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Barry P (BarryP) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Eastern Idaho (moved from Midwest)
About Me Electrical Engineer by trade. Hobbies include recumbent bike riding, magic, piano, music compostion and of course backpacking.

Backpack monthly with scouts or other small group. Love the exercise and alertness it brings. Ray Way caught my eye in 2001. My load lightened. Because of that, able to go faster, farther, AND still smell the roses. Love the lightweight insight on this forum. I'm also a Teva sandal backpacker. My feet love them.
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Re: Cuben Fiber - what's not to like?
“You must fold it and roll it as tight as possible to make it fit into tiny included stuff sacks. It leaves wear marks where it is folded each time, and takes two people to get it right.” Oh...

In GEAR » Cuben Fiber - what's not to like?
May 03, 11:53am

Re: boggy soil in Idaho?
“Barry, where did you find boggy soil in Idaho?” Right now- April & May, the East Idaho mountain soil is soaked. Even in August 2010 in the Sawtooths, it rained all night. Several tents ...

In GEAR » Tarptent and Groundsheets
May 01, 3:56pm

Re: Caps
“… I would like to have a nice cap with a better seal than the original HEET bottle. Maybe all that means is the original cap with a better seal than the paper disk?” That sounds very conv...

In GEAR » How to Get a Good Seal on Alcohol Fuel Bottles
May 01, 1:50pm

Re: Favorite wide pot?
+1 Titan Kettle +1 AGG Anodized pot (this is my loaners; I have 3) +1 for Evernew 1.3L (when I’m boiling for 2-4 people) -Barry

In GEAR » Favorite wide pot?
May 01, 12:48pm

Re: How to Get a Good Seal on Alcohol Fuel Bottles
I love flip tops. One bottle- I’ve been using constantly for 6 years. They allow me to control very nicely the dispensing of alcohol without a need for an extra item (measuring cup). +1 on the La...

In GEAR » How to Get a Good Seal on Alcohol Fuel Bottles
May 01, 10:06am

Re: Tarptent and Groundsheets
Yes it does keep your tent bottom cleaner. I’ve camped in places that stains your tent. And it’s easier to roll the tent up in the morning on the ground cloth. That way you can dry your ground ...

In GEAR » Tarptent and Groundsheets
April 30, 4:24pm

Re: Puffies
“…Then what real advantage does it offer over just layering on top of my fleece and wind shirt (assuming they aren't sweaty from my hike)?... I guess the more look into this i don't see...

In GEAR » Puffies
April 30, 3:30pm

Re: Sun Hats - Full Brim vs Ball cap with neck cape/bandana
You just have to try both styles and see. I so much wanted the OR Sun runner hat to work. It is nice and light. But I was much hotter in that than an open mesh wide brim hat. Good luck with the...

In GEAR » Sun Hats - Full Brim vs Ball cap with neck cape/bandana
April 30, 1:35pm

Re: WTB sleeping bag 300 or under
“Looking for something 2lbs and under or in that range. Between 10-25 degree rating." Not quite under 32oz: 1. SD Nitro, on sale at Backcountry $294 15F 34oz 2. Stoic Somnus, on sale at...

In Gear Swap » WTB sleeping bag 300 or under
April 30, 12:21pm

Re: Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets (Pack of 10)
After a couple o uses, these types of blankets start losing their silver coating on everything; and leave a mess at camp. The more expensive ones (with the red print) keep their coating better. ...

In Gear Deals » Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets (Pack of 10)
April 30, 11:03am

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