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John Abela (JohnAbela) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale www.hikelighter.com
About Me I live in the Redwoods of Northern California. It rains here, a lot, often going 30+ days without it stopping. I love it!

I have migrated from a 35 pound BPW setup to a winter time setup of under 7 pounds, a shoulder season setup of under 5 pounds and a summer time setup of under two pounds. Check out my website http://www.hikelighter.com/ for my gear list and reading my articles, and my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/HikeLighter for videos on SUL and XUL gear and whatnot.
My Website URLhttp://www.hikelighter.com/

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Re: Re: what Eric said
ps... I posted a photo a week or so ago about the next generation of the SMDSX... it will have external support rather than internal support. The cross bar will also change to a carbon fiber and ha...

In GEAR » Skyscape X -minor mods.
February 02, 11:21pm

Re: what Eric said
... what eric said... would be a legit issue of the Skyscape X had a silnylon floor. As it is, all the water that wants to can collect under there and big'flipping'woopie'doo... its a c...

In GEAR » Skyscape X -minor mods.
February 02, 11:17pm

Re: solomid xl
Pretty sweet post here guys!! Like others, I am very much looking for photos of hikers sitting up inside of this shelter while sitting on a Neoair, so we can have an idea of head-room and whethe...

In GEAR » New MLD SoloMid XL
February 02, 4:14am

Re: Re: 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
For all of you that saw the little camera holder that I had setup at the GGG, they are now available for purchase. Thank you for all of the wonderful feedback I got and I hope they prove to be supe...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
February 02, 1:14am

Re: Focus Fire 14 stove for Esbit users
@Carl, there is a little gold paypal "buy" button on the bottom of the page that takes you to paypal... is that what you were trying and having problems with?? @Jon, Forgot about ...

In Gear Deals » Focus Fire 14 stove for Esbit users by FLAT CAT GEAR
February 01, 3:07pm

Re: Re: Re: 6th Annual Gathering of Gear Geeks 2014: Henry Coe State Park, California
The fourth photo from the top is a new 2014 product for SMD that should be available shortly. It is a hexagonal shaped tarp that is 6.9 ounces, and inside of it is, I think, the SMD Serenity NetTen...

In Photo Gallery » 6th Annual Gathering of Gear Geeks 2014: Henry Coe State Park, California
January 27, 1:12pm

Re: Re: Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
Tad Englund (bestbuilder): I guess fit and comfort come at a exorbitantly high price. Well, you are talking about a speciality product here Tad. If you compare the Paradox to the KUIU Icon, w...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
January 15, 10:38am

Re: Cesar
>>> I was wondering when you would chime in! Thanks for that, and for your previous efforts that I've already lauded. I wasn't going to... but the lure of pizza sucked me in. A...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 08, 7:45pm

Re: Re: whatcha bringing
It would see I do not own a single piece of gear from Bora Gear... that's pretty messed up. Any discount on a pair of down pants delivered to the GGG?? 10d, medium. 34 inseam, 1.5 extra fill t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG Whatcha Bringing?
January 07, 11:24pm

Re: Re: Directions? 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
I will try to remember to mount my recorder onto the window of Kens van as we head into HC this year, so next year we can have a short video showing how to get up to the spot, once you turn off 101.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 07, 10:40pm

All Reader Reviews by John Abela

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Black Rock Gear Hadron

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 02, 6:44pm

ZPacks ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp & HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter
ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp ZPacks HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter h...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 27, 10:34pm

Jetboil Sol Ti
Hello Everybody, I was able to acquire the new Jetboil Sol Ti recently and I have now had a chance to use it in the field - inclu...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 11, 3:00pm