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Mitchell Ebbott (mebbott) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale SoCal
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: Looking for a Wool Underwear Product Tester
I'd be happy to test them out. Just about all of my hiking is done in Southern California, so cooling and wicking are the most important things to me. I'd be interested to see how a heavier...

In GEAR » Looking for a Wool Underwear Product Tester
July 31, 6:21pm

Re: Re: Why is this forum so inactive?
The value of these labels like UL and SUL depends on how you perceive their purpose. If it's a badge of honor, an arbitrary goal to reach, then they don't really mean much. That's no...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Why is this forum so inactive?
July 30, 7:54am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
Oh, right. I'm going SOBO, so it looks like I'm starting right in the major smoke area. Crap.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
July 29, 4:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
I'm leaving in a week for the JMT, any guess as to how I'll be affected by this?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
July 29, 10:38am

Re: Re: Re: The trail food you just can't stand.
Do y'all remember PowerBars? Once upon a time, Clif bars were a gift from the culinary gods!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
July 29, 9:45am

Re: REI return policy
The pants definitely should be replaced based on your description. The trekking poles may be a borderline case, but I would expect them to replace them. The binoculars are a stretch. Rubberized ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » REI return policy
July 28, 6:01pm

Re: REI return policy
I recently encountered a manager at the Arcadia REI store who insisted that the warranty on defects in materials or workmanship was only good for one year. I showed him the policy on the website an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » REI return policy
July 28, 5:20pm

Re: Sock liner?
It's really a personal decision. As you've seen, many of us do just fine without liners. You may find that even if you've had problems in the past, switching to breathable trail runners...

In GEAR » Sock liner?
July 24, 9:10am

Re: Lantern
There's another way to do that without any additional weight at all. If you wrap a headlamp around a clear water bottle (full) with the light facing in, it works as a lantern.

In GEAR » YOUR TENT DOODADS?
July 23, 7:44pm

10 Essentials
Maybe it's just the boy scout training coming through, but I always carry the 10 essentials if I'm going to be out more than an hour or so. I usually carry some extras too if I'm with a...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 23, 11:55am

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