schifferj

REVIEW CORPS

1,076 reviewer rep
15 forum posts
joined Aug 15, 2006

I am a: 72-year-old male backpacker
Location: Spokane, WA
Occupation: Firefighter/paramedic/swift water rescue

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Mountaineering
Geocacheing
Kayaking
Scuba
sailing

Vitals

Height71
Weight160
Torso Length22
Boot/Shoe Size10
Jacket/Shirt SizeM
Pant Size34

I'm 67 years old; I've been backpacking, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, and whitewater paddling, and sea kayaking since I was a 12 year old boyscout.  I live in Washinton state and do most of my backpacking in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, and the Selway Bitterroots. My absolute favorite place on earth is the Enchantment Lakes in the Alpine Lakes.  All in all its quite a selection! I also do a lot of scramble hiking and occasionally venture into mountaineering with forays to the summits of Hood, Adams, Baker, St Helens. Age has necessitated switching to UL gear and I'm working hard to keep my pack weights down to 20-22#.  

My go to gear includes the Gossamer Gear Mariposa or Gorilla Pack, Katabatic Gear Alsek Quilt, Thermarest Neo Air Xlite or Thermarest Neo Air Xtherm, Zamberlan Crosser GTX boots, Six Moon designs Skyscape X tent,  Westcomb Hoody LT, Soto OD1-Rx stove,  Garmin Oregon 600T GPS,  Darn Tuff Socks.  

I don't buy anything without reading every review available prior to making a purchase and thus am highly appreciative of Trailspace.com and look forward to all the reviews available here.  

Gear Reviews (38)

user rating: 5 of 5 Katadyn BeFree 0.6L 6/09/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Anon M3 Goggle 4/03/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Smith Men's Vantage Helmet 2/02/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Petzl Leopard FL 11/29/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Brooks-Range Lt Breeze Jacket 9/23/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Salewa Men's Wildfire Pro 6/09/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Montane Shark Ultra Tee 7/30/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion 4/21/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 Westcomb Focus LT Hoody 1/08/2014
user rating: 3 of 5 Klymit Air Beam 10/25/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Mammut Men's Courmayeur Pants 10/17/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Katabatic Gear Alsek 7/13/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Fitbit One 1/17/2013
user rating: 5 of 5 Soto Muka 11/03/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 CamelBak All Clear 4/16/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 Hilleberg Akto 4/15/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 NRS MaverIK II 4/15/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit 4/15/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 NRS Maverick Glove 4/15/2012
user rating: 5 of 5 ACR ResQLink 8/02/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 SureFire Minimus 6/24/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 Filson Cover Cloth Crushable Packer Hat 6/24/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus 6/23/2011
user rating: 5 of 5 Zamberlan Men's 760 Steep GT 9/16/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Katadyn Hiker PRO 7/23/2010
user rating: 5 of 5 Zamberlan 740 Steep GT 5/27/2010
user rating: 0 of 5 Vargo Decagon 5/22/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Marmot Lithium 10/31/2007
user rating: 5 of 5 Marmot Helium EQ 10/31/2007
user rating: 5 of 5 REI Peak UL Carbon Compact 10/31/2007
user rating: 5 of 5 SteriPEN Adventurer 10/31/2007
user rating: 5 of 5 Brunton Com-Pro Pocket Transit 10/06/2006
user rating: 5 of 5 Jetboil Personal Cooking System (PCS) 10/06/2006
user rating: 5 of 5 REI Peak UL Compact 10/06/2006
user rating: 5 of 5 Atlas 12 Series 10/06/2006
user rating: 5 of 5 Marmot Men's Helium 10/06/2006
user rating: 1 of 5 Katadyn Exstream Bottle Purifier 8/15/2006
user rating: 5 of 5 Lowa Civetta GTX Extreme 8/15/2006

Forum Posts

Where'd You Get That Gear? Identifying Incentivized Reviews October 3, 2018
Trekking Poles: Do you really need them? September 21, 2017
Paria Outdoor Products Thermodown 15 Degree Down Sleeping Quilt June 7, 2017
Mt. Rainier--My first mountaineering experience September 29, 2015
Icicle Ridge, mostly pictures with narration May 6, 2014
ACR ResQLink is world's smallest personal locator beacon August 5, 2011
from tent to tarp February 11, 2010