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Evan McCarthy (evanrussia) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Northern Europe
About Me Expat UL backpacker living in Riga and exploring Northern Europe's trail and forests.
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All Forum Posts by Evan McCarthy

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Why I Backpack
Thanks, Ken. I'll throw some thoughts out and would love to hear (read) from other folks. Over the years I've backpacked for many different reasons. When I was posted to my first assig...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I want to be inspired . . .
June 27, 7:27pm

I want to be inspired . . .
I really want to be inspired to post more often, and to get more excited about threads, thoughts, and posts here on BPL. But for some reason it's not happening. With that in mind, I'm s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I want to be inspired . . .
June 27, 4:57pm

Summer in SNP
Ben, Please be advised that August in SNP is often very hot and dry (with many smaller streams drying up). Your days are likely to be 80s/90s and humid, and your nights 60s/70s and still humid....

In Pre-Trip Planning » Shenandoah National Park
June 20, 5:59am

Re: Hiking in snp
I second the notion of doing a loop through the Big Run area, possibly taking in the waterfalls of the Doyles Run-Jones River trails as well. You can do a cool ~25 mile loop starting at Loft Mount...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Shenandoah National Park
June 19, 7:36pm

Packraft for the Baltics?
My weekend trips for the foreseeable will likely be around the rather flat Baltics (Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania). Lots of woods and lots of lakes and rivers. I'm thinking of getting a pack...

In Packrafting » Packraft for the Baltics?
June 16, 2:23pm

Re: FS: Nunatak Arc Alpinist Quilt
PM sent. What a great quilt!

In Gear Swap » FS: Nunatak Arc Alpinist Quilt
June 15, 3:42pm

Timberline Trail - First Week of July
I'm looking to do the Timberline Trail in two days this July. I'll give the Zig Zag ranger station a call but I was wondering if anyone knows if the trail is likely to be fully open and op...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Timberline Trail - First Week of July
May 20, 6:51pm

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Got Him
Doug Ide's great trip report inspired us to hike the Susquehannock Trail System, so it is only fitting that we close an ugly chapter in his charmed existence. After Doug's harrowing enco...

In Post-Trip Reports » Susquehannock Trail, PA
May 18, 4:26pm

Re: Books on the trail
For 14-21 day trips, the newest, cheapest Kindle ($79) would be tough to beat since you could do the entire trip on one charge. And since it's relatively cheap, if something catastrophic happe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Books on the trail
May 08, 5:16pm

Re: Leatherman Squirt PS4 for me
What does the Leatherman Squirt PS4 weigh Only 2 ounces?

In GEAR » UL multi tool of choice
May 01, 1:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Evan McCarthy

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Nunatak Arc Edge
I was dubious about an 11 oz. quilt that keeps you warm when pushing it -- but I just go back from an outing with the Arc Edge down to high 30s even (not quite expected) and found the quilt and Nunata...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
April 17, 6:48pm