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Doug Smith (Jedi5150) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Central CA
About Me LEO K9 handler, with SAR, EMS background.
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skiis
Thanks for the replies, gents. Billy is correct, I'm not looking to do this trip this winter. This winter I plan on doing a couple snow camping trips, to get more dialed in with my gear, comf...

In Winter Hiking » 1000 Island Lake in winter
December 12, 12:22pm

tips
Thanks for the video tips Jerry, I appreciate it. Brendan, that was sort of the thoughts I was expecting about the DP2M. It actually should have been delivered today, but I missed the UPS guy. ...

In Photography » Video tips for the outdoors?
December 12, 1:19am

solo
Thanks Billy and Bob. Billy, I'm really not considering doing it solo, but the PLB is a good idea anyways, even on summer trips. My wife already told me she's OK with me buying one, even ...

In Winter Hiking » 1000 Island Lake in winter
December 11, 11:54am

mammoth-yosemite
Thanks Billy! I'll check out the links you gave. I tried winter camping once and wasn't properly geared for it, so I didn't care for it. I have more suitable gear and plan on getting...

In Winter Hiking » 1000 Island Lake in winter
December 11, 10:53am

1000 Island Lake in winter
Maybe this should be in the Pre-trip planning forum, but since I don't actually have a plan yet, I'm starting here first. For those familiar with winter hiking and the Mammoth Lakes area...

In Winter Hiking » 1000 Island Lake in winter
December 11, 1:28am

down
Thanks Karl, and everyone else who has mentioned down vs synthetic. I've spent most of this evening reading up on this site and others about down vs synthetic, especially in regards to the Sie...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 08, 10:56pm

dog carabiner
Thanks all, for the continued suggestions. Jennifer, I appreciate your remarks, and will consider it carefully. I've already spent a lot of cash on this hobby, and if I can learn from other ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 08, 8:29pm

bear container
Robert and Bob, let me add more clarification on the food issue. 4 days is the longest trip I am packing for, so that makes three nights. I am not a lunch eater...in fact, I rarely eat breakfast....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 08, 5:07pm

woobie
Thanks for the insight Justin. I do have a Kifaru Marauder and Express (both 1st Gen). At 2,500ci, thanks to all the MOLLE webbing and 1,000d cordura, the Marauder is no lighter than the Late Sea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 08, 4:54pm

bear boxer
Thanks Robert, I had seen the Bear Boxers in photos before, but never knew they were lighter than a Bearikade. The price is not horrible on them either. I also like that they taper towards the en...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 08, 4:31pm

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