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James Byrnes (backfeets1) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Midwest.... Missouri
About Me Major gram weenie. I have a 10 lb base wt. Includes ice ax, camera, tarptent. 20 deg. night range. At present I'm in the process of adding duel use items, looking for durability, ect.
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A regular pack sized trash bag weights .5 oz save 2oz. use lip balm with SPF 20-30 save 1.7 oz (just back of hands and face)(if pants worn:0) 7" Ti stakes hold almost as well as Easton 1.5 ...

In Gear Lists » 9lb base weight-- suggestions welcome
April 16, 1:03am

NF triumph
I too have the NF triumph in size Large 6.02 oz 5.98 with no zipper pulls. Durable for trail brush so far. Fits over several layers. Also have an OR Zelot M full zip 7.41 oz. Golite Reed M pants ...

In GEAR » Updated 2010 WP/B Gear
April 16, 12:17am

Litemax mods and other weight savings.
I used this stove for a year now and like it. I modified it by drilling out the rivets and removing the flip out arms, and also drilling bigger lightening holes in the support arms. Replaced the s...

In GEAR » Snow Peak Litemax
April 15, 11:47pm

Remember the tale of the princess that could feel a pea under her mattress? In the same vein... how much weight can you add to your pack weight and tell a difference?? I mean a point where it begi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Princess...
April 15, 1:30am

waterproofing bic
You can buy finger cots in the first aid section of any pharmacy that would probably work. (small balloon like, used to waterproof finger cuts).

In Philosophy & Technique » Waterproofing bic mini lighter (video)
April 14, 12:30am

Rain pants
I have a pair of Golite Reed rain pants size M that weigh 3.85 oz. Construction is simple, no pockets,no ankle zips, no waist elastic just bungee cord and cord lock. Fairly breathable and tough fo...

In GEAR » Rain pants
April 03, 3:27am

Re: Re: Caution on Using AquaMira Liquids
Ben..Read my post and you will see that I use the drops AND a filter bottle. I also wait the required 30 min time and use a stronger drop solution for colder water. Thanks for the warning though....

In GEAR » Nearly There!
March 25, 12:05am

Re: Nearly There!
I use aquamira drops plus, aquamira makes a 20oz filter bottle. Its a flexible bike type bottle with a replaceable drop in carbon (I think 2 or 3 micron) filter. It weights 5.05 oz dry and has a f...

In GEAR » Nearly There!
March 24, 11:01pm

Re: Fire Starters
Is your concern the ability to use one hand or the fuel for the tinder? Vaseline is messy but lights easy.

In GEAR » Fire Starters
March 22, 2:38am

Re: Base Weight Vs. Consumables Discussion
I know it sounds weird but, I actually like MH freeze dried meals. Living a 700 ft and traveling to 10000 ft altitudes tends to blunt my appetite for the first few days of my typical 5 day trips. ...

In GEAR » Base Weight Vs. Consumables Discussion
March 22, 1:03am

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