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obx hiker (obxcola) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Outer Banks of North Carolina
About Me 60: Wide but relatively shallow experience. That's my older daughter and "baby" brother in the photo
at Gragg Prong , Wilson Creek.
CityNags Head
StateNorth Carolina
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.obxcola.com

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All Forum Posts by obx hiker

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"The Carbon Flame War"
Why would anyone assume that any aspect of "denialism" is in some way an amateur effort? I'm convinced "denialists" are; to a man (or woman) paid professional hacks with ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
August 04, 6:48pm

"Enlightened quilt-NC mountains"
Well Tim's quilts sure look nice, and the cuben can be sorta krinkly. Don't think you'll go wrong with a 20 degree depending on when you go and if I had to make a one and done bag /quil...

In GEAR » Enlightened quilt-NC mountains
August 01, 6:43pm

"Enlightened quilt-NC mountains"
Milder climates: Well milder climates like the temperate rain forest of the Smokies it's more likely to rain, and milder climates it's a lot less necessary to close the bag so tightly as...

In GEAR » Enlightened quilt-NC mountains
August 01, 3:21pm

"ursack vs bear canister"
Another in a long line of great ideas from Tom K. I'm packing my food in a Coors Light Can

In GEAR » ursack vs bear canister
August 01, 3:05pm

"Enlightened quilt-NC mountains"
Why not get an Epiphany and don't worry about it getting wet? It's more expensive but a wet bag/quilt is more than just a bummer. Hadn't seen Tim's up-dated website until just n...

In GEAR » Enlightened quilt-NC mountains
August 01, 2:06pm

"How do you inflate your air mattess?"
I use a 13 gallon kitchen trash bag; the kind with the built in tie. Cheap and light and easily replaceable. The tie really helps keep the mouth open for catching a bag full of air. I place a small...

In GEAR » How do you inflate your air mattess?
August 01, 1:57pm

"7/29 Reno to Tuolomne ? share a ride"
How did you "book" a ride? The bus? Private trans? Curious because I'm flying out in Sept and trying to figure an alternative to renting a car to get to Mammoth. There is a bu...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 7/29 Reno to Tuolomne ? share a ride
July 18, 7:42pm

off trail hiking
Isn't that part of the reverse or southbound Sierra High Route described by Roper between Blue Lake/ Bench Canyon and Lake Catherine. It's described in Roper's book in detail. My rea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » off trail hiking
July 02, 6:46pm

Best Undies
9" is key in my experience. The shorter ones just eventually ride up and then clump up in the crotch. Yucks. I'd rather go jungle. Maybe it depends on the girth of your thighs or the rati...

In GEAR » Best Undies?
June 26, 8:16pm

SUL rain pants/chaps (not skirts)
I think Z-packs makes chaps, Maybe MLD as well

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL rain pants/chaps (not skirts)
June 01, 8:09pm

All Reader Reviews by obx hiker

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BPL Blow-Up Pillow
Used the dual chamber for @ 5 years. Don't want to get it too full but that's easy to adjust. Can be a little tricky to get fully de-flated for packing. Persistence! Cover it with your tee-shi...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 30, 8:19pm

Montbell Thermawrap jacket
William Siemens has it right about wind-resistance being a key. This jacket is wonderfully wind resistant. The Northern Outer Banks of NC can be an incredibly cold place due to the combination of wind...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 25, 4:32pm