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george carr (hammer-one) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re:Hammocks and back issues
I fought the urge to try a hammock for years and finally gave in two years ago because of back issues. I no longer have back problems on hikes, and if I start having back problems at home I hang in...

In Hammocks » Hammocks and back issues
December 25, 8:17pm

Re:Hennessy vs. Warbonnet
I started with an older model hennessy that I had a 2QZQ #4 mod done on. I honestly liked the hennessy but wanted something lighter so I bought a Warbonnet Traveler. I just sold the hennessy to a f...

In Hammocks » Hennessy vs. Warbonnet
December 25, 8:06pm

Re:If it rains do you keep going?
I love hiking in the rain. Empty trails, fresh smells, plenty of water! And this time of year it can be refreshing (especially out here on the humid east coast).

In GEAR » If it rains do you keep going?
July 23, 4:59pm

Sand Lake Falls - Adirondacks , NY
I decided to head out on a hike I had dreamed about for many years - Sand Lake Falls in the West Central Adirondacks. The hike itself isn't all that difficult. It's basically a 7.2 mile (on...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sand Lake Falls - Adirondacks , NY
July 21, 7:31pm

RE:Tips for trash bag rain skirt
"but the hem does ride up, exposing my knee" You can continue that until bystanders begin to whistle. --B.G.-- Poking out my minds eye with an imaginary ice pick.......

In Make Your Own Gear » Tips for trash bag rain skirt
July 20, 11:19am

Re:Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs
"I actually LOVE the Nova story. Cracks me up every time I think about it ;)"

In GEAR » Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs.
July 20, 10:10am

Re: 100 mile wilderness
Sorry Curtis, I don't have any experience with dri ducks. As far as long pants go, the trail won't be overgrown. There are plenty of people up there in the "wilderness" so it doe...

In Pre-Trip Planning » What to expect in 100 mile wilderness in August?
July 12, 9:40pm

re:What to expect in 100 mile wilderness in August?
Your trip falls right smack during hurricane season. It will be hit or miss in regard to rain. Here's a pic at Chairback Gap during Hurricane Ophelia: There are no bridges over the river...

In Pre-Trip Planning » What to expect in 100 mile wilderness in August?
July 07, 5:56pm

RE: Material differences in Official Guide to the Appalachian Trail in Maine Fifteenth edition?
I highly doubt there have been any big changes in the 100 mile wilderness. The ATC would be the definitive source on the matter.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Material differences in Official Guide to the Appalachian Trail in Maine Fifteenth edition?
July 07, 5:38pm

Thanks Doug
That's about what I figured. Appreciate the help Doug!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Black Forest Trail question
June 23, 10:51am

All Reader Reviews by george carr

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Mountain House Precooked Scrambled Eggs with Bacon
When I decide to pack a hot breakfast I usually either pick up the MH eggs with bacon or ham and peppers. As one reviewer suggested, pour out the water before consuming. I usually prepare this dish as...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
February 19, 7:47pm

Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce
When I grab a freeze dried dinner for an overnighter, the MH lasagna is my number one choice. I liked it when I started in '88 and still like it today.

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
February 19, 7:40pm

Lightweight Backpacking 101 Ryan Jordan, Alan Dixon + (2001)
When I 1st joined this was the article that convinced me sub 5 was possible. I think that on the home page there should be a link that says read this first. While the original might use some up...

In Books and Media
February 19, 7:34pm

The Ultralight Backpacker by Ryel Kestenbaum
At the time of this books publishing UL backpacking was still relatively new to the general backpacking public, so as the saying goes "you can fool some of the people some of the time...". T...

In Books and Media
February 19, 7:28pm

Tarptent Squall
I purchased my Tarptent Squall in 2004 and now consider it my main shelter when I am carrying a tent. Henry Shires was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. The squall has served me well from my b...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
February 10, 8:42am

Powerbar Energy Gel Caffinated Gels
I discovered energy gels a few years ago and decided to try the Powerbar brand on an AT hike in 2004. If you've never tried a carbohydrate gel or don't typically take in caffeine all I can say...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
February 10, 8:31am

Montbell Thermawrap Vest
I've owned the Montbell Thermawrap UL Vest for 3 seasons now, and like many folks I puchased it to save weight. I originally carried a fleece vest that had trustily served me for many years, so I ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 10, 8:12am