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Curtis B. (rutilate) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Getting lighter and lighter, but those twinkies just don't seem to be helping much.
CityWashougal
StateWA
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear List6 Days through Yellowstone in August, 2011

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Marmot Scree
There was a similar thread here a week+ ago wherein people recommended the Marmot Scree for wet-weather running/biking. I don't have them and so cannot tell whether they will work for occasiona...

In GEAR » hiking/running tights reccomendations?
November 17, 12:45pm

Return to Goretex in rainy climates?
Over the last five years that I've been a part of BPL I've shed the hiking boots in favor of hikers, replaced Goretex with faster-drying nylon shoes, traded expensive rain gear for dry duck...

In GEAR » Return to Goretex in rainy climates?
November 17, 12:44pm

Thanks for the recommendations so far!
Thanks for the recommendations so far. Roger, I bought a pair of New Balance MT1210s based on your earlier review of them. Just last night tried them on and found them to be very small and narr...

In GEAR » Recommend WIDE winter boots?
November 17, 12:34pm

Recommend WIDE winter boots?
Can anyone recommend wide fall/winter boots? I'm a 9.5 2EE, looking for lightweight but GoreTex lined, good grip soles, preferably a fairly straight last. I ruined my feet in standard width...

In GEAR » Recommend WIDE winter boots?
November 16, 11:56pm

Recommend trail shoe: straight last, rock plate, 10-12mm drop, wide
Folks, I'm in need of some recommendations for trail shoes to accommodate some defective feet. I've been to the New Balance stores, a small running store, and one specialty store without an...

In GEAR » Recommend trail shoe: straight last, rock plate, 10-12mm drop, wide
November 02, 8:04pm

I enjoyed this!
I enjoyed this newsletter and collection of resources. This was a helpful collection of bookmarks to add. Keep this up!

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Light's News Digest: No. 1
October 08, 7:49pm

I enjoyed this photo journal
Thanks for posting this. I quite enjoyed the writeup and the photos. It would have been nice to have been introduced to lightweight backpacking as a youth!

In Editor's Roundtable » Where the Mountains Meet the Sea: Trekking the Olympic Range (Photo Essay)
August 06, 10:33am

Looking for 4-day hike along Presidentials in NH
I'm planning on taking my wife and daughter on a 4-5 day trip to bag as many of the 4k peaks in NH along the Presidential range (plus or minus some miles) in late August. Can anyone recommend c...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Looking for 4-day hike along Presidentials in NH
February 23, 8:22pm

Pack recommendation for the ladies in my life
What UL packs would you recommend I consider for my wife and rather petite daughter? My wife and daughter have now bought into UL principles and are looking to replace their Osprey Aura and Deut...

In GEAR » Pack recommendation for the ladies in my life
February 23, 6:52pm

Down successfully redistributed
With some effort I was able to find a handful of thumb-sized holes at the edges of the baffles and pushed wads of down through, successfully redistributing the down. It was tedious, but the down s...

In GEAR » Down redistribution after washing 0 degree bag
February 16, 7:18pm

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