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Barry Starrfield (barryannarbor) - BPL Guest

My Locale New England
About Me Love to backpack, kayak, climb, and looking forward to taking my kids with me. Must somehow convince my wife that it's a blast to be outdoors.

I make a real effort to buy goods from countries that have fair labor and good environmental practices, and would like to support all the neat cottage gear makers.
CityBoston
StateMassachusetts
CountryUSA and Israel

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Just moved here - need to get out!
Hi, I just moved to Cambridge last summer. I'm fairly well equipped for winter - I've got a Bibler Bombshelter, MSR XGK, etc. that I'd be glad to share. - Barry

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » New England-area GTG #2: Winter Wonderland
November 20, 12:37pm

Where's the tent made?
Hi Matt - Is this tent made in the UK? - Barry

In Editor's Roundtable » Terra Nova Laser Ultra 1 Tent Review
June 23, 7:48pm

Price is better (still painful)
Just checking quickly - you can get the Laser Ultra for $589 - $635. Still in the territory where my wife would quite rightly go into shock if I bought one.

In Editor's Roundtable » Terra Nova Laser Ultra 1 Tent Review
June 22, 7:36am

WM ships their bags rolled
The only down bag I've seen straight from a manufacturer - I have no new cottage maker bags - was from Western Mountaineering. The bag was rolled up, quite tightly, and packaged in plastic wit...

In GEAR » Storage of Synthetic Quilts
May 29, 5:47am

Looks like an Evolved Bibler Pinon.
I'm not kidding, down to the door shape and the neat little pockets. Bibler Pinon tent - http://books.google.com/books?id=6t4DAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA80&lpg=PA80&dq=bibler+pinon+review&...

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Sky International Evolution 2P Tent Review
May 26, 6:21pm

BPL could actually be helpful in this matter...
Not sure where to add this in, but I'd appreciate if in the course of a gear review the BPL staff would note where a particular item was manufactured.

In GEAR » Integral Designs Gear now made in...China
May 26, 5:47pm

Race to the bottom
I have multiple pieces of ID gear - and now I won't buy anything else from them, and I recommend that you do the same. If we continue to support firms which eliminate Western jobs for short-te...

In GEAR » Integral Designs Gear now made in...China
May 26, 3:27pm

Bittersweet triumph
Fantastic that he's dead - that Pakistan was harboring him is disturbing - and we've paid a hideous price for this win. 47,000 of our soldiers dead or wounded, a trillion dollars. But n...

In Chaff » Bin laden dead
May 01, 9:30pm

Already sold
Good deal, but it seems to be gone.

In Gear Deals » FYI Western Mountaineering - Antelope Gore WS Sleeping Bag: 5 Degree Down 37% off on Geartrade
April 17, 12:02pm

MSR Stoves
Most of MSR's stoves are made in the US, along with their water filters. - BTW, I wish BPL would list the country of origin for every item they review.

In GEAR » Creating an ALL USA MADE UL Gear List
April 11, 1:01pm

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