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Tom Lyons (towaly) - BPL Forum Member

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Because as a user, I can tell you that that kind of theoretical comment is not borne out in real world use. The GC is essentially a Wild Oasis with a hood at the peak. It eliminates the edge net...

In GEAR » What's your favorite 3-season 1P tent?
January 07, 2:40pm

Re: What does Skurka know:-)
Agreed. If Skurka made that comment, then he's never used one, or doesn't know how. I have heard that comment echoing thru this site for a couple years now, and it's false. I t...

In GEAR » What's your favorite 3-season 1P tent?
January 07, 1:52pm

SMD Gatewood Cape with the inner net tent. I wish I would have discovered it earlier.

In GEAR » What's your favorite 3-season 1P tent?
January 07, 1:15pm

Not crazy.
I have been using the gloves like that for quite some time. But I haven't found socks like that yet.

In GEAR » VBL idea- am I crazy?
January 06, 10:48am

Separate bag.
I carry a separate food bag on a shoulder strap that does not go in my pack. All my food items are in there. When I am done cooking and eating, I hang that bag up by itself in the appropriate m...

In GEAR » Carrying food in bear country?
December 29, 7:29am

Re: Re: Re: Re: BPL winter footwear article weakness
It could possibly work that way. But the purpose of the inner wicking liner is to prevent the thin plastic from feeling "clammy" against the skin. And it helps to put some space and mate...

In GEAR » Winter Socks
December 27, 9:24am

Re: ...
That's the system that works for me. It's simple, cheap, and it works. As for your boots, I'm not experienced with boots like that, but I'd suggest using the VBL with whatever b...

In GEAR » Winter Socks
December 27, 7:21am

I echo the VBL recommendations! Anyone who hasn't tried using the VBL on their cold feet is really missing the boat! I often use thin plastic grocery bags, or bread bags or small bathroom t...

In GEAR » Winter Socks
December 27, 6:53am

I carry a Brita bottle with the integrated charcoal filter on my chest strap. Ialso carry an eyedropper bottle of chlorine bleach, some coffee filters, and some extra activated charcoal. I also...

In GEAR » Water container system breakdown
December 23, 10:44am

In temps that are well below the freezing point, such as you mention, I'd recommend using a Vapor Barrier Layer inside your bag, regardless of what type of shelter you plan to employ.

In GEAR » Bivy for solo backpacking in winter?
December 22, 10:13am

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