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carl becker (carlbecker) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern Virginia
About Me 54 years old 6' at 200lbs and getting back to doing some overnight hiking.
CityFairfax
StateVirginia
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by carl becker

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Re: Warmer alternative to neo air all season
Kookabay offers filled pads. I have two and like them. Warm and light. I also have a short NeoAir.

In GEAR » Warmer alternative to neo air all season
November 02, 6:33am

Re: Gold
yup!

In GEAR » nesting mcdonald's McCafe cups to make a double walled insulated mug?
October 27, 6:47am

Re: Really?
I need the insulation mostly for my hand. I make hot coffee. Sometimes I am a bit slow to drink it while checking out the sunrise. I am happy with my setup.

In GEAR » nesting mcdonald's McCafe cups to make a double walled insulated mug?
October 26, 5:54am

Re: DSLR newbie
I would suggest a tripod and circular polarizing filter. Photo.net has a Nikon forum and Thom Hogan has a good set of books for Nikon bodies. IMHO take a grain of salt when reading Ken Rockwell&#...

In Photography » DSLR newbie
October 25, 7:11am

Re: nesting mcdonald's McCafe cups to make a double walled insulated mug?
I use two tall Starbucks coffee cups together with the insulating cardboard. I put my stove inside the cups and this fits inside my 700ml REI pot. Works for a week before I need to visit the Coff...

In GEAR » nesting mcdonald's McCafe cups to make a double walled insulated mug?
October 25, 7:06am

Re: Re: Re: Sheriff: Hiker mistakenly shot by Ore. bear hunter
+1 for Jolly Green Giant.++++++++++ Mistakes do happen but setting up for success reduces the chance. Grandfather really does need to a lot to make sure this doesn't happen again, but it ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sheriff: Hiker mistakenly shot by Ore. bear hunter
October 24, 3:17pm

Re: Gas cannisters: any dent means scrap?
It is not food so as long as I can screw the stove on, it has gas and will set up well enough to boil water on it is a go. Internal pressure will go down as the fuel is used up or it gets colder. ...

In GEAR » Gas cannisters: any dent means scrap?
October 24, 3:13pm

Re: Easy to pitch sub-2 lb tent?
Tarptent Sublite or Sublite Sil are easy to pitch. I struggle a bit more with my Solomid but don't have much practice either. Practice at home then in the cold and or wet then in the dark unt...

In GEAR » Easy to pitch sub-2 lb tent?
October 23, 8:39am

Re: First: reduce the level of bear fear
Yes the risk of bear attack is very low but I think your analogy is flawed. I believe there are more people in places where they may/are be murdered by people (just about everywhere) vs people in ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Black bear encounters
October 22, 9:06am

Re: Precautions
I have read a few books and done a little research on black and brown bears. Unscented only means to you. Bears have a truly incredible sense smell. If you are in a hammock and the bear touches y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Black bear encounters
October 21, 7:33pm

All Reader Reviews by carl becker

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Inov8 RocLite 315
I did lots of research to replace my 30 year old heavy leather boots. I tried many different boots at REI before I ordered these and have found my hiking shoe. I went one size up from my street shoes...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 16, 8:14pm

Osprey Exos 34 Exos 34
I recently looked at packs for some over night hiking. I tried the REI Flash 30, Montbell versalite 50, SMD Swift, GG Miniposa and Osprey exos 34. At 23 pounds the Osprey is by far the most comforta...

In Backpacks - External Frame
January 16, 8:03pm