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Re: Where are you excited to go in 2015?
Planned 2015: More sections of the CCT More sections of the PCT More sections of The Oregon Trail Start the Southern half of the Oregon Desert Trail. Attempt #2 of my Mojave route. My...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where are you excited to go in 2015?
January 18, 3:41pm

Re: Backpacking Frame options
To address to original question: First, you failed to address what size of a ZPacks Zero you have or are considering using, or asking about. I tried putting a Klymit AirFrame inside of a ZP...

In GEAR » Backpacking Frame options
January 18, 3:21pm

Re: Best redwoods trip? Taking my 13 year old on a father daughter jaunt
Hey Edward, If you are looking at doing hiking in the Northern Redwoods there are a number of trails that can be recommended for you and your daughter that I know and have hiked that would work ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best redwoods trip? Taking my 13 year old on a father daughter jaunt
January 18, 2:37pm

Re: Re: Re: PNW GGG is a GO!
Hey Ian, If a spot is still open, add me to the list.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PNW GGG is a GO!
January 16, 8:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Too many choices, rain jackets
Hey Ken, I tend to think that the Arcteryx Alpha SV Jacket is the best out there right now, and has been for some time. A couple of newer versions (late 2014 and 2015 versions) but I would still pr...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
January 03, 8:41am

Re: 2015
what new gear are you most looking forward to using? My ZPacks Arc ZIP Backpack -- sorry, shameless plug :-D A ZPacks Duplex Tent I got recently. Been getting really tired of narrow solo shel...

In GEAR » 2015
January 02, 6:41am

Re: Hexamid solo vs. Solplex
Alrighty, so I am going to answer the really big and direct question asked and hopefully share some additional insight along the way. Are there any DISADVANTAGES to the Solplex? Yes. But ev...

In GEAR » Hexamid solo vs. Solplex
December 30, 8:56pm

Re: Re: h2o fuel release
Thank you to everybody that has taken the time to share your personal knowledge, and those who have researched, this issue. It is always fun to see us talk about a topic that is far outside the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » h2o fuel release
December 30, 8:42pm

Re: Re: Jetboil - what is the absolute lightest Jetboil configuration?
I could remove that "stupid orange thing" from around the stove an lose around another oz, but it made my stove quite a bit unstable, so I put it back. Unstable... does not mean unusab...

In GEAR » Jetboil - what is the absolute lightest Jetboil configuration?
December 30, 8:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Jetboil MiniMo & MSR WindBoiler
@Jim, So just got around to thinking about this thread again. Looking at that photo of the melted pot, I too am very amazed that the Al did not drop down into the Reactor stove head and cause...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo & MSR WindBoiler
December 30, 8:28pm

All Reader Reviews by John Abela

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Klymit Static V Luxe
Review of the Klymit Static V Luxe inflatable sleeping pad. My overall rating is a four (4) out of five (5). The one star reduction ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 03, 6:44am

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