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Paul Magnanti (PaulMags) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale People's Republic of Boulder
About Me I like to hike, backpack, camp and backcountry ski every so often...
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Bring the long sleeve
I am a big proponent of a long sleeve shirt for high altitude and desert/dry hiking. Sun protection, bug protectiion and the long sleeves help create your own microclimate in the hot, dry climate....

In GEAR » WIndshirt Vs. Rain jacket
April 26, 8:28pm

IAD
How about IAD? (It all Depends?) I'be been known to pack in a Coleman two burner stove, sausages and beer for a full moon October-fest themed hike... but that may be overkill for the 3.5 ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » day hike pack list
April 23, 10:00pm

The Trail Show #11 - The Hayduke Trail
The Trail Show #11 is live. The Hayduke Trail is our featured trail of the month. Today we bring you Episode #11 – Our Hayduke Trail Show! On this month’s episode we discuss the results of ...

In On the Web » The Trail Show #11 - The Hayduke Trail
April 22, 11:33am

Who gets out more?
The outdoors person gets out he most. They don't worry about silly labels and just experience the outdoors.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who gets out more, the UL or the BC camper?
April 21, 12:59pm

And the advantages
Ah, but there are advantages..and that's why you are careful. :) Trust me, my buddy is a climbing instructor for the CMC and is know for being conservative with climbing. He's been cli...

In Philosophy & Technique » Knots
April 17, 7:29am

Clove hitch
It is for tying INTO the anchor and not the anchor itself. http://climbing.about.com/od/climbingknots/a/Clove-Hitch-For-Climbing.htm Being a burly climber of 30 yrs, I suspect you know that......

In Philosophy & Technique » Knots
April 16, 11:08pm

Knots
Back in first grade, Sr Jackie was aghast that I could not tie my shoe laces. This gaunt woman looked uncannily like the actress who played "the wicked witch of the west" from The Wizard ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Knots
April 16, 10:18pm

Gear..gear...and more gear.
The most important gear item is what is between your head! :) I may get banned from this forum and have to turn in my Real Outdoors Person (TM) membership card, but gear is the least important p...

In GEAR » Most important gear item
April 16, 7:54pm

Thru-hikel length
However long it takes me to grow a decent beard. About two weeks in my case. ;-) Being serious, two weeks IS about how long I start to feel immersed in the rhythms of the wilderness and I ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Philosophy of Thru-hiking
April 15, 6:34pm

What's your budget?
While adding RAM can be helpful (and running such programs as CCLeaner), it is ultimately a band-aid in the end. If you are strapped for cash, it's a quick solution that is not expensive and ...

In On the Web » slow pc or web browser
April 13, 3:44pm

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