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Evan McCarthy (evanrussia) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Frameless pack for women
I just got back from a weekend trip with my wife and had a similar experience. I loaded up my Exodus and let her use my Burn with only a pad and sleeping bag inside. She hiked great all weekend, ...

In GEAR » Frameless pack for women
April 08, 5:58pm

Re: Sleep pad for side sleepers.
I rotated back and forth this spring between the Exped Synmat UL 7 and the Neoair Xlite. The Neoair, in the end, is enough for me in terms of comfort to weight ratio but the Exped is definitely fa...

In GEAR » Sleep pad for side sleepers.
April 04, 8:31pm

Steripens Invade Costco
I was amused to see a massive Steripen display at my local Costco.

In GEAR » Steripens Invade Costco
March 29, 8:19pm

Re: Early and big ticks season
I am glad you found and posted this. A group of us got swarmed with ticks while hiking the Chuck Keiper Trail in PA a couple weeks ago (though the kilted ones, myself included, bore the brunt). I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Early and big ticks season
March 29, 4:26pm

Re: Question for leaders of organized group hikes.
When I used to organize hikes that involved strangers, I was struck by how poorly some people (a distinct minority but it only takes one to ruin a long weekend) either understand their own gear and...

In Philosophy & Technique » Question for leaders of organized group hikes.
March 27, 11:04am

Re: Length of tarp guylines
+1 to Kevin You never know when you need some extra length of guyline to make your tarp work in rough territory.

In GEAR » Length of tarp guylines
March 27, 6:30am

Successful Dog Outing
Thanks for the advice! I did less miles (limited to 12 per day) and packed more weight (opting for the Duomid and inner net over the normal mini tarp and Superlight bivy I would take this time of ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dog Question
March 26, 8:30pm

Re: smoking pipe
I've been a pipe smoker since lighting up on my 18th birthday -- albeit intermittently. I love latakia tobacco blends the most. Check out the Frog Morton tobaccos from McClelland. Frog Morto...

In Chaff » smoking pipe
March 26, 7:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Dogs

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dog Question
March 22, 7:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Dogs
Great replies! Thanks! I think I'll try to keep the mileage to 15 per day for this trip and see how he holds up over three days and about 40 miles. The temps should be dog friendly (highs ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dog Question
March 22, 7:00pm

All Reader Reviews by Evan McCarthy

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Nunatak Arc Edge
I was dubious about an 11 oz. quilt that keeps you warm when pushing it -- but I just go back from an outing with the Arc Edge down to high 30s even (not quite expected) and found the quilt and Nunata...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
April 17, 6:48pm