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James Patsalides (james@patsalides.com) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale New England
About Me British fella living in New England. Restarted hiking kick early in 2009 after a lot of years off. Trying to get my 3 year old out on the trail as much as possible. Goals are to hike at least twice a month, every month, with at least one overnight, and ultimately to thru hike the AT by the time I'm 50.

+ Leave No Trace Master Educator.
+ SOLO certified Wilderness First Aider.
+ BPL Wilderness Skills School Alum.
+ Learning/leadership/creativity consultant in real life.
CityManchester
StateConnecticut
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear ListCurrent Gear List - August 2009

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All Forum Posts by James Patsalides

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re: How to use paypal?
I believe that you cannot file a dispute with paypal related to a "gift" payment, so be careful advising people to use gift when it is actually a purchase they are making... could be wron...

In Gear Swap » How to use paypal?
January 22, 9:26pm

FS: Pro 60 Side Zip Pants (L) Black
** SOLD PENDING PAYMENT *** Almost unused pair of Black BPL Pro 60 Side Zip Pants, size large. Perfect, except I cut off the BPL tags in a crazy SUL whirlwind one night. Worn 4 or 5 times... t...

In Gear Swap » FS: Pro 60 Side Zip Pants (L) Black
January 17, 12:22pm

Re: Helix Potty Trowel
Potty trowel arrived today... what a beautiful piece of gear. And it feels much lighter than it should. Can't wait to try it out on some technical cat holes. :-)

In Gear Swap » WTB: Helix Potty Trowel
January 13, 7:07pm

re: WTB: Helix Potty Trowel
Wow, Buck! What happened? That looks like it could have been a nasty/life threatening failure... were you arresting or doing something else when it failed? Oy!

In Gear Swap » WTB: Helix Potty Trowel
January 11, 1:19pm

@zane: BPL VAPR Bivy
Hi Zane, I have three bivies, which I would be happy to compare and contrast... 1. ALPKIT Hunka Bivy - my first bivy, pretty heavy by UL standards but easy to use with a draw cord opening at the ...

In Gear Swap » WTB Bivy
January 11, 5:53am

Found: Helix Potty Trowel
Helix potty trowel purchased from Chris. Some serious technical cat holing coming up... thanks everyone who responded!

In Gear Swap » WTB: Helix Potty Trowel
January 09, 7:45pm

WTB: Helix Potty Trowel
Looking for the shorter version of the helix potty trowel in good shape. PM me for a quick sale! *** PAYMENT SENT TO CHRIS ***

In Gear Swap » WTB: Helix Potty Trowel
January 08, 1:26pm

re: FS: BPL Cocoon Hoody, pants, gloves, socks
Andy, Cocoon Hoody arrived this morning. Looks great. Will get to try it out this weekend, since we have a storm coming into the Northeast. Cheers! Happy trails, James.

In Gear Swap » FS: BPL Cocoon Hoody, pants, gloves, socks
January 07, 10:00am

CF Lid - YES!
Wow, that lid looks awesome... I'm hooked - the one thing I don't like about my Foster's stove is the fiddly lid. Any ideas when it will be available???

In GEAR » Teaser: Today's mail from TiGoat.
January 04, 7:29am

Re: PIF: OR Short Gaiters
Daniel's PM wins by a hair over 3 seconds! Sorry, Ben. Maybe next time?

In Gear Swap » PIF: OR Short Gaiters
January 04, 7:25am

All Reader Reviews by James Patsalides

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Aquaclip Aquaclip (black)
This little piece of plastic is unbelievable. It clips onto your plastic water bottle (aquafina or smartwater etc), then slides over your belt, pack strap or clip, sternum strap... wherever! If you...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 21, 9:37am

Berghaus C7-65+10
Used this bag for a couple of years on numerous hiking trips BEFORE getting into lightweight backpacking. As an example of a traditional backpack, it is one of the best out there. Berghaus' biof...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 20, 12:54pm

IKEA Plastic Cup (Orange)
This super-cheap lightweight plastic cup form IKEA has become a core part of my cooking and eating system. The cup weights 1oz, and is insulating enough to use for tea or coffee, as well as cold drin...

In Cookware - Other
December 20, 12:36pm

Glaceau Smart Water 1 Liter bottle
I started using these bottles in the late summer and I love them. I now have 3, 2x 1L and 1x 0.6L version. Two of them fit perfectly into the side pocket of my golite jam, or one slides perfectly do...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
December 20, 12:28pm

Berghaus Tech T Long Sleeve
The Berghaus tech T long sleeve base layer is a top quality lightweight synthetic base layer designed by one of Europe's premier gear manufacturers. This is a summer base layer, roughly equivalen...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
December 15, 11:22am

Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp
The SpinnTwinn has now become my primary tarp for solo use. The quality is outstanding, perfect stitching, strong tie-outs, the new cord locks are great. Matched up with 8x titanium nails and my LT4 t...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 10, 7:35am

Cocoon Pro 90 Quilt
First, I have to state for the record that this is my first quilt, so my review may be biassed by my happy transformational transition from bags to quilts! I have used this quilt as part of an in...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 08, 7:57pm

Golite Jam
If, like me, you're starting the journey into SUL backpacking, this is the perfect starter pack. Good size for a multi-day, but not so huge that you are tempted to put extra stuff into the pack. A...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 10, 11:34am