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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: Should I Buy A Hexamid Solo?
Easily yes. I do not have extended beak. I have the original run. With seam sealing it’s 8oz (also with line). Add 1.6oz for 8 Ti stakes. And then 1.5oz for the polycro and it has protected me i...

In GEAR » Should I Buy A Hexamid Solo?
April 01, 1:08pm

Re: North Face Thermoball technology
“A good alternative to down? What do you think?” I’ve been wondering about this since I started wearing it 5 months ago. Mine is a medium and weighs 14oz. My Montbell Action Thermawrap (s...

In GEAR » North Face Thermoball technology
March 11, 5:08pm

Re: Concentrated
“We now buy the bigger more concentrated containers from veterinary supplies. ” I’ve tried this and I even upped the concentration to 1%. But the veterinary stuff just didn’t last NEAR a...

March 07, 2:55pm

Re: Cold weather cooking - stove choices
“What do most people use for cold weather cooking?” Still a patient alcy stove user here. I use HEET like our dog mushers up north. Always light on first match at 0F. No flare ups. Nothing t...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 03, 1:44pm

Re: Zpacks Hexamid solo on Ebay - $269
“I have some issues with the mesh floor but it is perfect when the weather forecast is for good weather ...” 7 hours left. I might add: and bad weather. I have spent over half my Hexamid o...

In Gear Deals » Zpacks Hexamid solo on Ebay - $269
March 03, 1:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Please leave asking price up
"It is not a rule, but I think it would be helpful to the BPL community:" +1

In Gear Swap » FS: GG Spinnshelter
February 07, 2:08pm

Re: FS - Therm-A-Rest Original 3/4
I'll take it. PM sent. -Barry

In Gear Swap » FS - Therm-A-Rest Original 3/4
February 07, 12:56pm

Re: What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
Murmer w/ backpad 9 $100 Hexamid + line + stakes + ground cloth 13 $275 Zpack proto 20F quilt 17 $275 neoair small 9 $80 Total = 48oz (3lbs) $730

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 29, 4:15pm

Re: Backpacking gear you use at home
1. The sandals I backpack in I also use at home and work. I go through a lot of sandals. But if it’s too cold outside, I’ll don my NF Nuptse boots. 2. I wear the same coat backpacking and at w...

In GEAR » Backpacking gear you use at home
January 15, 4:36pm

Re: Best Cheap Gear of 2013
Just some more ideas: 1) DEC 2012 JCPenney down coat. $30. 8oz and keeps me warm at 25F sitting. That was the best coat find in 2012! Oops, this thread for 2013 :( Oh well, still using it. 2)...

In GEAR » Best Cheap Gear of 2013
January 02, 5:31pm

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