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Larry De La Briandais (Hitech) - BPL Forum Member

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All Forum Posts by Larry De La Briandais

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Re: Re: Umbrellas
I have never carried an umbrella hiking. Generally speaking, I'm a fair weather hiker, at the moment. I did just get back from Yosemite (Yosemite Falls Trail for two nights), but that is my f...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pearls for backpacking in the rain
January 31, 11:22am

"but weak for a real blow..." I have never had a problem with umbrellas in high wind. You have to pay attention and keep it angled into the wind. But, there is LOTS of feedback to he...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pearls for backpacking in the rain
January 31, 10:21am

Daves not here...
But most everyone st work is my age (I'm 53). I understand the 30 something not getting it, but everyone else... At least someone here does! :^)

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini Backflushing
January 31, 8:48am

Re: Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
I only use the lumens to compare with other lamps, what and how many batteries it uses and how heavy it is (and cost). All the other stuff I have always ignored. I have the black diamond spot. I...

In GEAR » Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
January 30, 6:25pm

Re: 'Everytime I Shop For Gear…"
You are certainly not the only one!

In GEAR » 'Everytime I Shop For Gear…"
January 30, 6:14pm

Dave's not here.....
When I do that bit at work no one knows what I talking about! ;^) BTW, has anyone heard/read anything from saywer stating that using a small syringe to backflush is a bad idea. I have a really...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini Backflushing
January 30, 6:11pm

You can get some back, but water isn't going to do it. You need steam, the hotter the better. Apply steam liberally and then stretch it as much as possible. Then place on your form and stret...

In GEAR » Can wool that has shrunk be unshrunk?
January 30, 2:11pm

Re: Re: Why is having to blow up an air pad always treated like such a big deal?
In my case, it takes me at least 5 minutes to blow up a 20/72/2.5 inch pad. My wife can do it in 2 minutes. When I tried that thing that measures your max breathing rate I was way down toward the...

In GEAR » Sleeping pads
January 29, 11:56am

Rabid Bat
I forgot the time me and a buddy of mine were "dive bombed" by a rabid bat. We both swung our fishing poles as the bat reached us and hit it where our poles crossed. The bat was dead af...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Horror Stories
January 27, 5:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Gear swap practices
"Greed, it's what's great about America and the general Western mind set." "I have, for many years now, been frustrated at what is considered rampant greed in America...&q...

In GEAR » Gear Swap practices
January 27, 3:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Larry De La Briandais

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Category Retailer
I purchased the Vargo canister stove from them at a GREAT price. They had such a run on sales because of the low price that is was sold out. They left me a personal phone message letting me know tha...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 3:07pm