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Adan Lopez (Lopez) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale San Gabriel Valley
About Me I dont own a scale or spend alot on gear, still I manage an 8lb base thanks to you good BPLers. Enjoyment is the goal here, which means light gear is important as is "lightness of mind". Kit must not be complex, fragile or expensive.
CitySan Dimas
StateCA
CountryUS

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What part of backpacking does she like?
I dont know your wife, so I can only give very generic advice... Find what part of backpacking she likes best, and which parts she dislikes. Diligently tailor your hikes to suit her. My wife ...

In Philosophy & Technique » sharing the fun
August 22, 11:22am

Google My Tracks
In case its helpful to anyone here... The latest version of Google My Tracks (2.0.7) incorrectly handles elevation gain. When you start recording your hike, you will immediately be credited an e...

In GEAR » Favorite App for Tracking Hikes
August 22, 11:01am

Are FKTs cool....or eeeeevil?
To me, the reasons for doing an FKT, having interest in FKTs, popularity of FKTs, etc are all so obvious, that I cant imagine it needing to be explained. What's not so obvious to me is the n...

In On the Web » Fastest Known Times (FKT)
August 21, 4:34pm

the hermit
Great read, Doug! thanks for sharing! I definitely understand the need for deep sustained stillness. But my version was always several hours or up to a few days. Soon, I'm craving companions...

In On the Web » The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit
August 21, 2:17pm

Great deal on mini sawyer!
Wow this is a great deal!! I just started using this filter and totally liked it. Quick, somebody buy me one!! Hell at that price, buy me 3!!

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Mini Filters $20 & Spend $50 get 10% OFF
August 20, 10:43am

elevation accuracy
ok, so i just did a quick test sitting at my desk, for 22 seconds. All the stats seem accurate, showing 0 for distance, moving time, calories, and pace. However, the elevation show 177 feet for min...

In GEAR » Favorite App for Tracking Hikes
August 20, 10:28am

Google My Tracks
Okay My Tracks is my favorite app so far for tracking mileage, elevation, calories, pace. However, after our first run with it, the elevation gain came out to 2,300 feet!! Wow, no wonder my 10 year...

In GEAR » Favorite App for Tracking Hikes
August 20, 10:13am

Long hard days
Like others, this TR has me thinking... Last couple years I had a good string of hard trips, I pushed myself to new levels. Then my ITB injury put a damper on things, and a couple of my most ant...

In Post-Trip Reports » Middle Fork Kings: Redux!
August 20, 9:51am

Cheap runners
lightweight breathable runners are quite trendy right now. Walmart, Target, Kmart, all are carrying very good light shoes now for very cheap. Chances are, most of the kids already own shoes that wi...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Economy Trail Runners?
August 19, 4:41pm

apps
thanks for the feedback! all of these apps are totally new to me and it's been fun checking them out. Strava got me thinking about how it might help me train if I had frieds on there pushing ea...

In GEAR » Favorite App for Tracking Hikes
August 18, 11:08am

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