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Roman Ryder (RomanLA) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southwest Louisiana
About Me I'm an avid backpacker and whitewater kayaker, so I spend most of my free time in the mountains.
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My Stuff...
This is what I ended up going with... Wenger Swiss Army Knife - 0.8 oz Photon Freedom Micro LED - 0.2 oz West Marine Safety Whistle - 0.2 oz Light My Fire Firesteel Scout - 1.0 oz I or...

In Philosophy & Technique » If you were seperated from your pack...
November 14, 12:42pm

TarpTent Squall - A tent in the desert when there are no bugs? Take a tarp! Scorpions and Rattlesnakes come to mind. :)

In Gear Lists » Newbie Gear List
November 13, 1:12pm

North Face
The North Face has basically the same thing with elastic and a built-in webbing belt (Paramount Convertible Pants). I have a couple of pairs and really like them.

In GEAR » Supple pants with elastic wasitband?
November 09, 6:01pm

So far so good...
I recently used mine for the first time. I was out for 3 days and filtered about a dozen liters of water. It never slowed down and I was extremely happy with it. I didn't backflush it until I g...

In Editor's Roundtable » MSR Hyperflow Microfilter Review
November 06, 2:10am

My outfitter friend just got back with me about the TarpTents. He said he has one, but the condensation is really bad with them here in the south. He said the only single wall he has found that han...

In Gear Lists » My 15lb Gear List
November 05, 6:56am

Orb Weaver
Marbled Orb Weaver in the Ouachita Mountains

In Photo Gallery » UL Creatures
November 04, 11:39pm

Timberland Chochorua Boots
I tried them on today at Academy and they seemed pretty nice. They have a Gore-Tex liner and the pair are supposed to weigh 2 pounds 5 ounces. It seems like a pretty good boot for $90. Anyway, has ...

In GEAR » Timberland Chochorua Boots
November 04, 8:01pm

Big Three
I haven't ordered the TarpTent yet, so I'll definitely check out the others you suggested. I've decided to replace my day pack with a GoLite Ion. I overnight out of my day pack now. ...

In Gear Lists » My 15lb Gear List
November 04, 1:40pm

My Bags...
My sleeping bag and any sleeping layers are the only thing that goes in my pack liner. I roll down the seal and I don't open it again until I'm in my shelter at night. My shelter goes in an...

In GEAR » How many stuff sacks?
November 02, 7:03am

The only extra clothes I've been carrying is a change of socks. This list isn't for any specific locations. It's just my general gear for backpacking. The big trip for next year will pr...

In Gear Lists » My 15lb Gear List
October 31, 4:55pm

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