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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.

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Re: Using hiking clothes in everyday life.
I don't wear much of my hiking clothing off-trail. I prefer to hike in loose-fitting clothes in light colors, with extra pockets and such, and aesthetics are pretty far down on my priority list...

In GEAR » Using hiking clothes in everyday life.
February 26, 5:49pm

Treatment Methods
"Some people prefer to carry less weight, and may only carry one bottle per person---or even hike from stream to lake and drink what’s available. But we don’t like to take the time to pum...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another weight consideration...
February 25, 12:41pm

Re: Ditching fleece for high Sierra conditions
My layering system for the JMT last August: - REI Sahara Zipoff Pants - Smartwool PhD Run L/S Zip Top (merino blend, about equivalent to 150 weight) - Marmot NanoWick Windshirt - Frogg Toggs ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ditching fleece for high Sierra conditions
February 24, 11:14am

Re: Re: iphone 5 or 6 update
>What I want to know is why don't you just take the battery OUT??? The you would have a battery drain of a few % per year. Only insert battery when you need rescue. One of the few questio...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
February 22, 9:30pm

Re: Multipurpose
Ah, that makes sense. But topquilts, besides not being differentially baffled, are typically narrower than underquilts, which could present a problem if you're using it in a two-person hammock....

In Hammocks » Topquilt used as an underquilt?
February 20, 4:27pm

Re: Topquilt used as an underquilt?
I have used my Burrow 20 as an underquilt occasionally, with a cheapo MYOG synthetic topquilt. I only take that setup down to about 50º, so it works out just fine. But that's just me jerry-rig...

In Hammocks » Topquilt used as an underquilt?
February 20, 3:49pm

Re: Overnight running pack
There's was a big thread on this a little while back, I bet you could find some useful information in there:

In GEAR » Overnight running pack
February 19, 12:30pm

Re: BPL and Business Trip?
I'd avoid linen suits for business. They're very casual (as casual as a suit can get), and they tend to wrinkle very quickly. Great for a summer wedding, but not so much for a business conf...

In Multiple Use Gear » BPL and Business Trip?
February 19, 12:25pm

Re: Pre-Order Sale
Looking at the product description on the website, you may want to add a note about durability along the same lines as what you posted here. You might save yourself some unhappy customers down the ...

In Gear Deals » A Reflective version of the Ultraglide Bear Line. Who wants it??
February 17, 11:41pm

Re: Tell Us Your "Stupid Light" Story!
Oh, shoot... somebody else just posted one of these. In the interest of reducing forum clutter, let's keep the conversation in this thread:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tell Us Your "Stupid Light" Story!
February 17, 7:48pm

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