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David Thomas (DavidinKenai) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Help Me Lighten my Load
Nice price on that "Marmot Kompressor Verve 42 Pack - 2014 Closeout" of $124, but at 42 ounces = 2.63 pounds, that item weight could be less than half as much with a UL frameless pack. ...

In Gear Lists » Help Me Lighten my Load
May 11, 4:57pm

Re: If the Shoe fits...
In addition to Duane's thoughts, I'll add: You MUST wear the shoes on a down ramp before leaving the store (all REIs and any decent BPing store have them in the shoe department). You tr...

In GEAR » First light hiking shoes, fit suggestion
May 11, 4:22pm

Re: !
>"You bought your wife a Mother's Day gift at 99 Cents Only?!" Working that hard to save money for your BPing gear becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy - you WILL be sleeping outs...

In GEAR » Tour Mat - Cheap 1/8" CCF Option?
May 11, 4:02pm

Change just one letter: groundsloths with pyramids

In GEAR » groundcloths with pyramids
May 11, 11:16am

Re: Two walkers knocked out after sliding 'miles' on Ben Nevis snow
I like the authorities' warning at the end, "don’t be tempted to bum-slide down the Red Burn as it is a very hard landing at bottom"

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Two walkers knocked out after sliding 'miles' on Ben Nevis snow
May 11, 10:26am

Re: Re: Re: Co-op (REI) numbers.
>"and the ancillary things REI does" +1 In addition to the environmental groups they donate to and the trail-work days they organize, REI offers classes. My (now) wife and I too...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 11, 10:14am

Re: re: REI numbers/dates
Wikipedia says 11.6 million members. 5.1 million of whom are active. Currently membership cost $20.

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 10, 12:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Whineoram
564XXX from 1977 or 1978. I've returned some things over the years. A $5 toothbrush that melted in my car. Shoes that didn't fit the kids (my own shoes, I check the fit in the shoe befo...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 10, 5:55am

Re: Advice on Zion Narrows in June?
That's one of the few trips where I'd bring two pairs of shoes - both low cut trail runners or maybe one of them beater running shoes for the river portion ( plus wool or synthetic socks.) ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Advice on Zion Narrows in June?
May 09, 5:33am

Re: Pack Lids as fanny packs
My wife has had two packs like that. IMO, they make lousy lids and lousy fanny packs. And are too heavy. Get a 2.4 ounce Sea-to-Summit daypack or the cheaper 4 ounce Bear Gyrlis one off of eBay...

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack Lids as fanny packs
May 07, 6:11am

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