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Bob Gross (--B.G.--) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: ULA Catalyst vs. ???? for a solo JMT thru hike
You might want to start by estimating your total load for the trip. How many pounds, or how many cubic inches of volume? Only then can you start thinking about the other stuff. --B.G.--

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst vs. ???? for a solo JMT thru hike
April 03, 11:54pm

Re: No side opener
Side openers aren't bad. I didn't think that I needed one. But then I got one and now I wonder how I ever did without it. --B.G.--

In Make Your Own Gear » More Foster's Fun
April 03, 10:18pm

Re: re: Bighorn Sheep
The ram wasn't too bothered, because he was above us looking down. All of the other sheep of his group had already gone ahead, so he was just hanging back to make sure that the crazy humans did...

In Photo Gallery » Bighorn Sheep
April 03, 10:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Better than PossumDown
If you want an insulating fiber that is warm, try the wool of a musk ox. It is sold in Alaska. Expensive. --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Better than PossumDown
April 03, 10:10pm

Re: Bighorn Sheep
The bighorn survey results just came in. Our team along the Middle Fork Lytle Creek counted far more animals than the rest of the teams across the San Gabriels. Of course, it was really lousy weath...

In Photo Gallery » Bighorn Sheep
April 03, 8:52pm

Re: Re: warmth of UL down puffy
"I'm also a Chicagoan, so add that to the mix...." According to Sandburg, that means that you have big shoulders. Now we have to put that into Mont Bell terms. --B.G.--

In GEAR » warmth of UL down puffy
April 03, 8:05pm

Re: Re: Re: 3AA lithium...
I come from the camera battery world, so I've been recharging similar lithium ion batteries for twelve or so years. The prevailing opinion in that world is that a single lithium ion battery has...

In GEAR » DeLorme inReach SE announced, ships mid to late April
April 03, 7:26pm

Re: Re: APS-C vs M43
I've never used any four/thirds camera, so I can't comment. However, the larger sensor sizes of full frame 24x36 or APS-C nearly always get better image quality. As was noted, the larger se...

In Photography » Whats the opinion on micro 4/3s
April 03, 6:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Mount Whitney, California
"I'll take your June one." Unfortunately, the person who picks up the permit must have identification with my name on it. In other words, they are not transferable. --B.G.--

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mount Whitney, California
April 03, 6:22pm

Re: Re: Mount Whitney, California
Oh, I've seen the Russell Class 3 Ridge many times. No thanks. It would be my luck to be up there when the wind starts blowing hard. The worst year on Whitney was one time when there was exc...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mount Whitney, California
April 03, 2:39pm

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