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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: Comfortable but not my cup of tea
“I had blown out my large toe nail one day and decided to hike in my Tevas. Solved the toe nail problem and gave me another: plantar fascitis. I still have to deal with my heels from that hike a ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sandals for Summer Backpacking
August 20, 1:21pm

Re: stuff in the sandal
“…or well placed skepticism.” Chris, It is well placed skepticism. For the sandals you have, plan on always picking up stuff. It’s a pain. Closed-in-toe sandals are a hassle in a lot of...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sandals for Summer Backpacking
August 20, 10:34am

Sandals for Summer Backpacking
Nice article Chris. I enjoyed your first time sandal experience “I wore the boots in camp for warmth, as it was often frosty, but I walked the whole route in sandals,..” Too funny. I would l...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sandals for Summer Backpacking
August 20, 7:04am

Re: homemade mummy coupler insert?
“Can you say any more about your project? Materials, dimensions, weight, images?” Hello tippymcstagger, Here’s some details: -My wife is the sewer (that word doesn’t look right). She b...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 vs. Western Mountaineering Summerlite
August 19, 8:36am

Re: Plush Pads (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
“The smallest and lightest pad in this series is the torso-sized extra-small version, measuring twenty by thirty-six inches, and claiming an eight ounce weight.” This is neat. What is its th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Plush Pads (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
August 15, 11:21am

Re: Shoes for going around the world! (?)
I would take just 2 footwears. FIRST SHOE: You threw this criteria down: “Building houses….., doing demolition” Not knowing what this entailed, I would feel safer with steel toed sh...

In GEAR » Shoes for going around the world! (?)
July 22, 2:46pm

Re: Sound Advice
When I get in these positions to save money, in the end I am always wishing for the lighter bag that ALSO packs smaller. I thus wish for the WM. I have 4 of their bags and my favorite is the C...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 vs. Western Mountaineering Summerlite
June 09, 9:18am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Filter questions
Hello Richard, “How many gallons were previously processed by this activated carbon filter?” Well, the answer is zero. I used a brand new filter. And it’s not limited to Brita. I had the ...

In GEAR » MSR HyperFlow filter
June 09, 8:05am

Re: Re: Filter questions
“..might you be agreeable to doing a quick test for us? We know that Brita filter contains a carbon element to improve water clarity and taste but it is basically useless against biological conta...

In GEAR » MSR HyperFlow filter
June 06, 3:05pm

Re: Filter questions
If the filter element got damaged, how would you know? I only know of one filter where you can test/check it in the field: The First Need. Are there others? This is done by putting 2 drops of ...

In GEAR » MSR HyperFlow filter
June 04, 11:37am

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