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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: Sorry i missed this one
What? Don't we do it in the order of first-come-first-serve?

In Gear Swap » FOR SALE: Six moon design Wild Oasis
May 13, 4:33pm

Re: re: tent-ative
“@Barry: Will add the Golite umbrella. 8oz is a small price (weightwise) to pay for for such protection. Im still confused about the biking shorts... With panties? Without? Guess personal experie...

In Gear Lists » 1st post plus Tentative Gear List
May 10, 6:34pm

Re: 1st post plus Tentative Gear List
Quick thoughts: 1) OK, you have obviously deliberated this through to the max when you know to bring Vitamin I. You are ready to roll. 2) I love umbrellas. Wind Rivers took out my little one. ...

In Gear Lists » 1st post plus Tentative Gear List
May 09, 1:39pm

Re: I need some schooling on batteries....
“… I am in the market for some sort of recharging device for my Delorme,.. I see 18650 written quite a bit....what kinds of batteries are these and why are they good for recharging devices?” ...

In GEAR » I need some schooling on batteries....
May 08, 3:54pm

Re: Re: 130 miles in two days?
This is sooo cool; seeing the youth experiment. Thanks for the update. -Barry

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » 130 miles in two days?
May 07, 4:09pm

Re: Stream crossing and washing your socks - at the same time :)
Just another perspective: My socks get washed pretty good in the stream (and my feet too) w/o taking them off:). Saves time. :) And they just dry on my feet. This is for 40ish and above weather. Wh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stream crossing and washing your socks - at the same time :)
May 07, 3:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Fire Bans
-thread drift- "As someone who is very new to living in fire prone areas, this discussion is very helpful. " What? Did you move from Chicago? -Barry

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 07, 2:59pm

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

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