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Will Rietveld (WilliWabbit) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southwest Colorado
About Me Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
CityDurango
StateColorado
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://home.bresnan.net/~swultralight/

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All Forum Posts by Will Rietveld

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Re: New GSI canister stoves?
Hi Brad, the new GSI Pinnacle canister fuel stoves and windscreens are covered in another OR coverage article I wrote for the Gossamer Gear Blog. Go to http://gossamergear.com/wp/coverage-summer-20...

In Editor's Roundtable » Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015 Wrap-Up
August 19, 6:35pm

Re: FS: MLD Prophet Backack, size L
Price reduced to $100 shipped (US only).

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Prophet Backack, size L
June 06, 6:06am

FS: MLD Prophet Backack, size L
This is an original 2006 model made of Silnylon (not Dyneema). Volume is 2600 ci, color is green and black. Has mesh Kango pocket on the front and elastic water bottle holder on shoulder strap. Wei...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Prophet Backack, size L
May 23, 6:38pm

FS: ZPacks Dyneema X 26 Backpack, size Large--SOLD!
Volume is 26 liters. Torso length is 20.5 inches. Extras include mesh top side pocket, middle side strap, dyneema belt pouches, 20" carbon fiber stays, and Dyneema sleeping pad sleeves. Total ...

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Dyneema X 26 Backpack, size Large
March 09, 10:38am

FS: GoLite Pinnacle Backpack, Size Large--SOLD
Pack was used only a few times, in like-new condition. Color is Red. Size Lare is 72 liters (4500 cubic inches). MSRP was $149, sell for $100 plus shipping. email me direct at willi_wabbit at br...

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Pinnacle Backpack, Size Large
March 09, 10:30am

FS: Seal Skinz Chillblocker Socks, Large--SOLD!
Socks are new. Have a fleece lining for extra warmth. This is the older style. Sell for $25 plus shipping. No PMs please; contact me direct at willi_wabbit at bresnan dot net.

In Gear Swap » FS: Seal Skinz Chillblocker Socks, Large
March 03, 11:47am

FS: Seal Skinz Over the Calf Waterproof Socks, Large - SOLD
Socks are size Large and 15 inches tall. New. This is the older model. New model sells for about $58, sell these for $25 plus shipping. No PMs please; email me direct at willi_wabbit at bresnsn ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Seal Skinz Over the Calf Waterproof Socks, Large
March 03, 11:39am

FS: Integral Designs Vapor Barrier Socks, L and XL--XL is SOLD, L still available
I have 2 pairs of these VB socks for sale, both new. One is size L and the other is XL. These are very LW and can be used as a regular VP in cold weather to keep moisture from entering the lining o...

In Gear Swap » FS: Integral Designs Vapor Barrier Socks, L and XL
March 03, 11:13am

FS: Backpacking Light Firelight SUL-900 Titanium Cook Pot--SOLD!
Pot with lid is brand new, unused. 900 ml capacity with volume markings on the outside. Weight is 3.09 ounces. More info here:http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/firelite-sul-9...

In Gear Swap » FS: Backpacking Light Firelight SUL-900 Titanium Cook Pot
March 03, 10:51am

Terra Nova Cuben Fiber 1P tent still available, reduced to $475
A roomy 1P double wall tent weighing just a pound. MSRP is $700.

In Gear Swap » FS: Terra-Nova Laser Ultra 1 Double Wall Cuben Fiber Tent, 20 oz
March 02, 11:42am

All Reader Reviews by Will Rietveld

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Integral Designs eVENT Shortie Gaiters
I have used these gaiters a lot and really like them. I don't mind their zipperless/Velcroless design, its lighter and simpler. I have size L. For me, they fit very well over mid or full height boo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 23, 8:09am

Six Moon Designs Comet
The new Comet backpack has removeable aluminum stays which allow it to be used as either a frameless or internal frame pack. Without stays it weighs 22 oz and with stays it weighs 27 oz. The Comet ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 7:50pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
I just got this book and its superb! As I paged through the book, I kept saying yes, right on, perfect, exactly! Don presents the UL gospel clearly and concisely, and the illustrations by Mike Clellan...

In Books and Media
August 03, 7:36pm

Gossamer Gear Fire-fly
The Fire-fly is a real lightweight stove made by mo-go-gear and sold by Gossamer Gear. The whole kit weighs 1.5 ounces and includes the burner, pot stand, windscreen, and heat reflector. The open j...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 03, 7:24pm