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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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Reasons for carrying a bear canister
>Would you rather have a fixed bear canister like whats >currently on the market or canister that has the ability >to collapse like a trekking pole? It seems that the collapsing mechan...

In GEAR » Carbon Fiber Bear Canister
December 17, 2:50pm

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

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