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Rob Vandiver (ShortBus) - BPL Guest

My Locale So Cal
About Me Still a newb, whittling my way down to 10-lbs and up to higher mileage days! Thanks BPL!
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Re: Re: Aquamira Questions
I bought the AM Kit from Gossamer Gear, and they recommend "The mini dropper bottles provided generate smaller drops than the 1 oz. bottles that the Aquamira is packaged in, so either up the s...

In GEAR » Aquamira Questions
April 04, 3:56pm

Re: Hilarious Video
"Enjoy the great outdoors!. Oh, and did you know that black bears can run up to 35 mph?" Great way to end the video.

In Philosophy & Technique » Hilarious video on "How to go backpacking".
April 03, 3:08pm

Re: Under 10 pounds base weight is awesome!
Hey Mike!, great insights, as usual! Stuff sacks are going into the "storage bin" tomorrow. I was telling myself that I wanted to stay organized, but anyone that knows me knows that is B...

In Gear Lists » 3 Season List
April 02, 11:44pm

RE: A few suggestions
Hey Scott, thanks for taking the time! All fantastic suggestions, and most of them won't cost me that much money. The new fuel bottle, coMPACTOR (not contractor, stupid me) bags and ligh...

In Gear Lists » 3 Season List
April 02, 8:55pm

3 Season List
Hey everybody, I finally got a scale today and I got my gear list ironed out. I will be hiking primarily in southern California (think Angeles, San Bernardino, Joshua Tree NP), with a couple of...

In Gear Lists » 3 Season List
April 02, 6:52pm

hrm. 3 Season Gear List

In User Test Forum » Test
April 02, 6:24pm

Google Earth is awesome.
Google Earth is an incredible resource! You can download all sorts of KMA files that are overlaid over the satellite imagery. This site:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Source for Yellowstone maps with campsites superimposed?
March 26, 11:48pm

SoCal BPL get together
I've marked my calender and should be there (probably hike in Sat morning). I WILL NOT need a pass, I have an annual. It'll be good to meet everybody!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » central and southern bpl ers checking interrest in some spring/summer trips
March 26, 3:42pm

Re: Compressing Silnylon replies
@Mike - Good tip, I'll take that into account. @Will - Ha, sounds like a great idea... If I were at all handy with a needle! Some of what you guys pull off in the MYOG forum is astounding! ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Compressing Silnylon?
March 23, 10:39pm

Re: Re: Compressing Silnylon?
Fantastic, thanks so much, Ben. -Rob V.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Compressing Silnylon?
March 23, 1:10pm

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