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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: R-values of sleeping pads
“So am I right to consider that the combination of say a BMW torsolite with an R value of 3.5 and a Gossamer Gear pad with an R value of 2.27 will give me a combined R value of 5.77 and will tech...

In GEAR » R-values of sleeping pads
September 26, 9:29am

Re: Hiking poles and necessity for Ultralighters
My 2 cents for the stew: Pole weight: The lighter the better. You will not get forearm fatigue with the GG 2.4oz pole. You will get fatigue (under exact same conditions) with a 10oz pole. This i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking poles and necessity for Ultralighters
September 22, 2:18pm

No Sniveler or MLD XP quilt?
The Rainbow-1 should keep you dry in heavy rainstorms (if seem sealed correctly). Thus I would pick the bag that is lighter, packs smaller, and as a bonus-- keeps you warmer. The only hurt is the i...

In GEAR » No Sniveler or MLD XP quilt?
September 11, 11:08am

sarbar, As I recall, you have a few Seraph/Ghost packs. How do those compare with your ‘Deuter’? Thanx, -Barry

In GEAR » My Happy Back - A Tradeoff For Comfort
September 04, 3:02pm

Mad777, Yep, JRB is what I’m thinking of. I’ve dealt with them but haven’t bought the arm warmers yet. Yes, they are top notch. I love their Stealth quilt. halfturbo, Thanx for the heads...

In GEAR » How much do vests help?
September 03, 12:22pm

Re: How much do vests help?
I think I’m made weird. I never could get used to the vest, though I wanted to because it is soooo light. It made my torso toooo hot while my arms got toooo cold. I need the anti-vest (sleeves...

In GEAR » How much do vests help?
September 02, 1:52pm

Re: Non-slip rug pads for Slippery Silnylon?
“I have seen pads with much more open gridwork in the past but don't know where to find them at this point. Has anybody tried this technique?” Yes. And they also work very well. And t...

In GEAR » Sliding pad
August 28, 1:13pm

Re: re: Sliding pad
"A GG thinlight ..." That's the way I do it also. Keeps the tent floor nice. Otherwise the stripes pick up fine dust after a few nights. -Barry

In GEAR » Sliding pad
August 27, 3:06pm

Re: How heavy is the shirt on my back?
“Anyone care to step up with a rationale for or experience lightening the shirt on their back?” Sorry. I’m just going to repeat Bill’s experience. If I’m in hot humid weather, I want a...

In GEAR » How heavy is the shirt on my back?
August 25, 1:06pm

Re: YASST yet another side sleeper thread
“My next thought: 1. Really thick open cell foam, perhaps a couple layers of cheap egg-crate mattress topper with a waterproof sleeve if needed. Any thoughts? Even heavy ones?” My rand...

In GEAR » YASST yet another side sleeper thread
August 25, 12:54pm

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