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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: Shelter predicament
Yea, that’s why I say I don’t feel I have the tent set up right yet. My inadequacies are revealed in thunderstorms. I do great with other Tarptents. However, sometimes I do erect the DR very ni...

In GEAR » Shelter predicament
February 19, 6:54am

Re: Re: Re: Rain Suit vs. Poncho
“just roll my thoroughfare trousers up in hot weather.” That is a cool idea :)!. How do you keep the pants from unrolling during heavy walking? I would like to roll the pants above the knee....

In GEAR » Poncho vs Rain Jacket and Pants
February 17, 1:30pm

Re: Re: Why is a reference (w/o links) to Ebay or White Blaze not allowed - please explain
“I think the best way to go about it is this: 1. List it on BPL gear swap 2. If it doesn't sell after a week or so, post a follow-up message stating that you are now advertising it on ebay/...

In Gear Swap » JRB NS, Nano bivy, GG bag, MLD 2/3 quilt
February 17, 11:43am

Re: Re: Re: Shelter predicament
“Barry, did you have the 'original' DR, or the new one with the loops to close off the high vents in heavy rain. Once we've close off those vents we have no leakage at all.” I ha...

In GEAR » Shelter predicament
February 17, 8:05am

Re: Shelter predicament
I had the double rainbow and the original cloudburst. In the end, I prefer the Cloudburst because: 1. It did not need seem sealing (though recommended). It handled harsh thunderstorms very well...

In GEAR » Shelter predicament
February 16, 4:06pm

Re: Quilt Weight
“Why get a 40-45* quilt that weighs 15oz when I can get a WM Highlight that is a full bag with a hood if needed for 16oz.” Man, that is an excellent question. WM has a superior material and ...

In GEAR » 3 season quilt
February 10, 12:17pm

Re: 3 season quilt
JRB Stealth owner here. It has been great for my 3 season wet/dry backpacking. http://www.jacksrbetter.com/Wearable%20Quilts.htm In cooler weather (<40F) I start using my WM POD30. -Barry

In GEAR » 3 season quilt
February 10, 8:37am

Re: Temperature Logging Device
This looks interesting. http://www.alliedelec.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?SKU=5720080&MPN=EL-USB-2-LCD&R=5720080&SEARCH=5720080&DESC=EL-USB-2-LCD full list of products here:...

In GEAR » Temperature Logging Device
January 28, 9:25am

Re: Re: Re: any descent budget down bags out there for $150
Sorry. I didn't mean tomorrow. I meant through tomorrow. From their website “You’ll automatically save an extra 20% on your entire REI-OUTLET order through January 29. No coupon needed!”

In GEAR » any descent budget down bags out there for $150
January 28, 9:02am

Re: any descent budget down bags out there for $150
http://www.rei.com/outlet/product/780902 Was $249. Now $169. Through tomorrow it will be $135.94 20F, 30oz, stuff size 7.5x15”, long 6’6”, 750pf down I ordered a Regular for a scout, but...

In GEAR » any descent budget down bags out there for $150
January 28, 8:39am

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