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Bobby Pack (Piddler) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale West Virginia
About Me I've been a backpacker for 40 years. I taught hiking and cooking merit badges at Boy Scout Camp when I was 14. Ran class 5 rapids on the New River in a open canoe back when it was a wilderness experience. Lately I'm a cube dwelling software architect during the week and a mostly solo backpacker on the weekends. Look for me in the Monongahela National Forest.
My PDF Gear ListWinter '09 Tested to 15F

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All Forum Posts by Bobby Pack

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The Exped Air Pillow
Another vote for Exped. Mine is 2.75 ounces in the stuff sack, 3 with patch kit. I like the shape and that I can adjust the firmness. I've also found that it is good about not sliding around.

In GEAR » Ul pillows that don't feel like a ballon
August 22, 6:58pm

Weight?
Looks heavy. Is it titanium?

In Chaff » Table Top Gear
August 22, 6:35pm

Synmat ul
Bryan, Hard to measure but looks like 20.5.

In GEAR » Exped to release DownMat UL 7
August 12, 7:58am

Synmat UL sides
I'll try and get a measurment tonight when I get home. It does feel a bit wider than my NeoAir. I find the Synmat UL to be almost as comfortable as my Downmat 7 and it is more comfortable than ...

In GEAR » Exped to release DownMat UL 7
August 11, 9:47am

Synmat UL sides
I can confirm that the Synmat UL does indeed have slightly larger side tubes and that they do help keep you on and centered on the mat.

In GEAR » Exped to release DownMat UL 7
August 11, 9:01am

Worked for me
Yes.

In GEAR » Golite Gear 40% off first order
March 21, 11:45am

Not a problem
FWIW, with my WM Megalite and my WM AlpineLite, bags with continuous baffles, the down stays put very well. With my 3 season Golite quilt I seem to always be fluffing and spreading to make it ri...

In GEAR » Baffled By Continuous Baffles
March 08, 1:56pm

There goes the recovery
Sigh, our economy needs the business. Since Evan is out I'll have to increase my spending to help save all those small business jobs.

In GEAR » 2011 Gear Purchase Moratorium?
March 08, 1:47pm

Cook Kit
>> 5. Your gear list must include a cook kit I'm thinking that a cook kit doesn't have to include a stove. Some of my best back-country cooking has been with sticks or a grill.

In Content Solicitations » 24 Series Gear List
December 23, 1:18pm

small single pocket
There is only a single pocket on the inside of my Peak XV and it's too small for a water bottle.

In GEAR » Anyone own a Eddie Bauer Peak XV
December 23, 11:35am

All Reader Reviews by Bobby Pack

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Outdoor Trails, Daleville, VA brick and mortar outfitter
I've dealt with these folks for quite a few years now and they are my favorite retail outfitter. The staff are helpful and know backpacking. You can get fitted professionally for shoes and packs w...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 22, 12:18pm

Western Mountaineering Alpinelite
Wow, it's so light and it packs so small. When you take it out of the stuff sack you can almost here it go poof as it magically grows. I've been out six nights with temps 10-15 degress F weari...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 09, 6:05pm

Tarptent Contrail
It’s a pound and a half of shelter design genius. • It provides room for my 6’1” to sit up and move around, plenty of room for my 6’6” Bag • The vestibule is big enough for bad weather cooking • ...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
March 02, 6:50pm