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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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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

Torres del Paine
John, Your report and photos stirred fond memories of the place I consider the most beautiful that I have ever seen. Thanks for posting.

In Post-Trip Reports » PATAGONIA: TORRES DEL PAINE Q Circuit Trip Report
January 16, 8:54am

John, Sent you a pm. Richard

In Gear Swap » WTB: Packrafts! Yukon Yak and Alpacka Size
January 13, 12:38pm

Best trekking for food
Hut to hut in the Dolomite Alps, Northern Italy. Once part of Austria. Great mix of Italian and German food, even in the simplest mountain huts. I did this trek in winter, on skis, but the food is ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best trek for fabulous food
January 11, 8:03pm

Combining for a couple's quilt
I combined two Nunatak Back Country Blankets. See the Addendum at my Review here:

In GEAR » Layering/doubling bags and quilts
January 10, 8:09am

Evac insurance
Do consider it. I have an annual policy that covers Montana and Wyoming, but spot coverage [for the period of time of your trip] is readily available and reasonably affordable. This insurance is es...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Insurance during a long hike
January 07, 11:18am

Nunatak pants
Steven - sent you an email

In Gear Swap » FS: Nunatak Skaha Down Pants
January 07, 11:10am

Patagonia in February
30 F quilt should be fine. Rarely does it go much below freezing in Patagonia's summer. If you spring for the double quilt, 30 F will be more than adequate. Two in the same bag increases the st...

In GEAR » 30f bag enough for Patagonia in Feb?
January 01, 7:24pm

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