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Richard Lyon (richardglyon) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Bridger Mountains
About Me I backback most frequently in the Rockies, and most often take three-day trips. Over the past fifteen years I've served as a Forest Service volunteer in Wyoming and Montana, doing trail maintenance. As I get older I'm always looking for ways to lighten my pack load but I'm far from ultralight. I especially like base camp trips, with day hikes from a fixed camp.

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All Forum Posts by Richard Lyon

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Combining for a couple's quilt
I combined two Nunatak Back Country Blankets. See the Addendum at my Review here:

In GEAR » Layering/doubling bags and quilts
January 10, 8:09am

Evac insurance
Do consider it. I have an annual policy that covers Montana and Wyoming, but spot coverage [for the period of time of your trip] is readily available and reasonably affordable. This insurance is es...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Insurance during a long hike
January 07, 11:18am

Nunatak pants
Steven - sent you an email

In Gear Swap » FS: Nunatak Skaha Down Pants
January 07, 11:10am

Patagonia in February
30 F quilt should be fine. Rarely does it go much below freezing in Patagonia's summer. If you spring for the double quilt, 30 F will be more than adequate. Two in the same bag increases the st...

In GEAR » 30f bag enough for Patagonia in Feb?
January 01, 7:24pm

PM sent on the paddle
Thanks. Richard

In Gear Swap » Packrafting/ kayaking clothing FS
December 30, 9:06pm

Big Bend and Vancouver Island
Both outstanding! Keep 'em coming! Richard

In Photo Gallery » Post your favorite photos from 2014.
December 26, 8:10pm

Helmet compatible
Jeff - my Frost Line (several years old) will accommodate a climbing helmet. Richard

In GEAR » Montbell Frost Line or Frost Smoke with climbing helmet
November 29, 6:33pm

New Equipment
A 20-year old's knees and lung capacity.That's all I need.

In GEAR » What Are You Hoping Santa Brings You This Christmas?
November 25, 10:21pm

PM sent
PM sent

In Gear Swap » WTB Winter Clothing (All Sizes)
November 15, 9:49am

Frost Line Parka
I doubt that you can beat it. Terrific parka, worked well down to -30 F last winter here in Montana. I tested and reviewed it for Be aware that MB tends to size a bit small, a...

In GEAR » Can I beat the MB frost line parka ?
November 15, 9:46am

All Reader Reviews by Richard Lyon

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Introduction to Packrafting September 2009
A great way to spend three days, and a great course. Four instructors for eight students (difficult to improve on that ratio), all of them knowledgeable, friendly, and good at instructing. Great scen...

December 10, 9:45am

Nunatak Alpinist
I don't doubt what the other reviewers have said, and I'd be upset at not getting what I expected after paying custom prices. My experience has been just the opposite, however. I have sever...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 13, 8:30am

Feathered Friends Customer Service
FF's customer service has been exemplary. I've bought two bags and a down jacket over the years (and sale stuff for others) and the telephone reps have gone out of their way to help. Most rece...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 07, 3:55pm

Mountain Gear
My only problems with Mountain Gear are website-related. I've had gear shipped to the wrong address and once or twice been unable to complete an order online. But it's easy to get a live (and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 07, 3:45pm

Exped Downmat 7
Drawbacks - You need to inflate it with its bellows, and (1) the bellows will slip off the port for inflation very easily; (2) it's tough to close the port after inflating without losing some infl...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 04, 9:37pm

Everything I've ever purchased from Patagonia has been high quality and functional, and I've been buying for years and years. On the few occasions when I've had a question or a problem, Cu...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 31, 9:22am shows how customer service should be in the Internet era. A human being is easy to reach on orders and comes back with informed answers on technical questions. Free shipping on orders ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 12:19pm

Rainy Pass (Gear Repair)
I have used Rainy Pass for repairs (torn mesh, zippers) and customization (adding windows to tents. Each time I have received knowledgable advice and an accurate (and reasonable) quote from a telephon...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 12:12pm

Wild Things Gear Customer Service
I don't doubt Joan's report - bad things occasionally happen even with great companies - but I'm surprised because my experience has been just the opposite. Latest experience is a good exa...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 24, 1:57pm

SteepandCheap.Com SteepandCheap.Com
If you find something you need or just have to have the prices can't be beat. I recently skied with someone who works for (owns SAC) who said that its prices are lower than what an...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 21, 1:44pm