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carl becker (carlbecker) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern Virginia
About Me 54 years old 6' at 200lbs and getting back to doing some overnight hiking.
CityFairfax
StateVirginia
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by carl becker

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REI Flash 30
I just went thought several packs to find one that works for me. I ended up with the Osprey Exos 34 large for over night hiking. I carry a Nikon D700 with a few lenses up to a 400mm f5.6 prime. ...

In GEAR » Daypack 28-32L
March 24, 6:25am

sold
sold

In Gear Swap » smd swift
February 14, 7:33pm

GG Miniposa
Used once, no problems, like new. Size L torso 20"-24" Hip Belt large 36"-42". Includes GG sitpad. $80 plus shipping to North America only.

In Gear Swap » GG Miniposa
February 02, 1:32pm

Pack fit
It was a long time ago that I carried a backpack. Recently I came upon the chance to do a trip with a overnight hike. I measured my torso 19" and started looking at packs. Soft frame, intern...

In GEAR » Newbie needs pack fitting advice
February 02, 9:08am

clothing
I am outdoors a lot. Some hiking some over night and a lot of dog walking in all conditions. I favor merino wool from Minus33 and Icebreaker under a shell and for long johns. I like wool socks f...

In Gear Lists » Clothing Advise/Guidance
January 13, 6:52am

sublite
I will be in Big Bend Texas so I picked the Sublite. Altough I have yet to use it I am very pleased with the quality. I decided to start using trekking poles (GG lighttrek) and will use them as t...

In GEAR » Taptent Moment vs Sublite Sil
January 11, 8:51am

First time to Big Bend
This will be my first time there. I know I have to carry all my water. I will be doing one overnight to the South Rim. One day hike up lost mine. The rest of the time I will be looking for good...

In Gear Lists » New to this forum gear list
January 11, 8:27am

New to this forum gear list
I have been reading this forum since Aug and have gained much knowledge to equip myself for a March 2010 trip to Big Bend Texas for a week. I now have a gear list which is 3-season and thank all o...

In Gear Lists » New to this forum gear list
December 31, 9:36am

smd swift
For sale 2009 model just purchased and tested to see if its the pack for me. $55 shipping included to the lower 48. Size is tall

In Gear Swap » smd swift
December 31, 7:53am

All Reader Reviews by carl becker

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Inov8 RocLite 315
I did lots of research to replace my 30 year old heavy leather boots. I tried many different boots at REI before I ordered these and have found my hiking shoe. I went one size up from my street shoes...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 16, 8:14pm

Osprey Exos 34 Exos 34
I recently looked at packs for some over night hiking. I tried the REI Flash 30, Montbell versalite 50, SMD Swift, GG Miniposa and Osprey exos 34. At 23 pounds the Osprey is by far the most comforta...

In Backpacks - External Frame
January 16, 8:03pm