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Michael Ray (topshot) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me Middle-aged father who got into backpacking late (2009) and wants to encourage his 17 and 8 year old sons to backpack lightweight. Video trip reports of all the adventures so far are on my YT site below.
StateIndiana
My Website URLhttp://www.youtube.com/user/topshotrhit
My PDF Gear ListMaroon Bells - August 2011

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Re: Re: Re: Polycryo Tarp With Closable Ends
> BTW, I have stopped using nylon sail repair tape after several of the tie-outs let go. Good, I was wondering if I'd done something wrong. LOL. I will use longer pieces next time to get ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
November 20, 11:06am

Re: Backpacking With A Thermometer
> I like the advertised features of this thermometer but why do you still carry it if it is off by 30* for daytime highs? Ian, The temp inside his pack was artificially inflated because of s...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking With A Thermometer
October 30, 11:03am

Re: footwear
> (We recently passed a guy hiking the 28-mile "Four Pass Loop" outside of Aspen with five fingers. He was about 1/3 around, miserable with bleeding feet...just dumb) As already sta...

In Philmont » Sleeping bags and footwear for Philmont
October 29, 1:52pm

Re: In 10 Days across Switzerland
I'm curious why camping is prohibited along a 230 mile trail. Are there many gasthaus along the way?

In Editor's Roundtable » In 10 Days across Switzerland
October 16, 8:19pm

Re: Thanks!
I'm glad it was helpful. There are some articles here with similar content you should look at as well if you haven't already.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Lightweight Scouting Dissertation
October 13, 7:54pm

Re: S100
I take mostly video but love the control I have with the S100. My only beef is battery life. You can do some cool stuff with chdk firmware, too.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Decent point and shoot camera
September 23, 7:21pm

Re: Man missing in eastern sierra...
Sorry, link should work now.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Man missing in eastern sierra...
September 09, 7:35pm

Re: Man missing in eastern sierra...
Still missing apparently.... Facebook page

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Man missing in eastern sierra...
September 09, 12:23pm

Re: Re: FS: inov8 Roclite 315
Thanks for the 315s!

In Gear Swap » FS: inov8 Roclite 315, Patagonia R1 hoodie
August 28, 2:27pm

Re: Re: FS: Federal Interagency Annual Pass (valid thru Jan 2014)
Gone. Brendan gets it.

In Gear Swap » FS: Federal Interagency Annual Pass (valid thru Jan 2014)
August 25, 12:18pm

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