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obx hiker (obxcola) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Outer Banks of North Carolina
About Me 60: Wide but relatively shallow experience. That's my older daughter and "baby" brother in the photo
at Gragg Prong , Wilson Creek.
CityNags Head
StateNorth Carolina
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All Forum Posts by obx hiker

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Trail Runners & Sand, Dust & Grit
Funny how in sorting through a thread like this you are forced to really refine your query. Now it appears I'm down to " What trial runners breathe, stay cooler and dry better than goretex...

In GEAR » Trail Runners & Sand, Dust & Grit
June 01, 12:43pm

Trail Runners & Sand, Dust & Grit
Thank you all for the replies and suggestions; my internet access has been out for the past several days starting right after I made the first comment and I had to re-wire or re-cable a section of ...

In GEAR » Trail Runners & Sand, Dust & Grit
May 31, 5:11pm

Trail Runners & Sand, Dust & Grit
Riddle me this. How does one keep sand, grit and dust in significant blister causing quantity out of really breathable trail runners like for ex. Saloman XA pros? I'm not referring to stuff ...

In GEAR » Trail Runners & Sand, Dust & Grit
May 26, 10:33am

R.I.P Facts
That was a good one Doug. Funny no mention of the 69 members that are extra-terrestrial aliens. About that Atlantis:

In Chaff » Facts, 360 B.C.-A.D. 2012
April 21, 2:51pm

SOL Emergency Bivy
The condensation will be impressive and definitely get something wet.... you - your bag - depending on if it's inside or outside the bag...... On a week-long trip no telling how many pounds, s...

In GEAR » SOL Emergency Bivy vs. silk sleeping bag liner for extra warmth
April 18, 9:14am

"Sheperd’s Pass to Whitney Portal:
WoW! Nice report! Tom Kirchner might enjoy that photo from up near the bighorn looking into the Kaweah Basin...right at Picketts Guard and Island lakes.. You guys nearly crossed trails

In Post-Trip Reports » Sheperd’s Pass to Whitney Portal: A Variation on the standard JMT route (8/19/2011 to 8/29/2011)
April 11, 8:21pm

Camping on avalanche pass in Kings
You could also come in by Marvin Pass if you're not doing a loop that ends up back at Roads End. You can get to Roaring River in a day or 7-8 hours from Marvin. There are recent photos of t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Camping on avalanche pass in Kings?
April 11, 7:36pm

The Military budget
Is pretty tricky to analyze. As I understand it (poorly I'm certain) Some budget analysis includes only the amounts directly applied to current programs/spending. Other budget analysis includes...

In Chaff » Thoiught Provoking Post
April 04, 7:27pm

Plans for the Grand Canyon
A few things to consider: 1. The Navajo "Rez" is larger than New England 2. The Sipapu at the mouth of the Little Colorado is a first order sacred spot for the Hopi and possibly other P...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Plans for the Grand Canyon
March 31, 6:22am

Found a "missing" backpacker last weekend...
There may be a particularly long lasting and contagious form of Gastro-E going around this year. Check this current thread:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Found a "missing" backpacker last weekend...
March 23, 10:18pm

All Reader Reviews by obx hiker

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BPL Blow-Up Pillow
Used the dual chamber for @ 5 years. Don't want to get it too full but that's easy to adjust. Can be a little tricky to get fully de-flated for packing. Persistence! Cover it with your tee-shi...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 30, 8:19pm

Montbell Thermawrap jacket
William Siemens has it right about wind-resistance being a key. This jacket is wonderfully wind resistant. The Northern Outer Banks of NC can be an incredibly cold place due to the combination of wind...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 25, 4:32pm