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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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Towel absorbencies
Seems like everyone is starting to get into the towel business. Has anyone seen statistics on how absorbent the various brands are? When looking at weight per surface area I see very little diffe...

In GEAR » Towel absorbencies
October 30, 8:26am

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

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