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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: Zpacks Hexamid solo on Ebay - $269
“I have some issues with the mesh floor but it is perfect when the weather forecast is for good weather ...” 7 hours left. I might add: and bad weather. I have spent over half my Hexamid o...

In Gear Deals » Zpacks Hexamid solo on Ebay - $269
March 03, 1:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Please leave asking price up
"It is not a rule, but I think it would be helpful to the BPL community:" +1

In Gear Swap » FS: GG Spinnshelter
February 07, 2:08pm

Re: FS - Therm-A-Rest Original 3/4
I'll take it. PM sent. -Barry

In Gear Swap » FS - Therm-A-Rest Original 3/4
February 07, 12:56pm

Re: What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
Murmer w/ backpad 9 $100 Hexamid + line + stakes + ground cloth 13 $275 Zpack proto 20F quilt 17 $275 neoair small 9 $80 Total = 48oz (3lbs) $730

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 29, 4:15pm

Re: Backpacking gear you use at home
1. The sandals I backpack in I also use at home and work. I go through a lot of sandals. But if it’s too cold outside, I’ll don my NF Nuptse boots. 2. I wear the same coat backpacking and at w...

In GEAR » Backpacking gear you use at home
January 15, 4:36pm

Re: Best Cheap Gear of 2013
Just some more ideas: 1) DEC 2012 JCPenney down coat. $30. 8oz and keeps me warm at 25F sitting. That was the best coat find in 2012! Oops, this thread for 2013 :( Oh well, still using it. 2)...

In GEAR » Best Cheap Gear of 2013
January 02, 5:31pm

Re: Earth Runner Sandals vs Exodus Sandals
I love sandals. That’s my main backpacking footwear 90% of the year. I NEED to wear socks with my sandals to eliminate blisters (eliminates sweat- especially on hot days). Socks keeps my feet war...

In GEAR » Earth Runner Sandals vs Exodus Sandals
January 02, 1:14pm

Re: Zebralight overload...help me choose
“Question: Why should i buy a zebralight instead of a Black Diamond Spot?” Well it sounds like you’ll find out since you bought one. But I’ll put in some other points: H52W is: ligh...

In GEAR » Zebralight overload...help me choose
November 27, 10:45am

Re: Hiking Skirt or Dress suggestions for women?
My wife likes hiking in skirts. She prefers lightweight, fast drying, AND POCKETS. She’s been wearing this dress hiking and around town for about 8 years now http://www.rei.com/product/779394/roy...

In GEAR » Hiking Skirt or Dress suggestions for women?
November 06, 5:39pm

jmt
I see snow on mt Timp.Good luck running. My wife is with me so we will hike to the y this morning. My brother and I backpacked timponogas 4 weeks ago. We stayed at lake emerald. And we explored ...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in 5 days 2 hours
September 28, 6:43am

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