Explorer Robby

141 reviewer rep
218 forum posts
joined Apr 20, 2008

Full Name: private
49-year-old male backpacker
Prairieville, LA
Occupation: Mechanical Superintendent
Website: http://www.southernbackpacking.com
Email: private

Gear Reviews (24)

user rating: 4.5 of 5 Native Watercraft Ultimate 14.5 Solo 8/28/2012
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Seattle Sports Pocket Bucket 4/25/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 3/12/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Men's Phantom 32° 3/12/2011
user rating: 4 of 5 MSR Folding Spoon 11/15/2010
user rating: 2 of 5 Katadyn Vario Microfilter 8/29/2010
user rating: 2.5 of 5 Columbia River Zilla-Tool Jr. 8/10/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo 5/23/2010
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Women's Phantom 15° 5/23/2010
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Brunton Aluminum Water Bottle 10/11/2009

Forum Posts (218)

Re: Urban bivouac'ing during Hurricane Irene -- What gear do you suggest to have on hand for "hunkering down" ?? August 27, 2011
Re: Watch this video if you are interested in steam baking - Cakes, Muffins, Breads, etc. August 20, 2011
Re: Watch this video if you are interested in steam baking - Cakes, Muffins, Breads, etc. August 19, 2011
Re: Illegal Campsites August 16, 2011
Re: Illegal Campsites August 16, 2011

About

From MS, live in LA. We regularly backpack LA, MS and AL (at least 2 weekends per month). Also have several trips planned each year to other states. I do some solo backpacking, but more often my wife is with me. We have a group of friends (mostly from other Southern states) that we plan several trips per year with.

I have 4 children, 2 of which (the younger ones with no choice) sometimes backpack with us.

My style of backpacking is light (not ultra-lite) but comfortable. When solo, I shoot for big miles each day, much lower when with others.

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Kayaking

Vitals

Height5' 8"
Weight165
Torso Length18"
Boot/Shoe Size8
Jacket/Shirt SizeMedium
Pant Size32X32