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Robert Perkins (rp3957) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale The Sierras
About Me I usually plan 2- 3 weekend trips in the Sierras a year and try to do one 'long' hike a year. I really like the Central part of the Sierras.
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All Forum Posts by Robert Perkins

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Consider shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico
I think it would simple to change 'shipped to the CONUS' to 'will ship with USPS only'. I have looked into shipping a sleeping bag to South America recently, and it is expensive an...

In Gear Swap » Consider shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico
January 01, 4:11pm

Rae Lakes from the East side
I've done this trip several times as fairly relaxed weekend trip! I usually will hike to Kearsarge Lakes or Charlotte Lake, do some fishing, then head to Rae Lakes for night two and more fishin...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rae Lakes from the East side
December 21, 6:30pm

John Muir Trail North-->South - July 2014
Best of luck your fast pack this summer! The JMT is a great trail to fast-pack. I will second the advice of not needing both VVR and MTR as resupply points. They're just not that far apart, and...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » John Muir Trail North-->South - July 2014
December 08, 10:28am

Searching for a new pack
Here's another vote for Zimmerbuilt packs. You can run some ideas by Chris, and I'm sure he would tell you if he could build one to your specs or defer you to someone who could. I also l...

In GEAR » Searching for a new pack
December 02, 6:19pm

Z Packs 20 degree
Bummer, this would have been a great score for me! I'm probably going to pick one of these up soon, but I would need the 6' length. I'm 5'10" as well, but want to be able to pu...

In Gear Deals » zpacks
November 24, 9:25am

Daily Mileage Goals
It depends on the trip. I like picking one longer trip, usually the JMT, to push myself and see what I am capable of doing. I usually range anywhere from 22-32 miles a day on those trips. When work...

In Pre-Trip Planning » What are your daily hiking mileage goals?
November 22, 11:40am

Bivy Condensation
Thanks Bill! For the 'normal' hiking I do in the Sierras, I think I will stick to not using a VBL. I can always drape my bag on a rock sometime during the day and let it dry out. I can'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bivy Condensation
November 22, 7:23am

Bivy Condensation, VBL
These questions are posed to anyone who has used a vapor barrier liner in their sleeping bags. 1- do you wake up in a pool of sweat? After hiking anywhere from 22-30 miles a day, I find that my bod...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bivy Condensation
November 21, 10:14pm

Bivy Condensation
Alex, great info! Your situation was very similar to what I experienced this summer. I really don't want the hassle of setting up a tarp when I don't need to, so I will have to experiment m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bivy Condensation
November 21, 9:20pm

Bivy Condensation
Thanks for all of the replies! Any recommendations on a good e-vent bivy that doesn't weigh a ton? I REALLY like the fact that my current bivy is just a touch over 6 ozs., and combined with my ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bivy Condensation
November 20, 6:59pm

All Reader Reviews by Robert Perkins

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Zimmerbuilt Half-Dome, modified
I have owned many packs with some features I liked and dis-liked on each one, so I decided to give the custom order pack method a shot. After a less than pleasant experience with Kooka bay, I went int...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 24, 9:53pm

Osprey Talon 44
I picked up this pack with my REI dividend and have been taking it for a lot of 'test-runs' in the hills and have come to really love it's fit. I have switched between trying out a SMD Swi...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
April 24, 11:23pm

Six Moons Designs 2011 Swift
I have had a chance to do a quick test run of my new Swift pack with pocket hipbelt, and no stays. I am really impressed with how this pack rides! I loaded it up with about 20 pounds and took it for a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 09, 8:15pm

KookaBay air mattress
Edit - If I could, I would do two seperate ratings here. The pad would rate a 4, but customer sevice and response time would be a 1. I'll give it an average of 2.5. I got the pad and overall it...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 05, 1:12pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
At first I just loved this filter, it had all of the qualities of a good filter; fast pumping, compact, and light. I used it in the Sierra's, in clear water, following the backflushing instruction...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
October 26, 10:32pm