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carl becker (carlbecker) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern Virginia
About Me 54 years old 6' at 200lbs and getting back to doing some overnight hiking.
My PDF Gear List3 season

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All Forum Posts by carl becker

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Re: Why make tents out of sil nylon anyways?
It has been my experience that tents get wet inside because of holes or condensation. The PU tents I have owned have shed their coating and become worthless. I have not had a silnylon tent for ve...

In GEAR » Why make tents out of sil nylon anyways?
January 25, 9:31am

Re: Montbell Merino
I use Icebreaker and Minus 33 merino wool base layers and am very happy with the value of Minus 33. Bottoms can be had in 170 gm

In GEAR » Motbell Merino
January 25, 9:18am

Re: New Fuji system
Thankfully I just purchased the X100 as a travel/hiking camera so I have little interest in what looks to me as a perfect solution. A couple of small primes and light tripod and good to go.

In Photography » New Fuji system
January 23, 7:47am

Re: Re: Re: Tyvek for a winter shelter?
I have a TT Sublite made of Tyvek and have managed to pull the material apart zipping with a tight pitch near the lower curve of the door. I doubt it would hold much snow. It is very breathable an...

In GEAR » Tyvek for a winter shelter?
January 23, 7:43am

Re: sounds interesting
The lighter 1 is 10 ounces lighter than the Bearikade and IMHO much smaller as well as cheaper. The pan part makes no sense what so ever. I have a small Bear Boxer which has a heavy lid also. I ...

In GEAR » Ultra Light Bear Canister
January 23, 7:39am

Re: Switching to UL gear, chicken or egg first?
I suggest you get the pack last. I did not and have purchased a few different packs as a result. Check out used equipment also. Don't take what you don't use/need. Find the bag and shel...

In GEAR » Switching to UL gear, chicken or egg first?
January 20, 7:04am

Re: 3 Choices! ! ! (Sleeping Pads)
I went with a Kookabay syn filled pad. I have two, one at 15 oz the other at 13 oz. Advertised at R5.

In GEAR » 3 Choices! ! ! (Sleeping Pads)
January 03, 6:41am

Re: Kooka Bay?
More of a him (Bender) than they. I believe Bender has a real job also and suspect time is the problem over organization. Very pleased with the two I have.

In GEAR » Kooka Bay?
December 07, 9:40am

Re: MLD and Zpacks
I have one item from MLD and have read many good lines about Ron's service. You probably could have helped yourself expressing need for quick shipment. Assuming well that just begs for proble...

November 04, 5:39am

Re: Re: Eating Utensils: A snapshot of the market, and reasonable alternatives
I just use a Wendy's plastic spoon for my oatmeal, tea and Mary Janes cut down bowl. I keep an extra sealed one also. Free and light.

In GEAR » Eating Utensils: A snapshot of the market, and reasonable alternatives
November 02, 9:42am

All Reader Reviews by carl becker

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Inov8 RocLite 315
I did lots of research to replace my 30 year old heavy leather boots. I tried many different boots at REI before I ordered these and have found my hiking shoe. I went one size up from my street shoes...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 16, 8:14pm

Osprey Exos 34 Exos 34
I recently looked at packs for some over night hiking. I tried the REI Flash 30, Montbell versalite 50, SMD Swift, GG Miniposa and Osprey exos 34. At 23 pounds the Osprey is by far the most comforta...

In Backpacks - External Frame
January 16, 8:03pm