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James Byrnes (backfeets1) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Midwest.... Missouri
About Me Major gram weenie. I have a 10 lb base wt. Includes ice ax, camera, tarptent. 20 deg. night range. At present I'm in the process of adding duel use items, looking for durability, ect.
CityLee's Summit
StateMO
CountryUSA

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sleep system..
I carry a digital thermometer to record low night temps. One night the temp outside the shelter (sublite sil) was 40*F , inside at chest height 53*F. (I hang a Mylar space blanket inside to form ...

In GEAR » Will my sleep system do the trick?
May 13, 2:14am

Tealight stove...
The most important factor for me has been the wind screen. It's a pain but the gap around the pot is best at .25 inches to .375. Cover as much up the side of the pot as possible to avoid wind...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tealight Stove Problems
May 13, 12:59am

ground cloth size...
I save weight on the ground cloth by limiting the size to the approximate area of my prone body. In other words parts of the floor that are subjected to the most pressure from kneeling, sitting, l...

In GEAR » What is a sufficient footprint substitute you use?
May 13, 12:24am

Re: Speaking of light; wouldn't sharing gear make our packs much lighter?
I've had mixed experiences with sharing gear. My biggest concern is sharing shelter. Some people are not as careful with equipment as myself. The delicate nature of some gear (shell material ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Speaking of light; wouldn't sharing gear make our packs much lighter?
April 08, 1:49am

Re: Canister Stoves.
I believe I remember a test of the small 110 gram canisters boiling 12 to 14 pints (16 oz) per canister.

In GEAR » Canister Stoves.
February 09, 1:43am

Re: Skurka Gear Book
The expression "God is in the details" seems apt here. Detail will help make the decision process of gear selection easier. Also don't forget to stress the overwhelming benefits of ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Skurka Gear Book
February 04, 1:17am

Re: First aid and rescue kits - what to leave behind?
I have carried a small multi tool 2 oz and on several occasions have lent it to others to fix sleeping bag zippers. Also used the awl to repair a shoe sole. I carry large knit bandaids (the waterp...

In GEAR » First aid and rescue kits - what to leave behind?
February 01, 12:47am

morning routine
I would like to know what people believe to be a reasonable time to break camp, including eating breakfast. Any tips on speeding up the process? This is only an issue for me when I travel with ot...

In Philosophy & Technique » morning routine
December 31, 2:59am

Re: New Stove Setup
I've used several canister stoves and they work fine , but i don't like the weight of the canister or guessing the amount of fuel left from day to day on the trail. I have also had issues ...

In GEAR » New Stove Setup
December 29, 2:24am

Same here...
I also bought this bag from moose several years ago. Had the same impression of the draft tube, but in use (30* temp) it was a non issue.

In GEAR » Question to Summerlite Users
December 12, 12:42am

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