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Mitchell Ebbott (mebbott) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale SoCal
About Me I'm a graduate student in theological ethics, originally from Delaware but now in California. I've been backpacking since Boy Scouts and after a few years of refining my system, I think I can finally call myself an ultralighter!
CityPasadena
StateCA
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CONTEST: who can write the best SPOT messenger OK/check-in poem?
Guys. I need help. I'm leading a group of high school students and rented a SPOT messenger. Obviously I need the check-in message to say something wittier than "we're doing fine,"...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » CONTEST: who can write the best SPOT messenger OK/check-in poem?
July 18, 6:33pm

Re: Yup, pmags
Thanks for all the input! I ended up going with the one-two punch of PMags articles—the Beginner's Primer plus Lightweight 101. The primer is great for total noobs to know what to bring so th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What article would you send to a total newb?
July 16, 6:23pm

Re: Patagonia Rover
They have two sizes left in the Men's sizing, more in the Women's. If they have your size, you have to get this shoe. It's my favorite trail runner by far, I love scrambling and low-...

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
July 15, 3:19am

Gaia GPS TrailFinder
I just got an email from Gaia announcing that their TrailFinder feature has been released as an open beta! This looks to be exactly what you want. It pulls its data from OpenCycleMap and snaps your...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Open Cycle Map desktop route planning?
July 13, 12:43pm

I'll just leave this here
Jones, Bruce H.; Toner, Michael M.; Daniels, William L. and Knapik, Joseph J. "The energy cost and heart-rate response of trained and untrained subjects walking and running in shoes and boots ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Shoe weight equivalent to weight on back
July 12, 6:12pm

Re: Re: REI Flash 45 at REI Outlet for $52
Wait, is that true? I thought that was only for vendors, they're not allowed to advertise their own sales unless it's exclusive to BPL. I'll just keep posting these sorts of things u...

In Gear Deals » REI Flash 45 at REI Outlet for $52
July 10, 8:47pm

REI Flash 45 at REI Outlet for $52
http://www.rei.com/product/890788/rei-flash-45-pack-special-buy Listed at $70, but it drops to $52.73 when you add it to the cart (25% off one item). Free shipping too!

In Gear Deals » REI Flash 45 at REI Outlet for $52
July 10, 4:20pm

Re: disbursement camping in Mojave Preserve
Since you're just looking to spend the night, I'm assuming you don't want to drive very far into the park? Last time I was there I remember some really nice spots up on Mojave Road just...

In Pre-Trip Planning » disbursement camping in Mojave Preserve
July 06, 12:43pm

Ursack Aluminum Liner as Pack Stay?
I'm getting an Ursack and I'd rather use it with the crush-proof liner when I'm above tree line, but beyond the extra 10.8 oz I don't like the extra bulk. So I started thinking, wha...

In Multiple Use Gear » Ursack Aluminum Liner as Pack Stay?
July 05, 9:43am

Casio SGW300H Altimeter/Barometer/Thermometer Watch for $34.95
The price on Amazon just dropped for the Casio SGW300H, it's at an all-time low. This does everything the more expensive (~$140) Pathfinder models do except solar charging and a compass. Dis...

In Gear Deals » Casio SGW300H Altimeter/Barometer/Thermometer Watch for $34.95
July 05, 9:38am

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