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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: Lightest one person(insert description of choice here)
“So if I understand, Hartley is looking for the lightest 1 person (insert description of your chooice here)that is not a hoop bivie or tarp, possibly no vestibule and no trekking poles needed for...

In GEAR » Lightest Traditional 1 Person 3 Season Tent?
August 11, 12:41pm

Re: Lightest foam torso-3/4 length pad with r value of 2+
My vote is for http://gossamergear.com/sleeping/nightlight-sleeping-pad-torso-length.html 3.5oz $16. I know it doesn’t meet your length but it works. Or you could just cut your own size from ht...

In GEAR » Lightest foam torso-3/4 length pad with r value of 2+
August 04, 1:23pm

Re: Re: Re: River Crossing Camp Shoe ... Again :(
Rafi, Here’s an idea that I tried about 8 years ago. Carry your regular hiking boots in your pack. In fact it’s lighter in your pack than on your foot. Wear some decent stream crossing footwea...

In GEAR » River Crossing Camp Shoe ... Again :(
August 03, 4:40pm

Re: River Crossing Camp Shoe ... Again :(
Hi Rafi, In my BPL way of thinking, these 2 sentences just don’t go together: -“I will be backpacking with gortex lined boots, which, if they get wet inside, stay wet.” -“I'm lookin...

In GEAR » River Crossing Camp Shoe ... Again :(
August 01, 1:18pm

Chemicals the heaviest option?
I keep seeing statements like “Any other option will be heavier than the chemicals.” and “If weight is your prime concern, chemicals are the way to go.” It seems with chemicals you’re ...

In GEAR » PCT water filter
July 29, 3:33pm

Re: Suggestions for ways to teach a ul course for scouts ?
I put on a few lighten-up seminars in IL. Even though it was geared toward scouts we also advertised it as a Emergency Preparedness workshop. Surprisingly a lot of older folks showed because of it....

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Suggestions for ways to teach a ul course for scouts ?
May 13, 2:02pm

Re: CR 123 shelf life?
Just a head’s up on Titanium brand. I struggled with those in my CR123 lights. On high they do OK but on med and low they just drop out way sooner than the Surefire brand. And it wasn’t repeata...

In GEAR » CR 123 shelf life?
May 09, 4:49pm

Re: Alchy Stove Recomendations for Scout Troops
I’ve never really appreciated the triangia since the complete kitchen set is about double the weight of the homemade alcy setups. I’ve been on dozens of backpacking trips with scouts ranging...

In GEAR » Alchy Stove Recomendations for Scout Troops
May 02, 4:06pm

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

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