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Tom Clark (TomClark) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale East Coast
About Me Tom Clark
- Middle aged (if I live to 100) Materials Scientist
- Hiked mostly on Appalachian Trail in TN, NC, VA, PA, NY, & VT. Some memorable trips to Yosemite, The Presidential Range, Moab, Zion, The Superstitions, and portions of the PCT in the Cascades (The Three Sisters).
- Completed the John Muir Trail in 2014 with 14 lbs base
- Started backpacking in 1992, switched to lightweight ~1999.
- Currently using tarp, bivy sack, & quilt.
- Base summer weight ~8-10 lbs.
- Some photos from previous trips www.flickr.com/photos/tomclark1/
CityAllentown
StatePA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/tomclark1/sets/

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All Forum Posts by Tom Clark

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Re: Five Lessons from the John Muir Trail
Tucker, I enjoyed the article. I did the JMT last year, so always enjoy reliving it a bit. Although I've backpacked for ~25 years and have been following BPL since the early days with "A...

In Editor's Roundtable » Five Lessons from the John Muir Trail
August 16, 7:18am

2015 Trail Days — In progress
I made my usual pilgrimage down to Damascus, VA for Trail Days. I used to live inTN, so I've been attending Trail Days for 12-15 years, and it's fun to see what's changed and what'...

In Post-Trip Reports » 2015 Trail Days — In progress
May 25, 10:15am

I'll help you upgrade to that Cuben shelter...WTB: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2
So…anybody ready to upgrade/lightweight to a Cuben MLD/HMG/ZPacks/YAMA shelter, but is having a hard time justifying the cost to their themselves or spouse? I'm looking to buy a Copper S...

In Gear Swap » I'll help you upgrade to that Cuben shelter...WTB: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2
February 01, 7:48am

Re: Re: lake
I saw lots of fish at Purple Lake while doing the JMT last Sept. I left them all for you. Tom

In Fishing » Virginia Lake
January 14, 10:44am

Re: WTB: Fly Creek UL2 Tent
Bump, since I saw (butmissed) this same tent posted a few days after posting my WTB. I thought someone else might want to make some space in their gear closet and get some extra spending cash. ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Fly Creek UL2 Tent
January 04, 5:24pm

Re: Fly Creek UL 2 + Footprint
I'll take it if the previous doesn't work out. Tom

In Gear Swap » Fly Creek UL 2 + Footprint
January 01, 12:26pm

WTB: Fly Creek UL2 Tent
I'm looking for a lightly used Fly Creek UL2 tent for my sister to give to her daughter as a late Christmas present. I saw lots of these on the JMT this past summer and read some good reviews....

In Gear Swap » WTB: Fly Creek UL2 Tent
December 21, 2:09pm

Re: FS: UL and LW Down Jackets - WM, MH, Montbell, Montane (men's med and small)
Nick, The WM Ghost arrived promptly, and looked exactly as you described. Can't wait to get out on the trail with it. Nice doing business with you! Tom

In Gear Swap » FS: UL and LW Down Jackets - WM, MH, Montbell, Montane (men's med and small)
November 15, 5:15am

Re: JMT 2014 8/12-8/25
Jay, I'm late to commenting on this thread since I was getting on the trail in Yosemite just as you were finishing. Great photos...always nice to see it through others' eyes. It would ha...

In Photo Gallery » JMT 2014 8/12-8/25
November 07, 3:11pm

Re: Re:Re: MH Ghost Whisperer Down Hooded and Montane Featherlite remain
Nick, I'm still interested, and just sent another email (with the correct spelling). In the meantime... - Any wear or damage to the jacket? - Is it a pale green (as in photo) or the Fuse ...

In Gear Swap » FS: UL and LW Down Jackets - WM, MH, Montbell, Montane (men's med and small)
November 07, 2:09pm

All Reader Reviews by Tom Clark

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Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
Definitely my favorite pad, and the one which I take most often. I view it as a good compromise in terms of comfort, weight, and volume. It's a luxury, but it allows me to roll from side to side...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 26, 7:09pm

PossumDown Glove Liner Gloves
This is a very soft, warm glove. As the product description states, they have much higher loft than other synthetic liners that I have used. The only problem I experienced was using them one rainy d...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 29, 11:41am

Gossamer Gear Mariposa
This was my first lightweight pack, so it was a fairly big leap for me to carry a pack that used gloves, socks, and balaclava for padding in the hip and shoulder straps. I took this pack on a few ove...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 15, 9:10am