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Curtis B. (rutilate) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Getting lighter and lighter, but those twinkies just don't seem to be helping much.
CityWashougal
StateWA
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear List6 Days through Yellowstone in August, 2011

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Upgrades/add-ons to your HMG Porter?
What kinds of upgrades or modifications have you made to your HMG Porter? Hip-belt pockets are a must for me (but clearly not for everyone!). I've heard of people adding an hydration port ...

In GEAR » Upgrades/add-ons to your HMG Porter?
July 15, 4:23pm

Re: Options for lightweight, calf-length gaiters?
Would they be the Verglas or the Rocky Mountain High gaiters?

In GEAR » Options for lightweight, calf-length gaiters?
July 14, 6:57pm

Re: Re: Is Nick bow-legged?
"Nick must have Extreme Bowleggedness" "Don't say that. Say that he is saddle-ready." That's one of the funniest things I've ever read!

In GEAR » Pants or no pants for those who run HOT
July 14, 6:12pm

Options for lightweight, calf-length gaiters?
I'm trying to avoid having to wear pants while hiking in hot and humid environments to protect my legs where the trail is slightly overgrown. But I'm not quite that risque, so I'm consi...

In GEAR » Options for lightweight, calf-length gaiters?
July 14, 6:04pm

Considering gaiters?
I'm also considering a pair of eVent or PacLite gaiters similar to what MLD makes. My wife has a very simple pair of PacLite gaiters that have velcro closure and a hook loop for the toe of the ...

In GEAR » Pants or no pants for those who run HOT
July 14, 5:50pm

Not getting email updates...
For some reason I'm not getting email updates for these conversations. I thought this convo had died and yet there's much more great advice here! Any thoughts as to why I'm not receivin...

In GEAR » Pants or no pants for those who run HOT
July 14, 5:46pm

The HMG Porter pack: water resistance, pockets, and packing?
Folks, I'm wondering how you are packing your HMG Porter packs? I have had mine for about a year and I've done a number of summer and winter trips with it. I'm curious about how you p...

In GEAR » How to pack the HMG Porter pack?
July 14, 5:19pm

How likely is Birches to be full on Saturday, 8/24?
We're planning on staying in Birches in Baxter SP. How likely is this to be full on Saturday, 8/24?

In Pre-Trip Planning » What to expect in 100 mile wilderness in August?
July 07, 7:38pm

Staying abreast of weather
"Stay informed about the rainfall. Rivers become impassable after heavy rain." How do people normally track weather conditions while on the trail? Rely on the last 10-day forecast? Fi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » What to expect in 100 mile wilderness in August?
July 07, 7:36pm

Avoiding hurricanes
George and Ryan, thanks for the insights. George, that trip in the middle of Ophelia looks pretty miserable! Those temps are very reasonable. Are there any parts of the trail that are overgrow...

In Pre-Trip Planning » What to expect in 100 mile wilderness in August?
July 07, 7:18pm

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