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christopher smead (hamsterfish) - BPL Lifetime Member

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In the past Emigrant has been pretty crowd free for me. Not uncommon to only see 2-3 groups over a 3 day trip. However I think that changed. My trip last month to bear lake (on trail) and gran...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Avoiding Hunters in Stanislaus NF
July 08, 2:12pm

Platy filter
The platy system weighs so much because of the long tubing and 2 big bladders. Maybe just replace your current setup with the Platy filter instead? I can confirm the platy filter is much faster...

In GEAR » Firing Sawyer
July 07, 12:08am

Which auto sun shade?
I'm liking this auto sun shade idea for a supplimental/emergency pad. Looks like lots of options out there...can you link the one you use?

In Make Your Own Gear » Reflectix Sleeping Pad
July 06, 10:25pm

- Arc'teryx Atom SL hoody at 250g/8,8oz.
Any more info on this? Same fill weight as the Atom lt I hope? Still coreloft?

In GEAR » new for 2016
July 06, 11:47am

R1 hoody better now
Heads up, I ordered the new R1 hoody (arrived only 2 days later!!), and love the improvements. Zipper is in the middle vs the weird diagonal thing it did before. R1 fabric goes all the way to the...

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia stuff for Fall 2015
July 04, 12:39am

Not good for big dslr's, but I love my pedco ultrapod for my rx100 and gopro. That little Velcro thing is super handy. I mount it to trees, my trekking pole,etc.

In GEAR » Lightweight Tripod - Yes I said Lightweight Tripod
July 03, 11:30am

Wayward Yosemite
Not UL related exactly, But just wondering if anyone else has been watching the show "Wayward Pines" and noticed that the backdrop to the town is actually chopped up photos of Yosemite...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wayward Yosemite
July 03, 11:25am

Sorry if something went over my head here....but does barrilla pronto rehydrate much quicker? Does it work in a freezer bag? I've tried freezer bagging regular pasta with very crunchy resul...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Barilla Pronto Pasta
June 28, 1:12am

CloudsRest Rockfall?
Anyone have any detail on the cloudsrest rockfall that happened yesterday? I'm guessing the ridge didn't collapse...just part of the bottom?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » CloudsRest Rockfall?
June 19, 2:48pm

I always saw Bob as the "Dr House" of BPL. Abrasive...sure....but I always kind of found it funny and entertaining. His advice here has been invaluable to me. Many of my gear choices a...

In Gear Deals » In honor of Bob Gross, buy a foam pad and get 10% off
June 17, 2:02am

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