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Michael Ray (topshot) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me Middle-aged father who got into backpacking late (2009) and wants to encourage his 16 and 7 year old sons to backpack lightweight. Video trip reports of all the adventures so far are on my YT site below.
StateIndiana
My Website URLhttp://www.youtube.com/user/topshotrhit
My PDF Gear ListMaroon Bells - August 2011

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Re: Re: FS: Federal Interagency Annual Pass (valid thru Jan 2014)
Maybe the first will get it - some nice plans there, Brendan. Similar to what my son and I did this summer except we lived out of a Honda Civic and spent 25 days to see Arches, slot canyons, Bryce,...

In Gear Swap » FS: Federal Interagency Annual Pass (valid thru Jan 2014)
August 22, 8:31pm

SOLD: Federal Interagency Annual Pass (valid thru Jan 2014)
SOLD I have the $80 Annual Pass to FS, NPS, FWS, BLM, and Bureau of Reclamation where Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee(s) are charged. This could save you $5-25 for admittance to larger national...

In Gear Swap » FS: Federal Interagency Annual Pass (valid thru Jan 2014)
August 21, 6:45pm

Re: FS: inov8 Roclite 315
Email sent on 315s

In Gear Swap » FS: inov8 Roclite 315, Patagonia R1 hoodie
August 20, 9:55am

Re: Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
You might contact Wired who should be finishing her CDT through hike in a couple weeks. She uses an iphone 5 to do her blog. Don't think she's a member here.

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
August 20, 9:47am

Re: not the Jam
I've used the Golite Pinnacle (predecessor to Jam 70L) to carry 32 or so pounds several times, and it's fine if packed well. However, the large size of the Jam 70L measures only 18+" s...

In Gear Lists » Help with entry level Big 3
August 16, 8:47pm

Re: REI FLASH 22
If you decide against the Flash 22, I'd take it off your shoulders. :)

In GEAR » REI FLASH 22 vs MARMOT KOMPRESSOR day packs Review and Comparison
August 16, 1:21pm

Re: Anyone recommend two simple, no-cook lunches?
Tuna Surprise - 11 oz package of tuna (could use salmon or chicken), 8 oz bottle of ranch dressing (could get single packs), bag of sunflower kernals or peanuts, bag of dried cranberries or raisins...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Anyone recommend two simple, no-cook lunches?
August 15, 7:31pm

Re: i'll take it
Second in line

In Gear Swap » FS: BPL Thorofare LS Shirt Mens Small
August 15, 7:09pm

Re: Where's Hendrik?
New episode now up Realized only MLIFE could likely see that thread. So go to https://vimeo.com/72189645 - and the password is Kickstarter (case sensitive)

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Where's Hendrik?
August 13, 7:43am

Re: Re: DriDucks Emergency Poncho
Where were you able to purchase the propore fabric, David?

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Ultra Light / Super Ultra Cheap
August 09, 8:23pm

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