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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.
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Re: Maroon Bells list - hack away
Zip pillow ? use stuff sac instead. Or arm of day shirt. Wind screen - use foil oven liner .6 oz use foil pouch instead of bubble cozy replace head strap on headlamp with smaller/shorter siz...

In Gear Lists » Maroon Bells list - hack away
August 06, 2:16am

tealight stove..
B.G. The boil times go down when I'm at 8 to 10 thousand ft. 8.3 min to boil. I also need to insulate the bottom of the stove to prevent heat loss to ground (usually a flat rock). This year...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tealight Stove Problems
May 15, 1:28am

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

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