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300winmag

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1,260 reviewer rep
756 forum posts
joined Nov 21, 2007

I am a: 77-year-old backpacker
Location: Henderson, NV
Occupation: Retired Teacher/Ski Patroller

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Backcountry skiing
Canoeing
Sea kayaking

Vitals

Height5' 10"
Weight180
Torso Lengthforgot
Boot/Shoe Size11 1/2 D
Jacket/Shirt SizeLarge (42- 44)
Pant SizeMedium (33W. 31 Inseam)

I've backpacked since I was a Boy Scout in the '50s. In earlier days (70s thru the 90s) I was a canoe racer, instructor, and wilderness paddler. Then I got into sea kayaking where speed and big waves hooked me.

Now that I've retired from teaching I live in Las Vegas. I'm backpacking all over the mountain west. Also I've gotten back into backcountry skiing. For 10 years in Erie, Pennsylvania I was a Nordic petroller. Even got to patrol the '80 Olympics at Lake Placid and be an Army ROTC cadet winter survival instructor. Now I've joined the Las vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort Mountain Patrol as an alpine patroller. "It's a great life if ya don't weaken."

Gear Reviews (52)

user rating: 5 of 5 Fire Maple Blade 2 7/15/2020
user rating: 5 of 5 Tarptent Notch Li 6/27/2020
user rating: 4 of 5 Eddie Bauer First Ascent Peak XV Parka 12/27/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Hooded Jacket 12/21/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Helle GT 10/09/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Council Tool 2# Wood-Craft Pack Axe 10/02/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Eddie Bauer First Ascent Peak XV Down Jacket 5/01/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 REI Flash Insulated Air Pad 10/14/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Merrell Moab Mid Waterproof 2/09/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Sole Thin Sport Moldable Footbed 5/31/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 REI Quarter-Zip Fleece Pullover 5/25/2017
user rating: 3 of 5 G3 Expedition Skins 3/14/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Sea to Summit Delta Insul-Mug 2/27/2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fiber Quick Lock Trekking Poles Cork Grip 2/02/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Mummy -20° 1/05/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Dachstein 4 Ply Boiled Wool Alpine Mittens 12/15/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Eddie Bauer Downlight StormDown Vest 11/27/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Duluth Fleece-Lined Dry on the Fly Cargo Pants 11/25/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 MSR WhisperLite Universal 11/09/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Merrell Moab Mid Gore-Tex 9/22/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Platypus Platy Bottle 8/07/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Eddyline Sea Star 3/07/2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Osprey Exos 58 1/28/2015
user rating: 4 of 5 Open Country 3 Cup Hard Anodized Pot 1/26/2015
user rating: 3 of 5 Eddie Bauer Kara Koram 0 12/21/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Tarptent Scarp 2 10/16/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Tarptent Moment DW 6/17/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri (update) 6/15/2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Hilleberg Akto 4/23/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Western Mountaineering MegaLite 3/27/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 Trail Designs 12-10 Alcohol Stove 12/17/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Trail Designs Gram Cracker 7/07/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri 3/11/2012
user rating: 2 of 5 SnowClaw Guide 10/31/2011
user rating: 3 of 5 Lowe Alpine Attack MX 42+10 10/16/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 MSR Lightning Ascent 10/05/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 REI Kimtah Jacket 9/15/2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Sweater 11/17/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Princeton Tec Scout 8/31/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Brunton Flex Foldable Canister Stove 4/13/2010
user rating: 3 of 5 REI Sololite 2/27/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Tarptent Moment 12/16/2009
user rating: 3 of 5 Vargo Triad XE 6/16/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Jetboil 1.5L Cooking Pot 4/29/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 Vargo Titanium Jet-ti Stove 4/29/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 MSR DragonFly 4/29/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Cabela's Rainy River Parka with Gore-tex PacLite 10/30/2008
user rating: 2.5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32° 10/05/2008
user rating: 5 of 5 SteriPEN Adventurer 10/04/2008
user rating: 4.5 of 5 REI Cruise UL 60 10/04/2008
user rating: 4 of 5 Garmin Colorado 300 10/04/2008
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Asnes Combi Combat 11/21/2007

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