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Re: Top layering early Sept JMT thru hike
Roger, You are going to be in for one great adventure! I did the JMT in 2011 in August/Sept over 15 days. The coldest that we had was maybe 28 degrees F on one or two of the total nights. ...

In GEAR » Top layering early Sept JMT thru hike
December 08, 6:20pm

Re: Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review WITH ADS!
Christopher, Awesome....I think that I am in love! :) Yeah, not really something that should be on BPL, but pretty funny. Tony

In Editor's Roundtable » Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review
December 04, 11:08am

Re: Re: Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review WITH ADS!
What did I miss? A woman named Lucy who is into cuben fiber lingerie and love backpacking AND wants to be my sugar momma to buy me MORE ultralight gear in exchange for my "company".......

In Editor's Roundtable » Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review
December 03, 10:33am

Random Thought: Solo Hammock as a Tarp for Bivy?
Duel use or a bad idea? Was thinking how nice one of those light weight 6-8 oz hammocks for lounging around in the daytime might be put to use for double duty at night as a tarp. I have no ex...

In GEAR » Random Thought: Solo Hammock as a Tarp for Bivy?
November 25, 3:38pm

Re: Don't forget gear for the house.
Ken, Please stick around and don't die.....lots more backpacking trips for you to take and share with others. Glad you are okay. Scary stuff for sure. Or are you trying to cash in y...

In GEAR » Don't forget gear for the house.
November 24, 2:00pm

Re: Cool
Gordon and to everyone else, Thanks for the kind words. Sorry that I have not done more work on this....I do have a lot more photos have been edited. I just need to make the time to post t...

In Photo Gallery » Trinity Alps: Caribou Lake
November 17, 12:48pm

Re: California GGG #7 - Jan 29 to Feb 1, 2015
David, Glad to see that someone is taking this on. If you need advice, I am sure that Ken can talk to you and give you pointers. He probably has emails for the manufactures. Below is so...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » California GGG #7 - Jan 29 to Feb 1, 2015
November 06, 8:06pm

Re: Sawyer Mini versus LifeStraw
LifeStraw: http://www.buylifestraw.com/products/lifestraw-personal Sawyer Mini: http://sawyer.com/products/sawyer-mini-filter/ The main difference between the two is the pore size for filte...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini versus LifeStraw
October 31, 2:46pm

Re: Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness
Thanks for sharing your photos....great looking trip. Though, I admit that the sight of any snow makes me nervous because my skills with a compass are pretty bad to almost non existent. Jacob...

In Post-Trip Reports » Iceland Lake, Emigrant Wilderness
October 27, 3:22pm

Re: Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 2
Anyone have any thoughts or experience with the 8 oz hammock??? Sounds intriguing for a bit of campsite luxury. Tony

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 2
October 23, 1:42pm

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm