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Evan McCarthy (evanrussia) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Northern Europe
About Me Expat UL backpacker living in Riga and exploring Northern Europe's trail and forests.
CityRiga
StateRiga
CountryLatvia
My Website URLhttps://www.facebook.com/evankylemccarthy
My PDF Gear ListGear List for June-July Kungsleden

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All Forum Posts by Evan McCarthy

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"Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations (1953) is an inquiry into the relation between meaning and the practical uses of language, and is also an examination of the relation betw...

In Philosophy & Technique » nature=church?
March 21, 5:41pm

Re: Re: Profanity!

In Chaff » The profanity filter here is absurd
March 21, 4:15pm

Voting with My Mouse (or Touch Screen)
Whenever posts get nasty or hostile, I grow saddened with BPL and often stay away from the site for a few days. It just becomes a less satisfying experience. As Nick mentioned, there's a wa...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?!
March 21, 4:03pm

Re: How to pack a neo air
I've been pretty cavalier about packing my Burn and Exodus without any issue. As long as nothing is poking into my back, it never seems to matter to me. I don't use stuff sacks and do the...

In GEAR » How do you pack a blow up mattress?
March 21, 2:06pm

Re: mid and bivy in winter or rain
I feel good about just the mid in winter. Once its firm against the ground in storm mode, there are no issues with wind. If you want extra warmth, that's a different question.

In GEAR » mid and bivy in winter or rain
March 19, 8:48pm

72 Mile Massanutten Trail (Virginia - 1.5 hours from DC), March 24-26
Reposted from my backpacking google group, just in case anyone else out there wants to join: I'm going insane. I no longer want to do anything other than backpack long miles. My wife gets ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 72 Mile Massanutten Trail (Virginia - 1.5 hours from DC), March 24-26
March 19, 2:37pm

Re: What about a Rain Shell?
I sometimes use a rain shell (like the Montane Spektr eVent smock) in place of a wind shirt, but only in specific situations. The hiking temperature has to be low enough for the extra "warmth...

In GEAR » Wind Shirt
March 14, 11:33am

Re: Salomon Speedcross 3. Anyone with experience?
The Speedcross shoes have been good to me. (I went with a different pair of shoes last weekend and paid a price for it). Pro: The fit and comfort on the Speedcross shoes rock. I've logged...

In GEAR » Salomon Speedcross 3. Anyone with experience?
March 12, 7:17pm

Re: weekend trips in northern WV
Hi Kevin, What type of miles do you usually do over a normal weekend?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » weekend trips in northern WV
March 12, 7:11pm

Re: It's what we were born to do
According to Harvard, humans evolved to run long distances. Even if this isn't "exercise" it means our beloved hobby of moving long distances in the back country is a fundamental pa...

In Chaff » Exercise as a chore or a hobby perhaps?
March 06, 6:33pm

All Reader Reviews by Evan McCarthy

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Nunatak Arc Edge
I was dubious about an 11 oz. quilt that keeps you warm when pushing it -- but I just go back from an outing with the Arc Edge down to high 30s even (not quite expected) and found the quilt and Nunata...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
April 17, 6:48pm