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Nathan V (Junk) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale The Great Lake State
About Me I have been backpacking for about 8 1/2 years, although I thought about trying it for a few years before that. I wish that i would have started earlier, I've had a lot of fun doing it.
CityColumbus
StateMichigan
CountryUnited States

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Re: N. Manitou Island?
Sorry about not replying sooner. North Manitou sounds interesting , I've never been there before. I could probably do July 26-28. August is booked full for me, but most of July and Sept/Oct is ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » BPL Meetups in Michigan, Candadian Shield, and ADK
June 05, 6:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Kayak help
Those Point 65 boats look like an interesting option, I had not seen them before. That sounds like a good plan, buy what you will use the most and then rent a bigger boat for an occasional big w...

In Other Activities » Kayak help
June 02, 3:37pm

Re: Kayak help
Hi Stephen, I'll start with the hauling question first. I've used both, and they both have advantages. Roof racks are cheaper and easier to drive/park with ( no trailer to worry about )...

In Other Activities » Kayak help
June 02, 2:24pm

Re: Easiest shelter to set up... with one arm?
I just went out and set up my SMD Skyscape, to see how easily it sets up with one arm. Starting from fully packed, to me sitting inside, took me just over 3 minutes. I had to use my teeth to ...

In GEAR » Easiest shelter to set up... with one arm?
May 13, 5:37pm

Re: Re: Re: BPL Meetups in Michigan, Candadian Shield, and ADK
That is a very nice area, especially in the fall. I've been there many times. I'd also probably be up for something in Michigan, just about any time is good for me. I might be able to...

In Pre-Trip Planning » BPL Meetups in Michigan, Candadian Shield, and ADK
April 22, 3:59pm

Re: Who all makes 45F-50F Climashield insulated quilts/sleeping bag liners?
Have a look at Enlightened Equipment's Prodigy line of quilts. They use Climashield APEX for insulation. http://www.enlightenedequipment.com/product-category/prodigy/

In GEAR » Who all makes 45F-50F Climashield insulated quilts/sleeping bag liners?
April 13, 11:11am

Re: Re: Blackbeard & Destroyer's 2012 PCT Thru Hike... The Movie!
I just finished watching it, and I've gotta say nice job. Some great photos, I liked the mix of pictures and video. Thanks.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blackbeard & Destroyer's 2012 PCT Thru Hike... The Movie!
March 25, 6:59pm

Re: Re: Chilly morning lead to decisions...
Get a Houdini. +1

In GEAR » Shirt for chilly mornings
March 20, 6:50pm

Re: The Zion Criss Cross
Wow, looks like it was a great trip. Awesome job on the trip report and photos, thanks for sharing.

In Post-Trip Reports » The Zion Criss Cross
March 16, 5:03pm

Cuben gear isn't just for cats
My dog loves to lay on my gear too, any time he can.

In Chaff » No Need to Pussy Foot Around This Problem
December 10, 5:26pm

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