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Seth Brewer (Whistler) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale www.peaksandvalleys.weebly.com
About Me 2011 Appalachian Trail NOBO Thru-Hiker
2012 New England Trail End-to-End-Hike
2012 Northern Long Trail to Finish 2 Section End-to-End
2013 Pacific Crest Trail NOBO Thru-Hiker
CityWestchester County
StateNew York
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.peaksandvalleys.weebly.com
My PDF Gear ListGear List 2012.pdf

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All Forum Posts by Seth Brewer

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Crampons and Trekking poles...plus an ice ax
Having finished my PCT thru-hike last year in the snow on October 30th...I'd say crampons would be better than microspikes, PLUS snowshoes, PLUS trekking poles and maybe even a light ice ax (la...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pacific Crest Trail: Trout Lake to Manning Park!
June 27, 9:30pm

BPL Pants
I'll take the BPL Pants. PM incoming.

In Gear Swap » FS: Gear Closet--equipment, clothes, winter and summer stuff
June 27, 1:26pm

Happy Rock !
Eagle Creek Trail durning my PCT thru-hike last year...right after Tunnel Falls !

In Photo Gallery » share your boulders
June 24, 1:47pm

Injuries suck!
Sorry to hear your body derailed you in the attempt at the PCT this year :-( Hopefully you'll recuperate and head back out another year if it's in the cards! Best wishes getting better a...

In Gear Swap » FS. ZPacks 20 deg long wide quilt and more
June 23, 3:38pm

All of the above
I pretty much agree with all that has been said. Ultimately it's up to you to decide based on how packable your gear is, and how much food / bear can etc. type stuff you plan on wanting to t...

In GEAR » Arc Blast 52L vs. 60L: quick question
June 21, 5:52pm

FS: Hilleberg Katium 2 and Keron 4 GT
So sorry to hear about your heart attacks -- glad you are still with us, Unna and all ! Had I the funds I'd give at go at the Katium, but with the Hilleberg lust around here at BPL I'm sure...

In Gear Swap » FS: Hilleberg Katium 2 and Keron 4 GT
June 17, 8:13pm

EMS and REI
All I know is that both EMS and REI rent gear (Tent, mat, backpack, bag)

In GEAR » Gear Rental
June 16, 11:33am

Overpronation - possible medial malleolus rubbing
Just a guess - but I think your medial malleolus is rubbing that spot (that bone in the inside of your ankle)..which leads me to guess that perhaps you are overpronating too much (falling inward) a...

In GEAR » Odd wear on shoes
June 13, 4:37pm

Probably not thru-hikers
read the links to the articles -- thought that bear canister looked like the one at Kearsage Pass (I sat on it for hours) :-) 1.5 miles up the trailhead from the parking lot on 5/24 . . . . empt...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » very sad...
May 27, 6:18am

Perhaps 10 degreees
The only way you will know is to go out and try sleeping outside. I use the Silva Forecaster 610 Compass/Thermometer for just that reason - 1/2 ounce and I can test out my gear at various known tem...

In GEAR » How many F degrees of warmth can a silk sleeping liner and a LW down puffy add?
May 22, 12:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Seth Brewer

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Gossamer Gear Gorilla
This review will be for a 2012 Gossamer Gear Gorilla in a size Medium with a Medium hipbelt. Having tried a 2011 Mariposa backpack from GG for a 100 mile portion of the New England Trail, I wanted ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 17, 7:16pm

ULA Circuit
Used this pack as my Winter pack for a 3 day snowshoe trip in VT. Full 35lbs of gear (never winter camped at -18 before) and found the pack to be more than sufficient for the task. Excellent load tran...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 03, 11:28am

ULA Circuit
Used this pack as my Winter pack for a 3 day snowshoe trip in VT. Full 35lbs of gear (never winter camped at -18 before) and found the pack to be more than sufficient for the task. Excellent load tran...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 03, 10:59am

Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus
Used a 2011 Exodus in size Large for 600 miles of training hikes and A.T hiking from Springer Mt, GA to Damascus, VA. Excellent capacity for a cold weather / shoulder season kit. Plenty of volume for ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 03, 10:55am

Packafeather XL Stove
Overall weight comparison for this review are between my current stove setups: ALL WEIGHTS ARE IN OUNCES 1) JetBoil Sol Ti Stripped Set-up w/ foil lid = 4. 09 oz. ( Pot = 3.81 + Lid = 0.28), JetBo...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 03, 10:10am

Snow Peak Mini Solo Ti Cookset
I used the Ti Mini Solo POT (left the cup at home along with the lid) for all 5 months of my 2011 A.T thru-hike. It still looks great and works well. I added RC car gas-line tubing pieces onto the ha...

In Cookware - Titanium
February 28, 3:31pm

Sony DSC-TX10
Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof and shoots great 16 MP stills while still getting very decent 1080HD video. Camera with battery and SD card weigh a very acceptable 5.5 oz. on my scale. The iSweep ...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
October 19, 10:25am

Mountain Laurel Designs SoloMid Cuben
I used a white cuben solomid on my 2011 NOBO A.T. thru-hike and was very pleased with its performance. It was just as good looking the last day of my trip as it was the first. I had it on a mountain t...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 18, 11:02am

Western Mountaineering Caribou
Used the long version of this bag on my 2011 NOBO Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail. I loved being able to zip it almost fully open like a quilt. This allowed way more temperature control and versati...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
October 18, 10:51am

Mountain Laurel Designs Burn (2010)
Used this bag from Damascus, VA to Katahdin, ME during the warm weather portion of my 2011 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I started from Amicalola Falls in GA carrying the MLD Exodus with my cold...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 14, 10:02am