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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: 3-4 day hike in Rockies
So that I don’t have to get permits and use bear canisters, I hike loops through the Tetons and camp right outside the boundaries. A favorite loop is start at the Alaska Basin trailhead (on the I...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 3-4 day hike in Rockies
January 28, 1:07pm

Re: Cold sleepers: What are your go-to sleeping socks?
Down to 30F I use wool socks. Below 30, I then pull on WM down booties. -Barry

In GEAR » Cold sleepers: What are your go-to sleeping socks?
January 20, 12:41pm

Re: Rayon, poly or nylon for liner socks?
“Any thoughts or suggestions?” Socks are probably my most experimented-with commodity. My rule of thumb is: wash them. Let them air dry. Whichever dries first are the ones I use backpacking....

In GEAR » Rayon, poly or nylon for liner socks?
January 12, 2:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Steripen Classic 3
"The Classic 3 weighs 6.3oz with batteries, according to the SteriPEN website" Yea, that's with alkaline. You will get much better life with Lithium so knock of 1.2oz by using lith...

In GEAR » Which SteriPen Model?
December 12, 1:11pm

Re: Steripen Classic 3
"...and weighs the same as the Opti." I guess until you put batteries in. Then one is 3.6oz and the other (with lithium) is probably 5oz.

In GEAR » Which SteriPen Model?
December 11, 2:02pm

FS: Tarptent Rainshadow 2
I'll take it. PM Sent. Does it include the Tarptent Stakes? Thanx, -Barry

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarptent Rainshadow 2
December 10, 8:18am

Re: Layering
I only use a foam pad in the winter. In the summer, it is uncomfortable for me. But my GG Nightlight Pad (can’t find now on their website), with a GG Thinlight pad on top has been surprisingly c...

In GEAR » Foam Pad in the Winter?
December 03, 2:10pm

Re: Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions?
I’m extremely impressed with Montbells Exceloft. Sorry, that’s not your original synthetic question. I’m a guy that just struggles with fleece. When it’s wet it’s heavy! I have to consta...

In GEAR » Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions?
November 13, 1:40pm

Re: Headlamps and Batteries
Eric, that’s a nice battery chart (1st chart). I like those AA lithiums. In the end, I just look at weight, brightness, and time. I usually do up to 4-day trips. I plan on roughly 2hours/night o...

In GEAR » Headlamps and Batteries
October 16, 1:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Single AA battery headlamps
Stuart, That is a beautiful piece of art! Thanx for sharing. I made my own LED flashlights lights in 1991 for overnight hiking and used them that decade. Now I just buy them. It's hard to bea...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 18, 4:08pm

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