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Will Rietveld (WilliWabbit) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southwest Colorado
About Me Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
CityDurango
StateColorado
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://home.bresnan.net/~swultralight/

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All Forum Posts by Will Rietveld

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FS: OWARE GORE-TEX CHAPS, 5.8 oz/pr SOLD!
Chaps have been worn once, look like new. Inseam is 30", color is grey, weight is 5.8 oz/pr. Cuffs have drawcord and cordlock. Top has shoestring-like cords to tie to your belt. $40 plus shipp...

In Gear Swap » FS: OWARE GORE-TEX CHAPS, 5.8 oz/pr
December 10, 1:46pm

FS: Western Mountaineering Hooded Flash Jacket, Men's Large -- SOLD!
Jacket is lightly used and in excellent condition. 850 fill down/0.9 Extremelite shell. Color is blue and Weight is 9 oz. MSRP is $290, sell for $175 plus shipping.

In Gear Swap » FS: Western Mountaineering Hooded Flash Jacket, Men's Large
December 05, 4:24pm

Re: FS: BPL COCOON PULLOVER AND PANTS
Pants are sold, pullover still available.

In Gear Swap » FS: BPL COCOON PULLOVER AND PANTS
December 05, 11:48am

FS: BPL COCOON PULLOVER AND PANTS -- Both Sold!
Pullover is size Large, blue, has one chest pocket, 9 oz, originally $189, sell for $100 Pant is size Medium, charcoal color, 7.5 oz, originally $180, sell for $90 Both are in excellent condi...

In Gear Swap » FS: BPL COCOON PULLOVER AND PANTS
December 04, 6:33pm

Sold
Scout Skyscape tent sold.

In Gear Swap » FS: SIX MOONS DESIGNS SKYSCAPE SCOUT TENT
November 28, 8:59am

Re: FS: SIX MOONS DESIGNS SKYSCAPE SCOUT TENT
Tent still for sale.

In Gear Swap » FS: SIX MOONS DESIGNS SKYSCAPE SCOUT TENT
November 26, 3:18pm

FS: BPL TORSOLITE SLEEPING PAD
This is an original Bozeman Mountain Works TorsoLite inflatable sleeping pad, which is mostly identical to later versions. Weight is 10 oz. 18" wide at top/13" wide at bottom, 32.5" ...

In Gear Swap » FS: BPL TORSOLITE SLEEPING PAD
November 25, 4:51pm

FS: BIG SKY INTERNATIONAL MONTANA 2P TENT, SUMMERLITE VERSION, ONLY 2.5 POUNDS--WITHDRAWN, NOT FOR SALE
Lightly used Big Sky International Montana 2P double wall tent, summer ultralight version with spinnaker fly, mesh interior, carbon fiber pole set, aluminum pole set, stakes (4 of which are titaniu...

In Gear Swap » FS: BIG SKY INTERNATIONAL MONTANA 2P TENT, SUMMERLITE VERSION, ONLY 2.5 POUNDS
November 25, 3:36pm

FS: SIX MOONS DESIGNS SKYSCAPE SCOUT TENT-- Sold!
FS: SMD Skyscape Scout solo tent. Uses 2 trekking poles for support. 34 ounces. For more info, go to http://sixmoondesigns.com/tents/SkyscapeScout.html Brand new, unused in stuff sack, sell for ...

In Gear Swap » FS: SIX MOONS DESIGNS SKYSCAPE SCOUT TENT
November 25, 2:23pm

Re: A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 1
Excellent overview Roger, concise and understandable. One summer I decided to not treat water and instead choose water from the purest sources. That included water running from snowdrifts. Well...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 1
July 24, 7:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Will Rietveld

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Integral Designs eVENT Shortie Gaiters
I have used these gaiters a lot and really like them. I don't mind their zipperless/Velcroless design, its lighter and simpler. I have size L. For me, they fit very well over mid or full height boo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 23, 8:09am

Six Moon Designs Comet
The new Comet backpack has removeable aluminum stays which allow it to be used as either a frameless or internal frame pack. Without stays it weighs 22 oz and with stays it weighs 27 oz. The Comet ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 7:50pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
I just got this book and its superb! As I paged through the book, I kept saying yes, right on, perfect, exactly! Don presents the UL gospel clearly and concisely, and the illustrations by Mike Clellan...

In Books and Media
August 03, 7:36pm

Gossamer Gear Fire-fly
The Fire-fly is a real lightweight stove made by mo-go-gear and sold by Gossamer Gear. The whole kit weighs 1.5 ounces and includes the burner, pot stand, windscreen, and heat reflector. The open j...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 03, 7:24pm