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176 reviewer rep
7 forum posts
joined Mar 3, 2013

I am a: 58-year-old hiker
Location: California
Occupation: Technologist




Torso Length22
Boot/Shoe Size10.5
Jacket/Shirt SizeXL

I have never backpacked and don't really have much gear.  I like to hike and have no problem with strenuous and challenging hikes.  Not that I am good at them and I certainly do complain along the way.  I rely on my friends a lot and am lucky to have a few I can completely rely on when I am having some problems on a hike (which has been known to happen).

This August, 2013, I am planning a 9 day backpacking trip in the Sierras with an epic finish of a Summit Mount Whitney.  There will be a lot of firsts on this trip and expect it to be pretty exciting.   I am gearing up now and will be able to review lots of things after.

I walk about 6 miles a day and hike 10 - 15 on the weekends.  I like to make beer and experiences many, many different beers. 

I am very computer and technology savvy.  I like to make slow things go faster to do more.

Gear Reviews (9)

user rating: 5 of 5 Solarrific Solar/ Handcrank LED Flashlight Keychain 8/25/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 The North Face Phoenix 2 8/25/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Cocoon Air-Core Ultralight 8/25/2013
user rating: 2.5 of 5 Snow Peak GigaPower Auto 8/06/2013
user rating: 4 of 5 Eddie Bauer Hiking Pole 7/07/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Kelty Coyote 80 7/07/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Wenger Swiss Army Anchorage Mid 6/26/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 PowerSox Merino Wool Medium Cushion 6/26/2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Alite Monarch Chair 3/03/2013


jomebrew has started 3 forum threads (including 1 trip report) and participated in 5 discussions. View all »