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carl becker (carlbecker) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern Virginia
About Me 54 years old 6' at 200lbs and getting back to doing some overnight hiking.
CityFairfax
StateVirginia
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by carl becker

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Re: Re: The craze with frameless
I tried many packs before I settled on the Aarn Marathon Magic 33. It cost an extra pound or so but the comfort at 20 pounds is worth it. The Burn looks interesting and I like my Solomid alot but...

In Philosophy & Technique » The craze with frameless
July 11, 11:08am

Re: Inov8 Performance Fit
I have tried the Inov-8 315, 370, 390, 212 and 200. I have somewhat narrow feet and have found the X-talon 212 and Barefoot 200 to fit very well. I came from 25 year old "light" leather...

In GEAR » Which (non Gortex) Inov8 is best for (narrow-footed) backpacking?
July 11, 5:02am

Re: sleep system insight
I use either a short NeoAir or KookaBay SAM pad and find them very comfortable. Good sleeping really helps.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » First Outing
July 08, 10:14am

Re: Re: Thanks for the suggestions...
I use Railriders pants. Three different kinds from 8.5 ounces up. Lower temps I combine wool long johns from Minus33. Railriders come with a few deep pockets and fit me better than others I have...

In GEAR » Need Lighter Clothes (Can you help?)
July 08, 10:10am

Re: well, since you asked...
You are going to pay for lightness, either with price and/or size. I use a Tarptent Sublite 19 oz complete when bugs are out or chance of rain low or MLD Solomid 16 oz complete with ground cloth a...

In GEAR » Shelter Advice
July 08, 4:33am

Re: "Tripod as Shelter "pole"?"
Franco, picture is worth a thousand words. Looks like a good solution there. Maybe there is hope yet!

In Photography » Tripod as Shelter "pole"?
July 07, 9:50am

Re: Tripod as Shelter "pole"?
I thought about using my trekking poles for part of my tripod. Problem is I use my poles for shelter and take pictures in the magic hours when the shelter is up. My hiking tripod is to small for ...

In Photography » Tripod as Shelter "pole"?
July 06, 7:29am

Re: Re: Minimalist Shoe Question
I tried the Merrell Trail Gloves. I went back to Inov-8 X-talon 212 and Barefoot 200 trail runners. The fit, grip and weight did it for me.

In GEAR » Minimalist Shoe Question
July 06, 7:26am

Re: Re: Neoair vs. Neoair All Season
A DAM from KookaBay may offer higher Rvalue at the same of less weight. I have a 13 ounce SAM KookaBay full at R4 or better, can not remember the exact Rvalue.

In GEAR » Neoair vs. Neoair All Season
July 06, 5:39am

Re: "Bare Boxer"
I have the contender. I plan to use it for a four day hike in Yosemite. I can put 3 plus days of food and smellables in it. I will carry the first day outside. The last days dinner will be in a...

In GEAR » Bare Boxer
July 06, 5:21am

All Reader Reviews by carl becker

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Inov8 RocLite 315
I did lots of research to replace my 30 year old heavy leather boots. I tried many different boots at REI before I ordered these and have found my hiking shoe. I went one size up from my street shoes...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 16, 8:14pm

Osprey Exos 34 Exos 34
I recently looked at packs for some over night hiking. I tried the REI Flash 30, Montbell versalite 50, SMD Swift, GG Miniposa and Osprey exos 34. At 23 pounds the Osprey is by far the most comforta...

In Backpacks - External Frame
January 16, 8:03pm