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Paul Cronshaw (beemancron) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southwest US
About Me Over the past 6 years, I have transitioned from a regular backpacker to an ultralight backpacker. I am a Los Padres National Forest Volunteer Wilderness Ranger (VWR) and coordinate a group known as the "Litehikers". I am a PCT section hiker, hoping to complete the 2,650 miles in 5 years. I have completed the PCT Sections A,B, the JMT (Section H) and part of D. My favorite companies are Gossamer Gear (I am a Trails Ambassador), ULA and Montbell.
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Feathered Friends Snowbunting sleeping bag
I bought this zero degree bag when I was expanding my backpacking trips to include snow camping. I used it once and came to the conclusion that I prefer spring/summer/fall backpacking. It is in e...

In Gear Swap » Feathered Friends Snowbunting sleeping bag
September 09, 9:04pm

Ursack bear cannister on a 10 day Sierra Trip
I am curious as to whether or not a 10 day supply of food can be "crammed" into one of the new Ursack models TKO 2.0 with aluminum liner. (600 cc)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ursack bear cannister on a 10 day Sierra Trip
July 09, 9:02pm

Freeze dried vs dehydrated calories
With food weight being an issue with UL backpackers, I am wondering what the data says about the calorie content of a food item that has been freeze dried compared with the same food item that has ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Freeze dried vs dehydrated calories
July 03, 6:26pm

Lightweight camp shoes
As a scout leader, I do not permit my scouts to wear open toed shoes (eg "flip-flops") on backpacking trips. I have not tried these models but they seem like a good light closed toe shoe around...

In Gear Deals » Lightweight camp shoes
June 10, 9:00am

Re: How Low Ya Think It Will Go?
Kevin, I have no clue.... but I will test the idea this weekend on a trip to my "playground" - Manzana Narrows camp in Dick Smith Wilderness (Los Padres National Forest). I'll be using the M...

In GEAR » How Low Ya Think It Will Go?
May 10, 11:30am

Re: Canyoneering shoe
I am jumping in here to ask about lightweight shoes that can be also used not only for canyoneering trips but also for extensive river/creek crossings. Can shoes such as Crocs, "surf socs" be ...

In GEAR » Canyoneering shoe
May 10, 10:01am

Re:Mariposa on the JMT
I am looking into doing the JMT with a Mariposa. I am curious to learn more abour your gear list ( eg. bear canister model etc.) for this 9 day unsupplied trip and any highlights you experienced a...

In GEAR » GVP G5 or Mariposa
May 05, 8:58pm

Re: G5/Mariposa
I agree with Ken. I own a Mariposa and it has handled well on weekend trips. However, I was wondering how it would handle a longer hike such as on the JMT or PCT? I am especially curious as...

In GEAR » GVP G5 or Mariposa
May 04, 10:15pm

Scout shelter
In response to Dale's question: "What do the Troops do for tents or other shared items these days?" In the Sierras and Los Padres National Forest, our Troop has used tarps and megamids for t...

In Gear Lists » Lightweight gear for Scout troop
April 22, 10:12pm

Re: Lightweight gear for Scout troop
Phil, As an assistant scoutmaster, I would like to thank you for taking the time to make a comparative list. I plan to share this list with my troop at our next meeting. Over the past 3 yea...

In Gear Lists » Lightweight gear for Scout troop
April 17, 8:22pm

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