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Hoot Filsinger (filsinger) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Started backpacking in 1968 with my first and only Kelty Pack. Have enjoyed many adventures in Los Padres, Sierra Nevada, Cascades, and coastal hiking in the Pacific Northwest.Colin Fletcher was my mentor in my youth and I now enjoy the kind and knowledgeable folks at BPL.
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All Forum Posts by Hoot Filsinger

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Re: the next time you camp by that tree
Eric, The video left off the ending which is main reason you should not camp by a tree.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the next time you camp by that tree
July 25, 7:43pm

Stoic Somnus SZ 30
Stoic Somnus SZ 30 at Backcountry.com for $224. I do not own this bag but own other Stoic down gear and like their gear. The bag appears to weigh between 1 pound 7 ounces to 1 pound 10 ounces based...

In Gear Deals » Stoic Somnus SZ 30
July 21, 7:55pm

Re: Mt Shasta Circumnavigation
Marc, You guys must have strong ankles and true grit. Your photo with of the yellow shelter and cowboy camp pitched in that pyro clastic scree field made me say "Holy toad dung, you slept ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mt Shasta Circumnavigation
July 19, 8:34pm

Mineral King and Siskiyou Mountains
This is not your typical trip report but more of a feel good moment brought about by two backpacking trips 33 years apart. I met my wife(Tina) 33 years ago and I guess you would say our first re...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mineral King and Siskiyou Mountains
July 14, 8:45pm

Re: silkweight baselayers
6pm may have what you want for cheap. http://www.6pm.com/patagonia-capilene-1-silkweight-graphic-crew-nickel

In GEAR » silkweight baselayers
July 14, 4:33pm

Re: Why we hike....
1) I am bipedal-walking is efficient and takes me to rarely seen environs. 2) Hiking is adventurous - adventure raises my excitement for life. 3) Hiking/backpacking is arduous - hard work promote...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why we hike....
July 14, 10:12am

Re: hiking partner in las Vegas anyone?
Michael, There are a number of hiking clubs in LV (google hiking clubs in Las Vegas and they list itineraries ). If you enjoy older folks the Around the Bend hiking club is a group my friend enj...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » hiking partner in las Vegas anyone?
July 10, 11:32am

Re: UrSack okayed by Inyo
The most current news on the Ursack website is June 5th.

In GEAR » UrSack okayed by Inyo
July 08, 4:20pm

Re: Pro-tip... heating a mosquito bite prevents it from being itchy
This article is informative and an easy read. http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/08/why-mosquito-bites-itch/

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pro-tip... heating a mosquito bite prevents it from being itchy
July 07, 11:39am

Re: WTB an Ultralight Pack...
Hello Kyle, I have two packs that may work for your needs but you really need to do your homework before jumping into a purchase. 1). BPL Absaroka in size large. See stats here: http:/...

In Gear Swap » WTB an Ultralight Pack...
July 07, 10:43am

All Reader Reviews by Hoot Filsinger

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Bearpaw Wilderness Designs company
John at Bearpaw was terrific to work with. He listened to my needs and designed a cuben fiber structure similar to the cub den but with slight mods to fit my big boy size. He backs his warranty, send...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 27, 12:23am

Saywer Squeeze Filtration System
SP131- Sawyer Squeeze Filter – multiple capacity The NEW Sawyer Squeeze Filter is the lightest and most versatile filtration system on the market. With a total field weight of 3 ounces, it is extr...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
June 03, 7:58pm

Tarptent Contrail
I used the Contrail in the Cascades and was impressed with the design and weight. The bug net paid for itself the first two nights. I stayed dry in light rain and moderate wind and had very little con...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
March 11, 11:48pm