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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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More thoughts on tents
If at all possible do a few trial runs before making your tent purchase. See what each of you values - space, bug netting, vestibule, and so forth. See how much time you spend in the shelter. If it...

In GEAR » Starting to go UL, looking at tents
March 12, 10:58am

Terrific jacket
It really is - somebody go for it.

In Gear Swap » Like new Large 2014 Montbell Frost Line Parka
March 09, 4:20pm

Steak
Often I'll pack a frozen steak or kebab for dinner the first night. If it's steak I prefer it rare.Great way to celebrate being in the backcountry! David is right - airtight repackaging rea...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Taking fresh meats on hikes - how long does it last?
March 09, 7:52am

Casey
Doug, I lost my 12+ year old Great Pyrenees (also a rescue) last fall and the house still seems empty so I know how you're feeling. My sister reminded me of a picture in which the lost pet s...

In Chaff » Trip report - John P. Saylor Trail, PA, and a bit of memory lane
March 06, 7:22am

Hiking clothes in everyday life
I do wear my rain shell or down jacket as appropriate over office clothes, whether casual or a suit, rather than a trench coat or topcoat. But I'm most comfortable in cotton, which has limited ...

In GEAR » Using hiking clothes in everyday life.
February 26, 4:06pm

Denali Llama
Sent you an email Richard

In Gear Swap » FS: Alpacka Denali Llama, Carbon Werner Shuna, Sweet Protection Strutter
February 10, 10:00pm

Some Yellowstone area suggestions
For fishing - Slough Creek in Yellowstone NP anytime after July 4. Beautiful country, one of the world's great cutthroat fisheries. Easy hiking but very popular, so put in for a campsite early....

In Pre-Trip Planning » 3 day trips in Tetons, Yellowstone, Sawtooth and Yosemite
January 28, 10:08pm

sleep socks for cold sleepers
I use heavyweight merino socks, usually Filson, down to about 10 F. Below that it's GooseFeet down socks.

In GEAR » Cold sleepers: What are your go-to sleeping socks?
January 21, 10:12pm

2015 goals
Back to the Beartooth Plateau. A good packrafting trip. Transylvania.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where are you excited to go in 2015?
January 19, 7:39am

Torres del Paine
John - I did the Paine Circuit, counterclockwise, in 1999. Can't believe it was fifteen-plus years ago! We had freakish weather - only twenty minutes of rain in ten days. One river was so hi...

In Post-Trip Reports » PATAGONIA: TORRES DEL PAINE Q Circuit Trip Report
January 18, 7:41am

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