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Hoot Filsinger (filsinger) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Started backpacking in 1968 with my first and only Kelty Pack. Have enjoyed many adventures in Los Padres, Sierra Nevada, Cascades, and coastal hiking in the Pacific Northwest.Colin Fletcher was my mentor in my youth and I now enjoy the diverse and knowledgeable folks at BPL.

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All Forum Posts by Hoot Filsinger

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Re: Balls and Sunshine Ripped-off on the CDT!!
People like this have the ability to justify anything they want. Hit and run without a care. The trail has it own strict code maybe a posse is in order.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Balls and Sunshine Ripped-off on the CDT!!
April 27, 1:16pm

Re: Re: The Meaning of Life
Ken, I know this a little feel good for chaff but I,m in a mood. 'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free 'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we f...

In Chaff » The Meaning of Life
April 26, 8:36pm

Re: Ship my pants
Kinda like saying "Dr. King Shultz" three times fast.

In Chaff » Ship my pants
April 19, 8:23pm

Re: Having trouble drilling Aluminum
Tad, Your drill chuck spindle may be lose in your drill press. Most are easy to fix. Check out this video on YouTube for procedures.

In Make Your Own Gear » Having trouble drilling Aluminum
April 14, 1:21pm

Re: small items- dpif
I will grab white box. Bill

In Gear Swap » small items- dpif
April 13, 8:18am

Re: WTB...Hiking Clothes **Size TALL**
Hello Sean, REI has their Adventures pants on sale in xl waist sizes with 36" inseam for $24. They also have their Endeavor pants in xl waists with a 36" inseam. You probably have alr...

In Gear Swap » WTB...Hiking Clothes **Size TALL**
April 10, 6:05pm

Re: FS: Many Sleeping Pads, Knives, Men's XL and XXL clothing, tents, etc.
Email sent on GG ThinLight pads and spinnsheet.

In Gear Swap » FS: Men's XL and XXL clothing, Evernew Bottles, Sleeping Pads, some prices dropped
April 07, 10:51am

Re: down vs synmats
Kelly, I have been using the exped ul7 synmat medium which is warm for me down to about 40 degrees. I just bought the exped ul7 downmat size medium for my wife as a closeout in Medford,OR for $149...

In GEAR » down vs synmats
March 22, 10:19pm

Orange tenacious tape
KC, Send me your address and I will send you a few inches. I will mail it tomorrow or Monday. Glad to help a fellow backpacker. Bill (Hoot)

In Gear Swap » WTB: A piece of orange tenacious tape
March 22, 9:14pm

Glue for shoe lining
Both Barge and Shoo Goo will work fine. The new formula (blue and black tube) Barge does not have the holding power of the older yellow and red tubes. Shoo Goo is forgiving but avoid putting on too...

In Make Your Own Gear » Glue for shoe lining repair
March 20, 10:46pm

All Reader Reviews by Hoot Filsinger

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Bearpaw Wilderness Designs company
John at Bearpaw was terrific to work with. He listened to my needs and designed a cuben fiber structure similar to the cub den but with slight mods to fit my big boy size. He backs his warranty, send...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 27, 12:23am

Saywer Squeeze Filtration System
SP131- Sawyer Squeeze Filter – multiple capacity The NEW Sawyer Squeeze Filter is the lightest and most versatile filtration system on the market. With a total field weight of 3 ounces, it is extr...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
June 03, 7:58pm

Tarptent Contrail
I used the Contrail in the Cascades and was impressed with the design and weight. The bug net paid for itself the first two nights. I stayed dry in light rain and moderate wind and had very little con...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
March 11, 11:48pm