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obx hiker (obxcola) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Outer Banks of North Carolina
About Me 60: Wide but relatively shallow experience. That's my older daughter and "baby" brother in the photo
at Gragg Prong , Wilson Creek.
CityNags Head
StateNorth Carolina
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Sorry if this has been mentioned before in the thread; I didn't read all the way through. I've used grey pvc threaded fittings sold at hardware stores everywhere for electrical conduit, along ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ideas for constructing a collapsible walking -stick-?
March 11, 8:50am

Bivy Sacks
I don't have much to add to this except an observation re: zippers. Size ( essentially ) is not the issue in zipper "strength" It's the number of coils or teeth per inch. Very small zippers can b...

In GEAR » BPL Vapor Bivy Sack vs. Oware Epic Bivy Sack
April 07, 3:45pm

GPS/ Mapping
For John Shannon: Not that I'm trying to sub for Alan Dixon, but I think the quote below from his article on using a small gps unit like the geko 301 along with mapping software answers your que...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight GPS / Mapping Software Navigation Systems
February 07, 7:50pm

Favorite Three Pieces of Gear Used in 2004
1. Tarptent Squall. Great shelter esp. for the South and Desert when "critters" become an issue 2. Nunatak arc alpinist. Comfortable warm and so versatile! ( and so Light! ) 3. Salomon XA's and a...

In GEAR » Favorite Three Pieces of Gear Used in 2004?
January 18, 11:32am

Windshirt breathability and quantum
I have a nike "tiger woods" half sleeve wind shirt that I am almost positive is pertex quantum ( not well labeled because I guess the golfing crowd doesn't really care?) I trail run with this admit...

In Editor's Roundtable » Wind Shirts
December 02, 7:36pm

Re: led lights
I did find this info from a web search: states on their web-site: AAA Lithium 1.5V batteries are currently not made. If a lithium battery is rechargeable, it is 3.6V, not the s...

In Editor's Roundtable » LED Lights
December 02, 7:23pm

led lights
Please name some relatively common/accessible sources for AAA lithium batteries. I think I've looked at half the major chain electronics big boxes in NC & VA ( w/ no luck)

In Editor's Roundtable » LED Lights
December 02, 7:09pm

All Reader Reviews by obx hiker

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BPL Blow-Up Pillow
Used the dual chamber for @ 5 years. Don't want to get it too full but that's easy to adjust. Can be a little tricky to get fully de-flated for packing. Persistence! Cover it with your tee-shi...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 30, 8:19pm

Montbell Thermawrap jacket
William Siemens has it right about wind-resistance being a key. This jacket is wonderfully wind resistant. The Northern Outer Banks of NC can be an incredibly cold place due to the combination of wind...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 25, 4:32pm