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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: Lightweight Affordable Tarps
I am a customer of Lawsen and always will be. There must be something to Tyvek since Shires dumped the silnylon version for Tyvek. And his tent is not that cheap; maybe all labor costs :O Silnyl...

In Gear Deals » Lightweight Affordable Tarps
May 06, 1:38pm

Re: Leaving prices posted
+1. And I'll beat a dead horse. When I'm the first post to say 'I'll buy it', and then the seller (way later) posts 'sold!', I want to see how much it went for-- especi...

In Gear Swap » Sellers: when your item sells, Edit your post, do not Reply to it
May 01, 12:47pm

Re: Quilt Temps Accurate for Women?
“…and the weight savings of a quilt sounded so appealing. I'm definitely thinking twice about ditching my bag now.” Yes, the weight savings is amazing. But it comes at a cost. Consider...

In GEAR » Quilt Temps Accurate for Women?
April 29, 12:00pm

Re: Folding Spork that will fit inside of a MSR Titan Kettle
“I currently use a MSR kettle nested with a MSR titan Mug. The mug and kettle are approximately 3.3 inches (84 mm) tall. I have found the Vargo Folding Titanium folding spork which would be p...

In GEAR » Folding Spork that will fit inside of a MSR Titan Kettle
April 21, 3:39pm

Re: Wear a helmet!"
“That's why the Netherlands is the safest country in the world in which to ride a bike:” +1. An Australian journalist writes: "Rarities in Amsterdam seem to be stretch-fabric-clad...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wear a helmet!
April 15, 1:43pm

RE FS: Older Style GG Murmur, Optimus Crux Stove!
Do you have a picture of the Murmur? Thanx, -Barry

In Gear Swap » FS: Older Style GG Murmur, Optimus Crux Stove!
April 07, 3:19pm

Re: Should I Buy A Hexamid Solo?
Easily yes. I do not have extended beak. I have the original run. With seam sealing it’s 8oz (also with line). Add 1.6oz for 8 Ti stakes. And then 1.5oz for the polycro and it has protected me i...

In GEAR » Should I Buy A Hexamid Solo?
April 01, 1:08pm

Re: North Face Thermoball technology
“A good alternative to down? What do you think?” I’ve been wondering about this since I started wearing it 5 months ago. Mine is a medium and weighs 14oz. My Montbell Action Thermawrap (s...

In GEAR » North Face Thermoball technology
March 11, 5:08pm

Re: Concentrated
“We now buy the bigger more concentrated containers from veterinary supplies. ” I’ve tried this and I even upped the concentration to 1%. But the veterinary stuff just didn’t last NEAR a...

In GEAR » PERMETHRIN
March 07, 2:55pm

Re: Cold weather cooking - stove choices
“What do most people use for cold weather cooking?” Still a patient alcy stove user here. I use HEET like our dog mushers up north. Always light on first match at 0F. No flare ups. Nothing t...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 03, 1:44pm

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