mini: Gravity filtration vs. squeeze concept
January 03, 2:49pm

GorillaPod Micro 250
This is what I use for my point and shoot camera (Canon Powershot S110). Weight is 0.6oz, and it folds up and fits in the camera case while still attached to the camera. Works pretty well for selfi...

In GEAR » light weight mini camera tripod ?
December 10, 5:56pm

Re: canisters
Honestly this is a good question, and +1 the only stupid question is the one unasked. :) WRT recycling, sometimes just puncturing the canister isn't enough, since it still looks like a press...

In GEAR » Two years, and I still have stupid questions.
November 27, 11:26am

Re: Death Valley Backpacking
Not sure about the distance questions you asked, but I'd say late fall/early winter or late winter/early spring will be your best bet in terms of temperatures. It will get *cold* there at night...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help planning Death Valley backpacking?
November 21, 5:24pm

Very Cool
Kat, that's awesome that you got some pics of the beast!!! Mountain Lions are truly impressive creatures. I wonder if they like catnip the same way their little domestic cousins do... I'...

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
November 13, 4:35pm

Re: re: re: "the love"
David, I'm sure Doug was AT LEAST partly kidding, but it just rubbed me the wrong way with the "get a room" thing. It makes me not want to share my feelings that I otherwise would wa...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
November 08, 1:17pm

Re: "the love"
nevermind, don't want to be negative.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
November 08, 1:05pm

6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
Ooh boy, I can't wait!! This will be my first GGG event(of many, hopefully!). More than anything else I'm really looking forward to meeting like-minded folks and making some new friends and...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
November 08, 12:28pm

Ads
Well, as another lowly forum-only member, I do see the ads. They've increased in number and gotten progressively more "loud" (moving, flashy, etc) over the past few days. A few day...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL has Ads now ?
October 24, 11:44am

Re: Foam pads
Just FYI, McMaster-Carr has "water and tear-resistant" EVA foam sheets available. 29" x 47", thicknesses from 1/8" to 1". http://www.mcmaster.com/#eva-foam/=p1ruv8

In GEAR » How much is shipping from MEC to the US?
October 22, 11:37am

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