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John Almond (FLRider) - BPL Forum Member

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

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Scale and Food
A lot of good advice here. I will second getting a ~$20 gram-accurate scale from your local Wal Mart equivalent. A lot of what you currently have listed are guesses; truly knowing what stuff we...

In Gear Lists » Gear for the JMT?
March 04, 9:25am

Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics has it. Hope it helps!

In Make Your Own Gear » Where to buy 6.0 oz Apex?
March 03, 5:05pm

...I would keep the 20* top and purchase a 20* bottom. If you already carry a sit pad on your trips (many folks use them as a "virtual" frame for their frameless packs, especially among ...

In Hammocks » Quilt combination questions! HELP!
February 19, 9:13am

Re: New member gear list - Solo / Rainy / cold
Gonna take this in stages. Free Gear Changes: Leave these items behind: 1 x Wool Socks (I'm assuming that you wore one pair and carried two; you only need to carry one extra pair, if e...

In Gear Lists » New member gear list - Solo / Rainy / cold
February 18, 10:03am

Sweaty Dude
Yep, that's me. No matter the temperature (20* to 102* so far), I sweat with a pack on. No matter the clothing. So, my clothing systems aren't about keeping dry during the day; they...

In GEAR » Layering System for Those Who Sweat a Lot????
February 18, 8:45am

Sleep Clothing
Note that, if you're an heavy sweater while moving (I am) or if the weather is particularly damp, your hiking clothes are going to be damp when you go to bed. This makes you colder during the ...

In GEAR » One-piece jumpsuit for sleeping bag protection
February 03, 9:23pm

A profile map for the trail (whether you go north/south/west/east is irrelevant; it's the total distance covered and elevation gained/lost), a watch, and knowledge of my personal caloric expend...

In GEAR » What do you use to keep track of distance travelled/steps taken/calories burned on a thru hike?
February 02, 3:54pm

For me, yes, one of those lightweight sewn-through down jackets (I've been using a JC Penny Puffer that I found in a thrift store) is warm enough at freezing with a lightweight mid fleece layer...

In Gear Lists » Help with 3 season clothing system
January 29, 1:07pm

I'm doing the's why...
For the last few years, I've been cooking and dehydrating perhaps 1/2 to 2/3s of my trail meals (and the ones that weren't home-made were still individually portioned). I'm currently t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Long term dehydration prep for a PCT thruhike
January 26, 10:08am

I grew up in Suburbia, but a bike saved me...
I did Cub Scouts when I was really young. We "camped" twice (three times?), once a year in some cabins on Mother's Day weekend (Mom was not a fan of the scheduling, as it was Dad who...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How much did childhood experiences influence your interest in backpacking.
January 12, 9:34am

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