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Barry P (BarryP) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Eastern Idaho (moved from Midwest)
About Me Electrical Engineer by trade. Hobbies include recumbent bike riding, magic, piano, music compostion and of course backpacking.

Backpack monthly with scouts or other small group. Love the exercise and alertness it brings. Ray Way caught my eye in 2001. My load lightened. Because of that, able to go faster, farther, AND still smell the roses. Love the lightweight insight on this forum. I'm also a Teva sandal backpacker. My feet love them.
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Re: 3 season quilt
JRB Stealth owner here. It has been great for my 3 season wet/dry backpacking. http://www.jacksrbetter.com/Wearable%20Quilts.htm In cooler weather (<40F) I start using my WM POD30. -Barry

In GEAR » 3 season quilt
February 10, 8:37am

Re: Temperature Logging Device
This looks interesting. http://www.alliedelec.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?SKU=5720080&MPN=EL-USB-2-LCD&R=5720080&SEARCH=5720080&DESC=EL-USB-2-LCD full list of products here:...

In GEAR » Temperature Logging Device
January 28, 9:25am

Re: Re: Re: any descent budget down bags out there for $150
Sorry. I didn't mean tomorrow. I meant through tomorrow. From their website “You’ll automatically save an extra 20% on your entire REI-OUTLET order through January 29. No coupon needed!”

In GEAR » any descent budget down bags out there for $150
January 28, 9:02am

Re: any descent budget down bags out there for $150
http://www.rei.com/outlet/product/780902 Was $249. Now $169. Through tomorrow it will be $135.94 20F, 30oz, stuff size 7.5x15”, long 6’6”, 750pf down I ordered a Regular for a scout, but...

In GEAR » any descent budget down bags out there for $150
January 28, 8:39am

Re: Re: Re: Cookware for Two
“Honestly, 500 cal for dinner is pathetic…” Allison, It depends if you want to burn off some love handles or not :). Add a 1.5C hot chocolate with a little olive oil and a pinch of salt ...

In GEAR » Cookware for Two
January 22, 10:08am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Cookware for Two
“Well there's the difference. We just eat one hot meal and call it a day.” Some Mountain House meals are easily 500+ calories and we can call it a day. Or we do lighter suppers, sup...

In GEAR » Cookware for Two
January 21, 3:47pm

Re: Re: Cookware for Two
“I might ask the same as you folks!” There are several meal ideas, but here’s a generic example (we only cook fbc): 1.3L pot holds 5+ cups of water. 2C for Mountain House meal (two 10oz...

In GEAR » Cookware for Two
January 21, 3:23pm

Re: Cookware for Two
I do alcy-stove cooking (if you call boiling ‘cooking’) for 2-5 people with the Evernew 1.3L pot http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/evernew_ul_titanium_3.html Howbeit, 5...

In GEAR » Cookware for Two
January 21, 8:53am

Re: Evernew Ti 900ml or MSR titan kettle?
A lot of pros and cons here. For a couple of years, I used the evernew. It is more efficient on the whitebox. But I have gone back to the Titan Kettle that I bought 5 years ago. And here’s why...

In GEAR » Evernew Ti 900ml or MSR titan kettle?
January 20, 4:04pm

Re: Myth Busted Winter Alcohol Stoves
I too have done several 0F tests in IL. Keeping the fuel and stove in the pocket first does make it easier, but it is not required. I’ve let the stove (pepsi can style) and fuel sit outside un...

In GEAR » Myth Busted Winter Alcohol Stoves
January 16, 3:34pm

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