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carl becker (carlbecker) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern Virginia
About Me 54 years old 6' at 200lbs and getting back to doing some overnight hiking.
My PDF Gear List3 season

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Re: P. S.
CCF pads are a great way to use up empty space and stay light. Personally I am down to 33L for 4 days with bear can and big camera. For over nighters I could go much smaller. I can see owning a ...

In GEAR » Lets talk pack space/size
October 20, 6:22am

Re: Rainshadow 2
My Rainshadow 2 is fits three no problem. My pack is empty and under my feet when I hike solo using my TT Sublite or MDL Solomid.

In GEAR » Ultralight two person tent which can accommodate two large neoair pads
October 19, 5:36am

Re: Three-season bag vs. 40 degree bag+liner
Where do you hike? What is the coldest temp you expect? You might want to add insulation to the NeoAir below freezing, I use the NeoAir or Kookabay pads plus thin CCF. I was up high in Yosemite l...

In GEAR » Three-season bag vs. 40 degree bag+liner
October 17, 6:53am

Re: MLD Solo Mid
I went with the Solomid for weigth reasons. Just enough room for me. I also have a TT Sublite. If I had only one solo tent it would be a TT Sublite Sil for price, space, weigth, weather and bug ...

In GEAR » MLD Solo Mid
October 11, 5:19am

Re: Rate My TarpTent Pitch (w/questions)
I have a new Rainshadow2 also. My pitch looks pretty close to yours. I have the supplied poles but I want to spread them out further so I will have to add a few inches to each. When I used the s...

In GEAR » Rate My TarpTent Pitch (w/questions)
October 08, 8:20pm

Re: Travel gear advice needed
Minus33 makes good base layer in merino wool at good prices.

In GEAR » Travel gear advice needed
October 07, 8:55am

Re: Re: Inov-8 Roclite 315 sole separation
Well it doesn't sound like you were any harder on the 315's than I am on my 212's. Seems like they are defective. I walk in streams, over talus, bouldering and trails and mine have he...

In GEAR » Inov-8 Roclite 315 soles
October 05, 6:11am

Re: Re: Inov-8 Roclite 315 sole separation
I don't know how tough you were on them but it looks like the tread is not that worn. They should be fairly tough shoes at that weight. If you feel you did not abuse them then I would conside...

In GEAR » Inov-8 Roclite 315 soles
October 04, 2:54pm

Re: A useful improvement to pack design
I have a couple of Aarn packs. It is not so much that they have flexible hip belts but that Aarn approaches from a different direction. The shoulder straps wrap under the pack in a continuous loo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hipbelt and Suspension
October 02, 8:49am

Re: REI Adventures Pants -- Good for Hot & Humid Climes?
I have tried many pants. I have decided that Railrider's are for me. Light, airy and dry quickly. Some have vent strips and are very cool in the hot 106 degree desert. They also have worked...

In GEAR » REI Adventures Pants -- Good for Hot & Humid Climes?
September 29, 10:03am

All Reader Reviews by carl becker

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Inov8 RocLite 315
I did lots of research to replace my 30 year old heavy leather boots. I tried many different boots at REI before I ordered these and have found my hiking shoe. I went one size up from my street shoes...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 16, 8:14pm

Osprey Exos 34 Exos 34
I recently looked at packs for some over night hiking. I tried the REI Flash 30, Montbell versalite 50, SMD Swift, GG Miniposa and Osprey exos 34. At 23 pounds the Osprey is by far the most comforta...

In Backpacks - External Frame
January 16, 8:03pm