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Brian Doble (brian79) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale New England
About Me 2003 AT
2005 LT
2008 AT yo-yo 181 days; 75 day sobo - 4 lb base
2009 PCT - sub 5 lb base
2010 CDT
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StateME
CountryUSA

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I like turtles
"Perhaps some customers are overly simplistic about their gear requirements..."

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter / Expedition Pack Review
January 11, 3:26pm

Back in the Day
This is before my first overnight /thru-hike on the AT in 2003: 50+ pack weight. So young and innocent. I cut that down to around 20 by Katahdin, then around 10 after BPL on my next thru in 2008.

In Photo Gallery » Back in the Day
February 19, 3:00pm

Find the "right pace"
Quote from Scott Williamson (Michelle is his wife): I have found out that hiking someone else’s pace, which is significantly different from my normal pace, actually tires me out more than if I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training for a speed hike.
January 29, 6:16am

Great article!
Going light in the Whites certainly isn't the norm, especially during the winter. You wouldn't believe the looks Jim and I got from other hikers! It was the shoes, and possibly the tights. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » My UL Frenzy: Twenty-Five Weekends of Backpacking in the White Mountains and Beyond
April 30, 9:52am

Let's get serious and discuss hiking.
I'm planning on doing the PCT with a 3 pound base weight, including my gameboy and a dozen games, one of which is Donkey Kong. Just wondering if BPL will be offering lessons during future Wilde...

In Editor's Roundtable » FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BACKPACKING LIGHT SEEKS PARTNERSHIP WITH OHV/ORV COMMUNITY TO PROMOTE MULTI-USE HARMONY IN AMERICAN WILDERNESS
April 01, 3:05pm

Gandhi had TWO pairs of sandals??
Jeesh, how many pairs of shoes does a man need?

In Editor's Roundtable » Affluenza: Fact-Heavy Book Carries a Lightweight Message
April 03, 11:58am

Re: Appalachian Trail yo yo with a SUL base weigh
Thanks guys. I'm looking forward to connecting with the elusive SUL crowd out there on the trail. And I welcome anyone who wants to join me for stretch! Brian

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Appalachian Trail yo yo with a SUL base weight
March 31, 11:45am

Awesome Article
I'm glad you're tackling this issue! I hope there are more environmental articles like this one in the future. One recent problem I've found with hiker waste is that whenever I orde...

In Editor's Roundtable » Green Waste? Trends in Retail Packaging for Outdoor Industry Products
March 27, 10:31am

How much does the cuben canopy weigh??
What is the weight of the cuben fiber prototype canopy? If I'm not mistaken, the original canopy weighs 8.25oz per Hennessy's site. So, shaving an addition 7.4 oz by replacing it with the c...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Hennessy Hyperlight Backpacker A-Sym Hammock REVIEW
December 19, 6:54am

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