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samuel smillie (sam_smillie) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale central canada
About Me I've been backpacking for 3 years mainly in fall, winter, spring. I have been enjoying the experience of members of this site and realized I needed to join. In the process of trying to move towards Light, UL at the end of the tunnel.

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forest for the trees
While I can see the obvious philosophy conflict between bushcraft and bpl, as well as the 'my way is better than yours', vis a vis destructive manufacturing/distribution process of light ge...

In GEAR » Bushcrafting Gear!!!
February 03, 9:17pm

This thread is hilarious.

In GEAR » A brief negative review of the Brooks PureDrift
February 03, 8:50pm

Awesome Ike! Thanks for posting about your trip. I really enjoyed reading about your journey and the beautiful pictures you took. Lake Superior will always hold a special place in my heart b...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Coastal Trail in Winter, Lake Superior Provincial Park
February 02, 11:45am

scoring - meh
I enjoyed the outdoor gear lab review. It was really nice to see that they included some cottage manufactures as these guys and girls are often omitted from these reviews and deserve to have their ...

In GEAR » "likely, the best backpacking sleeping bag in the world."
November 28, 3:53pm

no need for hard shell over puffy
Agreeing with the above advice, insulated hardshells are not very versatile so I would recommend against it. Don't worry about fitting your hard shell over an additional puffy. Most puffys ...

In Winter Hiking » Insulated hard shells
November 28, 2:47pm

curious too
Yeah I've noticed this jacket as well. Looks like a good compromise between lighter weight (sub 6 ounce fill) jackets and full on-expedition parkas that come with increased denier fabrics and l...

In GEAR » MEC Degree Down Jacket
November 27, 6:06pm

br comments
So I added a picture of the modification I did. Super simple, and much lighter than velcro etc. So mine just arrived. I haven't tested it for warmth but you can refer to the clo value and y...

In Gear Deals » Golite Bitterroot 850 Fill Down Jacket $149.99
November 27, 3:36pm

international shipping (canada)
Hi Lawson, I'm really interested in ordering a couple of pads but wondering about the progress on reducing international shipping costs cause that's the only thing holding my itchy trigg...

In Gear Deals » CCF Pads; Coming Soon
October 04, 12:50pm

hooded down jacket weights
So I got curious and chatted w a rep about the hooded down jacket weights. The medium regular weighs 1lb 14 oz. The large regular weighs 2lb. The medium tall weighs 1lb 15 oz. and the larg...

In Gear Deals » Land's End 600 fill Down Vest $20
September 26, 8:10pm

Hooded down jacket weight
Hey Nick, I don't know what you exactly are looking for in a parka wrt uses etc. but just from looking at the detailing of the jackets, the hooded down jacket looks like it would be signif...

In Gear Deals » Land's End 600 fill Down Vest $20
September 26, 7:49pm

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