57 reviewer rep
87 forum posts
joined Oct 26, 2018

I am a: 53-year-old dharma bum
Location: Portland, OR
Occupation: IT


Extreme Wandering
Zombie Apocalypse Preparation


Weight195lbs (14st)
Torso LengthI can never measure this correctly. Call it "average".
Boot/Shoe Size11 Wide
Jacket/Shirt SizeXL
Pant SizeL - XL

I lived as a wilderness hobo for a decade, and derive much of my gear sensibilities from that lifestyle. During that period I slept in the great outdoors about 300 nights per year, worked as a treeplanter each spring in migrant camps, hopped freight trains, hitchhiked, and mostly walked up and down North America.

You're as likely to find me napping trailside as you are to meet me scaling a 5.6 wall wearing my external frame pack, just to get to that one meadow.

Gear Reviews (1)

user rating: 4 of 5 Nooz Optics Rectangular Reading Glasses 12/05/2018

Forum Posts

non-gore tex waterproof/breathable solutions December 10, 2019
Down jacket selection December 6, 2019
The Nth Degree of SUL Gear - is it for you? July 26, 2019
what's your favorite reasonably robust hiking boot? September 27, 2019
Puffy Jacket Alternatives? September 25, 2019
Climbing in Colorado May 13, 2019
Spring in PNW May 9, 2019
Vest April 25, 2019
Dyneema tent reviews NEEDED April 6, 2019
Mojave and the Navajo Reservation March 26, 2019
Candles in an igloo? February 4, 2019
Balaclava help March 4, 2019
Walking sticks for self defense. March 2, 2019
Large or X Large Down Parka? February 27, 2019
What is a National park? February 12, 2019
Winter backpack February 9, 2019
Pot size February 2, 2019
Looking to other sports for gear. January 23, 2019
Inner tree bark emergency food January 22, 2019
Trekking Pole Recommendation For ... January 19, 2019