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Rob Vandiver (ShortBus) - BPL Premium Member

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PIF: Zelph Venom Stove
First come first serve, shipped CONUS free. This is a great little stove, it works best with a wider bottom pot. First to PM me a shipping address.

In Gear Swap » PIF: Zelph Venom Stove
June 20, 5:52pm

PM Sent, great PIF!

In Gear Swap » PIF: Stoic Merino 150 Bliss Shirt, Size Large
June 19, 1:58pm

Re: Rae Lakes Loop
While I haven't been there yet this year, I have been gathering all the info I could on trail conditions. This is a pretty good picture of what it'll be like: http://www.nps.gov/seki/pl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Rae Lakes Loop
June 14, 11:28pm

PM Sent
on microspikes. EDIT: Payment Sent!!

In Gear Swap » Spring Cleaning - BPL, ULA, Ti-Tri, MLD, Montane, JRB
June 10, 11:34am

Re: "Glen Pass in early July"
@Ken Thanks for the info, I have done the loop once before when it was bone dry, so I have SOME idea of what to expect. I was indeed hoping that the PCTers would have tamped down a route by that ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Glen Pass in early July
June 09, 11:20pm

Glen Pass in early July
Hey everybody, I have no experience at all in crossing snowy passes, and I have a trip planned for July 8-11 for the Rae Lakes Loop. I have heard speculation that there will be quite a bit of sno...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Glen Pass in early July
June 09, 5:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Backpacking Light Used Gear Sale
<- This guy.

In Gear Swap » Backpacking Light Used Gear Sale
June 07, 12:29pm

Re: Backpacking Light Used Gear Sale
Lets all give Sam flack for his statement about getting flack. Or we can all be happy that some good people got some good gear for a good price. PS, is the time frame for the new items going ...

In Gear Swap » Backpacking Light Used Gear Sale
June 07, 8:15am

Zelph Venom
I have this stove as well, and I think one of the biggest factors for this stove (and pressurized side jets as well) is the pot diameter. I got much better efficiency with my wide based kettle than...

In GEAR » Zelph Venom works best with proper windscreen.
June 03, 11:43pm

Snow Conditions
I personally would appreciate any updates anyone has on snow conditions in the Sierras. I am planning a July 9th Rae Lakes Loop trip and I am wondering if it will work (I dont have any real winter ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » California - Sierra Nevada conditions
June 03, 3:14pm

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