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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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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

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: color of pack, sleeping bag,...
"I'll disagree. That may be true with shelters made of opaque materials, but With silnylon shelters, I have found that darker colored silnylons block sunlight better than lighter colored s...

In GEAR » color of pack, sleeping bag,...
September 20, 11:09am

RE: Out and back
Thanks for the compliments on the photos! :) HK Newman, yeah, 50lbs is off the list for the next trip. I've already got some ideas that will be put into action that will significantly reduc...

In Post-Trip Reports » Minaret Lake out and back
September 14, 12:40pm

Minaret Lake out and back
Well, I thought I'd share my thoughts on what was supposed to be a 6 day loop in Ansel Adams Wilderness, and ended up being a two day out and back. Having backpacked from Agnew Meadows to Thou...

In Post-Trip Reports » Minaret Lake out and back
September 13, 9:20pm

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