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Erik G (fox212) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale THE Bay Area :)
About Me I've been backpacking a long time, and started trying to go ultralight over the past year or so. I'm always trying to refine my gear list to improve comfort and enjoyment while also reducing weight, volume, and number of items carried. I love the simplicity of a minimal kit. I also enjoy making and modifying my own gear.
My PDF Gear List3-Season Gear list as of 09-2013

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Yet another unique and excellent trip
You and James are an inspiration! I've done a few trips based on your trip reports, and they've been great. My wife and I are hiking the BSL this June (clockwise FWIW). THANK YOU for the...

In Post-Trip Reports » A Diablo Loop Hike: 58 parks in 11 Days
March 20, 3:04pm

Wow is right!
Those are great photos! Some happy bees for sure :)

In Photo Gallery » One week ago, Lower Upper Kings River, Kings Caanon NP
March 13, 11:11am

Whistle lid
That 3D printed whistling lid is really slick. Way to go, Fred!

In Make Your Own Gear » Beer can pot ribs
March 05, 5:51pm

Many thanks for sharing this, Doug. A bittersweet story indeed, but beautiful nonetheless. You are a talented writer. Losing a loved one, be it human or animal, is one of the most painful and di...

In Chaff » Trip report - John P. Saylor Trail, PA, and a bit of memory lane
March 05, 4:53pm

Concentrated Beer Goo
How's it taste on its own?? Lol :) I would think that carbonating the beer in soda bottles would be no problem. After all, they hold carbonated drinks. I read somewhere that there is extr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Brews
March 05, 3:31pm

Any updates from Altaplex owners? I have the same questions as Ron does as well.

In GEAR » Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent
February 26, 3:03pm

Attaching bug netting to fly
Well, I'm moving slowly along on this project. I'm going for the "hybrid double wall" design where the roof portion is single walled. I still have one thing I can't figure ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Good material for MYOG cuben tent prototype
February 26, 1:02pm

Maybe you could buy a roll of Tyvek from Home Depot and have the scouts make some tarps themselves? Could be a great experience for them. With one 9' x 150' roll, you can make a LOT of tarp...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Somewhat OT: Larger Tarps
February 19, 11:46am

Re: Re: There are no vestibules...on me
"We get to watch Ultron get really excited about outdoor gear! :)" LOL! Nearly spit my tea out when I read that...Good one :) (Really excited for that movie, too!)

In GEAR » SD LIVE events TOMORROW: Andrew Skurka and Sierra Designs talk shelters.....
February 19, 11:35am

Re: SD LIVE events
I think this is a pretty cool idea. I also really appreciate how Sierra Designs has been trying to come up with new designs and products that are actually designed for backpackers, and how they are...

In GEAR » SD LIVE events TOMORROW: Andrew Skurka and Sierra Designs talk shelters.....
February 18, 12:55pm

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