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Evan McCarthy (evanrussia) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Northern Europe
About Me Expat UL backpacker living in Riga and exploring Northern Europe's trail and forests.
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All Forum Posts by Evan McCarthy

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RE: The Massanutten Ridges of Virginia
Great article, Michael (and not just because of the undeserved shout out)! I miss those ridges and the superb DC UL camaraderie.

In Editor's Roundtable » The Massanutten Ridges of Virginia
April 30, 10:09am

Duomid for Two . . . Not Really
I definitely continue to love my Duomid, and I often use it and the duo innernet for solo backpacking (but honestly it's a bit heavy for this purpose, which has me constantly on the lookout for...

In GEAR » duomid with two people
February 10, 7:00am

Re: Into the Gray
I love everything about this article, starting with Superior Jack. It makes me want to get out and renew my winter exploration of the Baltic Sea coast.

In Editor's Roundtable » Into the Gray
January 22, 10:16am

This is inspiring me to get out and backpack again!

In Editor's Roundtable » Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse
November 01, 7:28am

Peter's Headnets, DEET, Permethrin, etc.
Well, it looks like I'll need the full litany of items, from headnets to treated clothing to DEET . . . to mental toughness. Does anyone know what the worst part of the bug season usually is...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best way to survive bug season?
February 20, 12:09am

Best way to survive bug season?
Howdy! I wanted to "bug" you all with a new flying insect thread. Anyone have any unique tried and true ways of staying happy on the trail during the height of bug season (say, for gi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best way to survive bug season?
February 19, 1:49am

Great stuff
I loved the pictures and the trail write-up. It inspires me to spend more time out here on the shore in Latvia and not cry over my beer that there are no mountains around.

In Post-Trip Reports » Into a land of rock and ice
February 14, 5:33am

DC UL Backpacking
Hi! I used a tarp and bivy while backpacking in your neck of the woods. I used a Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn and then "upgraded" to a cuben MLD tarp. I opted for a all-net hood MLD Supe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » General tarp setup for Shenandoah in 3 Seasons (I swear I tried the search function first!)
February 05, 5:47am

Re: Ranking puff pants; Patagonia DAS synthetic pants
"Insulative pants really made a huge difference in winter comfort and safety for my wife and me." +1 For evenings around camp in the snow, I find I really appreciate down pants. It...

In GEAR » Which down pants to extend my backpacking season?
January 31, 1:46am

Re: WTB: Merino baselayers, Size Small
Merino baselayers have two problems: price and durability. (I'll leave the moisture management debate for a different place.) With durability as a potential issue, used merino might not be t...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Merino baselayers, Size Small
January 15, 8:33am

All Reader Reviews by Evan McCarthy

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Nunatak Arc Edge
I was dubious about an 11 oz. quilt that keeps you warm when pushing it -- but I just go back from an outing with the Arc Edge down to high 30s even (not quite expected) and found the quilt and Nunata...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
April 17, 6:48pm