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Rocco Speranza (Mechrock) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Western NC Mtns
About Me I go to school at ASU in Boone, NC and I'm just getting into backpacking. I really am enjoying the concept of going light.
CityBoone
StateNC
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://www.youtube.com/mechoutdoors
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My 2c
I used a r1 Hoody as a base layer with just the Mirage in upper 20s, but with a ton of wind, 20mph constant with up to 40mph gusts. I wasn't freezing cold, but I wasn't warm either. I had m...

In GEAR » Frost Line vs Mirage
December 15, 5:38am

Not meaning to tread jack
I was wondering this same issue. My idea for layers are as follows: 1.Metamorph-Gloves (As liner Gloves) http://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/metamorph-gloves.html 2.Insulated Mittens from Enli...

In GEAR » winter mitt layers
December 13, 8:24am

Awesome
Thanks for the insight! I have seen some with the foot attachments to make button holes for you which I could see being really useful. If I don't receive one for Christmas, I'll for sure b...

In GEAR » Best Value Sewing Machine?
December 09, 5:47pm

Few more questions
Bringing this thread back from the dead. What type of stitches should I look for? Is a straight stitch all I need to do a couple homemade quilts, stuff sacks. Maybe I'll even attempt to mak...

In GEAR » Best Value Sewing Machine?
December 08, 4:58am

Awesome!
Thanks for the replies! I was going to get a $40 blackfriday special, which I guess would had been great to learn on, but I don't mind spend a little more for one I know will be reliable.

In GEAR » Best Value Sewing Machine?
November 29, 8:20am

Best Value Sewing Machine?
What would my best option be for a sewing machine to sew basic quilts, tarps, Bivys? I don't really know what to look for and don't want to spend too much. Would a basic $80 machine do me g...

In GEAR » Best Value Sewing Machine?
November 28, 9:58am

Just a few things.
Was going to say Frogg Toggs, but someone already said that. Fancy Feast stove is always a good cheap option. Tyvek for a number of things, mainly used as a ground sheet. Reflectix - cheap cozi...

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
November 25, 4:13pm

Trekking poles!
Hoping to get some CP3 Trekking Poles. Maybe MLD Rain mitts and snow Gaitors, but not sure I'll be that lucky.

In GEAR » What Are You Hoping Santa Brings You This Christmas?
November 25, 12:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Anyone have experience with these gloves / mitts? OR Metamorph Mittens & Marmot Basic Work Glove?
Awesome! Thanks for the feedback, that's exactly how I want them.I should be able to see mine Thanksgiving day since I shipped them to my parents house. I'll update afterwards for anyone el...

In GEAR » Anyone have experience with these gloves / mitts? OR Metamorph Mittens & Marmot Basic Work Glove?
November 24, 4:47am

Re: Re: Anyone have experience with these gloves / mitts? OR Metamorph Mittens & Marmot Basic Work Glove?
That's good to hear! I'm pretty excited to have a glomitt that doesn't separate my fingers. Both glomitts I have currently cut the circulation off at the knuckles in my fingers since I&...

In GEAR » Anyone have experience with these gloves / mitts? OR Metamorph Mittens & Marmot Basic Work Glove?
November 22, 11:10pm

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