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Gene . (Tracker) - BPL Guest

My Locale New England
About Me I have backpacked since 1968, across America twice 1986 & 1990; bicycled across America 4 times, rdtrip East Coast USA; built and sailed my own sailboats from New England to SA/CA/transited Panama Canal;canoed & sea kayaked New England/Florida/Bahamas; I grew up working as an organic vegetable farmer on a dairy farm in New England. Lived in Hawaii on both Oahu & Kauai.

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Re: You know you are an ultralight backpacker if...
You quit your day job on the set of 'LOST' because the (walmart like)blue tarps they decided to use on the set were'nt UL enough for you!

In Philosophy & Technique » You know you are an ultralight backpacker if...
February 23, 3:18pm

Re: Re: Windshirts $22 at REI
Thru Hiker has some Montane jackets you are better off dropping $22+ on IMO.

In Gear Deals » Windshirts $22 at REI
February 23, 2:41pm

Re: wood stove
Yeah, I'm busy working on converting a quart size new paint can into one.

In Make Your Own Gear » wood stove
February 21, 1:46pm

Re: Re: Fire-starting supplies in a carry-on bag?
Dave, Just pack them in separate ziploc bags in different areas of your pack, then check the whole shebagan. Unless you want to be strip searched at every airport you go to.... DHL pretty much c...

In GEAR » Fire-starting supplies in a carry-on bag?
February 21, 1:37pm

Re: Re: Re: moisture on Bag shell
Just use a Paktowel or the like in a large enough size to fold a long enough flap away from your face after getting into your bag. Any breath onto it during the night will be absorbed by it and eas...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering Versalite and condensation
February 19, 3:43pm

Re: Ice, Ice, Ice!
Craig I've been icing my A'T since last week's hike was a bit longer than I planned; ended up torturing myself. Got home and realized I had injured my Achilles with too much aggressive ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Fast tracking an injury recovery for a hike
February 19, 2:31pm

Re: Need help finding a Strap-lock
Aaron have you checked all the regular 'suspects'? The places that handle outdoor fabrics should have a handle on it IMO. Also check ItwNexus company as they can send you a sample to see if...

In GEAR » Loking for this
February 09, 8:09am

Re: Re: ULA gravity filter
Another way of bypassing the need for a Platy filter hookup device is to just make one. using a solid spare Platy cap you can drill out the center just a hair under the diameter of your filter line...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need help deciding water filtration
February 08, 12:42pm

Re: Hiking Kilt - Balloon Question
Bill, I would think the CheerStix would be worth their weight in durability over the balloons? On those wood plank shelter floors the chance of snagging the silk too would seem likely, even with a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hiking Kilt
February 08, 12:25pm

Re: re: How to make a flux ring
Tony, yes, that's what I am thinking. I thought of making the cozy 3/4th's the depth/height of the pot/cup. This would save weight and prevent it from catching fire if flames licked up the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to make a flux ring?
February 08, 11:54am

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