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Ryan C (radio_guy) - BPL Lifetime Member

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2m Radio
I have a Ham License and have used 2m VHF while backpacking. Lots of people listen to the calling freq. but there is no guarantee that someone will hear you. I do enjoy chatting with guys dozens of...

In GEAR » PLBs
November 17, 11:33pm

Jacket and Sleeping Bag
I held off on ordering the 5* W.M. Antelope and got a 15* Marmot Helium for a good price. The Helium can be used more for spring and fall. For this winter trip, I am going to experiment with using ...

In GEAR » Winter gear and layering advice
November 17, 11:12pm

Re: Re: Re: winter layers
I really appreciate everyone's input. I like the Frost Bite but at 25oz it seems a little heavy and it may not see much use outside winter. The Alpine Light combined with the Thermawrap woul...

In GEAR » Winter gear and layering advice
November 16, 10:48am

Re: winter layers
I would prefer using a system as you describe Mike. The R1 seems interesting, I recently got the balaclava to supplement my current gear. I have a 100wt North Face pullover that is similar to th...

In GEAR » Winter gear and layering advice
November 15, 9:31pm

Re: Winter gear and layering advice
I have a Marmot Mica lightweight rain jacket that can be used as a wind shirt. In the future I may get a lightweight one. Would I still be better off getting the Alpine Light and double layering...

In GEAR » Winter gear and layering advice
November 15, 2:49pm

Re: Insulation Info
That chart on the first link is awesome. I am still trying to understand CLO but that thread is very useful. The Frost Line Parka is made of the same materials as the Alpine Light but is about 9...

In GEAR » Winter gear and layering advice
November 15, 1:10pm

Winter gear and layering advice
I will probably going on a 4 day trip in the Smoky Mountains N.P. at the end of the year. Temperatures can vary but I am to expect around ~0*F at night, 20-35* during the day. I have decided to...

In GEAR » Winter gear and layering advice
November 15, 11:31am

Fenix flashlights
I carry a Fenix LD20 every day, it is awesome. A little too heavy for backpacking though. Try twisting the bezel near the lens. It switches between regular and turbo mode on the LD20. If that do...

In GEAR » fenix PD series flashlight
November 06, 12:06am

Has your knife ever helped you out of a dire situation?
Yes and no. My Victorinox is a tool I carry and use nearly every day. The scissors are the most used, followed by the blade, screwdriver(s), ink pen, tweezers, and that awesome mini flat head drive...

In GEAR » Has your knife ever helped you out of a dire situation?
October 22, 7:31pm

Has anyone used this filter?
I came across this Middleboro Mini Water filter. Looks interesting but has some limitations. I like the fact it has .1 micron filtration using a ceramic element and carbon from what I can tell. ...

In GEAR » Has anyone used this filter?
October 04, 12:08pm

All Reader Reviews by Ryan C

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DeLorme inReach SE
On many trips I used to carry a 406MHz PLB. For some activities I still do. But for everything else I have found the inReach SE fits the bill nicely. But realize that no matter what kind of electr...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
June 06, 12:04am