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Gene . (Tracker) - BPL Guest

My Locale New England
About Me I have backpacked since 1968, across America twice 1986 & 1990; bicycled across America 4 times, rdtrip East Coast USA; built and sailed my own sailboats from New England to SA/CA/transited Panama Canal;canoed & sea kayaked New England/Florida/Bahamas; I grew up working as an organic vegetable farmer on a dairy farm in New England. Lived in Hawaii on both Oahu & Kauai.

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Re: Pillow Case?
Scott, I know you're looking for a pillow case; but the pillows that i have found worked for me are from They make them in various sizes, and the fabric used is machine washa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pillow Case?
March 07, 10:33am

Re: Gear dogmas
Franco with 22 years of camera shop experience that makes YOU the BPL Photo PJ! I've probably helped more new sales staff at Campmor sell items to their customers over the years than anyone els...

In GEAR » Gear dogmas
March 06, 12:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Bacpacker Magazine award to Big Sky
Backpacker Magazine is ripe for being 'spoofed', on the cover in big letters could be 'Big Lie, the best tent on the market', then have a phto of a campsite without a tent! Ah, the ...

In GEAR » Bacpacker Magazine award to Big Sky
March 06, 11:41am

Re: Re: steripen and helminthes
Oh great John, that's consoling,...."While E'..can cause a lot of grief, most of the cysts are solitary, occur in the liver, and are asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis." Yea...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
March 05, 4:21pm

Re: Wind shirt opinions
J' I can feel for you, I had my pack stolen once, a few years back; and it's the most mentally devastating feeling I think a backpacker has to deal with. After sourcing, buying, and trying ...

In GEAR » Wind shirt opinions
March 01, 12:38pm

Re: Re: Re: wood stove
Scott, the only concern I have with your model are the sharp edges scare the heck out of any UL fabrics! How will you carry this in/on your pack? Steve, 2 things I thought would work in the quar...

In Make Your Own Gear » wood stove
February 28, 1:12pm

Re: Pea Pod
Just remember that all of those down items maybe different grades of fill power down. If you're going to be putting in lots of time on the project you may want to go with a known high fill powe...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pea Pod
February 28, 12:48pm

Re: Mini compasses
Dale these tend to be the ones you see at the checkout counter walls like in West Marine, Ramsey Outdoors, and other big box stores. They don't settle that quick IME and are small, so for those...

In Make Your Own Gear » Mini compasses
February 28, 12:45pm

Re: Medical Ultralight
Being a solo backpacker 75% of my trips, I plan for the basics; and pack that into a sensible kit for the climate/terrain I'm headed to. Taking it a step further I refresh my memory on splintin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Medical Ultralight
February 28, 12:15pm

Re: What is the best type of cold weather fuel?
First, remember to use a good windscreen in cold temps. I've found Esbit to light better with a drop or two of alcohol on the tab, raised up off the ground a bit to provide lots of airflow. If ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What is the best type of cold weather fuel?
February 28, 11:47am

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