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James Neal (Laien) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Ozarks
About Me Military brat. I've been backpacking going on 40 years. Retired 11B. Currently employed as an ER nurse. I have 2 Australian Shepherds that are my companions.

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If you are unable to find one here, you might want to check out Hammock Forums. I highly recommend Hammock Gear's quilts. I have several of Adam's quilts and they are very well made.

In Gear Swap » WTB full length hammock underquilt
July 04, 12:26pm

Drug induced psychosis
That gentlemen, is a fine example of drug induced psychosis. Just one of the reason I always take my dogs and pack my own firearm these days. However,I carry mine in a shoulder holster for easy acc...

In GEAR » ULTIMATE Gear Review
July 03, 12:13pm

Re: "Trail Designs' Titanium Floor: Tortilla Cooker"
Excellent idea!

In Multiple Use Gear » Trail Designs' Titanium Floor: Tortilla Cooker
June 03, 7:39pm

I have a Hennessy Expedition Asym (bottom entry) and a Hennessy Hex Tarp that have never been used. I'd part with them for $150 plus shipping. A set of snakeskins included. This set up inclu...

In Gear Swap » WTB: hammock and tarp
June 03, 11:46am

I suggest taking a look at Brian's tarps at I have a couple of his hammock tarps and they are very well made. His prices are very fair. He is ...

In GEAR » First Tarp -- not too much $$
May 12, 10:38pm

I live in Arkansas and you can expect lots of bugs. The ticks were bad all winter and are worse now. Chiggers are not to be messed with. Skeeters won't be as much of a problem although it has b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Arkansas - Eagle Rock Loop May/June (Bugs?)
May 12, 8:59pm

I have only used these tarps with my hammocks. However, I have played around with the Zpacks tarp in storm mode and I think you could use a bug netting under it. The tarp I have is a little bigger ...

In GEAR » Tarp choices help - cuben and silnylon
May 12, 1:06am

I have all 3 of the tarps that you have mentioned and if I had to pick one it would be the Zpacks. It is so much lighter and packs down so much smaller that there is no comparison with the other tw...

In GEAR » Tarp choices help - cuben and silnylon
May 11, 8:39pm

Caldera cone
Rand will sell you just the cone if that is all you want.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Caldera Cone for Snow Peak 600 Cup
May 07, 11:39am

Re: Gorilla
They have them on sale right now. $35 off regular price.

In GEAR » How durable is the Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus?
May 06, 7:32pm

All Reader Reviews by James Neal

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Trail Designs Customer Service
I just received a Sidewinder with a Evernew .9 L pot, inferno, and floor. What a nice little kit. After a half a dozen emails with Rand, I decided on this set up. Rand was very helpful in helping me m...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 14, 1:42pm

ULA Equipment
I recently purchased a Circuit from Chris at ULA and the experience was very pleasant. He answered all my questions and helped me decide which pack fit my needs the best. I then received my pack in le...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 14, 1:21pm