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Tuolomnes Meadows Post Office
It is worth nothing that the TM post office is located in the same canvas building as the TM store, and the packages are frequently stored in the store area. What that means is that it is some...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tuolomne Meadows Post Office
July 13, 2:27pm

Yosemite or Joshua Tree
Hi James - Having spent ludicrous amounts of time in both Joshua Tree and Yosemite, I'll comment. I lived in Joshua Tree, just outside the NP boundary, for many years. Joshua Tree will ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Limited Time...Yosemite, Joshua Tree, or Both?
May 04, 7:54pm

Myths - Hats and the Cold
I pulled this little snippet off the web today. I thought it was interesting since most of us have probably lived with some form of this maxim re hats and the cold. What do you think, BPLers? Here ...

In Winter Hiking » Myths - Hats and the Cold
December 18, 2:10pm

Re: BPL Classics
The BPL Classics list is hosted on the wiki - so you can add articles to the list yourself. Feel free to go ahead and do that. Don

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPL Classics
November 27, 8:19am

Re: Wiki Forum
Excellent idea. The wiki will need exactly that type of communication - announcements, calls for help, and a place to discuss ideas or changes. We'll make this happen. Don

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Wiki Forum
November 12, 7:15pm

JMT hikers - let's work on the wiki page
I know we've got many JMT and High Sierra hikers out there. Let's see what we can do to make the JMT wiki page as informative as possible - an example of what the wiki can become as a reso...

In Editor's Roundtable » BPL Launches Wiki as Lightweight Backpacking Reference
November 12, 12:32am

Re: Re: Patagonia Traverse Softshell Review
Christopher - Interesting. Is that fraying occurring on the upper, inner thigh? We haven't seen that happening. Don

In Editor's Roundtable » Patagonia Traverse Softshell Review
November 05, 7:10am

Re: When do these go on sale?
Yes, they are on sale now. Patagonia changed the sale date on these a couple of times, and at the time we wrote the article it was January. Clearly, they got them in stock sooner than they had pla...

In Editor's Roundtable » Patagonia Traverse Softshell Review
November 05, 7:09am

Re: BPL WT1 DSW 2008 Doug Prosser
Nice shots, especially the high contrast shots with people in profile. I miss the canyonlands already. Don

In Photo Gallery » BPL WT1 DSW 2008 Doug Prosser
October 27, 8:10pm

Re: WT School Escalante 08
Hey Peter - Good looking photos! Man that quicksand was pretty thick. Cheers, Don

In Post-Trip Reports » WT School Escalante 08
October 27, 8:07pm

All Reader Reviews by Don Wilson

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Western Mountaineering SummerLite
Agreed. A superb bag - at the top of the pile for light mummy bags. See our review at:

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 21, 10:57am

Nike Lava Dome
Thanks for that blast from the past Randy. I wore a pair of Lava Domes for several years, including over 20 days of climbing on El Cap in Yosemite. Nothing is tougher on shoes than time spent aid cli...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 27, 7:20pm

Complete Walker by Colin Fletcher
His writing is unforgettable. In The Man Who Walked Through Time he describes a day spent lying naked on a beach along the Colorado, in a remote section of the Grand Canyon. I'll never forget his desc...

In Books and Media
November 21, 9:56pm

Montane Featherlite H2O
This jacket certainly caught our attention at BPL. We recently obtained a test sample from Montane and we'll be doing a full review. I'm anxious to get in into some nasty conditions. If it even has re...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 02, 3:56pm

Western Mountaineering Flight Jacket
I agree but of note for potential buyers - the XL is 13 ounces, more additional weight than I would have expected. But it is an excellent jacket. I'm still giving it a 5 also.

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
October 29, 1:27pm

GoLite Virga
We'll be taking a closer look at the Virga in the near future. But the prototype version we tested was an exceptionally light jacket at 6 ounces, and performed reasonably well. It is lacking in du...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 24, 8:24pm

Nunatak SkahaPlus
Hope you all have seen our SPOTLITE review of the SkahaPlus, published last December. The Skaha is really a superb performer in loft per weight. And the new optional features give you a chance to mak...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
September 01, 11:41am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
I've had mine for 6 months or so. I find I use it more than any other piece of insulating clothing. I've used it in the desert, mountains, rain forest - you name it. It stuffs easily into its own pock...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 07, 5:27pm