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Thomas Knighton (Tomcat1066) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southwest GA
About Me I'm new, but the idea of carrying around 50 lbs of gear is not enticing in the least. I've spent a lot of time car camping in the past, and truthfully, it got boring. I wanted something new and exciting. I wanted to see places most folks will never see because they just don't have what it takes. Backpacking is something I've always wanted to do. Now, I'm doing it!
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All Forum Posts by Thomas Knighton

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Re: FS Platypus Little Nippers
When would you need payment by? I'm interested, but I can't justify getting any for a little while. Tom

In Gear Swap » FS Platypus Little Nippers
September 26, 3:31pm

Re: Do you love your mug?
I've got a Snow Peak 450 single wall. It's about 15 fluid ounces, so within your capacity range, and has the folding handles. It's listed diameter is 3.5", so pretty close to the...

In GEAR » Do you love your mug?
September 26, 2:57pm

Great story!
Wonderfully done! I really enjoyed reading it on many levels, and I too hope for more like this in the future. I love hearing stories of people on the trail, regardless of whether it's 20 or ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Bringing up the Rear: An Ultralighter Hikes across the Weminuche with a "Mixed" Group
September 26, 1:43pm

Re: Creepy site
>Now this is a site that I was happier not knowing about despite the Patagonia deals. Nothing to be creeped out about. I know a few folks who are regulars from diamondback tactical. They...

In Gear Deals » Patagonia Das $143; MicroPuff Pant $83.33
September 25, 2:44pm

Re: Re: Chiggers = Rite of Passage
True, but I didn't see any need to get into all that ;) Tom

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Chiggers?
September 25, 3:12am

Chiggers
Chiggers are more of an annoyance than anything, at least in my experience. Just a bit of bleach in the bath tub will do the job fine. And yep, you've still got them, but I've always co...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Chiggers?
September 24, 2:48pm

Maybe it's me...
Maybe it's me, but all the soft shells seem to do is muddy the water for the new backpacker. I decided a while back to just skip them and layer. Mostly because the clothing for backpacking is...

In GEAR » Arcteryx soft shell and layering systerm: New winter hiker needs advice
September 23, 5:39am

This sucks
Great deals always come about when I'm broke and will be for at least a couple of weeks :( Tom

In Gear Swap » Cocoon UL 60 Pullover- L
September 23, 5:16am

Re: Tea Light Stove Upgrade
Very interesting. I've never really thought about fooling with a tea light stove mostly because I didn't figure I'd keep one around long enough to really test it well. However, that l...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tea Light Stove Upgrade
September 22, 8:24pm

SmartWool
I love my smartwool socks. Rabid dogs couldn't convince me to part with them. Tom

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Socks to go with Trail runners...
September 22, 7:31pm

All Reader Reviews by Thomas Knighton

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Golite Jam
I bought my GoLite Jam on closeout, since I was gearing up completely and needed to save money where I could. However, after trying the pack out, I have to say it was money well spent. I currently r...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 25, 7:19am

Petzl e+LITE
I got caught out past dark, and my e+Light really saved my butt. On maximum, it was enough to help me find my way for the next couple of miles to get to camp, and help me set up. I didn't notice...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 22, 7:37am

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
First, let me preface this by saying that I found no new information in the book really. However, that doesn't take away from the book. What I did was read it in the context to which it was inte...

In Books and Media
October 11, 7:04am

Light My Fire Spork
I bought one of these about a year ago to test as a possible piece of gear for my first backpacking trip. I promptly bought one for my wife and one for my son! These puppies are the best design out ...

In Cookware - Other
September 14, 3:37pm

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
I purchased this DVD as a bit of a lark. I had heard some good things about it, and wanted to actually SEE some of the ultralight gear and techniques put to use. Not only that, but one of my guilty ...

In Books and Media
February 10, 7:32am

Lightweight Backpacking and Camping by Ryan Jordan et al.
First, there is no better book on ultralight backpacking that I've read. This book is good for the beginner who decides to start ultralight, or the experienced traditional backpacker who wants to...

In Books and Media
February 10, 7:25am

Coleman Peak 1 Microstove
Purchased partly by accident, partly by impatience, the Peak 1 Microstove is actually a pleasant surprise. It's easy to light, easy to control, fairly fuel efficient, and realitively inexpensive ...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 4:31pm

The Ultralight Backpacker by Ryel Kestenbaum
When I stumbled across this book at my local bookstore, I was excited beyond belief. A book on ultralight backpacking was exactly what I was looking for, and Lighten Up! was apparently sold out. &qu...

In Books and Media
January 06, 4:25pm

The Backpacker's Field Manual by Rick Curtis
Being new to backpacking, I picked up this book as a primer for my understand of the subject of backpacking. It's target audience is primarily people like me, who are new to backpacking and want ...

In Books and Media
January 02, 3:04am