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Casey Bowden (clbowden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Berkeley Hills
About Me In 1999 I rode a bike from Oregon to Virgina using lightweight backpacking methods from Ray Jardine's book, Hiking the PCT. My first backpacking experience came 1 year later and I have been hooked ever since.
CityKensington
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CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://CaseyAndEmily.com

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Re: Food / Cooking Questions for July 3-8th X-Country EPIC!
What are you guys thinking regarding food / cooking? Specifically, I don't want to be the guy sucking safflower oil all day from a hydration bladder (see link below) while everyone else is m...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » July 3-8th: 80-90 mile, partial cross country Sierran trip. EPIC!
June 19, 9:25am

Re: Re: Re: sierra trip.
Jack, Leaving your car in Escalon is not a problem. I've never been in the Sierra's "without" a bear can. It will be nice to leave it at home. I'm thinking of bringin...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » July 3-8th: 80-90 mile, partial cross country Sierran trip. EPIC!
June 15, 1:26pm

Re: Tent(s) before Cuben Haven
9.9 oz for the cuben fly how much does the inner weigh?

In GEAR » Cuben Haven arrived
June 15, 9:58am

Re: sierra trip.
> 3. I'm hoping to hop into a carpool with the Bay Area/Sacramento folks. Dave T. Regarding carpooling from up north, I think the plan is for you, James and me to meet up in the Bay Ar...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » July 3-8th: 80-90 mile, partial cross country Sierran trip. EPIC!
June 14, 3:49pm

Foam vs. Air Mat Comfort Test Results
Two nights ago I slept on the foam mat assembly and last night I slept on the air mat assembly (see first post for photos and descriptions of each mat). For future trips I'm going to use... ...

In GEAR » Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
June 07, 4:10pm

Re: Re: Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
> Yup, so an extra piece of foam from shoulders to lower back definitely makes it more comfortable. Thanks for confirming my own results. You'd think that if you get a sore hip from sleep...

In GEAR » Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
June 07, 3:59pm

Re: Foam tricks
> I've been sleeping on wood for about a month now. an experiment that I ended up enjoying. What does your wife think about this? > For now, just enjoying the freedom from blow-ups....

In GEAR » Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
June 07, 3:51pm

Re: Best Camping Pillow
> I like the MontBell, it keeps my head more or less in line with my spine, and the only issue in that sometimes it slides off my pad. John, What pad are you using? If it's foam, dril...

In GEAR » Best Camping Pillow?
June 06, 12:00pm

Re: Exped cheaper
Thanks Andrew, I actually already own the Exped UL 7.

In GEAR » Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
June 06, 9:35am

Re: Re: Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
Ken, Thanks for the link. That was, and still is, a great post. If you're taking foam on your next trip (while your NeoAir is being replaced or repaired), try adding a small bit of foam from...

In GEAR » Pad Options for Cowboy Camping on Sierra Granite at 20 Degrees F
June 06, 9:33am

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