1,061 reviewer rep
15 forum posts
joined Aug 15, 2006

Full Name: private
72-year-old male backpacker
Spokane, WA
Occupation: Firefighter/paramedic/swift water rescue
Email: private

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

Forum Posts (15)

Re: Where'd You Get That Gear? Identifying Incentivized Reviews October 4, 2018
Re: Trekking Poles: Do you really need them? October 1, 2017
Re: Paria Outdoor Products Thermodown 15 Degree Down Sleeping Quilt June 8, 2017
Re: Mt. Rainier--My first mountaineering experience October 1, 2015
Re: Icicle Ridge, mostly pictures with narration May 8, 2014


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 and look forward to all the reviews available here.  




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