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Richard Lyon (richardglyon) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Bridger Mountains
About Me I backback most frequently in the Rockies, and most often take three-day trips. Over the past fifteen years I've served as a Forest Service volunteer in Wyoming and Montana, doing trail maintenance. As I get older I'm always looking for ways to lighten my pack load but I'm far from ultralight. I especially like base camp trips, with day hikes from a fixed camp.

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All Forum Posts by Richard Lyon

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Now that the Court has sustained the ACA against another politically motivated challenge, one would hope that the Congress and the states would get to work fine-tuning the statute and its implement...

In Chaff » Obamacare. It's awesome.
June 25, 10:59am

Confederate flag
The Confederacy stood for slavery; the Confederate flag has in my lifetime stood for hatred, racial prejudice, resistance to equal rights, and the Ku Klux Klan, among many other dishonorable causes...

In Chaff » SC Governor is So Wrong!
June 24, 6:48am

Crash pad
Doug - pm sent. You are welcome here. Richard

In Pre-Trip Planning » Looking for possible overnight crash pads....
June 23, 12:52pm

Full disclosure
For sure Ryan owes his Kickstarter contributors a complete explanation, including a revised schedule. Given Ryan's reliance on his reputation among BPL members to facilitate his Kickstarter cam...

In Packrafting » Kickstarter Project: Learn to Packraft
June 17, 9:05pm

Avoid antiperspirants and you should avoid stains.

In GEAR » Best deodorant to use with Icebreaker shirts?
May 30, 8:07pm

PCT next year
@Jennifer - <> Just remember Warren Miller's advice - If you don't do it this year you'll just be one year older when you do. Richard

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 25, 7:43am

Hilleberg special offers
You caught it at a particularly good time. Though a regular tab on Hilleberg's site it rarely has so many tents on offer. Maybe Hilleberg just came from a trade show, as many of the tents are l...

In Gear Deals » Hilleberg Special Offers
May 12, 10:59pm

FS - Marmot Zeus
Obviously wrong photo - see below

In Gear Swap » FS - Marmot Zeus 1/2 Zip - NWT
May 10, 9:17pm

FS - Marmot Zeus 1/2 Zip - NWT
Proof yet again that I have too many down sweaters - a Marmot Zeus 1/2 zip anorak, bright green, bright blue trim, men's XL. $95 including shipping to the Lower 48. PM with questions. Richar...

In Gear Swap » FS - Marmot Zeus 1/2 Zip - NWT
May 10, 9:11pm

Gear changes
Great post Nick. I'll add two more thoughts. First, skiing has gone the same lighten-up way. with lighter plastic boots and high tech carbon/kevlar skis. Second is a more general observation - ...

In GEAR » Gentrified?
May 09, 9:23am

All Reader Reviews by Richard Lyon

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Introduction to Packrafting September 2009
A great way to spend three days, and a great course. Four instructors for eight students (difficult to improve on that ratio), all of them knowledgeable, friendly, and good at instructing. Great scen...

December 10, 9:45am

Nunatak Alpinist
I don't doubt what the other reviewers have said, and I'd be upset at not getting what I expected after paying custom prices. My experience has been just the opposite, however. I have sever...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 13, 8:30am

Feathered Friends Customer Service
FF's customer service has been exemplary. I've bought two bags and a down jacket over the years (and sale stuff for others) and the telephone reps have gone out of their way to help. Most rece...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 07, 3:55pm

Mountain Gear
My only problems with Mountain Gear are website-related. I've had gear shipped to the wrong address and once or twice been unable to complete an order online. But it's easy to get a live (and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 07, 3:45pm

Exped Downmat 7
Drawbacks - You need to inflate it with its bellows, and (1) the bellows will slip off the port for inflation very easily; (2) it's tough to close the port after inflating without losing some infl...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 04, 9:37pm

Everything I've ever purchased from Patagonia has been high quality and functional, and I've been buying for years and years. On the few occasions when I've had a question or a problem, Cu...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 31, 9:22am shows how customer service should be in the Internet era. A human being is easy to reach on orders and comes back with informed answers on technical questions. Free shipping on orders ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 12:19pm

Rainy Pass (Gear Repair)
I have used Rainy Pass for repairs (torn mesh, zippers) and customization (adding windows to tents. Each time I have received knowledgable advice and an accurate (and reasonable) quote from a telephon...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 12:12pm

Wild Things Gear Customer Service
I don't doubt Joan's report - bad things occasionally happen even with great companies - but I'm surprised because my experience has been just the opposite. Latest experience is a good exa...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 24, 1:57pm

SteepandCheap.Com SteepandCheap.Com
If you find something you need or just have to have the prices can't be beat. I recently skied with someone who works for (owns SAC) who said that its prices are lower than what an...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 21, 1:44pm