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Stephen Parmenter (parmens) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me My name is Steve. My backpacking is primarily in wilderness areas, including: WV, VA, TN, GA, NC. My full out pack weight is in the 20 lb range, including food and water.
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All Forum Posts by Stephen Parmenter

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Re: VA, NC, MD Hiking Partners
David, I ended up needing a ACL replacement which was done 2/16. So no immediate trips for me. I'm hoping to be able to get out again in the June - July time frame, so as it gets closer and I have...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » N.C. and Va. 3 or 4 day hikes
March 18, 5:03pm

Survey
Male Greys, blues, taupe, khaki The idea of integrated electronics doesn't really appeal to me either. I think in one of Dr J's reports on future gear, he discussed a map with integrated GPS. Now...

In Multiple Use Gear » Help Needed
March 14, 7:11pm

Re: Hammock Warmth 6 - bulk
Thanks for the report. I have read bout the Jacks R Better system and it sounds great. Your review seems to bear that out. Here is my question for you. How bulky is your entire sleep system? It wou...

In GEAR » UL hommock camping
March 10, 7:43am

Re: PJ Speaks for?
Robert, For what ever reason, you seem to have an agenda. You say "many would find it hard to believe...." I doubt that it is "many". I certainly understood PJ's use of 'we' to mean the forum pos...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » conflict of interest: Manufacturing V review
January 20, 7:49am

NC, VA trips
I live in OH but do quite a bit of my bp trips in NC, VA, WV, GA, TN etc. I would appreciate being kept in the loop when you have trips with an open spot available. I wouldn't mind the drive to hoo...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » N.C. and Va. 3 or 4 day hikes
December 18, 5:56am

BMW VAPR bivy (cont.)
One more piece of info. I was using my bivy under a GoLite Lair 1 tarp and there was no rain that night.

In GEAR » Condensation problems in Vapr Bivy. Suggestions?
December 17, 7:14pm

BMW VAPR Bivy
That's interesting you say that. The first weekend in Nov, bp in Dolly Sods with night temps around 20*, I had the same problem using my BigAgnes down Horse Thief sleeping bag inside the BMW VAPR ...

In GEAR » Condensation problems in Vapr Bivy. Suggestions?
December 17, 7:12pm

Re: Re: east side Sods access
Bob, Laneville is the most SW entrance, yes. But sorta south central, from what I remember without looking at a map. It is the lowest elevation trailhead, so should be the best winter entrance to ...

In Winter Hiking » Low elevation Winter Setup
November 08, 6:54pm

Re: Coleman Xtreme Stove fuel canisters
Any suggestions on where you can buy the fuel? I can't find any place online that sells them.

In GEAR » stove to melt snow
November 06, 8:00am

Re: Dolly Sods access from the east
Bob, I assume you are talking about the Laneville trailhead, it's in the SE part of Dolly Sods. (Bear Rocks is in the NE.) Any of the trailheads that I am aware of has miles of FS roads which are ...

In Winter Hiking » Low elevation Winter Setup
November 04, 4:46pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Parmenter

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BMW Cocoon UL60 Pant
Have worn twice now, on a trip in Feb and one in March. Fit is true to size and adds a significant amount of warmth around camp in the evening and extending the warmth of my 35° bag down into the 20s....

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
April 17, 9:36am

Patagonia the company
In January, I had ordered a Patagonia Synchilla fleece vest for my wife (this particular color had caught her eye), from Moosejaw. The order was accepted and supposedly mailed. After about 2 weeks of ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 5:01pm

Moosejaw the company
In January, I had ordered a Patagonia Synchilla fleece vest for my wife (this particular color had caught her eye), from Moosejaw. The order was accepted and supposedly mailed. After about 2 weeks of ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 5:00pm

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
I haven't had any problems getting the Rocky socks on my feet. I don't remember if I up sized or not, but when they are on, they fit. There is not much excess in the toes. Additionally, they d...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
February 27, 5:19pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
I have never had a leaking valve and my BA air core has always given great comfort and warmth down to about 20°

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 17, 3:41pm

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr Bivy Sack
In narrow range of climate conditions (around freezing and damp) I have woke up with condensation on the inside, which dampens my down sleeping bag. I would have prefered one of the newer models with ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
November 25, 9:24pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
Some months back, I used my MSR Pocket Rocket to boil a pan of water when the power went out. I didn't think that the pan should have been too heay for the stove, but after boiling the water, I realiz...

In Stoves - Canister
November 24, 12:32pm

Montrail Vitesse
I would concur with the previous two ratings. My one complaint is also the shallowness of the entire sole. Their is no raised area in the arch area of the shoe. So while this may lend itself to better...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 14, 7:53pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I wear them in my Montrail hikers (various models) and have found them to be a wonderful addition. No heel or toe blisters for me; nothing but very much needed arch support which leaves my feet feeli...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 17, 8:31pm

Granite Gear Vapor Trail
Great capacity for a 2 lb pack. Easily the most comfortable pack that I have carried up to around 30 lbs. The side pockets are too tight and small to be very functional.

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 02, 5:32pm