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Brad Groves (4quietwoods) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Michigan
About Me Mostly longer trips without resupply, in what usually seems to be cold and wet conditions. Over two decades of backcountry travel including backpacking and canoe tripping. I consider Marquette to be my home, but I currently live down-state. Many years as a buyer in specialty outdoor retail.
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All Forum Posts by Brad Groves

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Re: Sharing 2-Person Tent Long Distance Hike
Depending on how long distance... & weather. I can happily share a 2+ to 3P tent with my friend of 20 years. Tighter quarters, we can get more grumpy. Tiny things can cause giant (even if inter...

In GEAR » Sharing 2-Person Tent Long Distance Hike
November 16, 10:37am

Re: Which pad combo for R8?
The DM7 is a great pad. I think you could get a down Kookabay w/similar R-value for nearly 1/2 the weight, might add some extra down just to cover your bases, as it were. I haven't used the Hyp...

In GEAR » Which pad combo for R8?
November 16, 10:01am

Re: pot size
I'd stick with something like the Evernew 0.9L short... particularly if you'd want a hot drink with a meal. It's a bit more efficient to bring all your water to boil at once, & I...

In GEAR » pot size
November 16, 9:44am

Re: Fit of Ibex Indie Hoody for men and women?
I'm 5'6", 165#, 42", & find the medium Indie Hoody a good baselayer w/a little bit of room. It's a bit more snug than I'd feel comfortable wearing around town, but com...

In GEAR » Fit of Ibex Indie Hoody for men and women?
November 16, 9:23am

Re: What is your cold weather sleeping system?
From this recent thread on Exped mats: Ken had some excellent posts, including the fo...

In GEAR » What is your cold weather sleeping system?
November 15, 2:04pm

Re: Winter gear and layering advice
Metabolisms are different, but I can't imagine hiking in a 200-wt & the Thermawrap... just way too warm for active hiking in my experience, even lower than 20s. I'd try the wool & s...

In GEAR » Winter gear and layering advice
November 15, 1:18pm

Re: is it possible to...
My guess is you have a Precip. The warranties are usually a limited lifetime warranty... in other words, not your full lifetime, but the life of the garment or footwear. If you've actually worn...

In GEAR » is it possible to...
November 15, 1:11pm

Re: CubenCN1K.08 versus 30d domestic type 66 silnylon
After pulls like that it seems like the cuben I've played with develops whitish "stretch marks," & the spectra fibers seem to get pulled out of whack. Obviously the cuben reigned ...

In Make Your Own Gear » CubenCN1K.08 versus 30d domestic type 66 silnylon
November 11, 4:14pm

Re: Supplementing Mont bell thermawrap
Consider the Feathered Friends Hyperion, Western Mountaineering Flight, or Nunatak's Skaha Plus... all about 10 ounces and warm. Skaha Plus is baffled & hooded, comes in at $369. Hyperion &...

In GEAR » Supplementing Mont bell thermawrap
November 11, 2:46pm

Re: Re: Hydrogen
FWIW, the Marmot bags have a contour cut (inner & outer shell cut the same) and seem to feel better to those kinda between sizes, as it were. Example: a gentleman in the shop tried on a 62"...

In GEAR » New sleeping bag
November 11, 12:16pm

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