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Thomas Jamrog (balrog) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale New England
About Me Retired-- interested in staying outdoors- mountain biking, backpacking. Appalachain Trail through hiked 3/27-9/16/07. Planning PCT April 15, 1010.
CityLincolnville
StateME
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://tjamrog.wordpress.com/

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Cheap, effective alternative inflatable pillow...
My most successful trail pillow has been one child size water wing, also called arm floats. I cut the ring open along a seam, and it has two chambers with valves to use for inflation. Wrapped in a ...

In GEAR » Ul pillows that don't feel like a ballon
August 21, 5:47pm

comfort best priority for newer hiker
If your wife is moving from heavy hiking to lighter weight, I'd suggest Keen Targhee II boots in one and a half sizes larger than she usually wears. Silicone heel pads under the insole, and so...

In GEAR » Advice for Women's Footwear
August 03, 9:19pm

Blisters and fire
Your series is the best addition to this website I've ever hoped for.

In Editor's Roundtable » Hiking Through Hyperbole: Blisters and Fire
February 09, 6:48pm

Part 2
Guthook, Superb work. I did make frequent use of my Stabilicers and ice axe. Mather pass was the worst. The last traverse from the rocks over that snow chute was terrifying. Looking forward to th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hiking Through Hyperbole Part 2: The Snowy Sierra
February 02, 7:56am

PCT gear
Holy Crap, I just finish my own PCT thru hike and the very first forum thread I read anywhere has me reading the names of Guthook, General Lee, Richard Wizard, Axilla, and jumping out at me. I&#...

In GEAR » PCT gear review Part III (misc.)
October 20, 3:20am

Backyard Wilderness
Great to read of a creative backpacking attempt in New England. It sounds great, but they have to figure out how to allow LNT camping.

In Editor's Roundtable » Backyard Wilderness: The New England Trail
January 07, 5:36pm

What was the terrain like?
New Balance supplied me with a pair of 908's for part of my AT Thru hike. While they are not 875's, I'm making a point here. The actual foot path is a huge factor on how certain shoes ...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance MT875OR Joggers Review
September 23, 3:21am

New Review of Bushcooker LT I 2.3 oz. wood/multifuel backpacking stove,
I've just completed a full review of the Bushcooker LT 1 , posted on my blog at http://tjamrog.wordpress.com/2009/07/29/backpacking-stove-review-bushcooker-titanium-lt-1/ . Here it is wit...

In GEAR » New models of ultralight Bushcooker wood stoves
July 29, 1:27pm

Alcohol mode
I have posted a video on Youtube of the middle size of the stove in alcohol mode. A lid of shoe polish container holds 1 OZ alcohol. You light it and then put the stove over it, where the mix encou...

In GEAR » New models of ultralight Bushcooker wood stoves
July 08, 1:54pm

New models of titanium Bushcooker wood stoves
I have been playing with the stoves even more, and have been baking with two different set ups. Here is the photo of them both. I have had the best results from the can setup rather than the pan ...

In GEAR » New models of ultralight Bushcooker wood stoves
July 07, 2:58pm

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