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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 16 and 7 year old sons to backpack lightweight. Video trip reports of all the adventures so far are on my YT site below.
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My PDF Gear ListMaroon Bells - August 2011

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Re: camera batteries
I bought both the SterlingTek (STK) and Wasabi batteries for my new S100. If you can find out the actual weight of the battery, that will give you an indication of it's quality. Canon's are...

In Photography » camera batteries
August 04, 6:08pm

Re: WTT: my Golite Jam 50 for your Jam 35 (Medium) or Flash 22/30
I'd also consider an REI Flash 22 or 30.

In Gear Swap » WTT: my Golite Jam 50 for your Jam 35 (Medium)
July 27, 6:28pm

Re: BPL Meals for Scouts
Our troop has just started backpacking a little so they've relied on me both trips to feed them so we have only done freezer bag cooking (FBC). By far, the 2 favorites are: Ramen Pot Pie - C...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » BPL Meals for Scouts
July 24, 1:48pm

Re: Slot Canyons
I suspect most slot canyons there would require a guide and rental equipment since you aren't experienced. The one that wouldn't Jon mentioned. My 15 yo son and I just did the Narrows top-d...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Slot Canyons
July 24, 1:28pm

WTT: my Golite Jam 50 for your Jam 35 (Medium)
I have a very lightly used (3 nights) Jam 50 in Gunbarrel Blue that I got my wife but she can't keep up with me so I'll be carrying more of her gear from now on. :) Thus, I need to swap for...

In Gear Swap » WTT: my Golite Jam 50 for your Jam 35 (Medium)
July 24, 8:45am

Re: Re: Polycryo Tarp first set up
> Of course as soon as I did, the dog thought it was play time and ran right through, breaking it in 4 different places. LOL. Our dog did the same when I had setup my first tarp prototype. Be...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
July 22, 9:53am

Re: tick
That is curious. I know for a fact they drop from trees, but it would still take a while to go from hat to his face. Maybe dropped on his shoulder?

In Editor's Roundtable » Lyme Disease: Challenging Old Stereotypes
July 10, 7:15am

Re: Struck by lightning
I'm curious if you smelled the ozone and tingling sensation that's typically associated right before a strike occurs?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Struck by lightning
June 30, 6:22pm

Re: Nice Video
We started from BP parking lot and took AT spur trail. Did not technically go thru Massie Gap though after I checked the map again once done I should have (shorter distance) though that would have ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tips for Grayson Highlands with kids in early June?
June 29, 12:12am

Re: Grayson
I did a long video of our trip for anyone who cares.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tips for Grayson Highlands with kids in early June?
June 22, 3:15pm

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