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Michael K (chinookhead) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me I'm from Michigan and now I live in Texas. I have been an avid hiker and fisherman (spin and fly fishing) for most of my life. I have been a "traditional" backpacker and I am slowly trying to lighten my load.

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Very interesting! Nathan Coleman
Very interesting, but I've got some questions: 1) How much does this set-up weigh if you choose the UL frame? 2) How much does this draw string base talon weigh? 3) Have you thoug...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
March 11, 6:41pm

Still available?
I'd be even more interested in these unused ones than the used ones if they are available.

In Gear Swap » BNIB La Sportiva Ultra Raptor mtn runner shoes size 11.5 US
March 02, 7:08pm

Still available?
Are these still available? If so, I'd be interested in these. I know this thread is old. Please post in this thread and/or PM if these are still available and in similar condition.

In Gear Swap » FS: La Sportiva Ultra Raptor US11.5 black/yellow trail runner
March 02, 7:05pm

Tough lightweight hauler?
This looks like it has the chance of being my dream lightweight heavy hauler to replace my EMS Summit 5500 that weighs 7.5 pounds! The EMS pack (1000D Cordura and heavy ripstop nylon) still looks ...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
March 02, 6:39pm

excited about the fusion!
This Fusion pack has me very interested and exciting.......but I'm gonna hope that some of you will by the guinea pigs before I make the purchase. I want a light technical gear hauler (35-45 p...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
March 02, 5:07pm

low viz shell reason
My backpacking trips are often combined with fishing where I want to be stealthy, so having a low vis color jacket that I can wear on the frequently rainy afternoons when I fish after arriving at c...

In GEAR » Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
March 02, 7:32am

Dry bags?
1) The double bag idea for critical sensitive garments sounds good since you are using the sea to summit ultra sil dry bags. My experience with these bags under prolonged wet condition is that my...

In Gear Lists » 45 pounds of UL (Grand Canyon list)
February 25, 9:59am

warmth of socks and dry bag questions
This trip looks like lots of fun. My two comments are: 1) Hydroskin socks are just .5mm neoprene, but NRS claims "magical warmth" to their unique neoprene formulation (titanium adhes...

In Gear Lists » 45 pounds of UL (Grand Canyon list)
February 25, 9:21am

Golite Wolf Creek L3
Wolf Creek L3 4 pounds 12 oz. .......a 3 person tent, but I use it as a palace for 2. Only 200 dollars at Golites site.

In GEAR » good, not too expensive, 2 or 3 person tent.
February 12, 9:39pm

Scrambling with the paradox?
Dave.....or anyone else who has used this pack. How do you think this pack would feel for some mild scrambling and climbing (class 3-4)? I'm asking because for my intended usage it'll be ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
January 30, 10:32pm

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