Tyler Perkins

Tyler Perkins

Midwest; Hiking, Climbing, Backpacking, Adventuring, Overland Vehicle Trips

Tyler Perkins's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Climbing

Tyler Perkins's Bio

Just a country boy out of Illinois, I'm a Junior in high school. Most of my outdoor trips are from the weekly trips our highschool outdoor club has, and I've been camping since I was really young. I normally rock my awesome Kifaru pack (www.kifaru.net) along with my assortment of Mountain Hardwear, 5.11 tactical (www.511tactical.com) and North Face gear.

I've Been To: Yellowstone, Big Horn Mountains, Rocky Mountains, Black Hills, Badlands, Ozarks, Boundry Waters, North Woods, Many Illinois Parks

States: Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, Arkansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Mississippi and Washington. All by vehicle except for Washington State

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Tyler Perkins wrote a question about on July 19, 2011

I'm looking for something to bridge the gap between my Arc'Teryx Atom LT and my Beta AR for spring and fall seasons. I'd like it to be fairly water resistant, but it doesnt have to be too warm (ex, dont really want a fleece). This seems to be a good match, but does anyone have other suggestions?

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Tyler Perkins wrote a review of on February 15, 2011

4 5

First, I'll mention that I happened to get two pairs of these for about $20 apeice, which is a steal. I really like them as a mix between an everyday wear item and a rough-and-tough outdoor pant. They're very comfortable, and made of cotton canvas, double layered in spots (Description isnt too accurate), and very articulate. They're almost like wearing jeans, except they're gusseted and articulated, and come in different colors. Now, at least for the pair I have, the description is also off when talking about the pockets. Mine have two rear flap pockets, two front pockets (one with a quarter pocket), and one on the back of the right thigh that is good for a cell phone, pocket knife, leatherman. Be careful with that pocket though, as there is no flap or closure to secure it, but I dont think it would be a big problem.

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Tyler Perkins wrote a review of on September 13, 2010

4 5

Just got then today, been wearing them this afternoon; I really like the feel, they also have a great number of pockets. The zippers for the short zips are small, and can get caught somewhat easily, but most all covertible pants are like that, and it's only a minor inconvience since you are only zipping them on/off a couple times every day at most. For the money though, they are a great choice, cant beat the price for the ones on sale. I bought this primarily for canoing/kayaking, wearing stoic boxers underneath, they are very comfortable and quick drying. I'll update the review after my trip next weekend.

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Tyler Perkins wrote a review of on September 2, 2010

5 5

I love it. Contrary to some, I prefer it's smaller size, at least for backpacking. It is small enough you could use it over a stove if you are careful, but not big enough to be a nusiance. I dont plan on eating a huge meal with like ten servings on my plate. It is extremley lightweight yet durable. I love the narrow sides, i hated carrying my other steel high-sided plate/frying pan. This easily slides in the side pocket of my Kifaru along with annodized aluminum fork/spoon/knife and my PocketRocket and fuel in a little nylon bag. Great setup, and is also good for cooking over coals with, albeit not as good as a dedicated pan. Just make sure you find a way to take it out of the fire, as you dont want to with your hands.

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Tyler Perkins wrote a review of on August 31, 2010

5 5

I love this little stove. It's lightweight, compact, and works great. I usually use it for heating water in my Snow Peak titanium cup/mug, and it's a great combo. It also has some modifications you can make/buy for it such as windscreens along with, suprisngly, a remote canister line so it becomes a lot more stable. It also works GREAT for heating up food in cans. The lip of the can (normal soup can type) fits right in the grooves in the supports. For the sheer minimal weight, this rides in my truck's bail out bag, along with a fuel canister for heating water for food and dehydrated meals.

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