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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: 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

Re: Superfeet - how many wear them?
“1. Is there a compelling reason to wear Superfeet if you don't have any pre-existing foot problems?” If everything is working great, I wouldn’t touch it. It is so nice to keep gear si...

In GEAR » Superfeet - how many wear them?
June 04, 10:18am

Re: Help me choose a fleece jacket
More ideas for the stew: Fleece is great for it’s breathability. However, my jacket of choice is LIGHTER, WARMER, AND packs smaller, and almost as breathable as fleece. I love the ‘Montbell UL ...

In GEAR » Help me choose a fleece jacket
May 14, 12:49pm

Re: Best UL/SUL BPing Flashlight???
I like my ARC AAA. It has a very smooth beam pattern which is a relief around camp. If I’m not doing night hiking, this is what I take. I clip it to my hat. Battery change is easy. If I am doi...

In GEAR » Best UL/SUL BPing Flashlight???
May 13, 9:05am

Re: No Battery Flashlights
Painful. I will gratefully stub my toes in the dark for 2 hours as I search for spare batteries. These ‘shake’ and wind-up lights I see good as a last resort, and I mean last resort as when ...

In GEAR » No Battery Flashlights
May 12, 1:06pm

Re: Bug Booties?
Since I’m mostly a sandal hiker, this is an item I do worry about. I wear a thin coolmax sock that that has been sprayed with permethrin. Mosquitoes and ticks sure hate it! -Barry

In GEAR » Bug Booties?
May 12, 12:51pm

Re: Water purifying query:
Usually, purifying means it can also kill viruses. Most filters do not. However, that’s usually not a risk in the US. Or if you want to be safe, use UV or some type of chloride treatment. Some...

In GEAR » Water purifying query:
May 07, 12:27pm

FS: Women's ProLite 4 Therm-a-Rest Pad
I bought Joan woman’s prolite 4. She packaged it well and it was in excellent shape. Thank you! -Barry

In Gear Swap » FS: Women's ProLite 4 Therm-a-Rest Pad
April 30, 8:08am

Re: Re: Titanium vs Aluminum
“Choose whichever is lighter” I’ve used the AGG pot several times: 3.8oz w/ lid plus 1.2oz handle = 5.0oz I’ve used the Titan Kettle several times 4.2oz with handle Both have abo...

In GEAR » Titanium vs. Aluminum
April 23, 1:10pm

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