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Hoot Filsinger (filsinger) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Started backpacking in 1968 with my first and only Kelty Pack. Have enjoyed many adventures in Los Padres, Sierra Nevada, Cascades, and coastal hiking in the Pacific Northwest.Colin Fletcher was my mentor in my youth and I now enjoy the kind and knowledgeable folks at BPL.
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All Forum Posts by Hoot Filsinger

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Re: Steger Mukluks
Custom made mukluks circa 1979 (weight = 10.5 oz. each). Ensolite bottoms with bomber taffeta , uppers with open cell one inch foam. Used in backcountry huts after a day of Nordic skiing. Very...

In GEAR » Steger Mukluks
December 01, 2:16pm

Re: FS: A whole bunch of stuff
PM sent for tri-ti and SP 900.

In Gear Swap » FS: A whole bunch of stuff
November 27, 8:48am

Re: Ideas for UL Activities When Hiking with Your kids
Many valuable activities already mentioned but here is a few more: Seton Watching Fire building contest (first to burn an overhead string) Make a photo essay Knot tying skills Nature or tri...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas for UL Activities When Hiking with Your kids
November 09, 10:24pm

Re: Six Moons Designs
I look forward to seeing the first SMD/Brian Frankle backpack designs.

In Gear Deals » Six Moons Designs
November 06, 5:06pm

Re: September Trip to the Winds
Randy, Very enjoyable TR. The fact that so many BPL members are willing to overcome all the physical obstacles to keep returning to wild lands is a testament to how much we value our time in the...

In Post-Trip Reports » September Trip to the Winds
November 04, 8:30pm

Re: Loose or regular fitting wool tshirt
Steve, The Ibex U-Sixty is loose fitting for a large upper torso (beer belly).

In GEAR » Loose or regular fitting wool tshirt
November 04, 8:02pm

Re: Crazy winter hiking dream
Justin, Fill your bathtub with cold water and add 10 bags of ice, soak and read about Ernest Shackleton voyage on the Endurance . This should bring back your senses. Hoot

In Winter Hiking » Crazy winter hiking dream
November 01, 7:50pm

Re: Unit is fairly new to BPing (and certainly BPing light): looking for feedback
Brian, Joseph made excellent points and I would add a short shakedown hike with full packs and practice using their gear. Show the kids how to scrutinize their gear without their parent stuffing...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Unit is fairly new to BPing (and certainly BPing light): looking for feedback
November 01, 7:42pm

BPL photo,ID game
I see a BPL game show using this idea. Post a remote backpacking photo the first to ID wins a prize (guy lines, UL pencil, etc.) Rules: 1) one guess per day per member 2) if photo is not ID...

In Photo Gallery » Help needed IDing mountains/ranges
October 31, 6:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Favorite guy line?
"This isn't a beer belly, it is a fuel tank for my love machine." Dale, have you been doubling up on your B12? +4 on glowwire - easy to see, easy to tie, and holds a knot.

In GEAR » Favorite guy line?
October 30, 9:14pm

All Reader Reviews by Hoot Filsinger

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Bearpaw Wilderness Designs company
John at Bearpaw was terrific to work with. He listened to my needs and designed a cuben fiber structure similar to the cub den but with slight mods to fit my big boy size. He backs his warranty, send...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 27, 12:23am

Saywer Squeeze Filtration System
SP131- Sawyer Squeeze Filter – multiple capacity The NEW Sawyer Squeeze Filter is the lightest and most versatile filtration system on the market. With a total field weight of 3 ounces, it is extr...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
June 03, 7:58pm

Tarptent Contrail
I used the Contrail in the Cascades and was impressed with the design and weight. The bug net paid for itself the first two nights. I stayed dry in light rain and moderate wind and had very little con...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
March 11, 11:48pm