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John Abela (JohnAbela) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale www.hikelighter.com
About Me I live in the Redwoods of Northern California. It rains here, a lot, often going 30+ days without it stopping. I love it!

I have migrated from a 35 pound BPW setup to a winter time setup of under 7 pounds, a shoulder season setup of under 5 pounds and a summer time setup of under two pounds. Check out my website http://www.hikelighter.com/ for my gear list and reading my articles, and my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/HikeLighter for videos on SUL and XUL gear and whatnot.
CityEureka
StateCalifornia
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.hikelighter.com/

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All Forum Posts by John Abela

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Re: Anyone use one in the field
Ken T took one on a hike a few weeks back when we did a short overnighter. I only got a few photos of it. We setup camp early to wait around the rain and it ended up rained on us for 11+ hours (4pm...

In GEAR » New MLD SoloMid XL
April 12, 5:12pm

Re: If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
ah this is a great post! first, huge congratz Kevin! I spent three years getting rid of 115 pounds - the goal I set for myself. Now I am trying to lose another 15-20! So, if I could add two...

In GEAR » If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
April 10, 6:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Toray Dermizax NX
The Toray Dermizax NX is some very good fabric. 20k/24hr 40k/m2/24h It is at the top of the industry right now - along with only two or three fabrics side-by-side IIRC. KUIU is also using it fo...

In GEAR » Toray Dermizax NX
April 10, 6:31pm

Re: Xtherm with a WB XLC?
Hey Richard, Are you looking at using the Xtherm simply for R-Value? If so, why lug around all that weight (and the crazy price-tag) and instead go with the AMK Blanket? Same basic principle ...

In Hammocks » Xtherm with a WB XLC?
April 08, 9:03am

Re: Popular (cottage) Backpacks - Spreadsheet Details
Hey all, Huge thanks for all the help and suggestions along the way. I think it is finished up at this point in time. I updated the image on the first post to reflect all of the changes.

In GEAR » Popular (cottage) Backpacks - Spreadsheet Details
April 07, 3:41pm

Re: Re: Spreadsheet
joylesshusband: For about a half of the packs you listed, you show total volume, and for the another half - only the main body volume. Help me out here and let me know where I did this and I ...

In GEAR » Popular (cottage) Backpacks - Spreadsheet Details
April 07, 3:38am

Re: Re: Re: Popular (cottage) Backpacks - Spreadsheet Details
I have updated the main image on the first post to reflect where I have things at at this point. I have added: Stay/Frame Max lb Max kg Euro Pricing (will remain at $1 -> €0.73) ci p...

In GEAR » Popular (cottage) Backpacks - Spreadsheet Details
April 06, 3:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Popular (cottage) Backpacks - Spreadsheet Details
@EJ: the idea of having a field for whether the pack has a stay inside of it is a good idea. I will try to get that in before I go live with the spreadsheet.

In GEAR » Popular (cottage) Backpacks - Spreadsheet Details
April 06, 1:14pm

Re: Cost per ounce.....?
Re: Borah... I think I will leave off the stealth for now. I would probably get all kinds of people whining that it was not available. Re: "cost per ounce"... the whole "cost p...

In GEAR » Popular (cottage) Backpacks - Spreadsheet Details
April 06, 12:24pm

Re: Re: Popular (cottage) Backpacks - Spreadsheet Details
@Alex, "Borah Gear Stealth"... wow, I did not even know Borah Gear made backpacks. Umm, is this the one?? Any info on when/if/willbe on the market?? @Aaron, hey man - hope you are feel...

In GEAR » Popular (cottage) Backpacks - Spreadsheet Details
April 06, 11:32am

All Reader Reviews by John Abela

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Black Rock Gear Hadron

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 02, 6:44pm

ZPacks ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp & HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter
ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp ZPacks HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter h...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 27, 10:34pm

Jetboil Sol Ti
Hello Everybody, I was able to acquire the new Jetboil Sol Ti recently and I have now had a chance to use it in the field - inclu...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 11, 3:00pm