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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
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttps://ThoughtsOnTheTrail.blogspot.com
My PDF Gear ListPlanning List for JMT 2014

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Net tent
Second in line for net tent. PM sent

In Gear Swap » FS: YMG 1.25 Bug Net, BPWD Minimalist 1, POE Ether Compact 6, Jetboil Sol Ti.
October 04, 12:23pm

Zpacks solo plus
If that is in fact the solo plus, I'm in. If its a poncho (not a hexamid tarp), then I'm not. Is it the ground sheet for a Solo Plus that you're selling? thanks

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks, GoLite, Mountain Hardwear
August 23, 2:52pm

Pack Choices
David: Given the gear you posted, you should fit into most packs of 50L capacity or more. So the ULA Ohm should also work, as would the zpacks Arc Blast, Gossamer Gear Mariposa (GG Gorilla might...

In Gear Lists » Gear list -- need help choosing pack to carry it
August 11, 1:07pm

respect for the elderly
That's the problem these days - no respect for the elder members of our community! But seriously, the poles weight about 9 oz apiece. That's one reason I've been reluctant to spend t...

In GEAR » Trekking poles - help from Gear demigods or other experts
August 07, 2:37pm

Epoxi, grips and other comments
Thanks for all the comments, guys. Haven't decided what to try yet, but the epoxi sounds promising. Oh, and Dale and Richard, thanks especially. I'll tell my wife that the experts at BPL...

In GEAR » Trekking poles - help from Gear demigods or other experts
August 07, 1:10pm

Trekking poles - help from Gear demigods or other experts
I've got a pair of ancient Leki trekking poles (how ancient you ask? they have handles made of wood - not cork, foam, or plastic) but I believe they are on their last legs (see pics). My qu...

In GEAR » Trekking poles - help from Gear demigods or other experts
August 06, 7:48pm

VVR, MTR, and SOBO Resupply strategies
Planning a Sept JMT and have been grappling with the same issues as others on this thread. Our plan at this point is to (1) stay at VVR but (2) resupply at MTR. We also have decided to use the Mt. ...

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
August 01, 12:55pm

Resupply on 9/22 at Vidette Meadow - anyone else?
Edit - 8/5/2014: Our plans have changed. We'll resupply by hiking out Kearsarge Pass. No on-trail resupply. -------------- My hiking partner and I are planning for the JMT, leaving on 9/4 (...

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

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