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Craig W. (xnomanx) - BPL Professional Member

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All Forum Posts by Craig W.

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Re: If ifs and buts were candy and nuts..................
I find it interesting that many people assume that asking "What if?" means one is focusing on what one doesn't have, on the negative, on not living in the present, or is somehow expre...

In Philosophy & Technique » What If?
September 22, 2:55pm

Re: Re: Finalizing other winter gear - feedback appreciated
I've been using a Camp XLA 210 axe for "less serious" winter climbing...primarily as a just-in-case arrest tool for crossing steeper fields or climbing moderate slopes- which sounds a...

In GEAR » Finalizing other winter gear - feedback appreciated
September 22, 2:24pm

Re: Cans
"Is there already a source for Heineken cans with the top removed ala Good Cook method for use as a lid? Now that would be a good business." I will be more than happy to empty and cut ...

In Gear Swap » WTB heineken can
September 22, 1:58pm

Re: nathan pack and dromlite
Thanks David.

In GEAR » Bladder durability
September 20, 11:11pm

Re: Re: Re: dromlite vs platy
Needing more capacity, I'm wondering if I could cram a 4 liter Dromlite into my Nathan HPL20 race vest built for a 2 liter....maybe I could under fill it (3 liters)... ???

In GEAR » Bladder durability
September 20, 5:28pm

Re: Laurie Bars
A super-cool way to keep all those dates from sticking together...Roll them in sesame seeds. I think I learned that trick from my man RawDawg Rory. His site: And his dat...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Make Your Own Larabars
September 19, 11:40pm

Re: Re: Experiment
On diminishing returns: There's something to be said for every experience. I remember my first tarp+bivy trip in the high Sierra. I got SLAMMED by a storm while camped at the treeline just...

In Gear Lists » 8 pound base weight
September 19, 11:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Development
Short term, I agree with Nick. Creating land trusts is a fairly effective tactic being used by environmental groups and individuals. It gets the job done in many cases...Don't want this a...

In Chaff » Bear Gun Season in WV
September 19, 10:32pm

Re: Re: Bladder durability
I've never had problems with Platypus bags. I've had plenty of problems with CamelBacks from my mountain biking days, primarily the screw cap failing to seal well/worn out O-rings. I blew...

In GEAR » Bladder durability
September 19, 9:57pm

Re: Re: 8 pound base weight
Looks good; you pretty much summarized my "comfortable" summer in the Sierra/general 3 season kit. I think the only things that would intimidate a newcomer about this list are the tarp...

In Gear Lists » 8 pound base weight
September 19, 9:48pm

All Reader Reviews by Craig W.

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Montbell Thermawrap jacket
A great jacket- my XL weighs in at just over 10 oz. with its stuff sack. Very simple, functional design- perfect for 3 seasons in the Sierras when combined with a base layer and/or shell system.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
May 15, 8:56pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
These are great "dry" gaiters. As a trail runner I shopped and shopped for a good, breathable, and lightweight pair...not much out there. Most mainstream gear makers seem to seriously over...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 13, 8:55pm