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Paul Magnanti (PaulMags) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I like to hike, backpack, camp and backcountry ski every so often...
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Mtn dew bottle
A small Mountain Dew bottle (or Sprite) A 12 oz bottle is about the right size. It is green so you are less likely to accidentally drink it and comes with fizzy sugar water!

In GEAR » What do YOU use to carry alcohol?
July 20, 11:02pm

Costco Men's Down Vests $25
You can order online as well: http://www.costco.com/mens-outerwear.html I do not believe you have to be a member to order online. A word of advice about Costco: For seasonal items, when yo...

In Gear Deals » Costco Men's Down Vests $25
July 20, 8:25pm

Broken leg, 6 days alone and rescued
"Maybe it brings a small measure of comfort to the families of victims who don't make it out, but I never like hearing "He died doing what he loved." I saw my grandfather ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Broken leg, 6 days alone and rescued
July 18, 6:10pm

Connected on the trail
"). But what I found great about the SPOT is I'm not as tied to the plan" It is always a rough plan and never detailed. She understands it is more like I will be in this valley o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Connected on the trail
July 18, 12:55pm

Connected on the trail
Here's an interesting twist on the whole PLB/Spot thing... When I take off for a trip be it solo or with friends, for a day or a week, she has some very generous conditions: 1) Leave a pl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Connected on the trail
July 18, 9:43am

Ideas for a 3 day trip in Colorado
I, too, was in the IPW last weekend. I had a different experience and found the passes/trails to be snow free. The only time my friend and I encountered significant snow is when I went off tr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ideas for a 3 day trip in Colorado?
July 18, 9:29am

Arapaho pass - Devil's Thumb pass loop: passable
Two weeks makes a big difference. :) If you look at my trip report, you will see the both passes are very hikable. At least from above, Diamond Lake looked to be snow free. Add another week...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Arapaho pass - Devil's Thumb pass loop: passable?
July 16, 5:52pm

Devils Thumb - Off Trail Option
A classic backpacking loop with an off-trail twist. Trip report here...

In Post-Trip Reports » Devils Thumb - Off Trail Option
July 15, 10:08pm

I am not saying this to be sarcastic, but do you want to check things off your list or have a good mountain experience? The 14ers are crowded, will quite literally have a queue for the summit ph...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colorado Trip Planning - Which Peaks?
July 15, 10:02pm

If you looking for a basic wilderness oriented first aid class, taking the WFA. 16 hrs, usually on two weekend days. SOLO on the East Coast usually gives it. At least here (in Colorado), the l...

In Philosophy & Technique » Class suggestion for wilderness medic training?
July 14, 8:59pm

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