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Hoot Filsinger (filsinger) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Started backpacking in 1968 with my first and only Kelty Pack. Have enjoyed many adventures in Los Padres, Sierra Nevada, Cascades, and coastal hiking in the Pacific Northwest.Colin Fletcher was my mentor in my youth and I now enjoy the kind and knowledgeable folks at BPL.
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All Forum Posts by Hoot Filsinger

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Re: re: Perseids - best viewing within 4 hrs of SF?
http://www.observers.org/observing-sites You may want to contact a local group. If you have never had the opportunity to view deep sky objects in a dark environment with a quality scope it is a ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » perseids
August 06, 11:55am

Re: .Hmmm
Helping our fellow humans when they are in need has merit, but before you donate your tent you may want to read this thread. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thr...

In Gear Swap » Wanted PIF - Sub 6lb 2-3 Person Tent
August 03, 11:20am

Marble Mountain Wilderness 7/23
The Marble Mountain Wilderness is surrounded by the Trinity Alps Wilderness to the south, Siskiyou Wilderness to the northwest, and the Russian Willderness to the southeast.The MMW was designated a...

In Post-Trip Reports » Marble Mountain Wilderness 7/23
July 29, 3:09pm

Re: Re: Re: the next time you camp by that tree
Ian, The location is Marble Mountain Wilderness in California (Lover's Camp TH).

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the next time you camp by that tree
July 25, 9:33pm

Re: the next time you camp by that tree
Eric, The video left off the ending which is main reason you should not camp by a tree.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the next time you camp by that tree
July 25, 7:43pm

Stoic Somnus SZ 30
Stoic Somnus SZ 30 at Backcountry.com for $224. I do not own this bag but own other Stoic down gear and like their gear. The bag appears to weigh between 1 pound 7 ounces to 1 pound 10 ounces based...

In Gear Deals » Stoic Somnus SZ 30
July 21, 7:55pm

Re: Mt Shasta Circumnavigation
Marc, You guys must have strong ankles and true grit. Your photo with of the yellow shelter and cowboy camp pitched in that pyro clastic scree field made me say "Holy toad dung, you slept ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mt Shasta Circumnavigation
July 19, 8:34pm

Mineral King and Siskiyou Mountains
This is not your typical trip report but more of a feel good moment brought about by two backpacking trips 33 years apart. I met my wife(Tina) 33 years ago and I guess you would say our first re...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mineral King and Siskiyou Mountains
July 14, 8:45pm

Re: silkweight baselayers
6pm may have what you want for cheap. http://www.6pm.com/patagonia-capilene-1-silkweight-graphic-crew-nickel

In GEAR » silkweight baselayers
July 14, 4:33pm

Re: Why we hike....
1) I am bipedal-walking is efficient and takes me to rarely seen environs. 2) Hiking is adventurous - adventure raises my excitement for life. 3) Hiking/backpacking is arduous - hard work promote...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why we hike....
July 14, 10:12am

All Reader Reviews by Hoot Filsinger

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Bearpaw Wilderness Designs company
John at Bearpaw was terrific to work with. He listened to my needs and designed a cuben fiber structure similar to the cub den but with slight mods to fit my big boy size. He backs his warranty, send...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 27, 12:23am

Saywer Squeeze Filtration System
SP131- Sawyer Squeeze Filter – multiple capacity The NEW Sawyer Squeeze Filter is the lightest and most versatile filtration system on the market. With a total field weight of 3 ounces, it is extr...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
June 03, 7:58pm

Tarptent Contrail
I used the Contrail in the Cascades and was impressed with the design and weight. The bug net paid for itself the first two nights. I stayed dry in light rain and moderate wind and had very little con...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
March 11, 11:48pm