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Richard Lyon (richardglyon) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Bridger Mountains
About Me I backback most frequently in the Rockies, and most often take three-day trips. Over the past fifteen years I've served as a Forest Service volunteer in Wyoming and Montana, doing trail maintenance. As I get older I'm always looking for ways to lighten my pack load but I'm far from ultralight. I especially like base camp trips, with day hikes from a fixed camp.

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All Forum Posts by Richard Lyon

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Aurora Borealis
Amazing is right! Thanks for posting.

In Photo Gallery » Aurora Borealis
February 20, 7:11am

Alexander Julian 2XL
If not taken or committed, I'll take it.

In Gear Swap » 2XL and 3XL Merino/Cashmere sweaters
February 19, 8:01pm

Bibler I-Tent and Hilleberg Unna
Super bargains on both. Two of the best tentmakers of all time. Go for them, someone!

February 19, 7:59pm

One pair more than I need
One pair of socks is dedicated for sleeping. One pair is dedicated to two trail days. So for a four-night trek, three pair - one for days 1 and 2, one for days 3 and 4, and one for sleeping. On odd...

In GEAR » How Many Pairs of Socks Do You Carry?
February 18, 7:58pm

two sources for less expensive tents
Someone has already mentioned LL Bean. Take a look at Sierra Trading Post too, which often has real bargains on great tents.

In GEAR » good, not too expensive, 2 or 3 person tent.
February 13, 3:17pm

Window on an Unna
Peter's right, a window helps. Mine has the equivalent of a window - a tulle mesh panel on the door. Possible for me only because I bought the tent from Peter.

In GEAR » Changing gear and need tent help. ( loooong)
February 05, 2:56pm

Injury prevention articles
<> Jennifer, I agree completely. << I suspect winning a malpractice claim based on an internet discussion is rather unlikely, particularly if care is taken to prevent any percepti...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Injury forum
February 05, 2:50pm

They ought to work, and often they do. The problems are: - Sometimes they don't - Whether they do or don't depends on state law (i e, law may be different in every state) The state ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Injury forum
February 03, 9:19pm

Three recommendations
Bill, I can speak to three options you might consider. 1. Hilleberg Unna or Soulo. Bombproof, easy to pitch, very compact. The Unna is my go-to shelter for bad weather. The Soulo is the same ten...

In GEAR » Changing gear and need tent help. ( loooong)
February 03, 12:52pm

Very restless side sleeper
I'm a veteran tosser and turner, and claustrophobic as well. Mummies give me fits. Quilts were the answer for me except in winter. The past two winters I've been experimenting with a Nunata...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question for fellow side sleepers
February 03, 7:26am

All Reader Reviews by Richard Lyon

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Introduction to Packrafting September 2009
A great way to spend three days, and a great course. Four instructors for eight students (difficult to improve on that ratio), all of them knowledgeable, friendly, and good at instructing. Great scen...

December 10, 9:45am

Nunatak Alpinist
I don't doubt what the other reviewers have said, and I'd be upset at not getting what I expected after paying custom prices. My experience has been just the opposite, however. I have sever...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 13, 8:30am

Feathered Friends Customer Service
FF's customer service has been exemplary. I've bought two bags and a down jacket over the years (and sale stuff for others) and the telephone reps have gone out of their way to help. Most rece...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 07, 3:55pm

Mountain Gear
My only problems with Mountain Gear are website-related. I've had gear shipped to the wrong address and once or twice been unable to complete an order online. But it's easy to get a live (and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 07, 3:45pm

Exped Downmat 7
Drawbacks - You need to inflate it with its bellows, and (1) the bellows will slip off the port for inflation very easily; (2) it's tough to close the port after inflating without losing some infl...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 04, 9:37pm

Everything I've ever purchased from Patagonia has been high quality and functional, and I've been buying for years and years. On the few occasions when I've had a question or a problem, Cu...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 31, 9:22am shows how customer service should be in the Internet era. A human being is easy to reach on orders and comes back with informed answers on technical questions. Free shipping on orders ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 12:19pm

Rainy Pass (Gear Repair)
I have used Rainy Pass for repairs (torn mesh, zippers) and customization (adding windows to tents. Each time I have received knowledgable advice and an accurate (and reasonable) quote from a telephon...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 12:12pm

Wild Things Gear Customer Service
I don't doubt Joan's report - bad things occasionally happen even with great companies - but I'm surprised because my experience has been just the opposite. Latest experience is a good exa...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 24, 1:57pm

SteepandCheap.Com SteepandCheap.Com
If you find something you need or just have to have the prices can't be beat. I recently skied with someone who works for (owns SAC) who said that its prices are lower than what an...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 21, 1:44pm