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Larry Dyer (veriest1) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Texas
About Me Born 1984; raised in the sticks; grew up hiking, riding bikes, and camping; decided to combine them in 2009.
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+1 for the Newt
My general sub 5 list that I find to be good to just below 20F. I originally put this together with a Jam so I could carry more water with in the Desert without the weight penalty but it packs into...

In GEAR » Question for you 5# - 6# base weight guys
July 01, 12:17pm

Beautiful
I'm not through all the pictures yet but this place is beautiful and you've put together a great trip report. I'm particularly fond of the picture of the 16th century bridge. It'...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking in Turkey: Kaçkar Mountains
June 29, 12:11pm

Re: BD Joint Snap
Thanks for the response Steven. Hearing that I'm even more inclined to stick with my old, heavy, tough, BD poles. I do tend to be tough on poles. I've been so busy I haven't been ...

In GEAR » Poles: What are you all buying when you don't have $170 to shell out for LT4's?
June 29, 11:49am

Price
I've been impressed with my 2010 Jam for the price. Would I like to have a lighter pack this size? Actually I have an older CDT with no hipbelt. And while I like it I don't think the me...

In GEAR » Notes on the 2011 Jam
June 29, 11:42am

Re: Black DIamond
Was that the carbon or aluminum BD Distance Pole that fractured? I've heard of this with other carbon poles and from the way you describe it ("fractured" and "snap") I'd...

In GEAR » Poles: What are you all buying when you don't have $170 to shell out for LT4's?
June 27, 8:18pm

Black Diamond
I use some old fashioned BD's. They're heavy but tough and take all of my 190ish pounds regularly with only a slight give. If I were buying new poles today I'd seriously consider the...

In GEAR » Poles: What are you all buying when you don't have $170 to shell out for LT4's?
June 27, 2:40pm

Re: Re: kydex
Hmmm... I's love to have a carbon fiber sheath for my Izula. I need to put a kit like this together myself.

In GEAR » UL knife kit
June 25, 1:25pm

Re: Re: Ok
The stuff I'm talking about is a clear glue that stinks to high heaven that's generally used without patches. I've used it to good results on the inflatable mattresses they sell for hom...

In GEAR » Resealing edges on an inflatable matress
June 20, 10:37am

What I do
I've been on a tight budget the last few years and I found that once my kit was established I had much less urge to buy extra things for backpacking. There are still things I'd like to ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Stuff stuff stuff
June 20, 4:23am

I do
I made my cozy out of an old reflective car sun screen. I suppose that's what you guys are calling reflctix. Anyway I shaped it to my pot so I could ditch my stuff sack and still keep soot o...

In GEAR » Does anyone NOT Use a Cozy for Freeaer Bag Cooking?
June 20, 4:04am

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