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Robert Perkins (rp3957) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale The Sierras
About Me I usually plan 2- 3 weekend trips in the Sierras a year and try to do one 'long' hike a year. I really like the Central part of the Sierras.

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All Forum Posts by Robert Perkins

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Dan, I second the motion of either the High Sierra Route or, (if your comfortable with cross-country hiking), the Sierra High Route is 'hands-down' the best hike I have done in the Sierras....

In Post-Trip Reports » Extra help planning my Sierra trip
November 25, 3:31pm

Sage, It's probably not what your looking for, but I will offer it anyways. I have a Integral Designs, E-vent South Col bivy that I will be listing for sale after Thanksgiving. It is a great bi...

In Gear Swap » WTB Bivy
November 21, 11:24pm

Half Dome
1. Little Yosemite Valley has bear boxes. 2. The rangers are 'touchy' on using hammocks in Yosemite. Make sure you have a tree protector for the straps...I wish I was just joking about thi...

In GEAR » First Half dome trip
November 21, 11:06pm

Next in line, if still available.

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Mica. (Large) Blue. Brand New
November 21, 1:55pm

Affordable Gear
I have a North Face , Windstorm, polargaurd 3D Sleeping Bag , RH zipper long. The rating is 35 degree, but I would rate it closer to 40 degree. I don't ever use it, but would be a good Summer b...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Affordable Used Backpacking Essentials
November 21, 8:34am

+2 Jeff. After waiting in long lines for 'scraps' at REI and Patagonia outlet sales I would gladly pay for someone else to pick up some gear and save some money. Go-lite is going to sell...

In Gear Swap » RE: Member - John Devitt
November 17, 8:16pm

Highlight vs Summerlight
I own both bags, and can tell you that even though their ratings are only 3 degrees apart, the Summerlight is a much warmer bag. I'm not sure if the draft collar or the way they baffle them, bu...

In GEAR » Summerlite vs. Highlite
November 16, 7:13pm

FS -Seedhouse SL1
Seedhouse SL1 - SOLD/SHIPPING. Osprey Pack - SOLD/SHIPPING

In Gear Swap » FS-Clearing Out Garage
November 14, 4:07pm

Reed Pants
PM sent.

In Gear Swap » FS Reed Pants
November 14, 3:30pm

FS - Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
Still have the Seedhouse available. Will take a reasonable offer, tent is in perfect condition.

In Gear Swap » FS-Clearing Out Garage
November 14, 9:35am

All Reader Reviews by Robert Perkins

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Zimmerbuilt Half-Dome, modified
I have owned many packs with some features I liked and dis-liked on each one, so I decided to give the custom order pack method a shot. After a less than pleasant experience with Kooka bay, I went int...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 24, 9:53pm

Osprey Talon 44
I picked up this pack with my REI dividend and have been taking it for a lot of 'test-runs' in the hills and have come to really love it's fit. I have switched between trying out a SMD Swi...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
April 24, 11:23pm

Six Moons Designs 2011 Swift
I have had a chance to do a quick test run of my new Swift pack with pocket hipbelt, and no stays. I am really impressed with how this pack rides! I loaded it up with about 20 pounds and took it for a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 09, 8:15pm

KookaBay air mattress
Edit - If I could, I would do two seperate ratings here. The pad would rate a 4, but customer sevice and response time would be a 1. I'll give it an average of 2.5. I got the pad and overall it...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 05, 1:12pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
At first I just loved this filter, it had all of the qualities of a good filter; fast pumping, compact, and light. I used it in the Sierra's, in clear water, following the backflushing instruction...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
October 26, 10:32pm