Greg Rasar

Greg Rasar

The trails,camprounds,lakes,and mountain areas in Washington State and occasional trips to Idaho,Montana,and British Columbia and Alberta,Canada

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Gregory's Passions

Camping
Backpacking
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Alpine Skiing

Gregory's Bio

Now married and 56 years old,I grew up in the rural Puget Sound area of Western Washington(State)on a family-owned dairy farm. My spare time was spent in the outdoors away from the farm exploring the nearby hills and trails,weekend hunting and fishing trips (during open seasons),and hiking and backpacking outings with my schoolmates and fellow scouting friends (Cub Scouting and then Boy Scouts).Back in the day,someone's parents would drop us off on a Friday afternoon and would pick us up at the trail head late Sunday afternoon. We learned by trial and error in the 60's and 70's (before the hi-tech age) what gear worked best for us. Most of our gear was heavy,bulky,and not very comfortable to carry.

After raising our kids,my wife and I look forward to,and cherish our time together in the outdoors. Due to work obligations, (Deputy Sheriff patrolling the backcountry in our local national forests...best job I've ever had!!!) the time I have available to enjoy the outdoors away from work is limited though.

Working in the backcountry requires that I have the appropriate seasonal equipment in my vehicle and on hand for whatever situations that I might encounter.I love the opportunities for extended, multi-day backpacks,camping,fishing and hunting trips in the spring and fall.Good quality equipment makes those outings all the more enjoyable as well.

Greg Rasar

Greg Rasar wrote a review of on February 9, 2012

5 5

The micro-weight top and bottoms are perfect for on-the-go,stop and go activity,or when you're in and out of a vehicle in moderately cool (25*F) or warmer weather. Keeps you warm and wicks moisture away from your body like a sponge into your outer layers or into the environment when worn as an outer layer.

Launders quickly and easily by hand and lay flat to dry or on delicate cold water cycle in the washer with air dry in the dryer.

Comfortable,no-itch wear.

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Greg Rasar

Greg Rasar wrote a review of on February 9, 2012

5 5

I bought a pair of these bibs in 2005 to be worn as a do-it-all outer layer for wear in the mountains while performing law enforcement duties,including crawling over rocks,through brush,over and under vehicles while winching people back up onto the roads after they had slid off in the snow. I bought them larger that needed to allow for wearing mid-layers as needed depending on how warm or cold it was,and still allow me to wear by body armor inside to keep it dry. The full length chest to lower back
waterproof zippers come in handy for when nature calls...I don't even have to remove my gun-belt from around my waist.The side zippers from hip to ankles make it easy to allow for built up heat to escape and to stay cool inside my patrol vehicle. The elastic cinch-cords afford a quick and easy means to snug the pant legs tight around the ankles of your boots when in deep snow or when on snowshoes,skis,or crampons.With the small grommets on both the inside and outside lower edges of the legs,attach a piece of elastic cord to go under the arch of your boots,and you are as close as you can get to a gaiter.They're going on seven years of full-time winter use,and they look almost new. Clean and waterproof them with Nikwax or similar products designed for gore-tex as needed, and they will as warranted,last a lifetime.

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Greg Rasar wrote a review of on February 9, 2012

5 5

I bought this tent for car-camping last fall,and the first time out with it,my wife and I set it up expecting high winds and afternoon thunderstorms that are customary on the east side of the Cascade Mountains in the Lake Chelan area here in Washington State in September. We staked it out with lines attached to the rain fly,and the weather did not disappoint us with 50 mph winds and pouring rain. The fly didn't even sag or slap on the tent in the wind-blown down-pour. There's plenty of netting on the tent for good ventilation and there was no sign of any moisture inside the tent..it was all outside where it belonged. The quality of the fabric,waterproofing,and beefy, shock-corded aluminum poles that attach to the fly with clips and foot-grommets,was top quality and bomb-proof.With two cots there's lots of storage space under the cots and a table between them. With lots of side-pockets and a spacious gear-loft that will easily support a full-sized L.E.D. lantern from the loft,the Limestone-6 with it's two spacious vestibule areas to stash extra gear and keep it dry,is a great place to get out of the elements if you need to. It's rock-solid and bone-dry!!!

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