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Doug Smith (Jedi5150) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Central CA
About Me LEO K9 handler, with SAR, EMS background.
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Trailpix
Nick, thanks for the head's up on the Trailpix. I'd seen them before and then completely forgot about that as an option. I will absolutely get one before my next outing, regardless of wha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm converted to light wieght
December 29, 11:41am

Re: 7 pound shelter; what else?
Harald, I appreciate you taking the time to write that very informative reply. I've read through it a couple times already to get as much out of it as I can. To all the folks suggesting giv...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm converted to light wieght
December 28, 11:37pm

BIG tent
Stephen, congrats on your 4GT! Every time I see one of those huge beasts I conjure up images of family camping and weathering a storm with my wife and kids and two dogs inside, living peacefully. ...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
December 28, 1:15am

Tarp
Justin, thanks for the insight on the rain issue as it relates to tarps. Better ventilation causing it to dry faster is an aspect I hadn't considered. As for the marmots...haha. I like your ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm converted to light wieght
December 28, 12:29am

Iodine
Bob, I'll be sure to try out both the chlorine and iodine tablets before I go. I am also toying with the idea of using drops of iodine, instead of the tablets (if I can handle the taste). The...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm converted to light wieght
December 27, 9:28pm

stubborn
"You're stubborn. I knew you'd cross over at some point. Welcome." Haha, thanks Ken! I think I earned that. ;-) Stephen, if I decide to go with another Hilleberg (which ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm converted to light wieght
December 27, 9:08pm

I'm converted to light wieght
Well, after my last backpacking trip to Minaret Lake, this past September, I'm converted to light weight. My pack weight was inn the 50-55lb range, with water, food, and camera gear (plus dog ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm converted to light wieght
December 27, 8:16pm

Jannu
My home away from home at Minaret Lake, the Jannu:

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
September 20, 1:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: color of pack, sleeping bag,...
"...Interesting, because is the yellow of the inner not for that ?" Yes, to a point. The yellow interiors do make a huge difference in cheer, but the outer color does affect the mood ...

In GEAR » color of pack, sleeping bag,...
September 20, 12:56pm

Re: Retractions
Hi David, yes, that's been my experience. Whether its only a perception or not is almost moot since it feels cooler to me when I'm inside on a sunny, hot day. :) It first came up in ...

In GEAR » color of pack, sleeping bag,...
September 20, 12:51pm

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