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larry savage (pyeyo) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale pacific northwest
About Me aging 4 season mountain bum,if I'm not here I'm out there.

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Great Pacific Iron Works had an ultralight tumpline, Chouinard claimed it helped him with a neck injury I think after seeing how well developed South American Indians neck and shoulder girdles were...

In Philosophy & Technique » I try and give some lightweight feedback, and look what happens...
August 25, 2:54pm

great recommendation
I went with your recommendation, this is a great book. Thanks

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Early Days in the Range of Light
August 25, 2:47pm

flying out of a tent
The last Svea 123 I saw was flying out of a tent flap at Camp 4, to hot to dig in the garage attic for you but I'll take a look when the evenings cool down, you need to collect old fuel bottles...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Old stove?
August 25, 2:44pm

Get a porta-ledge
Get a porta-ledge, BPL has one in their store made from carbon fiber impregnated cuben cloth with ariel pixie tie downs and a hamster tail down quilt insulator. You don't find too many Glacier...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Sleeping Under Stars in Glacier National Park
August 19, 10:02am

recent event
I showed up to do a sprint triahlon a couple of weeks back and ended up 4th in my age group, great except there were only 4 guys. The other 3 beat many 20 year olds and one of the 70 year old guys ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL and advancing age
August 19, 9:54am

think about how we refer to folk
Many times when we refer to someone being older we use body dynamics; he/she is "spry",or bent over like an old man, or moving stiffly , creaky. Aging seems synonymous with joint issues...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL and advancing age
August 18, 4:48pm

in a perfect world
At 60 I went through a hip replacement,the blood supply to my hip became impaired and the hip joint was necrotic. I was very lucky with the procedure and returned to work in 9 days. I trained for t...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL and advancing age
August 16, 3:40pm

the dumbing down of us, the internet, and everything
At some point in any thread I come to believe a responder has a different window open to a search engine from which he is borrowing someone else's knowledge base to answer the original poster&#...

In Chaff » I might be an idiot
July 19, 10:09am

always looking for help
The nature of hauling climbing gear and ultralight has been my paradox for years, and as a mostly solo entity it is even more so. I obsess for days over including a few more biners or a solo belay ...

In GEAR » A 10 lb baseweight for Alpine Climbs
July 19, 9:42am

hunting stores
Clothing seems to be cut fuller for our brothers in pursuit of game, I would head to a store that outfits hunters like a Cabelas or GI Joes, Columbia offers all their zip off pants in bigger sizes ...

In GEAR » Need some wardrobe advice from bigger guys...
July 19, 9:30am

All Reader Reviews by larry savage

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five ten camp four
The five ten camp four shoe fits into the approach shoe category, a little heavier then a trail runner the camp four excels at getting you there then holding it's own as a climbing shoe. Internal...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 27, 10:28am

Stanley Titanium Helios Ice Axe
I've been using a helios ice axe since mid-winter. This is an all titanium tool, the only one I think is available since the Ushba has gone away. Made by Jim Stanley with a 6-4 ti head and a 3-2...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
May 24, 11:04pm

clif shot bloks/jelly belly sport beans various flavors
2 different products from 2 different makers aimed at providing some carbs/electrolytes and fruit flavors on hikes and multiday trips. Clif Shot Bloks are soft [rubbery] organic rice syrup cubes that...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
May 08, 10:50pm

exposure joystick
Born into the world of endurance and mtn. bike racing the joystick crosses over nicely for weekend or longer [w/solar charger] wilderness trips. At 85 gms. it is a few grams lighter then a surefire e...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
April 29, 12:37pm