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Rob Vandiver (ShortBus) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me Still a newb, whittling my way down to 10-lbs and up to higher mileage days! Thanks BPL!
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2100 picks
1) Merino Wool. Not just a yuppie selling point, I have grown to love the stuff. 2) MLD Trailstar. The only shelter I need to own, I really love this thing. 3) Jetboil Ti Sol. 8 oz is just w...

In GEAR » 2011 Backpacking Light Reader Picks
December 28, 2:03pm

Great TR.
Everything I could ask for in a Trip Report, fantastic trek and report.

In Post-Trip Reports » 61st Birthday XUL Trip
December 02, 1:27pm

Great TR.
Enjoyed it greatly. Nick, have you ever considered dropping down from Hwy 74 down to Horse Canyon and Coyote Canyon? Ive had this kicking around in my head for a while now, and Thanksgiving Wee...

In Post-Trip Reports » Anza Borrego XC: Sat, 11/19 thru Sun. 11/20/2012
December 01, 5:27pm

Best TR Ive read in a while!
Adan!!! Fantastic, man! Ha, looks like an amazing trip with a great family! You make me jealous, bro!

In Post-Trip Reports » First Family Hike, Yosemite's Mist Trail, Oct 2011
November 29, 6:21pm

I'll see your lack of trekking poles and...
I'll raise you doing the Pass sans sunglasses. Poor guy dropped then into a creek during a crossing. And it was bright.

In Post-Trip Reports » Rae Lakes Loop 6/3/2011
July 16, 9:27pm

Narrow Flame Alcohol Stove
IMO you would be best off with a simple open burner, something along the lines of the Ion, a chimney style, or your Flatcat. The pressurized side burners and Venom stoves all suffered from poor eff...

In GEAR » Narrow flame alcohol stove for a Snow Peak 700?
July 15, 11:17pm

Re: Rae Lakes 2011 Pics
Daniel, I dont know exactly except to say that it felt good to stick your feet in for about 10 seconds and then it began to sting. If you plan your trip a little later when most of the snow melt i...

In Post-Trip Reports » Rae Lakes 2011
July 13, 12:15pm

Re: Rae Lakes 2011
@Craig, it was incredible. Much more of an adventure than the first time I did it. @Brian, the mosquitoes weren't out in full force yet when we went. I have a feeling that will change any da...

In Post-Trip Reports » Rae Lakes 2011
July 13, 9:21am

Rae Lakes 2011 Pics
Rae Lakes Loop Pics on Flickr. I don't think a full write up is really necessary as I think that James is working on one and we were there within a week of one another. But if someone is curi...

In Post-Trip Reports » Rae Lakes 2011
July 12, 11:35pm

Re: Embedded Link
Rae Lakes Loop Pics

In User Test Forum » Embedded Link
July 12, 11:29pm

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