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Andy Duncan (bluewater) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Andy Duncan

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Momentum 90
I used a windshirt made out of Momentum 90 on the JMT this summer with no problem. It seemed to hold up fine after wearing it with my pack on. The pack straps were made of 1.43 oz/sqyd cuben, I'...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jackets made w/ Momentum 90, etc: how does material hold up under pack straps?
October 31, 2:46pm

Re: Putting gear together for JMT section in summer (critique!!!)
Looks like a good list, 12.7 lbs base weight (w/out the bear canister) for a JMT hike isn't bad. I really like the SMD Haven Tarp & Net Tent combo, at 2 lbs for a modular 2 person shelter i...

In Gear Lists » Putting gear together for JMT section in summer (critique!!!)
October 27, 10:33am

Custom Zero
Thanx for posting the pxts of your new Zero. Very nice! I like the new shoulder strap attachment he is doing, and the roll top seems like a much better way to go.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Custom Zpacks Zero - Finally Got the Perfect SUL Pack
October 27, 9:03am

Re: How hard is it to put a headhole in the middle of a down quilt?
I've added head holes like the JRB quilts to my last two quilt projects. I'm not sure if the quilt that you ordered is baffled or sewn-thru. It would probably be a lot easier on a sewn-thru...

In Make Your Own Gear » How hard is it to put a headhole in the middle of a down quilt?
October 25, 11:43pm

Donald I. Downs plaque
I'm a little late joining this post. . . I was just there a few weeks ago and I remember thinking the trail just south of Forester was amazing, blasted right into the side of an incredibly stee...

In Post-Trip Reports » In memory of Donald I. Downs
October 17, 11:09am

Above Treeline
Evolution Basin

In Photo Gallery » Above Treeline
October 13, 11:34pm

Above Treeline
Thanx for sharing your inspiring pxts. . . a few from my 1st time on the JMT. North from Mather Pass. Mt. Hitchock from Mt. Whitney.

In Photo Gallery » Above Treeline
October 07, 9:22pm

DIY 1/2 ounce headlamp
I made this one out of two small LED lights and a headband. It works great and is bright enough for around camp, although it's barely enough for night hiking on a trail. I got caught at night c...

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY Headlamp
October 02, 2:47pm

BPL Member Map
This is a great idea, thanx for starting the member map. I'm another one behind the 'orange curtain' in California, we get the nice weather but have to drive hours to get into the Sierr...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPL Member Map
September 26, 6:13pm

John Muir Trail - 215 miles across the Sierra Nevada in 15 days
Thanks for posting your pictures and trip report. I just got back from finishing the JMT last night (sobo solo) and it is good to see some familiar sights. Great panos!

In Post-Trip Reports » John Muir Trail - 215 miles across the Sierra Nevada in 15 days
September 25, 12:20am

All Reader Reviews by Andy Duncan

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Titanium Goat AGP AGP
I used these poles on the JMT last summer and had no problems. They are extremely light and the grips and very comfortable. The locking system is smooth and flawless. I have used them in snow and mile...

In Trekking Poles
July 06, 11:20pm

Thermarest Neo-Air
After using the large (19oz) for the extra 5" in width and the regular (14 oz) to save a little weight I finally just settled on the small (9 oz). It's lightweight and perfect as an extended ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 01, 2:24am

zpacks Company
I ordered a Hexamid Tent on Sept. 1st and received it on the extact day Joe said it would mailed out. When I added some accessories to the order at the last minute he sent them without charging for th...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 01, 2:01am