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Evan McCarthy (evanrussia) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Northern Europe
About Me Expat UL backpacker living in Riga and exploring Northern Europe's trail and forests.
CityRiga
StateRiga
CountryLatvia
My Website URLhttps://www.facebook.com/evankylemccarthy
My PDF Gear ListGear List for June-July Kungsleden

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All Forum Posts by Evan McCarthy

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Re: Duomid
+1 on everything Reggie wrote. I really like having the Duomid for solo purposes. I've yet to experience weather that was too much for it and I really like having the room inside for all of m...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid Recommendations
July 29, 7:26am

Re: Both
I hike (and sleep, and live) cold, so I find a windshirt to be an incredible piece of gear for me when moving in temps between 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit, usually layered over thin merino. Any heavi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 1: What is a Windshirt?
July 11, 5:15pm

Re: Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 1: What is a Windshirt?
What a great State of the Market Report. Thank you. This was written precisely the way I wanted, giving me the right amount of testing and narrative. Dave Chenault, you are a must-read writer/...

In Editor's Roundtable » Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 1: What is a Windshirt?
July 11, 5:02pm

Re: Permethrin
I love Permethrin for ease of use. Just treat your clothes and put them on when dry and ready to hike. I don't have anything against deet (and will put it on when the bugs are bad) but gosh d...

In GEAR » any permethrin users out there?
July 09, 8:43pm

Re: You know that your gear is light enough when...
. . . when you want to defect from America to Cube.

In GEAR » You know that your gear is light enough when...
July 09, 8:38pm

Re: Lightweight Daypack Suggestions?
While not a sling pack, I highly recommend the MLD Newt for a great lightweight, do-it-all daypack. Then you can always say: "She turned me into a newt!"

In GEAR » Lightweight Daypack Suggestions?
July 07, 2:58pm

Re: MLD Superlight Bivy
I backpacked in WV quite a bit with my full-net MLD Superlight Bivy, almost always paired with the MLD Pro Solo Cuben tarp. Even in severe thunderstorms I was happy for the netting in all but the ...

In GEAR » MLD Superlight Bivy
June 28, 8:27pm

Re: Girls Against Boys in a 5 to 4 World
The only correlation I can see here is that Democrat Presidents picked more female judges as their Supreme Court Justices, and these Democrat-picked Justices were likelier to vote for constitutiona...

In Chaff » Girls Against Boys in a 5 to 4 World
June 28, 5:45pm

Re: how many of you do solo trips?
I probably go solo 10% of the time. I've been lucky to have great trail companions but I have to admit I love my solo outings (often with my dog) every now and then. I wouldn't want to ta...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » how many of you do solo trips?
June 28, 3:20pm

Re: Re: Why I Backpack
"I think at first you come to this site to lighten your load, and there are many questions. At some point there aren't many questions left, and then you lose a bit of site interest. I thin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I want to be inspired . . .
June 28, 2:42pm

All Reader Reviews by Evan McCarthy

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Nunatak Arc Edge
I was dubious about an 11 oz. quilt that keeps you warm when pushing it -- but I just go back from an outing with the Arc Edge down to high 30s even (not quite expected) and found the quilt and Nunata...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
April 17, 6:48pm