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James Byrnes (backfeets1) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Midwest.... Missouri
About Me Major gram weenie. I have a 10 lb base wt. Includes ice ax, camera, tarptent. 20 deg. night range. At present I'm in the process of adding duel use items, looking for durability, ect.
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I really hate to point this out but... People, humans (from a wolves point of view) are weak and feeble. The touchy feely trend in our society set us up for disappointment when reality intrudes.

In Chaff » Wolves kill teacher in Alaska
March 11, 10:45pm

Forming Ti
Its possible to form ti with a butane torch. The kind like small soldering torches. I have formed 1/8 inch ti stakes this way. I believe that this works because ti is actually a poor conductor of h...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Spoke / Grill idea?
March 07, 3:32am

I know....
I know its heavy, but I travel with a Leatherman juice multi-tool Cs4. Have mainly used the pliers, knife and saw blade and on occasion the corkscrew. Rewired a faulty lamp in hotel, fixed zipper...

In Gear Lists » A new kind of list...
March 06, 3:32am

heard about this...
I've heard about wind blown summits :P

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking light?
March 03, 2:26am

Thumbs up...
Excellent report Eugene! Your enthusiasm is contagious. Ben's smile from his bag says it all. Where better to spend time with a friend than on the trail? Thank...

In Post-Trip Reports » Guadalupe Mountains National Park "Fast and Light Overnight in West Texas High Country"
March 03, 2:16am

Re: Re: Weight
Jeremy, For the length of the seam on the inner side of each leg, do not use any insulation. Since no insulation is used there is no reason to use a double layer of shell material. I suggest...

In Make Your Own Gear » Capability Down pants!
March 03, 12:30am

Consider ... at the ankles only half length elastic, same on waist. Inseam length 2.5 inch strip of fabric instead of double material and no insulation. Use the saved down to boost amount elsewhere.

In Make Your Own Gear » Capability Down pants!
February 25, 11:47pm

Is it just me, or is it getting harder to help people on this forum? There are many reasons for gear choices, and I find it harder to find fault (for want of a better word) with others selections....

In Gear Lists » Gear List
February 25, 11:31pm

stuff sacks...
I stuff rain gear and any cloths not slept in into sack and then put sack in my hiking shirt. I anchor the tail of the shirt under my sleep pad to prevent the make shift pillow from moving out of ...

In Multiple Use Gear » silnylon stuff sacks
February 12, 11:57pm


In GEAR » How much sleeping pad do I need?
January 22, 11:34pm

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