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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: Alcohol STove
A good alcohol stove system should not use more than 1oz to boil 2C at 45F; otherwise the system needs some tweaking. Anyway, a good lightweight efficient alcohol setup (1.5oz for stove, windscr...

In GEAR » Alcohol STove
January 12, 1:00pm

Re: Decided on Fenix
"Fenix LD10 Q5 " I got my son one of those (I should have bought 2). It has a nicer beam than my L1D. I also got the white diffuser and it ended up making a great lantern. Just don...

In GEAR » Lumens for NightTime Hiking?
January 09, 2:25pm

Re: Lumens for NightTime Hiking?
My favorite: I like to night backpack with my fenix L1D CE, clipped to my hat bill, set at medium (40 lumens); 7 hours with 1 lithium AA. It’s hard to beat that efficiency. It’s great for ro...

In GEAR » Lumens for NightTime Hiking?
January 08, 1:46pm

Re: Most comfortable CCF pad for side sleeper
“What do you side-sleepers out there use? Is there a CCF pad that you can use by itself? Or a lighter inflatable solution?” First of all, my family and I have tried so many air-core mats and...

In GEAR » Most comfortable CCF pad for side sleeper
December 22, 1:38pm

Re: Suggestions on a Versatile Footwear System
I see conflicting requirements: “I would prefer to have only one pair of shoes/boots.” “- 4 season use (I prefer … winter weather)” “…But in WARMER weather, what about all that e...

In GEAR » Suggestions on a Versatile Footwear System
December 16, 3:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Hipbelts
“Prolite 4 Small = 17oz - Not bought yet, but any suggestions.” I love the Prolite 4 small. Mine comes in at 16oz. I think its comfort is on par with the Woman’s Prolite 4 reg. My 12 ye...

In GEAR » Newbie help for 6 year old child backpack
December 16, 2:35pm

Re: GG Light Trek Poles
“Anyone have a set they'd like to sell? Any version will do.” I have some from 2004. Originals. Good condition. Black foam handle (which I think is more comfortable than today’s cor...

In Gear Swap » GG Light Trek Poles
November 24, 3:28pm

Re: Total stove weight 35+ cook days
“Here's a formula for alcohol fuel: ========================= .065 liters per day of alcohol .065 liters (x) 35 days = 2.275 liters (rounded down) 2.25 liters So - - - that works...

In GEAR » Total stove weight 35+ cook days
November 17, 1:12pm

Re: Justify Alcohol Stove Total Weight?
“Figure 1.5 oz of alcohol per day for one week / 7 days. That's 21 fluid ounces of fuel. Weight conversion of fuel is roughly 21 mass ounces. Add two ounces for stove, pot support, windscreen...

In GEAR » Justify Alcohol Stove Total Weight?
October 09, 2:59pm

Brawny Re: The perfect alc stove for 2 on the AT
“Please advise: Make, model, reason, options, other, etc.” Brawny’s complete AT and PCT hike was done w/ her alcy stove--- which inspired me: http://www.trailquest.net/BRcookset.html Refe...

In GEAR » The PERFECT alc stove for 2 on the AT
October 03, 8:53am

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