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Jim Cowdery (james.cowdery) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Six Moons Design Skycape with a dual entry. I've had SMD tents for several years and love them... SMD doesn't seem to have much exposure on these forums so check them out! http://www...

In GEAR » Current best single person tent around 18-20oz
August 07, 11:58am

Running vs. Hiking
When you refer to running does it mean running on improved flat surfaces or trail running? Isn’t there a difference between hiking on an unimproved surface vs. running on an improved surface? ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Considering Minimalist Footwear for Backpacking
October 24, 9:32am

I am envious! My daughter, Jukebox, finished the trail in 2009 at age 18. It has been my dream to thru-hike for several years but I have only been able to section hike. I did manage to do a few ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sunshine Prepares for the Appalachian Trail
March 28, 7:56am

All-in-one system
Alfred; Check-out this link:

In Editor's Roundtable » How to Best Pack Your UL/Frameless Backpack with UL Gear
March 20, 1:27pm

First night out
I always try to pack a little something extra fro the first night out. Sometimes it is pre-seasond chicken, steaks and usually also includes fresh veggies!! It isn't truly ultralight (at le...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best backcountry meal ever?
November 02, 11:34am

vapor barrier
Thanks Will; As usual you hammer the subject with lots of data. I agree with Inaki. I think running the same test with a completely non breathable top might show if there is a significant ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Field Testing Air Permeable Waterproof-Breathable Fabric Technologies – Part 2: Are There Detectable Differences Under Real World Backpacking Conditions?
October 26, 11:46am

My daughter started with a steripen on her AT thruhike in '09. It broke about 1 month into the hike. She started using AquaMira and a bandana for a pre filter. Steripen replaced the produc...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN vs H2O Amigo, a long distance hiker’s comparison
March 10, 9:03am

Thanks for the article. My son and I did the trip about six years ago. This was before I knew about ultra light backpacking. At that time my mantra was keep it light. We were a group of 8 boys...

In Editor's Roundtable » Philmont Redux: A Returning Scouter’s Report
October 20, 8:10am

Didn't Ryan write an article on alternatives to TP? Who packs-out the TP???

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 1C: Main Bag & Comfort
September 17, 8:30am

Is a good cup of coffee in one hand and a microbrew in the other. I just had that experience over the weekend....

In Editor's Roundtable » The Beautiful Cup
September 13, 2:37pm

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Western Mountaineering Alpinelite
I believe that Western Mountaineering is the standard for lightweight down sleeping bags. I gave my old alpinlite to my daughter for an AT through hike and bought a new one for myself. I tok an old ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 25, 9:50am