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Barry P (BarryP) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Eastern Idaho (moved from Midwest)
About Me Electrical Engineer by trade. Hobbies include recumbent bike riding, magic, piano, music compostion and of course backpacking.

Backpack monthly with scouts or other small group. Love the exercise and alertness it brings. Ray Way caught my eye in 2001. My load lightened. Because of that, able to go faster, farther, AND still smell the roses. Love the lightweight insight on this forum. I'm also a Teva sandal backpacker. My feet love them.
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Re: iPhone/Anker charging cable question
Regarding your "Anker Astro Mini". I have two of these. If I charge the battery today, tomorrow it can charge my phone fully. But in 2 days the Mini cannot charge my phone fully. I.e.,...

In GEAR » iPhone/Anker charging cable question
May 21, 1:00pm

Re: Most breathable sandals
“I have looked into Keen because I like the hard sole and sturdiness but I have read that they are not as breathable also because of the toe box is rather closed. Do you have any suggestions of ...

In GEAR » Most breathable sandals
May 19, 1:05pm

Re: Wife needs a new bag. Any ladies out there have suggestions?
“my Ultralite is a long so it's a bit of a waste on her” It may be OK. I just hiked with a group over the weekend near the Tetons. Temperature was 18F. One girl had a Helium but it was l...

In GEAR » Wife needs a new bag. Any ladies out there have suggestions?
April 20, 4:30pm

Re: Is a bucket/basin worthwhile for personal hygiene on trips more than a couple of days?
This is a theory-- I have yet to ask of a scientist, but my permethrin treated poly/nylon clothes just does not harbor body bacteria very well. My biking clothes stink but my backpacking clothes do...

In GEAR » Is a bucket/basin worthwhile for personal hygiene on trips more than a couple of days?
April 20, 4:25pm

Re: How do you pack your NeoAir?
Since I love my Murmur, I need to get all gear as compact as possible. A neoair folded in 3rds and rolled (the way it came) takes less room than folded in half and rolled (howbeit easier). And both...

In GEAR » How do you pack your NeoAir?
April 20, 3:06pm

Re: Cuddling Couple Sleep System
“-We sleep naked.” Hey!, that’s the trick I use--- or that’s what I say when people want to borrow my down quilts or bags. I know you don’t want to hear it, but when sharing a bag, it...

In GEAR » Cuddling Couple Sleep System
April 20, 2:37pm

Re: Definitive answers to MYOG Permethrin
Wow. Everyone has different experiences with this. “…flipping clothes over, etc.” What is this? I hang my clothes on hangers--- on a rope strung in the garage. Then it’s easy to spray b...

In GEAR » Definitive answers to MYOG Permethrin
April 20, 1:50pm

Re: wtb: car camping lantern
I found a nice 300 lumen lamp at Walmart for $15. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-300-Lumen-Lantern/34350002 Or you can get its brighter cousin for $30. -Barry -May everyone lighten t...

In Gear Swap » wtb: car camping lantern
April 14, 12:54pm

Re: minimalist shoes with good traction on wet and dry rocks?
“I want something where I can step on a smooth river rock at an angle with all of my body weight and not slip off. What would be some good options?” I find this a typical and risky situatio...

In GEAR » minimalist shoes with good traction on wet and dry rocks?
March 30, 2:35pm

Re: Re: Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
From several posters: “What kind of water was it?” It’s hard to tell with my pics, but this lake in southern Indiana had a whole bunch of dead fish floating on top: Then in a Riv...

In GEAR » Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
March 27, 1:35pm

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