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Laurence Beck (beckla) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me I was born in Kansas City,MO. but raised in Riverside,CA before moving to Orange County, CA in 1989. I developed a love for backpacking in the Boy Scouts as a kid so, in 2004, I joined a local Hiking and Backpacking Club. My lightweight testimony has been an evolving story. I started out in 2004 with a base weight around 40 lbs, made a transitional reduction to 30 lbs and then to 25 lbs over the last couple of years. Now, with the help of BPL forums, I am down to about 14 1/2 lbs including a bear canister.
CitySan Juan Capistrano
My PDF Gear ListMar 2011 - Stuck at 15-16 lbs

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All Forum Posts by Laurence Beck

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Comparing cooking systems
Like Zachary at the top of this thread, I am also beginning to look at various cooking systems. From the many posts it appears there is a definate split in approaches. I currently use an MSR Po...

In GEAR » Who Uses Canister Stoves?
December 17, 2:32pm

Long handled BPL Titanium Spoon
I use MH pro-pack meals. You need to stir them up well when you put in the hot water. The long handled BPL titanium spoon (17g - 0.6oz) works well for that. Once the meal is cooked, you can use you...

In GEAR » Spork or spoon?
December 17, 10:01am

Great news!
Thanks Ryan, That great news!

In GEAR » Firelite 900?
December 16, 9:44pm

Have another beer
I seem to remember a post on BPL regarding a beer can pot's lack of durability. The answer was "Have another beer!" I guess this is also the answer to the BPA issue. Use the beer can ...

In GEAR » Beer can pot questions
December 16, 10:36am

re: Firelite 900?
Good suggestion!

In GEAR » Firelite 900?
December 15, 4:42pm

Time to boil water?
I tried to perform an experiment last night with a Fosters 25oz beer can pot and an 1100ml Evernew titanium pot. Using my pocket rocket on top of an 8oz canister, I wanted to see if the time to boi...

In GEAR » Beer can pot questions
December 15, 9:25am

Conspiracy Theorist...
>"I really do wonder if the Presidential Election is real, but just wondering about that might cause some to think I'm a conspiracy theorist" Tom, I don't want anyone to t...

In Chaff » How Did BUSH WIN...?
December 10, 1:28pm

Firelite 900?
BPL: When, if ever, are you going to carry the Firelite 900 cook pot again?

In GEAR » Firelite 900?
December 09, 6:00pm

Keep the canister and stove in your pockets
I keep the canister and the stove in my tent at night and then I put them in my pockets while I am packing up. When I am ready to cook they have warmed up somewhat.

In Make Your Own Gear » Gas canister use in cold
December 07, 9:56pm

South Lake (Bishop, CA) to Whitney
I recommend the southern half of the John Muir Trail. You can enter at South Lake outside of Bishop, CA, go over Bishop Pass to the JMT and head south. You exit at Whitney Portal with a total milag...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Suggestions for 70-90 mile trip.
December 06, 9:42pm

All Reader Reviews by Laurence Beck

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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
I purchased the Big Agnes SL1 three years ago and I have spent at least 30 nights in it. I am only 6 ft tall so the length is actually perfect for me. The real beauty of this tent is that it is light ...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 28, 8:27pm

Klearwater Klearwater
I have been using KlearWater for about 3-4 years and I love it. I refrigerate it while not in use and I have never had to throw out a bottle. My favorite feature is the ability to treat a larger quant...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
April 27, 12:08pm

National Geographic TOPO! Outdoor Recreation Mapping Software - California
I used Nat. Geographic's TOPO California to plan a John Muir Trail hike last summer (06). It was great at showing profiles and I loaded waypoints to my Garmin GPSMAP 60C. The one slight ptoblem is...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
February 07, 5:18pm