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James Patsalides ( - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale New England
About Me British fella living in New England. Restarted hiking kick early in 2009 after a lot of years off. Trying to get my 3 year old out on the trail as much as possible. Goals are to hike at least twice a month, every month, with at least one overnight, and ultimately to thru hike the AT by the time I'm 50.

+ Leave No Trace Master Educator.
+ SOLO certified Wilderness First Aider.
+ BPL Wilderness Skills School Alum.
+ Learning/leadership/creativity consultant in real life.
My PDF Gear ListCurrent Gear List - August 2009

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All Forum Posts by James Patsalides

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Shots of the Week April 18-24th
... oy, that blister shot made me wince... :-)

In Photography » Shots of the Week April 18-24th
April 22, 10:36am

Squall Classic with 47in LT3 Trekking Poles
The GG grips themselves are pretty tough for normal usage, but I would advise against looping a thin guy around them... I bet it would cut/saw into the grip in windy conditions and end up damaging ...

In GEAR » Squall Classic with 47in LT3 Trekking Poles
April 21, 2:19pm

2010 John Muir Trail Gear List
You should know that 911 calls will often go through even if you don't have much of a signal - they get priority from all the networks. Hopefully you wouldn't ever need to call 911 (self-r...

In Gear Lists » 2010 John Muir Trail Gear List
April 20, 5:52am

Need a new camera
Awesome choice! Have fun with it... can't wait to see the first pictures on the forums. :-)

In Photography » Need a new camera
April 20, 5:46am

WM Flash vest sale
LOL. Weird is about right! Let us celebrate diversity in all its forms... happy trails, friends! :-)

In Gear Deals » WM Flash vest sale
April 20, 5:45am

Ahem, gyp=gypsy... I don't think soooo...
There are other "non-racist" theories on the origin of "gypped"... this is my favorite: A 'gippo,' later shortened to 'gyp,' was a short jacket worn by the vale...

In Gear Deals » WM Flash vest sale
April 19, 9:00pm

Re: Space Alien Invasion
Are you saying the Hitchhikers' Guide actually counts as sci-fi??? I thought it was about religion and life, the universe, and everything. Of course, it is set on earth and in space, but I'...

In Chaff » Space Alien Invasion.
April 19, 12:57pm

Need a new camera
OMG, -5 on drowning your gear... that really sucks. I've been raving about my new Lumix GF1 w/ 20mm pancake since I got it at Christmas time. Micro-4/3 has everything you need for about $1,0...

In Photography » Need a new camera
April 19, 10:42am

re:Do you support outdoors non-profits?
We routinely support four outdoors non-profits: 1. The Connecticut Forest & Park Association (manages blue blazed trails in CT) 2. Appalachian Trail Conservancy 3. Nature Conservancy (nation...

In Philosophy & Technique » Do you support outdoors non-profits?
April 18, 9:03pm

AT 5-days List Review Please
Guys: Heading out for the first 5-day of the season... next Saturday through Wednesday on the AT in Massachusetts starting at South Egremont, Mass and hiking North. Expecting high 40s overnight, ...

In Gear Lists » AT 5-days List Review Please
April 17, 8:25pm

All Reader Reviews by James Patsalides

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Aquaclip Aquaclip (black)
This little piece of plastic is unbelievable. It clips onto your plastic water bottle (aquafina or smartwater etc), then slides over your belt, pack strap or clip, sternum strap... wherever! If you...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 21, 9:37am

Berghaus C7-65+10
Used this bag for a couple of years on numerous hiking trips BEFORE getting into lightweight backpacking. As an example of a traditional backpack, it is one of the best out there. Berghaus' biof...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 20, 12:54pm

IKEA Plastic Cup (Orange)
This super-cheap lightweight plastic cup form IKEA has become a core part of my cooking and eating system. The cup weights 1oz, and is insulating enough to use for tea or coffee, as well as cold drin...

In Cookware - Other
December 20, 12:36pm

Glaceau Smart Water 1 Liter bottle
I started using these bottles in the late summer and I love them. I now have 3, 2x 1L and 1x 0.6L version. Two of them fit perfectly into the side pocket of my golite jam, or one slides perfectly do...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
December 20, 12:28pm

Berghaus Tech T Long Sleeve
The Berghaus tech T long sleeve base layer is a top quality lightweight synthetic base layer designed by one of Europe's premier gear manufacturers. This is a summer base layer, roughly equivalen...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
December 15, 11:22am

Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp
The SpinnTwinn has now become my primary tarp for solo use. The quality is outstanding, perfect stitching, strong tie-outs, the new cord locks are great. Matched up with 8x titanium nails and my LT4 t...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 10, 7:35am

Cocoon Pro 90 Quilt
First, I have to state for the record that this is my first quilt, so my review may be biassed by my happy transformational transition from bags to quilts! I have used this quilt as part of an in...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 08, 7:57pm

Golite Jam
If, like me, you're starting the journey into SUL backpacking, this is the perfect starter pack. Good size for a multi-day, but not so huge that you are tempted to put extra stuff into the pack. A...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 10, 11:34am