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Jesse McKinney (jessemckinney) - BPL Forum Member

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Less water weight
I have to add my two cents on carrying less water weight with the Steripen. On my last AT section I took Aquamira to save weight. It was a pain to treat which forced me to treat it in larger batche...

In GEAR » Steripen
November 13, 8:49pm

Two Quilts?
I have a JRB No Sniveler and a Nest and I'm going to try these two out together for a ground sleep system. I used the Down to Earth Converter and Nest last year into December just fine until th...

In GEAR » Thinking about a 2 quilt system for winter
October 21, 7:50am

Re: Northen Virgina/West Virginia AT near Harper's Ferry December 6-7
I just hiked that section last week. We had a beautiful hike with ice and snow coming out of the trees all day and a really cold night. Let me know if you are planning anything other hikes. I'm...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northen Virgina/West Virginia AT near Harper's Ferry December 6-7
December 26, 6:51pm

Re: Gear list for Brian
"soft bottles are fine..." That is great news. I'm going to get out the scale again tonight and find the lightest ones I have. Thanks again.

In Gear Lists » My First Gear List
December 11, 5:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Gatewood Cape
"Sometime I use a second pole for a larger vestibule area (sorry for not having the height, you should be able to get it off there website." I was not able to find out about this on th...

In Gear Lists » My First Gear List
December 11, 5:10pm

Re: the emergency plan
"Be less concerned with bailing out and a long walk in the middle of the night. Rather - the emergency plan is to make a few hot water bottles, eat some chocolate, and do a series of sit-up...

In Gear Lists » My First Gear List
December 11, 3:01pm

Re: Re: Gatewood Cape
Tad, Have you tried pitching it with extended guy lines? Are you using the stock guy lines? That is what I will try next. How high (in inches) have you made your pole? Do you find that the vesti...

In Gear Lists » My First Gear List
December 11, 12:42am

Gatewood Cape
I'm glad to hear that the Gatewood Cape is 'OK' for taller people. I just bought one and am 6'4". Is that determination based on using it as rain gear, or a shelter, or both? A...

In Gear Lists » My First Gear List
December 10, 7:55pm

Thanks for all the help
Thanks for all the help. I'll ditch the extra sack unless I can't fit everything into my pack. I purposely did not put in a pack liner as I am intending on using the sack for my quilt and t...

In Gear Lists » My First Gear List
December 10, 4:03pm

Re: Re: My First Gear List
I have smartwool bottoms, nylon pants, and chaps for my lower half. I'm planning on putting the Gatewood Cape under the shock cord that holds my Spinn-Chaps up. This should work in really windy...

In Gear Lists » My First Gear List
December 10, 2:26pm

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