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Richard Lyon (richardglyon) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Bridger Mountains
About Me I backback most frequently in the Rockies, and most often take three-day trips. Over the past fifteen years I've served as a Forest Service volunteer in Wyoming and Montana, doing trail maintenance. As I get older I'm always looking for ways to lighten my pack load but I'm far from ultralight. I especially like base camp trips, with day hikes from a fixed camp.
CityBozeman
StateMontana
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Richard Lyon

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Keep it simple
Apple cider works even better with bourbon, though in my opinion that's a waste of good whiskey. A slug of Jack Daniel's is my backcountry cocktail. The only acceptable addition is mountain...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Calling Backpackin' Bartenders: Need Alcohol for a Lightweight
August 28, 6:52am

Great report and photos
Ike, Keep the trip reports coming! Wonderful photos and very descriptive writing, I almost thought I was there. Thanks! Richard

In Post-Trip Reports » Packrafting Yakutat, Alaska
August 27, 7:44am

Back Country Blanket
Jason, I converted to quilts several years ago for three-season camping (Montana and Wyoming)several years ago. My Nunatak Back Country Blanket is easily the most versatile quilt I own. Extra lo...

In GEAR » Help with chooosing a 3 season quilt
August 06, 7:04am

PM sent on couple's bag
Hi Megan, sent you a PM Cheers, Richard

In Gear Swap » WTB: Double Sleeping Bag/Quilt
July 28, 7:16am

Most useful inexpensive items
Garbage bags and Ziploc bags A small water carrier/sink - useful for washing (me and clothes), tent storage, pack storage of small items.

In GEAR » What are the most useful inexpensive items you carry?
July 27, 8:30pm

Tents and Trails
If it's still in business go to Tents and Trails in lower Manhattan. Chock full of good stuff that's always discounted.

In GEAR » Gear Shops In Manhattan?
July 19, 3:05pm

ULA Catalyst
Sam - PM sent

In Gear Swap » WTB: ULA Catalyst
July 18, 9:35pm

Nunatak Arc Expedition
Outrageously good price - go for it somebody.

In Gear Swap » FS: Nunatak Arc Expedition - M
July 15, 8:13pm

Car camping tents
REI's car camping tents are good. There usually are a few such tents at Sierra Trading Post.

In GEAR » car camping tent
July 15, 8:34am

PM sent
On a Westcomb eVent jacket. Richard

In Gear Swap » WTB: EVENT OR NEOSHELL HARDSHELL
July 14, 5:04pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Lyon

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Introduction to Packrafting September 2009
A great way to spend three days, and a great course. Four instructors for eight students (difficult to improve on that ratio), all of them knowledgeable, friendly, and good at instructing. Great scen...

In 2 - BACKPACKING LIGHT WILDERNESS TREKKING SCHOOL
December 10, 9:45am

Nunatak Alpinist
I don't doubt what the other reviewers have said, and I'd be upset at not getting what I expected after paying custom prices. My experience has been just the opposite, however. I have sever...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 13, 8:30am

Feathered Friends Customer Service
FF's customer service has been exemplary. I've bought two bags and a down jacket over the years (and sale stuff for others) and the telephone reps have gone out of their way to help. Most rece...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 07, 3:55pm

Mountain Gear
My only problems with Mountain Gear are website-related. I've had gear shipped to the wrong address and once or twice been unable to complete an order online. But it's easy to get a live (and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 07, 3:45pm

Exped Downmat 7
Drawbacks - You need to inflate it with its bellows, and (1) the bellows will slip off the port for inflation very easily; (2) it's tough to close the port after inflating without losing some infl...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 04, 9:37pm

Patagonia
Everything I've ever purchased from Patagonia has been high quality and functional, and I've been buying for years and years. On the few occasions when I've had a question or a problem, Cu...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 31, 9:22am

Backcountry.com
Backcountry.com shows how customer service should be in the Internet era. A human being is easy to reach on orders and comes back with informed answers on technical questions. Free shipping on orders ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 12:19pm

Rainy Pass (Gear Repair)
I have used Rainy Pass for repairs (torn mesh, zippers) and customization (adding windows to tents. Each time I have received knowledgable advice and an accurate (and reasonable) quote from a telephon...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 12:12pm

Wild Things Gear Customer Service
I don't doubt Joan's report - bad things occasionally happen even with great companies - but I'm surprised because my experience has been just the opposite. Latest experience is a good exa...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 24, 1:57pm

SteepandCheap.Com SteepandCheap.Com
If you find something you need or just have to have the prices can't be beat. I recently skied with someone who works for backcountry.com (owns SAC) who said that its prices are lower than what an...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 21, 1:44pm