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John Almond (FLRider) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale The Southeast
About Me Bike camper, hammocker, tinkerer.

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The Bag, Not the Filter
It was the bag, not the filter that leaked. I know Geigerrig has a lifetime warranty on their stuff (and I purchased from REI, back before their warranty changes), but I wasn't going to go...

In GEAR » Geigerrig and Sawyer Mini, using inline
October 20, 12:27pm

+1 on "Corner Technique"
The "use the container as a funnel" technique is something I've been doing with my afternoon drink snack/protein recovery drink on longer trips. I prep a double Nido dry milk serving...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Carbohydrate supplement source
October 19, 10:28am

Sort Of...
I tried this with a Geigerrig and a Sawyer In-Line 3-Way (the precursor to the original Squeeze; it's the same filter element, just without some of the attachments). Regular Camelbak quick rel...

In GEAR » Geigerrig and Sawyer Mini, using inline
October 16, 9:17am

YMMV...
Ask twenty folks this question and you're gonna get ten different brands. The general consensus, though, seems to be a good-quality polyester thread. Gutermann Sew-All or Mara 70 is readi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best thread to use for a quilt
October 07, 10:18am

The Ride, Not the Bike
It looks like that will suit just fine for rail trails. I ride a six speed beach cruiser on my trips here in FL, and about the only thing that I would recommend for an heavier bike with wider tire...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » A bikepacking we will go.....
October 06, 3:18pm

Gear
My Starter brand boxer/briefs. They get used every second day for running (I have more than one pair of shoes depending on running surface), on trips for hiking, and occasionally on the bike when ...

In GEAR » What is your most used piece of gear?
October 05, 12:36pm

Poly, not Nylon
Unless you're using an industrial machine, where nylon thread's slick outer coating is a benefit in the fast feeding of thread, go with a moderate thickness good-quality polyester thread. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thread Selection for Silnylon
October 01, 8:08am

Florida...
Being one of the very few idiots dumb enough to go hike during May to August here in FL, nighttime temps range from ~75* F to ~85* F, with most of the variation dependent upon whether a rainstorm h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
September 24, 11:10am

Agreed on Many Points
Having backpacked ~70 miles of the FT (actually, I've covered probably a total of ~300 trail miles, but a lot of it was repeats--mostly in the Ocala region, due to its nice section of trail), I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My Florida Trail Insights
March 20, 6:38am

Re: Density
Delmar asked: Sorry to be dense, John, but: "Adjustable back visor"...? "Neck dam on your hoodless poncho"...? Please elaborate? Anthony was correct about the visor...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rainproof Headgear to go with MYOG PolyCryo Poncho?
March 19, 10:32pm

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