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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: Group cooking with alcohol stove: large or many small pots?
Several times I’ve fed 12 people (2 families or 10 scouts). All I had was 2 pepsi stoves and a .9L and 1.2L pot. The whole key though was eating in shifts. We would be boiling water continually f...

In GEAR » Group cooking with alcohol stove: large or many small pots?
April 04, 5:09pm

Re: ground cloth
“if you aren't expecting rain in the forecast would it be better to put the ground cloth under the netting?” I wouldn’t because my backpacking equipment would snag on the floor; Velcro...

In GEAR » New beak for the zPacks Hex
November 30, 6:32pm

Re: RE: Cool
Hey Scott, nice snow shot. That reminds me of a problem I had. I am now getting into the winter season with my Hexamid I bought last April. Two weeks ago I took it into Idaho’s Eastern mounta...

In GEAR » New beak for the zPacks Hex
November 21, 10:47pm

Re: Hex
“Barry - did you have the extended beak option on your Hex? It looks like that option is one that I would choose or perhaps the door.” No. Extended beak didn’t exist back in April. So far ...

In GEAR » Best tent for rain
November 21, 10:28pm

Re: Best tent for rain
“What are some of the better tents for keeping one dry from the rain in the wet Adirondacks.” Easily 75% of my backpacking has been in rain. I don’t know why I’m so lucky that way. On...

In GEAR » Best tent for rain
November 21, 9:50pm

Re: how low (temperature) could you go with this?
“…how low could you go?” That’s some amazing technical advice Richard. When I’ve lived the OP’s set up I’m comfortable to 62F; so I’m impressed with your deductions. I would n...

In GEAR » how low (temperature) could you go with this?
November 15, 9:41pm

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

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