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James Byrnes (backfeets1) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Midwest.... Missouri
About Me Major gram weenie. I have a 10 lb base wt. Includes ice ax, camera, tarptent. 20 deg. night range. At present I'm in the process of adding duel use items, looking for durability, ect.
CityLee's Summit
StateMO
CountryUSA

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Aloksac weight....
I bought Alocsac 19x20 inch oder proof ect. stated weight is less than an oz my scale ranges from 1.44 to 1.58 oz each. Just a warning. Bought from Campmor.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Aloksac weight....
June 24, 2:13am

boil times..
There is a lag/preheat period for the stove to come up to speed plus the energy needed initially to heat the mass of the pot, and the lost heat in removing replacing the wind screen ect. Weather th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Boiling 8 oz. 2X vs. 16 oz. 1X
June 20, 1:13pm

Closed cell pads...
I use a .25 inch thick closed pad to line my pack. This gives the pack structure to assist packing, helps to water proof my gear (I fold and tuck my tent over the top of the opening at top of pack...

In GEAR » Sleeping pad general and specific to UL backpack
June 14, 12:59am

Cost?
How much?

In GEAR » sat phone rental
June 08, 3:24am

iTP eos upgrade
On my scale the iTP EOS A3 (AAA) weights .63oz with Li batt. Add an extra batt .89oz. Li batt lasts about 5hrs on med (18 lumens) and 1 hr and 20 mins on high. (80 lumens) Medium works for night hi...

In GEAR » Ultra light flashlights
June 06, 2:38am

MYOG tent poles
I use .334 alu sections. The stresses on a tent pole are greatest in the center section because of leverage applied at ends, so try to use an odd number in making up the length you need, avoiding j...

In Make Your Own Gear » Homemade light-weight tent pole. Any ideas?
May 30, 1:38am

last min...
This is so embarrassing... A pocket (small) calculator. Mileage totals, gear weight reduction ideas (Oh here's one ..leave the calculator at home).

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you throw in at the last minute?
May 21, 1:26am

Sublite poles...
I have the older version Sublite and the poles weigh about 4.1 ozs for both 54". I replaced the shock cord with spectra fishing line, and removed two end tips. The newer version has more ...

In GEAR » New TT Sublite Sil 2010
May 11, 10:55pm

Re: Re: headlamp quest
On my scale the iTP EOS A3 (AAA) weights .63oz with Li batt. Add an extra batt .89oz. Li batt lasts about 5hrs on med (18 lumens) and 1 hr and 20 mins on high. (80 lumens) Medium works for night hi...

In GEAR » headlamp quest
May 11, 12:58am

Weight savings...
What is your most unexpected or clever gear choice or modification or duel use gear to save weight? Its not glamorous but I use SPF 40 chap stick for lip and sun protection for back of hands. Als...

In GEAR » Weight savings...
May 08, 3:33am

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