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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.
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 -

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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