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Eric Noble (ericnoble) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Colorado Rockies
About Me I'm 45 years old, 6'4" and 195 lbs. I've backpacked in the Colorado Rockies, the Wasatch and Uinta mountains, and in Zions National Park. I mountain bike in the Colorado Rockies. I've kayaked in Yellowstone and on Flaming Gorge, and rafted the Green, Colorado and Snake rivers. My trips are usually a week long or less. I love to hike wherever I can. I'm an Assistant Scout Master and I'm often out with the Scouts. My immediate goal is to thru-hike the Colorado trail. I've lived in Utah, Ohio, Illinois, Argentina, California, and Colorado.
CityAurora
StateColorado
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Eric Noble

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Re: H20 location in pack - front, side or rear?
Mike, I also use the Jam as my primary pack, and like you, my base weight is around 10 lbs. I use a 1 Liter Platypus in each side pocket. I've never felt off centered even when one is empty. I like...

In GEAR » H20 location in pack - front, side or rear?
November 23, 11:42pm

Re: Western Mountaineering Megalite
I have a Versalite and love it. Western Mountaineering makes great stuff. The Versalite is my cold weather bag, but for 3 season use I prefer a down quilt. The versatility of a quilt is hard to bea...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering Megalite
November 23, 11:22pm

Re: Re: Nunatak
I haven't tried this but, if you clipped off the end of the quill before you pulled it back in you might reduce the chance of it poking though again.

In GEAR » Help me buy a Nunatak
November 23, 10:03am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Wool: warm when wet?
Vlad, your "joke" didn't work because these posts follow HTML syntax.

In GEAR » Bias in writing
November 22, 11:56pm

Re: Comments on gear list
In order to meet the efficacy of Micropur you would have to add so much bleach that the water would hardly be drinkable. I've never used bleach. My info comes from a report by the WHO and the fact ...

In Gear Lists » SUL Gear List
November 22, 11:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: wet environment clothing
PJ, yeah I used to wear the itchy heavy stuff too. I wonder if the re-addition of lanolin would make wool work better in extremely wet conditions. I have long suspected that manufacturers are too g...

In GEAR » wet environment clothing
November 22, 4:48pm

Re: Re: wet environment clothing
Erin, you have way more experience in the cold and wet than I do. Like Vlad, I am a big fan of wool. As much as I would like to attribute another positive quality to wool, I have to disagree with t...

In GEAR » wet environment clothing
November 22, 2:30pm

Re: Online Backpack Trip Listing
A couple of questions that need answers. Is this only available to members? Is this a separate BPL service? Some people might not provide a report if they felt it was available to the whole world.

In Post-Trip Reports » Online Backpack Trip Listing
November 22, 12:55pm

Re: Re: BPL Ranking Confusion
I know it is too much to ask but I wish the quality of posts could play a large part in this number. I've seen instances where a number of so so posts seems to have raised the BPLRank of some new p...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forum Profile
November 22, 12:33pm

Re: Bear Bag Hanging Techniques
Scott, I would recommend another length of rope and set of bags. The Aircore is quite thin and under a heavy load will cut into the branch, making it harder to lift the load and damaging the branch...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Bag Hanging Techniques
November 22, 12:16pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Noble

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Ibex 17.5 Polo
DESCRIPTION: For when a T-shirt is simply not enough of a statement, we offer class...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
April 22, 12:10pm

Ibex Climawool Glove
Here's the slightly edited description and specs from the Ibex web site. ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
March 22, 10:00am

Ibex Hooded Shak
This is the perfect base layer for downhill skiing. The versatility of a hoody with thumb sleeves is unmatched. Hooded Shak

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
February 08, 10:36am

Thru-Hiker.com
I ordered a 5.5" x 7.5" sheet of 0.016 inch 6Al4V titanium from Thru-Hiker. This is a custom size not shown on the website. Talking with Ayce was a pleasure and quite helpful in completing my project....

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 8:52am

Smartwool Shadow Hoody
The Smartwool Shadow hoody is essentially a Smartwool Zip-T with a hood and cuff thumb holes. The fabric weight of the two garments is the same, 195g. My size large weighs 12.7 ounces on my scale. As ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
November 02, 6:24pm