BPL Community Profile

Rick M (rmjapan) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Tokyo, Japan
About Me Rick M has not added a biography yet.

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by Rick M

Showing 51 - 60 of 942 | Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ...95
 

Post

Forum » Thread

Re: Re: Re: "Performance" wool. What is the draw?
Tests tests tests, yada yada yada http://www.prolitegear.com/site/best-baselayer-reviews-part1.html http://www.prolitegear.com/site/best-baselayer-reviews-part-2.html

In GEAR » "Performance" wool. What is the draw?
May 17, 2:14am

Re: Re: Re: my tips
Most WPB membrane raingear works pretty well at keeping you warm AND dry when sedentary. Blocks any drafts and easy to vent too. And while I too appreciate our innate desire to be swaddled in a bla...

In Make Your Own Gear » Noob wants to make a summer quilt!!!
May 16, 9:51pm

Re: my tips
Instead of adding another 12oz in such relatively warm temps I would just sleep in all my layers including raingear with a synth parka like Nuclei or Thermawrap.

In Make Your Own Gear » Noob wants to make a summer quilt!!!
May 16, 7:52pm

Re: Re: Re: "Performance" wool. What is the draw?
Maybe because it was never very cold when your wool was very wet? Warm when wet is silliness when its cold. Not sure if its the wool or the synth promoters are responsible for this LIE. Wet is w...

In GEAR » "Performance" wool. What is the draw?
May 16, 6:31pm

Re: more down or no down at the bottom of the sleeping bag
Yeah, this is news to me too. Any links to these "special alpine" sleeping bag OEM's? AFAIK, any alpinist that carries a sleeping bag also carries some kind of sleeping pad too, usual...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » more down or no down at the bottom of the sleeping bag.
May 15, 9:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Senz
The only effective wind-resistant design feature is adding more ribs. Umbrellas typically have 8 ribs or less. A truly wind resistant umbrella has 2x-3x more ribs. Naturally that means they are hea...

In GEAR » OK umbrella peeps...let me have it!
May 15, 8:03pm

Re: Soylent Green is People
What's old is new again. Diet companies have been selling meals in a glass since the 1950's. Personally, I like to chew my food.

In GEAR » Soylent Green is People
May 15, 7:54pm

Re: GoLite XTComp or MTN Gecko?
Golite Footwear still seems to be rather unknown on BPL even though their shoes are certainly UL by any measure. Made in the USA too. Personally, I would chose the full rubber rand on the MTN Gecko...

In GEAR » GoLite XTComp or MTN Gecko?
May 15, 7:48pm

Re: Senz
The "gotcha" with the Senz design and its kin is that it acts like a wind vane and wants to turn into the wind. Fine if you are walking into the wind but a struggle in cross winds and win...

In GEAR » OK umbrella peeps...let me have it!
May 15, 7:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Jiva Coffee Cubes
I believe the CEO of Starbucks is on record that his business didn't take off until they started selling "milk shake" coffee flavored drinks like the Crappachino.

In Editor's Roundtable » Jiva Coffee Cubes
May 14, 9:19pm

All Reader Reviews by Rick M

Rick M has posted no reviews.