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Stephen Parks (sdparks) - BPL Guest

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About Me New to backpacking - I love the idea, but have never pursued it because I wouldn't be able to carry a heavy pack. So, unlike many backpackers who are trying to lighten their traditional heavy pack, I'll be trying to build a light system from the beginning.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Jetboil - what is the absolute lightest Jetboil configuration?
What I wrote above would help with the largest part of the play in the burner assembly, but there would still be significant slop between the valve body and the air intake pipe (sorry for my lack o...

In GEAR » Jetboil - what is the absolute lightest Jetboil configuration?
January 01, 7:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Jetboil - what is the absolute lightest Jetboil configuration?
John, your video shows a best-case by using the massive canister - a lighter, narrower 100g canister on rocky ground would certainly not be as stable. Not saying it couldn't still work, just s...

In GEAR » Jetboil - what is the absolute lightest Jetboil configuration?
January 01, 4:57pm

Re: 30f bag enough for Patagonia in Feb?
I think you would be fine with the 30F, especially with two of you in the shelter. Maybe you'll have a chilly night or two (i.e. at Paso) but it shouldn't be too bad. With a puffy, hood, ...

In GEAR » 30f bag enough for Patagonia in Feb?
January 01, 3:56pm

Sol Ti
I use just the bare Sol Ti cup and the Ti burner for a total of 7.32 oz. I don't think there are any JB parts lighter than the Sol Ti. Any lighter than that with JB parts requires some m...

In GEAR » Jetboil - what is the absolute lightest Jetboil configuration?
December 28, 7:20pm

One pole
I can't give advice on the PCT, but I've found that one pole seems to give 2/3 the stability of using both poles. Perhaps just a single pole might be a good compromise for you.

In GEAR » Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
November 17, 3:04pm

Tile locator
I just saw the ad here for the Tile locator chip for use with the IPhone. I don't know how well it works or it's practical limitations, but I remember someone posting recently about cachin...

In GEAR » Tile locator
October 08, 8:21pm

Re: Exped SynMat UL 7 Question
I've had the same occasional experience of a partially deflated UL7, which made me worry that I had a leak. The temperature drop wasn't even that drastic. Then, no problems for the rest o...

In GEAR » Exped SynMat UL 7 Question
October 08, 8:09pm

Re: OR versaliners
Edit: I wrote this before seeing the replies from John and Dan. Thanks for pointing out that option, Brian. I had looked at OR's site, but filtered for mitts so I missed them. I figured ...

In GEAR » MLD rain mitts or ???
October 08, 7:37pm

Re: Re: Re: PWD
The "derby" class cars are only powered by gravity. The "outlaw" class cars could be powered by whatever would fit in the size and weight limits, as long as it didn't use a...

In GEAR » Minimizing the Mini
October 08, 7:08pm

Re: PWD
My only entry while in the Cub Scouts was pretty bad. My dad isn't the most mechanically inclined person - a front wheel fell off the first time my car went down the track. I may have ove...

In GEAR » Minimizing the Mini
October 08, 5:16pm

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