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Barry P (BarryP) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Eastern Idaho (moved from Midwest)
About Me Electrical Engineer by trade. Hobbies include recumbent bike riding, magic, piano, music compostion and of course backpacking.

Backpack monthly with scouts or other small group. Love the exercise and alertness it brings. Ray Way caught my eye in 2001. My load lightened. Because of that, able to go faster, farther, AND still smell the roses. Love the lightweight insight on this forum. I'm also a Teva sandal backpacker. My feet love them.
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Re: Are you guys bringing weather monitoring devices?
Regarding the digital Acurite, I’ve tested the humidity on several of their models and they vary from 20% to 400% error. Yes it can be 4x off low or high. I wouldn’t trust any hygrometer from W...

In GEAR » Are you guys bringing weather monitoring devices?
November 15, 9:27pm

Re: New GossamerGear Website
In the end, it does look more professional. I just miss the quick and easy ‘compare packs’ and ‘compare shelters’ button. The chart was already made up and ready to go. And it was easi...

In GEAR » New GossamerGear Website
October 31, 11:19pm

Re: Lithium vs. NiMH
“Am I correct in thinking Lithium AA & NiMH AA are similar in capacity so the main differences are that Lithium is lighter but not rechargeable?” Interesting question. The AA Lithium doe...

In GEAR » nighthiking flashlight choices
October 31, 10:57pm

Re: nighthiking flashlight choices
I love night backpacking. I did it a lot in the MO Ozarks. I appreciate 2 types of lights in these situations. 1. Bright spotlight 2. Bright flood beam Other requirements: 1. Take one batter...

In GEAR » nighthiking flashlight choices
October 31, 10:53pm

Re: Re: neo air
“Is this normal?” Not at all. “I'll the bathtub thing a try,” I’ve tried this with a woman’s prolite 4. Sometimes the leak is soooo small that even the water thing won’t ...

In GEAR » New (?) NeoAir losing air?
September 16, 1:43pm

How do you save money and live a simple life?
“NZ where diesel is around $0.60 cents cheaper per litre than petrol.” You’re lucky. They need to chop our diesel price in half and that will really jump start the world’s economy. ...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
August 02, 3:31pm

Re: How do you save money and live a simple life?
“The statements about buying a hybrid and how it will become cost effective over time is false.” OK, people are stepping on toes here. In the end, an old beater will cost the same or more...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
August 02, 2:54pm

Re: time to develop plantar fasciitis?
“Any particular relaxing pose to take for the next 5 days?” When it starts hurting, point your toes straight up until the pain dims. Some other pointers: Make sure your shoe arch is smac...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » time to develop plantar fasciitis?
July 22, 5:53pm

Re: How do you save money and live a simple life?
Fun topic. Great ideas. A lot I do: No cable TV. Use broadcast TV. No internet. I use community wireless. Cheapest cell phone plan Summer thermostat set to 83°. Shirt and shorts are comforta...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
July 22, 5:42pm

bleach and Re: Re: 1 liter bottles
Ben, You said “3. Treat water with household chlorine bleach (3 drops per 16oz (half liter)) -- wait 30 minutes to kill viruses and bacteria. The cost of chlorine drops is near zero!” I was...

In GEAR » conserving ClO2 tablets
June 23, 2:59pm

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