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John Almond (FLRider) - BPL Forum Member

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

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Possibly...
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 opposite...here'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

Where? Anywhere I can go...
Honestly, the wilderness. My plan for this year is to get out for at least a weekend a month and to do a minimum of three longer trips. Doesn't really matter where, as long as physical activi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where are you excited to go in 2015?
January 12, 9:25am

Hot Weather
For truly hot weather backpacking (>80* F all day long, approaching 100* in the sun at hottest), I avoid anything that can melt. Period. No chocolate, no fudge, no potentially non-shelf st...

In GEAR » All black backpacks
January 12, 9:14am

Re: Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
When I was married, my ex-wife didn't like bugs, lack of comfort in sleeping (despite my assurances that I could get gear that would make her comfortable), lack of showers and electricity, or.....

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
January 09, 8:44am

Re: Re: booby traps and mtbr
Robert Blean wrote: I understand the appeal of speed to at least some mountain bikers, but traveling too fast to avoid an obstacle -- possibly a hiker on a multi-use trail -- sounds dangerous an...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
January 08, 10:18am

Re: Re: A Different Approach...
Hrm...interesting. I can use my bare fingers and both the thumb and forefinger of my Smartwool liner gloves through the baggie just fine. When I switch to my pinkie finger on the Smartwool glove,...

In Make Your Own Gear » Touchscreen gloves
December 21, 9:25pm

A Different Approach...
For those of you who haven't yet gotten touchscreen gloves, a regular Ziplock baggie will work to transform normal gloves into touchscreen gloves. The baggie works to waterproof your phone any...

In Make Your Own Gear » Touchscreen gloves
December 21, 6:59am

Re: Why don't manfucaturers list the fill wieght of down jackets?
What they ^ said. Though, personally, if a company declines to give me specs associated with their product, I'd vote with my wallet and go elsewhere while letting their customer service depa...

In GEAR » Why don't manfucaturers list the fill wieght of down jackets?
December 21, 6:53am

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