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Raymond Estrella (rayestrella) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Northern Minnesota
About Me I have been backpacking for over 30 years, all over California, plus many western states and Minnesota. I hike year-round in all weather, and average 500+ miles (800+ km) per year. I make a point of using lightweight gear, and smaller volume packs. Doubting I can ever be truly UL, I try to be as near to it as I can yet still be comfortable. I start early and hike hard so as to enjoy the afternoons exploring/chilling. I usually take a freestanding tent and enjoy hot meals at night. If not hiking solo I am usually with brother-in-law Dave.
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All Forum Posts by Raymond Estrella

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You know you're an ultralighter when...
You have pre-ordered the Girls Gone Wild, UL Quilts & Kilts special...

In GEAR » You know you're an ultralighter when...
February 03, 2:08pm

lighthearted
I think most of us are comfortable with laughing at ourselves. Heck, we hike in kilts. (Which I am pretty sure makes my butt look big.)

In GEAR » You know you're an ultralighter when...
February 03, 2:07pm

You know you're an ultralighter when...
"You know you're an ultralighter when the only thread you've bothered to read every post in is named "You know you're an ultralighter when..." Now yours cracked me up ...

In GEAR » You know you're an ultralighter when...
February 03, 1:47pm

nah
Nah, they come to me and then I run over to the computer. You should see the songs I make up when I hike. As you know I always stress the fact that I am NOT UL, just a guy that believes in backp...

In GEAR » You know you're an ultralighter when...
February 03, 1:45pm

You know you're an ultralighter when...
You complain loudly about paying for content while you know you should be glad that your wallet is lighter... ;-)

In GEAR » You know you're an ultralighter when...
February 03, 1:21pm

You know you're an ultralighter when...
The packaging weighs more than the new gear that came in it.

In GEAR » You know you're an ultralighter when...
February 02, 1:32pm

Your fav solo winter backpacking tent?
The one that I have that trip. (Yeah, a cop-out, I know.) Here's yesterday's favorite.

In GEAR » Your fav solo winter backpacking tent?
February 02, 1:30pm

dry?
It was dry Jerry. I was not directly on the pad this time as I was using a bag and over-quilt combo. But just about everything else had frost on it that my breath vapor touched. Ha, my eyelashes...

In GEAR » Neoair and humidity in breath??!!! - a hoax?
February 02, 1:07pm

Quick Quilt Size
I am 6' 3" and a side sleeper too. All of my quilts (6) are between 70" - 72" inside length. I don't want my quilt over my head, just tucked to my chin.

In GEAR » Quick Quilt Size "?"
February 02, 10:31am

Neoair and humidity in breath?
I just got back from the coldest hike I have ever taken. (Well I "slept" colder once but this was the coldest while hiking.) It was -27 F at the town I went through 15 minutes from the tr...

In GEAR » Neoair and humidity in breath??!!! - a hoax?
February 02, 10:26am

All Reader Reviews by Raymond Estrella

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Osprey Exos 58
Osprey Exos 58 Backpack Size: Large Year manufactured: 2009 Weight listed: 2 lb 10 oz (1185 g) Actual weight 2 lb 9.8 oz (1180 g) Volume listed: 3700 cu in (61 L) Load weight capacity sugg...

In Backpacks - External Frame
June 15, 7:47pm

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2
I bought one of the first Seedhouse SL2s in 2004. Last year I bought the new, lighter version pairing it with carbon fiber poles and Ti stakes to make a total weight package of 2 lb 15 oz (1.33 kg). I...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
February 16, 3:37pm