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Duane Bindschadler (DLBVenice) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Venice
About Me Backpacker and Rocket Scientist.
(OK, not rockets per se, but I work for NASA and am a genu-ine PhD scientist, so I figure that's close enough...)
CityLos Angeles
My Website URLhttps://ThoughtsOnTheTrail.blogspot.com
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Resupply on 9/22 at Vidette Meadow - anyone else?
My hiking partner and I are planning for the JMT, leaving on 9/4 (our permit is for Mono Meadows). Our resupply plan thus far is at TM, Reds Meadow, and MTR and we are looking at a pack station res...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Resupply on 9/22 at Vidette Meadow - anyone else?
July 25, 10:09pm

Late Sept JMT gear
John and John: Thank you both! Your comments have been a great help. Really appreciate the feedback and your willingness to share your own experiences. - duane

In GEAR » Cost and Fill Power
July 17, 12:16pm

Cost and Fill Power - Really is Sleep System
Thanks for the comments all. I appreciate the info re duck v. goose down from Peter at EE. And you've all given me some useful perspectives on the trade space I'm exploring. John Holmes is...

In GEAR » Cost and Fill Power
July 17, 9:36am

zippp-able or zipable (no Nazis)
Just wanted to complain at the ignominious end to my wonderful thread... (and show that I could spell "ignominious")

In Gear Lists » Sept JMT Gear List
July 16, 7:29pm

Cost and Fill Power
So as a devotee of the lightweight/ultralight mindset who is also the sole financial support for a wife and 3 kids (with another 1 dropping by as needed to do laundry, get meals etc) - I can't ...

In GEAR » Cost and Fill Power
July 16, 7:24pm

Delmar's Poll
A few comments: - Delmar and Roger - thanks for doing this. Interesting to see the results. I was really surprised (maybe I shouldn't have been given the BPL demographic) at the use of tarps...

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 16, 7:14pm

Sept JMT Gear List
Sean - Thanks for the suggestions & comments. Great info. I've camped enough with the tarp now that I am very aware of site selection, and I've at been rained on a few time - bu...

In Gear Lists » Sept JMT Gear List
July 16, 2:32pm

Sept snow on JMT
Bob: Thanks. That description fits with my observations and experiences. It's rarely a single factor that results in a horrible outcome - but a single good decision can avoid it completely. ...

In Gear Lists » Sept JMT Gear List
July 15, 10:49pm

Sept snow on JMT
Don't know about J.J.'s experience, but I grew up hiking in the Colorado Rockies. Been snowed on in July and August. Once in early Aug, I was hiking solo above 12,000 ft (Flattop / Hallet&#...

In Gear Lists » Sept JMT Gear List
July 15, 10:03pm

Fuel bottle
And re: the 4 oz fuel bottle - it's actually 2 bottles (turns out 2X 4 oz. fuel bottles fit inside my can pot, while a round 8 oz sticks out above the rim). And I can get 4 days out of 1 bottle...

In Gear Lists » Sept JMT Gear List
July 15, 1:58pm

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