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Mitchell Ebbott (mebbott) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me I'm a Seminary student from Delaware who's been backpacking since Boy Scouts, and is just starting to get into lightweight and ultralight techniques.
CityPasadena
StateCA
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Re: Aluminum vs carbon trekking poles
LT4s are not only carbon fiber, they are rather thin, so they are more delicate than many other carbon fiber poles. At the same thickness, aluminum and CF are similar in strength. When that stre...

In GEAR » Aluminum vs carbon trekking poles
September 02, 12:19am

Re: pack liners
I just use one pack liner, but I keep my down quilt in a silnylon stuff sack. It's not totally waterproof (seams are sealed for strength, but it's a normal drawstring opening) but it's ...

In Philosophy & Technique » pack liners
August 29, 2:01pm

Re: GG Trek Poles
FWIW, I wouldn't trust them. I met a guy on the JMT a few weeks back who had LT4s. Just before Silver Pass, he stumbled, caught himself with the poles, and they both snapped. It was right befor...

In GEAR » GG Trek Poles
August 28, 11:11pm

Re: base layer and running shorts
You'd probably want some sort of shell pants if it's going to be cool. Most tights are at least a little bit windproof, but base layers aren't at all. This would be a good candidate sit...

In Gear Lists » base layer and running shorts
August 28, 10:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Scenerios
Here's a link to David's MYOG pull saw, for anyone else interested. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/58657/index.html?skip_to_post=499422#499422

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 6:48pm

Re: The lack of logic in bumping
I'm assuming you're using "disk file" as a metaphor, right? Unless BPL's forum software is running on a 486, disk space for text should be a non-issue. I agree that pushy p...

In Gear Swap » Bumping Not Allowed People
August 28, 3:37pm

Re: RE:Packing a wet single wall tent
I would never put anything wet in a dry bag. I'd rather keep my dry stuff in the dry bag and let the wet stuff air out. If my shelter is even a little damp, it goes outside the pack liner and u...

In GEAR » Packing a wet single wall tent
August 28, 1:56pm

Re: is a knife a non-essential item?
Thanks for that tidbit, Paul! I just replaced the striker for my firesteel with a p51 I had lying around. It strikes just as well, and the weight difference is negligible for the extra utility. ...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 10:58am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Wool is warmer
> Yes, 90% of outdoor clothing marketing is BS. Fixed that for you. As a matter of fact... > Yes, 90% of marketing is BS. There. That's better. That said, I do like my woolies...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 28, 2:02am

Re: Bumping Not Allowed People
I do agree that while the rule is there, it should be followed and enforced. However, I think the present model used for BPL's gear swap forum is inferior to other sites' systems because in...

In Gear Swap » Bumping Not Allowed People
August 27, 5:41pm

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