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John Harper (johnnyh88) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: Interest register in new outdoor product
Maybe we'll see scooters on the JMT soon

In Gear Deals » Interest register in new outdoor product
January 16, 9:17pm

Re: Re: DOWN OVERQUILT as an alternative to a winter bag?
Why down and not synthetic? I would guess a synthetic quilt on top could give you better moisture performance (let it get wet, keep your down bag dry). There shouldn't be much difference in wei...

In GEAR » DOWN OVERQUILT as an alternative to a winter bag?
January 16, 3:19pm

Re: Scooter
I think riding a bike and locking it at the trailhead is a more practical idea. I cannot see anyone forking over hundreds of dollars for a heavy, multi-use scooter (unless it has an electric motor ...

In Gear Deals » Interest register in new outdoor product
January 16, 10:29am

Re: Thanks for input
I think between your rain skirt and taking advantage of natural protection, you could make it work. But I also think there will be times when you wish you had carried 2 more oz for a much larger tarp

In GEAR » Tarp size: is 10 x 4,5 enough???
January 15, 3:05pm

Re: What I think..
A mockup would be a great idea. Here is a thread showing pictures from Steven Evans' (of Suluk46) tarp of similar size: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread...

In GEAR » Tarp size: is 10 x 4,5 enough???
January 15, 1:00pm

Re: Measurements discrepancy
Are you sure you're not confusing his 2mm Glowire with his 2.5mm Ultraglide Bear Line?

In Gear Deals » New Cord - UltraGlide Bear Line - Introductory Sale
January 14, 7:59am

Re: Re: FS: SMD Flight 40
EDIT: Sold!

In Gear Swap » FS: SMD Flight 40
January 13, 5:12pm

Re: Re: Interesting discussion so far...
"Seriously? What could possibly be more simple than one pole and a few stakes?" One pole and 4 stakes in a rectangle is simpler. Most (all?) pyramid tarps can be pitched with the inner...

In GEAR » Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent
January 13, 7:54am

Re: Pecos
I had no problem hanging food at Truchas Lakes. Pecos Baldy Lake required a little hunting, but still not bad. Enjoy the trip. I came in from the South at Jacks Creek trailhead and would love t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness Route help
January 12, 8:25pm

Re: Wet Sleeping Bag on Crater Lake trip
Eric, you keep talking about DWR down and making claims such as the above, but what evidence do you have that DWR treated down would have actually performed better? I highly doubt DWR treated down ...

In GEAR » Do you know a good UL winter camping video?
January 12, 5:10pm

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