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jim bailey (florigen) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale South East
About Me Avid backpacker who has been trying reduce pack weight since 98. Out all 4 seasons, mid summer through late fall I was out every weekend when backpacking in northern NE. Usually was out once a month during harsh winters that I have since left behind. Relocated to the SE and now trying to figure out best seasons to be out backpacking as often as possible. Looking like 09/10 season will begin nonstop weekends October through May
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All Forum Posts by jim bailey

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Osprey guarantee
I'm sorry to hear this Paul, hoping it gets resolved eventually. Had a different experience with them when it came to replacing a 2011 Hornet series pack that was well used and the mesh on a...

In GEAR » The Osprey All Mighty Guarantee... not So Almighty
July 21, 3:27pm

Norfolk area
Hi Will, Living in the Norfolk area now and it's about a 3 hour drive to Shenandoah National Park's south entrance, unfortunately that is the closest mountainous area available for hiking...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Virginia outdoors?
February 19, 7:48pm

Klymit lite water dingy
Have wanted an Alpacks for a few years but was tough to justify the price for a piece of gear that would have a short window of time annually where it would actually be used and being new to this t...

In GEAR » Best Cheap Gear of 2013
December 21, 7:12pm

Klymit 35 oz Packraft
Hi Colin, Have not had an issue with much water coming into the boat with gear loaded up front which was probably about 10 lbs if that on both trips, but again this was on relatively calm/slower mo...

In GEAR » Klymit 35oz Packraft
September 24, 2:59pm

Klymit LWD
Works great on the water also Steven. Have been using the LWD on mostly slow moving water and some class 1 & 2 water around VA over the past 2 months and have been pretty impressed with this...

In GEAR » Klymit 35oz Packraft
September 24, 2:13pm

the great western medicine show

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ryan Jordan pops in
July 03, 11:15pm

the revolution had bandwith.....

In Editor's Roundtable » Introducing Chris Wallace as Backpacking Light’s New Gear Editor
January 11, 10:33pm

Brian Doble and SUL
Yes, Brian did travel mostly SUL when he hiked the big 3. He has something pretty good in the works for 2011. More soon!

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL and thru-hikes
July 28, 8:23pm

Liberty Springs to Garfield
Hi Curtis, There really are very few spots to camp legally between Liberty springs and the hut, your last water source will be at Liberty Springs before hitting Franconia Ridge so keep that in min...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Need Campsite suggestions on Pemigewassett Loop/Mt Lafayette, NH
June 27, 12:18pm

Sorry too hear about tent failure
Piper/Diane, I feel your pain. Have used tarp’s allot over the years with much success in really bad condition BUT mostly in summer/warmer months with synthetic insulation & sometimes down...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tent fail this weekend
May 19, 9:16pm

All Reader Reviews by jim bailey

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Mountain Laurel Designs
After using a Prophet pack for a few seasons had the front pocket seam rip out. Contacted Ron if he could repair this & he mentioned shipping it back for some patching up. A week later the pack wa...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 04, 2:12pm

Cocoon Pro 90 Quilt
Have been using this as part of a integrated sleep system combined with Cocoon Hoody, BPL Tosolight pad & GG customized foam pad, enclosed in an MLD Superlight bivy. 90 quilt has surpassed all ex...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 29, 10:16am