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Curtis B. (rutilate) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Getting lighter and lighter, but those twinkies just don't seem to be helping much.
CityWashougal
StateWA
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear List6 Days through Yellowstone in August, 2011

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Material differences in Official Guide to the Appalachian Trail in Maine Fifteenth edition?
I noticed that the AT Guide for Maine was recently updated to the 15th edition. Is anyone aware of any material differences between the 14th (which is available everywhere online) and the 15th (wh...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Material differences in Official Guide to the Appalachian Trail in Maine Fifteenth edition?
July 07, 3:31pm

Re: Tights
Tights are an option I'd not considered. I don't mind wearing tights, but I have resisted out of consideration for those around me. I'm not nearly as svelte as I was about 60 lbs ago! ...

In GEAR » Pants or no pants for those who run HOT
July 06, 6:16pm

Pants or no pants for those who run HOT
I hate hiking in pants--I perspire heavily and really struggle with having my legs constricted by damp, inflexible pants, especially when climbing up steeper steps. And yet, on some overgrown trail...

In GEAR » Pants or no pants for those who run HOT
July 06, 5:51pm

What to expect in 100 mile wilderness in August?
My family of three is hiking the 100 Mile Wilderness NOBO starting the 3rd week in August. After having done 50+ miles in the Tetons and Wind Rivers, I'm wondering how to adjust my expectation...

In Pre-Trip Planning » What to expect in 100 mile wilderness in August?
July 06, 12:18pm

Crowdsourcing
There is a ton of momentum in many different industries around crowdsourcing, which minimizes R&D costs, provides a stronger guarantee of adoption and sales. A large photography community worke...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Politics of Cottage Consumption
July 03, 10:36am

True innovation
If the answer is true innovation, how about we as UL consumers partner with a willing gear manufacturer and crowdsource new and truly innovative products that exactly meet our needs, rather than wa...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Politics of Cottage Consumption
July 03, 10:01am

Need trail shoe recommendations with heel lift
Contrary to many here, I'm looking for trail shoe recommendations with heels. Due to a bone defect (can't remember the scientific term) I have limited flexibility, making it difficult to l...

In GEAR » Need trail shoe recommendations with heel lift
June 13, 6:34pm

Closet Cleaning-Sockwa, Keen, Columbia , Montrail Boots, shoes, sandals, water shoes
I'm cleaning the closet here and have a number of options for you. I've either upgraded or my kids have outgrown them. If you are interested, please ONLY send email (NO PM) to cnbingham(...

In Gear Swap » Closet Cleaning-Sockwa, Keen, Columbia , Montrail Boots, shoes, sandals, water shoes
December 09, 3:57pm

Re: Re: Wind River Range - End of August
I'll be there next week, and here are my thoughts based on what I've learned with talking to people here, especially hiking granny. >>Golite Ultra 20 vs Stateless Society 20* quilt...

In Gear Lists » Wind River Range - End of August
August 05, 2:35pm

Wind Rivers-Dri-Ducks or formal rain gear? And what about hanging food above treeline?
My family and I are headed out next weekend for 6 days in Titcomb & Indian Basin in the Wind Rivers. I've been hearing a lot about how the afternoon rain/hail/snow are nearly guaranteed. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wind Rivers-Dri-Ducks or formal rain gear?
August 04, 5:41pm

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