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carl becker (carlbecker) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern Virginia
About Me 54 years old 6' at 200lbs and getting back to doing some overnight hiking.
My PDF Gear List3 season

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Re: Lightweight Coffee Cup Recommendations Please
Free Starbucks coffee cup. A couple if I am out a week. I don't care for the metallic or styrofoam taste. Very light and fits in my pot set. Soto and lighter fit in cup for easy carry and n...

In GEAR » Lightweight Coffee Cup Recommendations Please
September 25, 8:01pm

Re: Tent impressions?
For $210 you could get a Tarptent Sublite Sil for 24 ounces not including the rock to drive the pegs. Pretty good marketing misinformation and poor research on the manufacturers part. MLD and oth...

In GEAR » Tent impressions?
September 24, 8:25pm

Re: Best Undies?
Merino works wonders for me. I have Icebreaker boxers but hate the labels-cut them off. I find Minus33 has labels that don't bother me and they are cheaper.

In GEAR » Best Undies?
September 19, 2:50pm

Re: 5 Day Yosemite Trip
I just came back from Yosemite. Showers are available with towels for anyone paying. They closed between 2-3pm (cleaning) when I was there in late August. Water was still very good in Virginia c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 5 Day Yosemite Trip
September 12, 8:16pm

Re: First real hike in trail runners... Blisters
I tried superfeet inserts once with the 315's they raised my heel to much and have not used inserts since, the 315's where a great move from boots. You should check the heel fit and I woul...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » First real hike in trail runners... Blisters
September 12, 8:03pm

Re: Pushing a Katabatic Chisos quilt beneath freezing with WM Flash jacket and pants?
I prefer to get a bag that goes down to the avg expected temp I will be sleeping in. For me avg is not really a good indicator and I take my wool leggings and down jacket for the extra bit insulat...

In GEAR » Pushing a Katabatic Chisos quilt beneath freezing with WM Flash jacket and pants?
August 17, 4:46am

Re: Re: Not going to happen
As soon as you are born you assume risks. Stay in bed or get out you assume risks. That is life. Sue Mother Nature or the Park Service when your loved one gets struck by lightning. In Greed we ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker's death prompts $10 million in claims against Olympic National Park
August 14, 7:42am

Re: Alternatives to Therm-a-Rest NeoAir
I have found the Kookbay pad to be a great alternative. I own two Kookbays and one Neoair. I also have some foam pads.

In GEAR » Alternatives to Therm-a-Rest NeoAir
August 14, 7:23am

Re: Leave the pad at home?
In the far past I used a .5 inch heavy foam pad. Now I use a Neoair or Kookabay plus a thin GG pad. Comfort and insulation, small and light. Or make a natural bed with materials at hand but leav...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Necessity of Sleeping Pads?
August 10, 9:53am

Re: Great!
It is my experience that MLD, Ron makes a quality product and stands behind it with excellent service. Any problems that may happen are resolved quickly. Keep it up Ron!

In GEAR » Duomid buckle failure
August 10, 9:48am

All Reader Reviews by carl becker

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Inov8 RocLite 315
I did lots of research to replace my 30 year old heavy leather boots. I tried many different boots at REI before I ordered these and have found my hiking shoe. I went one size up from my street shoes...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 16, 8:14pm

Osprey Exos 34 Exos 34
I recently looked at packs for some over night hiking. I tried the REI Flash 30, Montbell versalite 50, SMD Swift, GG Miniposa and Osprey exos 34. At 23 pounds the Osprey is by far the most comforta...

In Backpacks - External Frame
January 16, 8:03pm