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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.

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All Forum Posts by Richard Lyon

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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

FS - Marmot Zeus 1/2 Zip - NWT
Proof yet again that I have too many down sweaters - a Marmot Zeus 1/2 zip anorak, bright green, bright blue trim, men's XL. $95 including shipping to the Lower 48. PM with questions. Richar...

In Gear Swap » FS - Marmot Zeus 1/2 Zip - NWT
May 10, 9:11pm

Gear changes
Great post Nick. I'll add two more thoughts. First, skiing has gone the same lighten-up way. with lighter plastic boots and high tech carbon/kevlar skis. Second is a more general observation - ...

In GEAR » Gentrified?
May 09, 9:23am

Backcountry Hadron
Jen, how's the fit on the Hadron? Both XL and XXL are on sale Thanks, Richard

In GEAR » MontBell EX Light Down Anorak
May 08, 12:38pm

Trout without a wood fire
Best way is to use a Jetboil Fry Pan with a Jetboil canister stove. Yet another reason why the Jetboil system rocks. An alternative is to use foil, with the trout plus fat [oil, bacon], and seas...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Grilling Trout Without a Woodfire?
May 02, 10:03pm

Eider backpacking gear
Nunatak used to offer eider, though I always thought it might be a joke. $125/ounce surcharge, so a 40 F quilt would cost about $900 and a basic Skaha sweater $1100. In Tom's words "Perfec...

In GEAR » Revelation vs Revelation Pro
April 27, 6:10am

Hilleberg Unna
Stephen is correct - a bargain price for a great tent. Go for it someone.

In Gear Swap » FS: Hilleberg Unna, green
April 20, 9:26am

Car camping tents
I agree with Elliot that a low price may mean a cheaply made and poorly performing tent. I saw a couple of LL Bean car camping tents at an OR Show and was impressed. Fine company that stands behind...

In GEAR » Would you buy this tent?
April 02, 3:53pm

Couples Quilt
The only setups I've found satisfactory are a Western Mountaineering Aspen with Summer Coupler, good in summer and shoulder seasons, and a double Nunatak Back Country Blanket (BCB) arrangement,...

In GEAR » two person ultralight quilts
March 31, 9:03pm

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 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