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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 kind and knowledgeable folks at BPL.
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All Forum Posts by Hoot Filsinger

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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


In GEAR » E2E Giveaway Contest
March 18, 8:10pm


In GEAR » E2E Giveaway Contest
March 18, 8:04pm


In GEAR » E2E Giveaway Contest
March 18, 8:02pm

WTB: SMD Lunar Duo or TT Rainshadow 2
Looking for a 2 person roomy UL shelter. Hoot

In Gear Swap » WTB: SMD Lunar Duo or TT Rainshadow 2
March 15, 10:42pm

Re: FS: Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo
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In Gear Swap » FS: Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo
March 11, 9:55pm

Re: WTB MLD Sil Cricket or convince me otherwise
Steve, Take a look at some of the designs at BearPaw Wilderness Designs. I like the Cub Den over the Cricket. John will do custom work at a very reasonable rates.

In Gear Swap » WTB MLD Sil Cricket or convince me otherwise
February 24, 8:52pm

Re: Re: Stupid Light
Stupid light is pack system so light you can't afford the gas money to reach the trailhead to use it. Hoot

In GEAR » Examples of "Stupid Light"
February 23, 12:22am

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