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Reginald Donaldson (worth) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Wind River Range
About Me I am a wilderness canoeist with a preference for paddling Northern Ontario.
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I've never worn a Cloudburst; however, I do wear my Adventure in heavy rains. The large bill keeps my eyeglasses dryer when I wear it beneath my rain jacket hood. It also allows me to wear th...

In GEAR » Sunday afternoon adventure hat
October 30, 8:16am

Stove choices
I have been invited to hike the Wind River Range come August. I currently own several alcohol stoves (no Caldera cone), a Dragonfly and Whisperlite. I prefer cooking with alcohol and have contemp...

In GEAR » Stove choices
October 24, 11:32am

Newbie List - Clothing for the Wind Mountains
I have been invited to join a friend come August to hike the Cirque of Towers. Most of the items I already have; however, due to diabetes I have lost 40 lbs and still losing. Some items are now t...

In Gear Lists » Newbie List - Clothing for the Wind Mountains
October 17, 10:53am

Why a wind shirt?
I have noticed that gear lists typically include a wind shirt and rain gear. Being a canoeist transitioning into backpacking, I have always used my rain jacket to stop the wind. Why would I want ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why a wind shirt?
October 16, 8:47am

Yes, the Clikstand made it to production. I purchased the S1 several years ago and use it almost exclusively now. Having a third hand would be helpful to hold...

In GEAR » Brasslite Turbo II-D
September 30, 10:15pm

100% Deet
I use 100% Deet in a small spray bottle that contains about an ounce. I use it to spritz the brim of my hat, shirt collar and cuffs. I find this to be effective most of the time. I rarely have t...

In GEAR » Insect repellent - what do you use?
September 01, 9:23am

What I learned on the trail/river
It was a learning experience. I need to tweak things a bit but not as much as I feared. I did find myself burning the carb's pretty heavy in the mornings and needed a small mid-morning snack....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Type II diabetes (non-insulin) menu?
August 21, 1:02pm

Trash compactor bags
The paddling community lines their packs with plastic bags, typically trash compactor bags. They will usually last a season. Some of the paddling guru's claim that pin holes are due to abrasi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Pack liner vs. Pack cover
July 27, 9:30am

Type II diabetes (non-insulin) menu?
For any of you who are Type II, I am in need of suggestions of how to plan meals. My trips consist of 10 - 12 days without support or drop offs. I typically packed dehydrated/freeze dried and a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Type II diabetes (non-insulin) menu?
July 21, 7:08am

My Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I too have been wearing one for over 10 years. I keep telling myself I need to become a respectable canoeist and get a Tilley but I just can not part such sweet company with my dorky hat. On th...

In GEAR » Sunday afternoon adventure hat
March 28, 6:37pm

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