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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
CountryUSA

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Re: Winter Stove Discussion-2014
I came across this guy today while looking for inexpensive options for a winter stove (and regretting having passed up on a Primus Express Spider for $20 on clearance). It looks to have all the nec...

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 22, 1:36am

Info from last week
I hiked the JMT up to VVR finishing a week ago. I didn't take the ferry (hiked over Goodale Pass instead) but I talked with people who did. The ferry is running in the morning, and they did at ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » VVR ferry
August 21, 9:01pm

Re: "Bear" Bag for Dry Storage of Sleeping Bag and Clothes...Bad Idea?
I do this with an odor-proof liner inside the haul bag (I use LiteTrail NyloBarriers). I wouldn't do it without the liner though—even if critters weren't a concern, I don't want my ge...

In Multiple Use Gear » "Bear" Bag for Dry Storage of Sleeping Bag and Clothes...Bad Idea?
August 21, 1:53pm

Price Range
Sorry, I should have specified. I'm looking to spend something on the order of $20. I just figured I'd check here before getting a cheap pair off Sierra Trading Post.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Nylon Hiking Pants, Men's 32-33
August 21, 10:36am

Re: Railrider Pants
PM sent.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Nylon Hiking Pants, Men's 32-33
August 21, 9:44am

Re: First Time Sierra Gear List - Advice Needed
Looks like a good list! Similar to my own Sierra list in a lot of ways. A few notes: - You might get cold at night or in the mornings. The Selkirk looks very lightweight, and last year in Septem...

In Gear Lists » First Time Sierra Gear List - Advice Needed
August 21, 8:49am

WTB: Nylon Hiking Pants, Men's 32-33
The butt seam on my REI Saharas (Garage Sale find, so no returns) bit the dust on the JMT, and I've already sewn them up more times than they're worth so I think it's time to find a new...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Nylon Hiking Pants, Men's 32-33
August 20, 10:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
I keep my small, easily misplaced "essentials" on a small wire keyring. This includes: - Mini Bic (duct taped to a piece of cord to let me put it on the ring) - firesteel and striker ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
August 20, 3:42pm

Re: soliciting bivy advice
I would just use Propore all around the head except directly on the bottom. As long as you're careful, I don't see much of a durability issue there. Where did you get the Propore?

In Make Your Own Gear » soliciting bivy advice
August 19, 6:01pm

Re: Alone in the Wilderness. Movie.
My wife has zero interest in high density tourism and gift shops, yet she still thinks my ideas of "fun" are insane. Makes me think she might be on to something...

In Philosophy & Technique » Alone in the Wilderness. Movie.
August 01, 9:11am

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