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Evan McCarthy (evanrussia) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Northern Europe
About Me Expat UL backpacker living in Riga and exploring Northern Europe's trail and forests.
CityRiga
StateRiga
CountryLatvia
My Website URLhttps://www.facebook.com/evankylemccarthy
My PDF Gear ListGear List for June-July Kungsleden

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All Forum Posts by Evan McCarthy

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For Sale: Jacks R' Better High Sierra Sniveller (Reg) 800 FP Down and Marmot Hydrogen 30 Down Bag
Closet cleaning, part two! (I want to sell these lovely bags and quilts to consolidate my gear selection to my Nunatak quilts). Both are in near perfect condition with no ruptures or marks of any...

In Gear Swap » For Sale: Jacks R' Better High Sierra Sniveller (Reg) 800 FP Down and Marmot Hydrogen 30 Down Bag
April 28, 8:53am

MLD Goodness
I received an MLD order today afternoon placing it on Monday! Now I feel a little Gross.

In GEAR » Ordering something from MLD is like...
April 27, 5:01pm

Re: duomid and wind
I don't have a basis of comparison here with the Stratospire, but I find that my Duomid handles extremely well in the wind when firmly pitched to the ground. It has also handled all of the sno...

In GEAR » TT Stratospire 1 vs Duomid
April 25, 4:53pm

Re: Re: Re: compressibility/ packability of wool
Holy cow! That's a great deal on the Icebreaker Real Fleece Sierra jacket! I just ordered one. (It's a good life motto to never pass up Icebreaker on sale.)

In GEAR » compressibility/ packability of wool
April 25, 3:31pm

Re: compressibility/ packability of wool
I use the Nano Puff for such purposes and I too wanted to use wool first. I own an Icebreaker 320 hoodie, which is about the same warmth. But . . . it is really quite heavy and, yes, takes up a b...

In GEAR » compressibility/ packability of wool
April 25, 1:09pm

Susquehannock Trail System, May 14-18
A couple guys (myself included) from my DC-based group are heading up to North-Central PA to do the 85-mile Susquehannock Trail System Monday, May 14 - Friday, May 18. For once, this is not meant ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Susquehannock Trail System, May 14-18
April 24, 5:23pm

Re: lightweight packable trekking poles as tent poles
I use a 120 cm pair of BD Ultra Distance poles for both my MLD UL solo tarp and Duomid. They work great, even in high wind.

In GEAR » lightweight packable trekking poles as tent poles
April 24, 4:32pm

Re: Trail conditions
Greg, the trail is quite rocky but people run it all the time. We met a couple trail runners on one of the rockiest stretches, and there's a 100 mile ultra marathon that uses the entire Massan...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Fine Line Between Hype and Hypothermia
April 23, 4:52pm

Staying warm and dry
24 hours after getting off the trail, I'm trying to think back on what we could have done differently. In all honesty, we were fine. I think the other two dudes weren't even as cold as I ...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Fine Line Between Hype and Hypothermia
April 23, 4:51pm

Re: Virginia recommendations
Lots of great options. You can't go wrong with Grayson Highlands/Mt. Rogers area. Saint Mary's Wilderness is beautiful and quite popular. There really aren't views there but great...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Virginia recommendations
April 23, 11:55am

All Reader Reviews by Evan McCarthy

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Nunatak Arc Edge
I was dubious about an 11 oz. quilt that keeps you warm when pushing it -- but I just go back from an outing with the Arc Edge down to high 30s even (not quite expected) and found the quilt and Nunata...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
April 17, 6:48pm