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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 17 and 8 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: Exped Pillow Pump Adapter
So do at least some POE and Thermarest mats. My pillow pump is my luxury item.

In GEAR » Exped Pillow Pump Questions -
March 17, 9:28pm

Re: Re: Alcohol Stove Safety
Apparently, G2SS will ban homemade stoves and alcohol will be a not recommended fuel with the next revision. I just learned this was discussed last summer. See the last few posts of this thread to ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Alcohol Stove Safety
March 17, 8:48am

Permethrin experience
> Products for plants / pets are cheaper -- but they're no good for bonding on clothing or gear. Is there anyone other than Sawyer for permethrin made for clothing?

In GEAR » Mosquito Protection
March 09, 1:17pm

Roclite 315 for small feet
If you have really small feet (4.5 to 6.5), Amazon has a few in silver/blue for $38 shipped. The Inov8 site has some larger sizes for $48 (+ shipping).

In Gear Deals » Roclite 315 for small feet
March 04, 1:57pm

Re: Re: Alas, poor camera
I also had an A75 with bad sensor fixed for free (well past warranty).

In Photography » Alas, poor camera
February 25, 10:14pm

Re: Waterproof cameras?
Now if they'd add a vari-swivel LCD, I'd be happy. I use that all the time on my Canon A620, especially while backpacking.

In Photography » Waterproof cameras?
February 21, 8:10pm

Re: Boots with spikes needed for trip in NYC tomorrow?
Too late now perhaps, but you could also go the "screw shoe" route.

In GEAR » Boots with spikes needed for trip in NYC tomorrow?
February 19, 8:00pm

Clip-on Sunglasses?
Any recommendations for those of us who already have to wear glasses? I noticed Walmart had them for $15, but didn't try them on or look at specs.

In GEAR » Sunglasses
February 18, 6:48am

Re: Cub Scouting: Get involved!
Bill, I'd like to know more about your program. You can PM me. Thank you.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » New to cub scouting- Feeling a bit underwhelmed.
February 01, 5:27am

Re: Pimples from balaclava?
I like the balaclava other than where it crosses the nose. Unfortunately, most seem to be a "one size fits all" deal. Both of these times have been one night deals with a shower the pr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pimples from balaclava?
February 01, 5:20am

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