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Paul Magnanti (PaulMags) - BPL Lifetime Member

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re: Fastpacking is nothing new
Check out this article from the Oct 1996 issue of backpacker magazine on page 72. Gregory (a rather mainstream company), Montbell and Ultimate Direction are listed as...

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
September 11, 9:35am

Vocation vs Avocation
A vocation vs an avocation…and trying to do both. May be of interest to some on here...

In On the Web » Vocation vs Avocation
September 10, 9:22pm

Flat Tops Wilderness Jaunt
A Labor Day weekend jaunt in the Flat Tops Wilderness Trip report...t

In Post-Trip Reports » Flat Tops Wilderness Jaunt
September 02, 9:06pm

As Kevin said, if you see something at Costco you like...BUY IT! Otherwise they will sell out. Items I use from Costco: Softshell. Rarely use it for outdoor recreatoion anymore, but it ende...

In GEAR » Costco?
September 02, 11:32am

I don't get why people use bug bivies.
It works for some..and it apparently does not work for you. What's "to get"? If there was one system of gear that worked for everyone, REI would be a very small company....

In GEAR » I don't get why people use bug bivies.
September 01, 5:50pm

The Trail Show #27 - The Live Show at Avery Brewing Co
We recorded a show at the Avery Brewing Company to help benefit the Continental Divide Trail Coalition. Beer, trails and nonsense at its finest! The Trail Show #27 – The Live Show at Avery Bre...

In On the Web » The Trail Show #27 - The Live Show at Avery Brewing Co
September 01, 5:24pm

is a knife a non-essential item?"
At least on my p51, the blade is not floppy and seems to stay still. Some people suggest using a paper clip to hold it in place otherwise.

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 12:59pm

is a knife a non-essential item?
Not going to get in if a knife is needed or not. I do know *I* use a knife/scissors pretty frequently on trips...even if it something as simple as opening up a package of food. I carry a SAK cl...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 10:21am

The best?
It all depends :) Since you are coming from a traditional tent background and seem to prefer that, a tent-like shelter is probably best. TarpTent, Six Moon Designs, Mountain Laurel designs, e...

In GEAR » What is the best lightweight shelter?
August 27, 4:24pm

Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
My wife is strong in many ways. She works full time, just earned a masters (with a 4.0 average!) and puts up with me when I am my grumpiest before I switched jobs. <---This alone makes her stron...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
August 27, 11:04am

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