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Peter McDonough (crazypete) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Above the Divided Line
About Me I backpack as the Studliest Studly Studmuffin of Studly Studliness who ever Studlied himself out of Studlyville.

I cut a large path while leaving no trace and carring less than three pounds in my pack.

If you want knowledge of some real scientific prinicples, talk to me and I will guide you to the sun.

See you on the other side.

And remember to keep to the mean.
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All Forum Posts by Peter McDonough

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Poncho/tarp Answer
OK Ken... Attach approx 1 ft length guylines to all corners of tarp. Lay tarp on ground. Stake rear two corners, making sure to leave slack in the line, while making sure that the stakes a...

In GEAR » A little help with a poncho tarp
January 21, 11:19pm

Re: Dental Floss
Whipping, instead of melting, rope ends to prevent unraveling. Dental floss is so light---I wouldn't really see the point in making it a multi-use item. The things that would make a diffe...

In Multiple Use Gear » Dental Floss
January 21, 2:23pm

Re: Re: Idea's for lowerbody warmth?
Another piece of advice I usually give to people in your situation---If your feet are cold put on a hat, and possibly even a neck gaitor. The body shunts blood away from the extremties to the core...

In GEAR » Idea's for lowerbody warmth?
January 21, 12:43am

Re: Re: Re: The REAL Seargeant Rock?
Howdy Sergeant Rock!!! Most of us used to be just like you, except less rude. We carried heavy packs, but then one day we tired of it. We didn't think backpacking should be a workout, but ...

In GEAR » To Use Footbeds or Not to Use Footbeds
January 11, 8:59pm

Re: Re: Water weight
Hey James---Texas is the only state allowed by our country to fly its flag at the same height as the US flag--- Thus, by federal law, my state is better than yours. :D

In GEAR » Accurate Gear Weights?
January 10, 12:44pm

Re: Re: Accurate Gear Weights?
Actually, water can weigh quite different amounts depending on the amount of mineral in it. Try measuring stacks of nickels instead, which weight almost exactly 5 grams each.

In GEAR » Accurate Gear Weights?
January 09, 6:23pm

Re: Re: Potty Trowel pattern
I also created this Ti Trowel, aka Bill Fornshell. I used a dry erase marker to mark on the sheet as that just rubbed off after I was finished. I used regular old tin snips to cut it out, and did&#...

In GEAR » Antigravity Gear Pot Feedback
January 08, 1:42pm

Re: Re: To Poncho-tarp on not to poncho-tarp
Start with a 5'x8' sheet of 3 or 4 mil plastic with duct tape tie outs. Use a cheap Wal-mart poncho to see if you like hiking in a poncho. If this doesn't work out for you then you...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » To Poncho-tarp on not to poncho-tarp
January 07, 2:31pm

Re: Re: Backpacking in sustained, cold rain
I think poncho in all conditions except miserably cold temperatures where the mercury doesnt rise above 30-35. Then, I add a fleece jacket to underneath the poncho. Over that I will wear the wi...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Lightweight Guide to Backpacking in Sustained, Cold Rain
January 04, 10:49pm

Re: Backpacks
Philmont requires a pack with 3000 cubic inches.

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
January 04, 9:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Peter McDonough

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GoLite Ether Wind Shirt (Wisp HP)
Of course you got clammy in it. The temperature was in the mid 60s. There is no need to wear a windshirt in the mid 60s unless you have a slight drizzle or there is a VERY VERY strong wind blowing. ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 16, 12:49pm