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M G (drown) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Climber. caver. Cartographer. Have hiked, caved, climbed and mapped in Asia, N. & S. America.

Currently planning on 8 days in the upper Kern September 2014.A desert SW trip in May, ski touring in the Canadian Rockies in April and Costa Rican volcanoes in Feb.

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Ground Insulation on snow
Keep the thermarest. Get a thin 1/8 to go underneath it. Lawson has some at a good price. I once spent two nights at high elevation sleeping on only a ridgerest in a WM ultralight. Woke up both...

In Gear Lists » Rainier Gear List - WITH PHOTOS!
April 09, 10:02pm

Re: Progress
To follow up on Doug's suggestion, a coke can with the top cut off would probably be the cheapest and could be used as suggested with a stake poked through holes near the top to hold it in the ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Need BPL's help with fondue
April 08, 9:41pm

"Crew 1 Auction"
Eric this sounds like a great program. Before I head over to check out the goods at the auction site I have two questions: 1. Due to its homophobic regulations and intolerance of atheist I hav...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Crew 1 Auction
April 08, 9:38pm

"Need BPL's help with fondue"
I would consider a double boiler approach with the jetboil. If you have another light pot that can fit inside ( perhaps a ti or aluminium cup) to hold the chocolate.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Need BPL's help with fondue
April 08, 9:24pm

Re: Re: Popular (cottage) Backpacks - Spreadsheet Details
Good list. Main compartment volume and dimensions would also be useful. If you compare the volume of something like an HMG porter with no external pockets to a ULA pack where volume includes ...

In GEAR » Popular (cottage) Backpacks - Spreadsheet Details
April 06, 3:29pm

Re: tyvek bootie
I intend them for cabin use and quick jaunts to the outhouse on ski trips instead of a dedicated, heavier and expensive bootie cover. Not for use outside around camp. I'll experiment on my ski...

In Make Your Own Gear » tyvex bootie
April 06, 12:30pm

Maybe not worth DIY

In Make Your Own Gear » tyvex bootie
April 05, 6:12pm

tyvex bootie
Thinking of getting a pair of goosefeet down socks and looking to make a pair of tyvex covers for them out of USPS tyvex envelopes. Anyone have a pattern or example of anyone doing this successfuly...

In Make Your Own Gear » tyvex bootie
April 05, 7:48am

Dolly Sods
We should def. Plan for something there or in Cranberry Wilderness.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Hear ye, Hear ye, any interest in an east coast BPL G.G.G?
April 04, 9:27pm

Re: ULA Catalyst vs. ???? for a solo JMT thru hike
My first JMT trip was solo in late Sept. /Oct. 2009. I had a catalyst. Loved how it carried my bearikade. It's a good choice for shoulder season or winter loads or climbing/camera/fishing gear ...

In GEAR » ULA Catalyst vs. ???? for a solo JMT thru hike
April 04, 6:19am

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