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David Lewis (davidlewis) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Nova Scotia, Canada
About Me Hiker. Surfer. Yogi. Web Designer. Wannabe Programmer. Been backpacking for about 7 years. Only ever did one traditional trip and that was enough. So I've essentially always been ultralight. I also volunteer with my local ground Search & Rescue team.
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Where to buy Esbit in Canada
A bit of Google searching shows that this stuff is still hard to find online in Canada. However, lots of American sellers on eBay who claim to ship Worldwide. Perhaps an individual would not be too...

In GEAR » Where to buy Esbit in Canada
February 24, 12:46pm

There are no absolutes
Each trip should be taken on a case by case basis. The goal of a 3 pound base weight or 5 pound base weight or whatever is purely arbitrary; it's an academic exercise. That's why I always t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Be Prepared, Not Equipped
January 27, 6:24am

The Dakota is another option. It's a new mini version of the Oregon. Smaller and lighter and about $100 cheaper. And the screen is slightly better in full sun. Also better battery life. And in ...

In GEAR » Buying a new GPS, please advise.
January 05, 8:51pm

p.s. One thing we all seem to forget about (which the P90X diet program really helped me realize) is the amount of 'hidden' sugar we ingest from things like condiments. Condiments are kille...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lighten Your Heaviest Gear: You!
December 17, 6:52am

Pecs and Biceps
To the person who commented about P90X not necessarily working the right muscle groups... and perhaps giving you too much weight in the pecs / biceps... I suggest you check out the program. The TV ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lighten Your Heaviest Gear: You!
December 17, 6:42am

Re: Re: the one
How does private messaging work on this site? I sent Ryan one but did not hear back and someone else sent me one which I was able to read in the email notification but for the life of me... I canno...

In Gear Swap » FS: 2008 Gossamer Gear "The One"
August 21, 2:51pm

Re: the one
Page 1 of the manual recommends 125cm and states that fixed poles from 120cm - 130cm will also work. I've always used 125cm.

In Gear Swap » FS: 2008 Gossamer Gear "The One"
August 19, 11:07am

FS: 2008 Gossamer Gear "The One" --- SOLD ---
--- SOLD --- - Gossamer Gear "The One" tent - 2008 version - Near mint - Slept in only three times (two trips) - Always used a ground cloth - Always hung to dry afterwards and sto...

In Gear Swap » FS: 2008 Gossamer Gear "The One"
August 19, 6:31am

I own a Squall 2
One word... awesome.

In GEAR » TarpTent
December 05, 7:06pm

Re: Re: Super Stretch?
One point about the loft being lost when the baffles are stretched all the way out... that it true... yes... but you are mostly going to be stretching the baffles when you are moving around or havi...

In GEAR » Super Stretch??
December 05, 7:04pm

All Reader Reviews by David Lewis

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
It's a sweat little stand / holder... but it's too big for a small cup or my beer can pot. I wish they'd make a smaller version. p.s. Despite the photo below, I still would never use this stand wit...

In Stoves - Other
March 16, 6:11am