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James Byrnes (backfeets1) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Midwest.... Missouri
About Me Major gram weenie. I have a 10 lb base wt. Includes ice ax, camera, tarptent. 20 deg. night range. At present I'm in the process of adding duel use items, looking for durability, ect.
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Re: Re: Re: working 0.005" titanium foil
With lots and lots of your taxes, in a dim basement for so long that they grow big eyes and their skin turns gray:)

In Make Your Own Gear » working 0.005" titanium foil
May 08, 2:39am

Re: Pairing Air Pad and Blue Foam
I used my NEO short last year and experienced an unexpected benefit of the drop off effect. I'd been experimenting with site selection to avoid water runoff/pooling issues, and found that the ...

In GEAR » Pairing Air Pad and Blue Foam
May 07, 12:10am

Re: Sleeping bag advice needed
When looking at the price of quality sleeping bags keep in mind that the average price of a cheap motel room in most tourist areas is about $65 a night. 4 nights = $260. Puts our sport/pastime in...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag advice needed
May 06, 10:42pm

Re: Pack Weights and Comfort Subjectivity. Factors?
My pack weight for 5 days is around 15 pounds. The distribution of that weight helps. Front hip belt pockets,shirt pockets, pant pocket, can account for 1.75 pounds of that, so now weight on the b...

In GEAR » Pack eight and comfort subjectivity. Factors?
May 05, 12:16am

Re: What is YOUR luxury item
NEO air, Digital thermometer.

In GEAR » What is YOUR luxury item
May 04, 11:32pm

water proof sack..
I use a GLAD 13 gal/49lit trash sack. Cut off the handle/ties and it weights .68 ozs. A little delicate?? but not an issue if treated well. I'm looking for something in this size range that i...

In GEAR » Packing your sleeping bag
April 30, 11:41pm

old vs new..
Look..into..my..eyes......You need a new tent. Check out the new 2010 Sublite Sil on the Tarptent.com web site. I have the sublite sil and found it to be a little cramped on head room. (I'm 5...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difference between old and newer Contrail?
April 30, 11:07pm

silicone tubing.....
Look for silicone food grade tubing at a hardware store. Much lighter .0328 oz per inch.

In GEAR » Lighter weight tubing for Gravity filter
April 28, 10:34pm

A regular pack sized trash bag weights .5 oz save 2oz. use lip balm with SPF 20-30 save 1.7 oz (just back of hands and face)(if pants worn:0) 7" Ti stakes hold almost as well as Easton 1.5 ...

In Gear Lists » 9lb base weight-- suggestions welcome
April 16, 1:03am

NF triumph
I too have the NF triumph in size Large 6.02 oz 5.98 with no zipper pulls. Durable for trail brush so far. Fits over several layers. Also have an OR Zelot M full zip 7.41 oz. Golite Reed M pants ...

In GEAR » Updated 2010 WP/B Gear
April 16, 12:17am

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