jboothmtnbkr

721 reviewer rep
14 forum posts
joined Aug 17, 2005

Full Name: private
53-year-old male backpacker
Colorado
Occupation: Technical Sales
Email: private

About

I grew up in the Piedmont area of GA in a small farming town of about 3000 people.  My dad was a forester/hunter/fisherman and I formed my love for being in the outdoors from him.  We'd spend many hours per year in the woods and I ended up going to college to obtain a forestry degree too.  I decided not to pursue that as my career but my love for the woods never waned.  As a teenager, my friends and I would go on multi-day canoe/camping trips during college breaks or go out to one of my friends land on the Ogeechee River and camp for the weekend so we could hunt or fish.

I moved to CO in the mid-90's and quickly adapted to the Colorado lifestyle.  I had taken a bit of a hiatus from the extended outdoors while living in DC and St Louis but once we were in Colorado, the urge rekindled.  For the last 20 years we've camped all around CO and have made some longer excursions to Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, etc.  At some point I plan to go camp in New Mexico since it is one of my final three states to visit.

Primary gear that I use:

  • Mountainsmith Circuit 3.0
  • REI Andora 10 degree down bag
  • Kelty Recluse 2.5i sleeping pad
  • Thermarest pillow
  • Kelty Gunnison 1.1 solo tent w/footprint
  • UST B.A.S.E. tarp
  • assortment of Sea to Summit, OR and Granite Gear stuff sacks (some with compression straps, some waterproof)
  • Coronel Tapiocca hiking poles
  • Primus EtaPackLite kit (1.5L pot)
  • Primus Express Stove with 2.1L Primus pot
  • Gerber Big Rock fixed blade knife
  • Mora Light My Fire fixed blade knife
  • GSI nesting bowl and mug kit
  • Stoic Ti long handled spoon
  • Steripen Classic water purifier
  • Uco Candle Lantern (2 of these)
  • Eddie Bauer hand crank/sun chargeable personal sized LED lantern
  • Nite Ize BugLit (small insect looking LED light for attaching to anything)
  • Silva compass
  • Garmin etrex Vista C handheld GPS

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Fishing

Vitals

Height6'3"
Weight208
Torso Length19.5
Boot/Shoe Size11.5
Jacket/Shirt SizeL
Pant Size36" x 34"