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Thomas Knighton (Tomcat1066) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southwest GA
About Me I'm new, but the idea of carrying around 50 lbs of gear is not enticing in the least. I've spent a lot of time car camping in the past, and truthfully, it got boring. I wanted something new and exciting. I wanted to see places most folks will never see because they just don't have what it takes. Backpacking is something I've always wanted to do. Now, I'm doing it!
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All Forum Posts by Thomas Knighton

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Re: Mountain Laurel Designs Duo Shelter
OK, I want one now! Tom

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Duo Shelter
October 28, 6:27pm

Re: Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
Some very interesting comments on this one! Honestly, there's a lot of wisdom in some of these lessons, now isn't there? I figure I should repost some of my lessons learned, since this is...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
October 28, 3:34pm

Re: Re: To Todd
Another PM sent. If that doesn't work, just shoot me an email at thomas DOT knighton AT mchsi DOT com Tom

In Post-Trip Reports » Two days, One Night on the Pine Mountain Trail
October 26, 9:44pm

If John doesn't take it, I'm interested. Tom

In Gear Swap » Free - Mountain Hardware Kiva
October 26, 5:14pm

Little Nippers?
Michael, I haven't gotten mine yet. Were they sent out? Tom

In Gear Swap » FS Platypus Little Nippers
October 26, 7:26am

To Todd
I just sent you a PM on your offer ;) Tom

In Post-Trip Reports » Two days, One Night on the Pine Mountain Trail
October 25, 7:53pm

Re: Petzel E+LITE
I've got one, and it literally saved my butt this past weekend when I underestimated my ability to get to camp before dark. It's lightweight, and surprisingly comfortable on the forehead. ...

In GEAR » Petzel E+LITE
October 25, 6:34pm

Re: my 9.5 ounce jay ham tarp
Very nice! I really like that setup. Are you going to use a bivy with that? Tom

In Make Your Own Gear » my 9.5 ounce jay ham tarp
October 25, 2:06pm

Re: snopes knows all
I saw these pictures about a year or two back, so at least PART of the story is wrong (the hunting being "last week"). As for any other part of the story, I can't tell you squat. Tom

In Chaff » Thanks Mom
October 25, 1:55pm

Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
Some of you may have read my trip report about my Pine Mountain trip. If so, you saw that I had learned a LOT the hard way on that trip. It got me curious though, what great lessons have others l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
October 25, 7:01am

All Reader Reviews by Thomas Knighton

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Golite Jam
I bought my GoLite Jam on closeout, since I was gearing up completely and needed to save money where I could. However, after trying the pack out, I have to say it was money well spent. I currently r...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 25, 7:19am

Petzl e+LITE
I got caught out past dark, and my e+Light really saved my butt. On maximum, it was enough to help me find my way for the next couple of miles to get to camp, and help me set up. I didn't notice...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 22, 7:37am

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
First, let me preface this by saying that I found no new information in the book really. However, that doesn't take away from the book. What I did was read it in the context to which it was inte...

In Books and Media
October 11, 7:04am

Light My Fire Spork
I bought one of these about a year ago to test as a possible piece of gear for my first backpacking trip. I promptly bought one for my wife and one for my son! These puppies are the best design out ...

In Cookware - Other
September 14, 3:37pm

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
I purchased this DVD as a bit of a lark. I had heard some good things about it, and wanted to actually SEE some of the ultralight gear and techniques put to use. Not only that, but one of my guilty ...

In Books and Media
February 10, 7:32am

Lightweight Backpacking and Camping by Ryan Jordan et al.
First, there is no better book on ultralight backpacking that I've read. This book is good for the beginner who decides to start ultralight, or the experienced traditional backpacker who wants to...

In Books and Media
February 10, 7:25am

Coleman Peak 1 Microstove
Purchased partly by accident, partly by impatience, the Peak 1 Microstove is actually a pleasant surprise. It's easy to light, easy to control, fairly fuel efficient, and realitively inexpensive ...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 4:31pm

The Ultralight Backpacker by Ryel Kestenbaum
When I stumbled across this book at my local bookstore, I was excited beyond belief. A book on ultralight backpacking was exactly what I was looking for, and Lighten Up! was apparently sold out. &qu...

In Books and Media
January 06, 4:25pm

The Backpacker's Field Manual by Rick Curtis
Being new to backpacking, I picked up this book as a primer for my understand of the subject of backpacking. It's target audience is primarily people like me, who are new to backpacking and want ...

In Books and Media
January 02, 3:04am