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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: SUL Gear List
I agree with Christopher. In my case I would use my No Sniveller Quilt rather than the jacket and mummy liner. You didn't ask about this but I would use AquaMira or Micropur over bleach.

In Gear Lists » SUL Gear List
November 22, 7:44am

Re: Question about how much water ULB carry
Like you, 2 liters works for me. I carry two, one liter Platypus containers. This allows me to treat one while I drink the other. This of course, varies depending upon the number of available water...

In GEAR » Question about how much water ULB carry
November 20, 9:40am

Re: Online Backpack Trip Listing
I am very interested. This site has made it easy to focus on gear. Your idea could bring a better balance to the site. I only have so much free time, this would help me make the most of it. I would...

In Post-Trip Reports » Online Backpack Trip Listing
November 19, 10:58pm

Re: SUS vs SUL?
The first thing that comes to mind is to use an inflatable pad rather than a closed cell pad. The volume of my down quilt can be made quite small but I tend to avoid that.

In GEAR » SUS vs SUL?
November 17, 11:00am

Re: Big challenge
"It needs to be somebody small with big feet" Where's Frodo when you need him. It would be tough dealing with all the drama though, Wraiths and Orcs and all. :) Sorry couldn't resist. Now back t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
November 16, 11:04pm

Re: What's a good headlamp for night hiking?
Bill, The older Photons have the screws. The newer Photon Freedoms pop open easily enough. No screws or screwdriver required. Getting the batteries replaced is still a little awkward though.

In GEAR » What's a good headlamp for night hiking?
November 16, 10:54pm

Re: Re: everclear for stoves, not humans
I have a friend with a still who made something for me that is essentially Everclear. It burns great, without the noxious fumes that the denatured stuff generates. As a side benefit, it is easier t...

In GEAR » My Thermojet does not meet specs
November 14, 11:34pm

Re: Re: Golite Endurance Hoody
I just bought the Shak and I've been very happy with it so far. The fit and finish are beautiful. I plan on using it skiing and winter camping this season. Thus far I've only worn it around town.

In GEAR » Golite Endurance Hoody
November 10, 10:27pm

Re: Shell AND windshirt?
I would say a hard shell MAY substitute for a wind shirt but a down jacket may not. Each garment has it's own purpose. The hard shell excels at keeping water out. The down jacket is all about warmt...

In GEAR » North Face DIAD
November 09, 3:36pm

Re: Titanium Potty Trowel
Denis, I made two trowels with the same set of clamps. I got a little over zealous the last time and destroyed 2 of the clamps by over tightening them. I didn't need to lubricate them. I bought th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Pottery Trowel for your SUL gear list
November 08, 11:21pm

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