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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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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

Deodorant
Avoid antiperspirants and you should avoid stains.

In GEAR » Best deodorant to use with Icebreaker shirts?
May 30, 8:07pm

PCT next year
@Jennifer - <> Just remember Warren Miller's advice - If you don't do it this year you'll just be one year older when you do. Richard

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 25, 7:43am

Hilleberg special offers
You caught it at a particularly good time. Though a regular tab on Hilleberg's site it rarely has so many tents on offer. Maybe Hilleberg just came from a trade show, as many of the tents are l...

In Gear Deals » Hilleberg Special Offers
May 12, 10:59pm

FS - Marmot Zeus
Obviously wrong photo - see below

In Gear Swap » FS - Marmot Zeus 1/2 Zip - NWT
May 10, 9:17pm

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