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James Gealy (surnailz) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale White Mountains
About Me I love backpacking and local mountaineering too. Been hiking since college and now am going SUL/UL. Also love gear and gear design; the lighter the better.


"Knowledge before action."

- shirt i saw at the supermarket
CityDanbury
StateNew Hampshire
CountryUSA

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Discussion of Bag Warmth
Just curious, but IIRC, BPL doesn't like to talk about how warm a particular bag is based on the factors involved, as stated in the review here. I'm actually glad that a bit of reference w...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sierra Designs Nitro 30 Sleeping Bag Review
February 25, 7:23am

Re: Cardigan
Cardigan's peak is literally 10 miles north of my folks' house, including the 5 miles of road to get to the trail proper. Certainly a little slice of heaven in the back yard. Anywho, a ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backyard Wilderness: The New England Trail
January 06, 8:15am

Re: Winter Single Day Climb- Mt Washington, NH Gear List for Review
First thing that caught my eye on your list was the Wild Things gear! Sounds like you have a good setup there. How do you like the superlight jacket? I've done this hike a couple times mys...

In Gear Lists » Winter Single Day Climb- Mt Washington, New Hampshire (White Mountains)
December 31, 8:02pm

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In Gear Swap » FS: Gorilla
October 15, 6:35am

No Improvements Possible?
I agree with that, Dan. It does look like at least one thing could be changed (Grosgrain Loop). On the other hand, the others may not be, now that I think about it. The back panel uses a foam ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Gorilla Backpack Review
October 15, 6:27am

Kahtoola's
I'm good on the spikes, Joe can grab them. Thanks! -jim

In Gear Swap » Cleaning house gear BLOWOUT!
September 27, 7:02am

Kahtoola microspikes
What size are the spikes? -jim

In Gear Swap » Cleaning house gear BLOWOUT!
September 26, 7:20am

Re: Made in China
I think this was all spot on. Now, if only I could suppress my desire to buy more hiking gear... -jim

In Editor's Roundtable » Made in China - A State of the Market Report
September 10, 2:32pm

Re: Gear/Trip Advice for New Zealand and Antarctica, Pack
Lynn - Thanks again for the advice. The part about bringing what I am comfortable using is very sound and I think I'll end up doing just that. I think I'll end up bringing a Gatewoo...

In Gear Lists » Gear/Trip Advice for New Zealand and Antarctica
August 14, 6:34am

Re: Antarctica
Gary- Thanks for the trip advice! I've been mainly focusing on the New Zealand part of my trip here since there are a few people in the office that have gone to Antarctica and are filling m...

In Gear Lists » Gear/Trip Advice for New Zealand and Antarctica
August 13, 9:14am

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