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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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The Good Way - Bandelier National Monument
A long weekend backpacking in Bandelier National Monument.\ “…ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls.” -Jeremiah ...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Good Way - Bandelier National Monument
February 19, 10:42pm

wool watch cap
At this time of the year, winter clothing is deeply discounted. I picked up my favorite merino wool beanie at this time last year at Sports Authority. It was a 100% merino wool beanie (nice and ...

In GEAR » Wool Watch Cap Recommendations
February 11, 10:59am

gear evolution
Here's my own personal gear evolution (at least for three season backpacking): http://www.pmags.com/the-evolving-gear-list-1997-%E2%80%93-2006 May be of interest/amusement

In GEAR » Your first "UL" piece of gear?
February 09, 4:55pm

base layer
I wear a mid-wt merino wool top. In fact, I just came back from skiing and I am wearing it right now. Drinking some Moose Drool as I type. :D What I like about my system is I can mix and mat...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 09, 4:50pm

Winter and sweating
I struggled for many years finding a good system for my upper body in winter. Light puffies, the latest WPB jackets, soft shells jackets and so on. The shells would be coated with frost inside th...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 09, 4:46pm

Gear talk
I tend to agree with Nick. The most popular outdoor websites (be it hiking, skiing, climbing, etc.) are gear focused. My own nickels worth: http://www.pmags.com/gear-as-lifestyle "There...

In GEAR » Gear Talk
February 09, 4:35pm

Feathered Friends
Feathered Friends Hummingbird. My first backpackng sleeping bag was an old Campmor Hollofill II sleeping bag. Egads..that thing was a monster. But it got me out there. :) In 1997, I bought th...

In GEAR » Your first "UL" piece of gear?
February 08, 9:45pm

Coldest night camping
The night Mrs Mags and I had an argument. Acid tongue and very cold shoulder. Brutally cold. :O

In Winter Hiking » Your coldest night camping?
February 07, 6:32am

preparing my pack
It is the "picking a destination, calculating routes, etc." that are what takes the most time and holds the most challenge (in a good way). Preparing my pack? It is pretty much pre-pac...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pre-trip Planning
February 04, 12:49pm

Classic Shell
re: Classic Shell I installed it on my wife's Win8 machine and it works beautifully. Makes Win8 working like Win7. Which begs the question of why Win8 :) I love Macs. Beautifully made, ...

In Other Activities » Help me pick a computer
February 03, 9:36am

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