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rick . (overheadview) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Long-time hiker, just getting into ultralight. Working on my Catskill 35!
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My experience
My experience with the GPSmaps 62st is that the unit Trip Computer displays about 10% high, after comparing to the data back home in Basecamp. So, if it says I walked 18 miles, I subtract 1.8mi an...

In GEAR » Garmin GPSmaps 64s and 60csx
December 16, 12:04pm

Re: $18 shipping
Its a bulky item, and I assume they aren't marking it up at all or too bad. 133 to your door is quite the deal.

In Gear Deals » SMD has started sales
November 30, 11:16am

100k
I have no experience with 24k but I bought the 100k scale with my device. I vastly prefer that to the free maps. I also like that I have the entire united states loaded up, wherever I go. I rar...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Garmin 24k Topo maps vs free maps
November 29, 10:42am

HMG Windrider 4400
Those who have experience with the HMG Windrider 4400, does it ACTUALLY carry well with 40+ LBS? It is both the lightest and most volume of those suggested. (apples-apples its 1400 CuIn bigge...

In GEAR » 35+ LB capacity pack recommendation
November 24, 1:27pm

Re: Re: wow, thanks!
John, Exactly. And exactly why I'm cool with the lightest pack that can do that job. This is my "over 25lb" pack, not my "Imma fill it to 40lb minimum!" pack. I just h...

In GEAR » 35+ LB capacity pack recommendation
November 21, 1:27pm

wow, thanks!
This is such a great community, less than 24 hours and a dozen viable options suggested. If I had to click buy today the HMG Porter 4400 would win, but I just spent a few minutes on each one...

In GEAR » 35+ LB capacity pack recommendation
November 21, 11:53am

Re: clarification
Because I have a 50L that I can fill with 25lbs. Its also flexibility, the extra fabric for that volume is not a big deal for that day I need to carry 8L of water (ask me how I know).

In GEAR » 35+ LB capacity pack recommendation
November 20, 7:21pm

35+ LB capacity pack recommendation
I'm looking for recommendations on a 1 week trip pack, the maximum I intend to carry is: 12-15 lb base (warm clothing-dependent) 6-8 lb water 10-12 lb food 2 lb bear can (bv500) 5 lb e...

In GEAR » 35+ LB capacity pack recommendation
November 20, 5:16pm

WTB MLD Innernet duo (for Duomid/Speedmid)
I'm in the market to make my tarp a tent. Sometimes. Will consider knockoff brands.

In Gear Swap » WTB MLD Innernet duo (for Duomid/Speedmid)
October 28, 6:22am

I'm possibly in
Hey all, I like where this thread is going. I'll possibly be in, if it makes sense for me when a plan is more set. (In other words, carry on).

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » winter in NY
October 27, 4:07pm

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