Explorer Robby

141 reviewer rep
218 forum posts
joined Apr 20, 2008

I am a: 49-year-old male backpacker
Location: Prairieville, LA
Occupation: Mechanical Superintendent
Website: http://www.southernbackpacking.com

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Kayaking

Vitals

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

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.

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
user rating: 4 of 5 Snow Peak Four Piece Titanium Cookware 8/16/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 High Sierra Explorer 55 6/14/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Trekker Chair Kit 4/15/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 Brunton IB Cookset Compact Cookware 3/30/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Brunton Talon Butane Stove 3/30/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Granite Gear Belt Pocket 1/03/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian 1/03/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 Eureka! Horse Creek 20 degree 11/19/2008
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Swiss Gear Hiking Pole 7/26/2008
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Merrell Men's Moab Mid Gore-Tex 7/26/2008
user rating: 4 of 5 Eureka! Cheyenne +40 degree 5/25/2008
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Eureka! Apex 2XT 5/25/2008
user rating: 5 of 5 GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Steel Bowl w/Handle 4/24/2008
user rating: 4 of 5 Magellan (Academy Sports) Mummy Sleeping Pad 4/20/2008

Forum Posts

Urban bivouac'ing during Hurricane Irene -- What gear do you suggest to have on hand for "hunkering down" ?? August 26, 2011
Illegal Campsites August 15, 2011
Watch this video if you are interested in steam baking - Cakes, Muffins, Breads, etc. August 12, 2011
Bushcraft & LNT - Are they at odds with one another? August 12, 2011
Outdoor Retailer: DeLorme InReach offers 2-way messaging August 4, 2011
Why are we so fascinated with "Death by Grizzly" ?? August 1, 2011
Report: Fatal polar bear attack in Norway August 5, 2011
Backcounty Water Just Got More Accessible August 1, 2011
Bandana Coffee & LNT July 29, 2011
Did Earl Shaffer shortcut first Appalachian Trail thru-hike? July 28, 2011
Too HOT to hike ?? July 23, 2011
Students attacked by Grizzly In Alaska July 24, 2011
Saving Fuel and Pot Cozies June 24, 2011
Wyoming Round 1 July 12, 2011
Water filters July 11, 2011
A new wolf pack in Washington July 6, 2011
Brunton Gas Gauge? July 7, 2011
Camping in New York City July 4, 2011
Do you bring your Ipod with you on camping/hiking trips? July 4, 2011
Booze gear. July 2, 2011