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Stephen Parmenter (parmens) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale OH
About Me My name is Steve. My backpacking is primarily in wilderness areas, including: WV, VA, TN, GA, NC. My full out pack weight is in the 20 lb range, including food and water.
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All Forum Posts by Stephen Parmenter

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Re: Re: Dolly Sods v. Cranberry
Tony, I'm not sure if you said where in OH you are from, but have you tried any of the following wilderness areas: Linville Gorge, Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock, Citico Creek, Cohutta, Pisgah. Many of th...

In Winter Hiking » Low elevation Winter Setup
November 03, 7:08pm

Re: Dolly Sods v. Cranberry
Depending on where you are driving from (Columbus, OH for me) you can be to places with less chance of snow, but still cold, and with awesome views in the same (or relatively same) amount of time a...

In Winter Hiking » Low elevation Winter Setup
November 03, 7:00pm

Re: Dolly Sods
Dolly Sods does become pretty much impassable when the snow comes in. Have you considered Cranberry Wilderness in WV for a winter trip. It's a good hike and alot more accessable in the winter.

In Winter Hiking » Low elevation Winter Setup
November 02, 7:59pm

Re: Which bivy - Dolly Sods
I was at Dolly Sods this past weekend doing the Northern Loop in the High Plains area. Conditions were a mixed bag. With the rain and snow previously, our time in the bog was spent walking through ...

In Winter Hiking » Low elevation Winter Setup
November 02, 7:49pm

Merino wool base layers
Additionally Ryan, in several gear lists you mention merino wool leggings. I've tried to google that and all I come up with is what I would call long underwear done in wool. Is there a distinction ...

In GEAR » The G Spot (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
October 30, 9:40am

Patagonia R2 vest
This is a question for Ryan, although I would appreciate anyone else's feedback also. From reading Ryan's trip reports, gear lists etc, it appears as if the Patagonia R2 vest is often a part of his...

In GEAR » The G Spot (LEGACY POSTS FROM OLD FORUMS)
October 11, 4:10pm

All Reader Reviews by Stephen Parmenter

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BMW Cocoon UL60 Pant
Have worn twice now, on a trip in Feb and one in March. Fit is true to size and adds a significant amount of warmth around camp in the evening and extending the warmth of my 35° bag down into the 20s....

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
April 17, 9:36am

Patagonia the company
In January, I had ordered a Patagonia Synchilla fleece vest for my wife (this particular color had caught her eye), from Moosejaw. The order was accepted and supposedly mailed. After about 2 weeks of ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 5:01pm

Moosejaw the company
In January, I had ordered a Patagonia Synchilla fleece vest for my wife (this particular color had caught her eye), from Moosejaw. The order was accepted and supposedly mailed. After about 2 weeks of ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 5:00pm

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
I haven't had any problems getting the Rocky socks on my feet. I don't remember if I up sized or not, but when they are on, they fit. There is not much excess in the toes. Additionally, they d...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
February 27, 5:19pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
I have never had a leaking valve and my BA air core has always given great comfort and warmth down to about 20°

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 17, 3:41pm

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr Bivy Sack
In narrow range of climate conditions (around freezing and damp) I have woke up with condensation on the inside, which dampens my down sleeping bag. I would have prefered one of the newer models with ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
November 25, 9:24pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
Some months back, I used my MSR Pocket Rocket to boil a pan of water when the power went out. I didn't think that the pan should have been too heay for the stove, but after boiling the water, I realiz...

In Stoves - Canister
November 24, 12:32pm

Montrail Vitesse
I would concur with the previous two ratings. My one complaint is also the shallowness of the entire sole. Their is no raised area in the arch area of the shoe. So while this may lend itself to better...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 14, 7:53pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I wear them in my Montrail hikers (various models) and have found them to be a wonderful addition. No heel or toe blisters for me; nothing but very much needed arch support which leaves my feet feeli...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 17, 8:31pm

Granite Gear Vapor Trail
Great capacity for a 2 lb pack. Easily the most comfortable pack that I have carried up to around 30 lbs. The side pockets are too tight and small to be very functional.

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 02, 5:32pm