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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
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All Forum Posts by Evan McCarthy

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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

Re: The Fine Line Between Hype and Hypothermia
We sure did. I had the Montane Spektr eVent smock as my shell, over my Patagonia LS Fore Runner shirt base layer and Icebreaker 260 merino "mid" which I packed at the last minute to give...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Fine Line Between Hype and Hypothermia
April 23, 5:23am

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