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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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Teton Crest in September
K K, the answer to your question is "yes" - weather could be any of your three alternatives. Or all on the same hike. Most like shoulder season weather, the best time of year for the trip...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Teton Crest Trail
July 24, 6:43am

Cooking fish
Megan, Small trout are very easy with a Jetboil system including fry pan using your second method, which is really simple sauteing. Any frying pan will work but the Jetboil Fry Pan has a heat ex...

In Fishing » Cooking fish with UL Pot and UL Stove - Sadly no fires.
July 22, 8:34am

September in Montana
Craig, To answer your question, you might consider the Bechler, Thorofare, or Gallatin Crest regions in Yellowstone Park [actually in Wyoming/Idaho but we Montanans treat it as part of our state...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Montana Backpacking Trip Planning- Questions
July 15, 8:10pm

Flies for the Winds
Any general attractor - Adams, Wulff, Trude - ought to work well. The fish don't see many fakes and their season is short, making them very eager eaters.

In Fishing » Fly selection for late July in the Winds?
July 10, 12:19pm

Hot weather boxers
I generally prefer boxers but if it's really hot I'll switch to boxer briefs. Always merino. Until last year it was Ibex but then I tested a pair from Woolx for BackpackGearTest.org and lik...

In GEAR » Underwear for hot weather
July 01, 5:18pm

Confederate flag
Too much time being spent here - and in the real world - on symbols. Symbols are important, especially when they come from a state, as the Confederate flag has for many years in many states. But...

In Chaff » SC Governor is So Wrong!
June 26, 8:49pm

Obamacare
Now that the Court has sustained the ACA against another politically motivated challenge, one would hope that the Congress and the states would get to work fine-tuning the statute and its implement...

In Chaff » Obamacare. It's awesome.
June 25, 10:59am

Confederate flag
The Confederacy stood for slavery; the Confederate flag has in my lifetime stood for hatred, racial prejudice, resistance to equal rights, and the Ku Klux Klan, among many other dishonorable causes...

In Chaff » SC Governor is So Wrong!
June 24, 6:48am

Crash pad
Doug - pm sent. You are welcome here. Richard

In Pre-Trip Planning » Looking for possible overnight crash pads....
June 23, 12:52pm

Full disclosure
For sure Ryan owes his Kickstarter contributors a complete explanation, including a revised schedule. Given Ryan's reliance on his reputation among BPL members to facilitate his Kickstarter cam...

In Packrafting » Kickstarter Project: Learn to Packraft
June 17, 9:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Lyon

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Mountain Equipment Co-op (Canada)
I like the MEC-branded stuff that I've bought. Prices for Canadian-made clothing are very low considering high quality and materials (check out their merino base layer items especially). Easy to ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 14, 5:21pm

Patagonia Wool 2 Turtleneck
While I couldn't find a fabric weight on Patagonia's website, I think this is the lightest weight wool base layer I own. (I also have tops from Ibex and MEC and Skin 200 Leggings from Icebreak...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 13, 2:19pm

Lazr NANO Titanium Tent Stakes
I love 'em - easy to drive in, very strong, and much lighter (and take up less room) than standard issue stakes on most tents. I used only these stakes on a high profile tent in a windy corner of ...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 16, 10:58am

ULA Catalyst
I'm just recently migrating to lighter loads and this pack saved just over four pounds over my regular expedition pack. Per ULA owner Brian Frankel, with the XL frame size my torso requires its ca...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
February 16, 10:48am

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
Just list the positives: annual dividend; no shipping charges if you have it shipped to the store, big inventory, easy-to-navigate website, great clearance sales, very friendly to outdoor groups, no-q...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 02, 3:24pm

ULA Equipment
I like this company. I like Brian. I prefer dealing with small companies. I really like my new Catalyst. My only problems were service-related. After an order acknowledgment promising 1-2 weeks there ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 02, 3:12pm

Nunatak SkahaPlus
I submitted a detailed report on the Skaha Plus to BackpackGearTest.org that I'll summarize here. I really like the simplicity of this sweater, and the kangaroo pocket is as good as zippered pockets f...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
September 06, 10:02am

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Unless I plan on catching fish the Jetboil is perfect for me - compact, reliable, and quick. The original rig is for boiling only and has a 500 ml/2 cup capacity, which limits its use to one person. ...

In Stoves - Canister
November 23, 8:02am