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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 diverse and knowledgeable folks at BPL.

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All Forum Posts by Hoot Filsinger

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Re: chocolate bacon bar.... yea...
I prefer white mint cake with my bacon bars. Maybe this is what destroyed my descending colon, I may have confused my esbits and Mint cakes.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bacon
February 10, 5:08pm

Re: Family UL Trips 2013
John, Showcases the merriment and memories found on the trail. Let me ponder. Fifteen backpacking trips or one cruise ship vacation? The trail wins again.

In Post-Trip Reports » Family UL Trips 2013
January 11, 1:46pm

Re: Please help me fit my pack
Hello Michael, I agree with Ian that your shoulder straps are connected far too low on your pack. I also believe you should lengthen your torso length an inch or two. Play around with keeping th...

In GEAR » Please help me fit my pack
December 27, 8:28pm

Re: Re: 25% off including WM
Kenda, If you want an WM Alpinlite buy one . The animals you listed do not attack red including bulls. Old wives' tales abound. Now a sexy red dress in a bar is another story. Hoot

In Gear Deals » 25% off including WM
December 11, 7:45pm

Re: 2013 Photo Contest Winners!
Corbin, Your photo was a stand out for me. Lighting, composition, and mood that speaks for wild places.

In Editor's Roundtable » 2013 Photo Contest Winners!
December 10, 10:23pm

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

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