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Michael Ray (topshot) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me Middle-aged father who got into backpacking late (2009) and wants to encourage his 16 and 7 year old sons to backpack lightweight. Video trip reports of all the adventures so far are on my YT site below.
StateIndiana
My Website URLhttp://www.youtube.com/user/topshotrhit
My PDF Gear ListMaroon Bells - August 2011

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Re: Side affects of bleach use?
I decided on the FP and bleach route as my strategy as well. As it turns out, I carry (2) 1 L bottles and there was only one time during 11 days that I went to the next bottle before 4 hours were u...

In GEAR » Water Treatmen/Filtration
May 14, 9:20pm

Re: Re: Re: 24: Beaver Creek Wilderness Study Area
You're the man!

In Post-Trip Reports » 24: Beaver Creek Wilderness Study Area
May 07, 1:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Another Option
> There are also some scout leaders here who can use even the non-UL gear. +1. I'd be one of those. :)

In Gear Swap » Where to sell your old non-UL gear?
May 05, 8:16pm

Re: 24: Beaver Creek Wilderness Study Area
Nice report. Do you have a remote for your camera or can you really get back into your tent like that within 10 seconds?

In Post-Trip Reports » 24: Beaver Creek Wilderness Study Area
May 05, 8:37am

Polycro vs. Heatsheets
Having never used the window film or polycro, is it much tougher than the LDPE (NOT mylar - think trash bags) version of Heatsheets (which happens to be about 0.6 oz/sq yd)? I was going to use that...

In GEAR » Making a Wider Polycro Groundsheet
April 27, 7:01pm

Re: backpacking with scouts
Alex, Any registered adult or parent should be able to attend an outing unless circumstances dictate otherwise (eg, limited space or physical conditions). As Sarah points out, Scouts is SUPPOSED t...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » C'mon now people!
April 27, 10:10am

Re: Re: backpacking with scouts
I suppose since you don't have a son in the Troop, you'll need to be a registered adult of some kind so they can run the background check. FWIW, if you don't want to take your time and ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » C'mon now people!
April 27, 7:55am

Re: backpacking with scouts
> Its doable to introduce backpacking to scouts, it just takes time and a few interested parents. You can't do it solo. I heard that! Right now I'm solo and making zero headway. Anoth...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » C'mon now people!
April 25, 4:43pm

Neoair construction
Watch this video for insight on the construction.

In GEAR » Keeping two Neoairs together
April 22, 9:44am

Re: Re: Collapsable Hiking Poles on Plane
> You might win the argument by quoting regs, but you won't make your flight. What's the point in having the regs then if they won't follow them? I'll be returning home throug...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Collapsable Hiking Poles on Plane
April 20, 6:27pm

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