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Bruce Lewis (blewis) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern California
About Me I'm 57 and started backpacking 10 years ago. Started with a big Dana Terraplane and nearly 40 pounds of stuff. Hated every step with all that weight. So, I read Ray Jardine's book and decided to go light. Earlier this year, I launched my blog, to share my 10 years of getting light experience. As I read the forums here, I realize that in some ways, many people are light years ahead of me. But hey, if life isn't about learning, what is it about?
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A Lot of Gadgets, but Comfort, too
Craig is carrying a lot of weight at 26 pounds for a single overnight. I think he could shed another 5 pounds easily. But his choices all make sense and do fit in the realm of light backpacking. At...

In Editor's Roundtable » Why I Go Light
August 08, 11:03pm

Re: Sub 2-lb October Hike
I'm looking for "best lists" for three season backpackers that I can publish on my blog Any contributions will be appreciated. My email is Th...

In Gear Lists » Sub 2-lb October Hike
November 16, 5:16pm

I recently ordered the new 2nd generation Apple iPod Shuffle, .55 ounces and holds 240 songs -- my blog post at http:/ I'm looking for feedback on this and if anyone has though...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » iPod
November 08, 10:48pm

Re: FireLite tablets
I've been reading this claim from manufacturers and others who swear these leave no black residue. Well, I know better from field experience. But just to make sure, I did a kitchen test and posted ...

In GEAR » FireLite tablets
November 02, 11:53am

Holiday Gear Suggestions Wanted
Hi All, I write the blog and have posted an item asking readers to give me their suggestions for the best lightweight or ultralight as christmas presents. My wife asks me ev...

In GEAR » Holiday Gear Suggestions Wanted
November 02, 11:46am

Re: Ultralight water filter / Is no treatment an option?
The 3.7 ounce SteriPen (6-8 oz with batteries) uses ultraviolet light to kill virus, everything. It cleans 16 ounces of water in 48 seconds. You can read my review here

In GEAR » Ultralight water filter / Is no treatement an option?
August 31, 11:28pm

Re: Esbit?
The Esbit is a good alternative. I own the Brasslite Turbo II D alcohol and the Esbit. They are both equally light. But what adds the weight is the fuel. The alcohol stoves can be adjusted t...

In GEAR » Replacing My Jetboil W/ Alcohol
August 28, 10:41pm

Re: Replacing My Jetboil W/ Alcohol
I have a Brasslite Turbo II-D with custom extensions. Visit for details. But I offer one caveat: it gets pretty hot on the bottom, so be sure you put some insulation between it...

In GEAR » Replacing My Jetboil W/ Alcohol
August 28, 10:34pm

Your wife's message
Larry, It's pretty clear she is worried about you going out alone...that you may not come back and is expressing it in a weird way. Just ask her what's up and if that's the worry, get a backpac...

In Philosophy & Technique » So everytime I go on a solo trip...
August 28, 10:22pm

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