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Roman Dial (romandial) - BPL Professional Member

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About Me A middle aged man, married, fattening up.
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Re: Floorless on Denali
Yes, Robert, you assumed my meaning correctly.

In Winter Hiking » floorless shelter techique
November 23, 7:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: floorless shelter techique
SK, Sorry not to reply sooner. "heavy NF and MH domes are the commonly used shelters for sleeping in places like Denali" Yes domes are favored in high winds and mountains because th...

In Winter Hiking » floorless shelter techique
November 23, 7:53pm

throwing ends
that got a chuckle out of me, but you never know!

In Packrafting » packrafter does Eskimo roll
November 23, 7:32pm

Re: Re: Re: floorless shelter techique
On Denali, a snowy place, these style tents are standard cook shelters. To keep the pole from sinking they use a ski basket on the pole. Other folks use their shovel as a base. Contrary to wh...

In Winter Hiking » floorless shelter techique
November 21, 12:48pm

Packraft rolls
Two nights ago three of us who had never rolled a kayak were able to Eskimo Roll packrafts in a pool. It was amazingly easy! In fact we did it our own way, our own style, that went against ho...

In Packrafting » packrafter does Eskimo roll
November 21, 12:38pm

Re: course
It'd be nice if it were earlier in the year so there's more daylight and open water. There's likely a good Wyoming Mountain and Wilderness Classic route. An Idahao race in Septemb...

In Editor's Roundtable » Le Parcour de Wild Race Report
November 21, 12:34pm

Re: A Personal Experience and a Video Link.
Wow Jim, your dad must have felt pretty bad about that trip.... That video link is neat. As he said there, the key is a fire with lots of wood. I have spent many nights out without shelter in...

In Philosophy & Technique » Surviving the cold without a tent or a sleeping bag
October 31, 11:48am

packrafter does Eskimo roll
Actually, he's Tim Johnson, a really good hardshell kayaker and he modified his packraft to do this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WBoyPTW_WY

In Packrafting » packrafter does Eskimo roll
October 31, 11:34am

Re: Full neoprene wetsuit
Richard's got a good point about a dive suit's cut. Maybe you could buy a used dive suit and modify it by removing the arms? Packrafting is pretty wet, but it's sort of chest do...

In Packrafting » Full neoprene wetsuit
October 23, 7:19pm

Creeking
This last year offered me the opportunity to do a lot of packrafting. (1) My wife and I went around the world with an extra long one, using it to do long wilderness trips in Alaska, Utah, Patag...

In Packrafting » Creeking
October 21, 11:10pm

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