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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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All Forum Posts by John Abela

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Re: Inertia O Zone
I posted some photos of a T&E prototype on my facebook page awhile back. Worth checking out. I found, as a side sleeper, the Inertia O Zone just did not work out for me. Kept bottoming out. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Inertia O Zone sleeping pad
January 07, 9:51pm

Re: Re: whatcha bringing
>>>Erik G: winter meter If by that you mean a Kestrel Meter 4500 Weather Meter... than yes, please bring it!! >>>Doug: Wizards of the PCT I have a copy of it on DVD th...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG Whatcha Bringing?
January 07, 9:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Pizza Pizza
I was in Buffalo NY back in 2011 doing some work at a company and the last day I was there they bought this pizza... it was about three feet wide and at least 5 feet lot. The biggest damn pizza I h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 07, 9:30pm

Re: Best emergency bivy/shelter for 3-season day use
The ZPacks Hexamid Pocket could do the trick for down there. Will be around-about 5.6 ounces with stakes. I got one, love it. If you will be at the GGG in a week or two you can see mine.

In GEAR » Best emergency bivy/shelter for 3-season day use
January 06, 1:41am

Re: What's the verdict?
>>> Re: What's the verdict? I know others here will disagree with me, but I tend to think that this is a great study in knowing exactly what it is that CTC has done from a manufactu...

In GEAR » Lab Test - Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Fabric
January 05, 10:07pm

Re: GGG Parking Lot Sale
In the words of First Lieutenant John J. Dunbar.... "Good Trade"... I have the following up for trade: Cordage, Cordage, Cordage, Cordage, Cordage and more Cordage. Why is it everybo...

In Gear Swap » GGG Parking Lot Sale
January 05, 7:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: GGG Whatcha Bringing?-John Abela
@Doug, I do not think so. Pretty sure I am all caught up on all PM's and HL emails. contact me.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG Whatcha Bringing?
January 05, 7:03pm

Re: Re: Re: GGG Whatcha Bringing?
Those of you that are wood-burners, I have the Suluk46 TDW Stove and the Suluk46 LCT that I had not planned on bringing, but if anybody out there wants to see either/both of them, let me know and I...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG Whatcha Bringing?
January 05, 6:17pm

Re: GGG Whatcha Bringing?
Really looking forward to seeing that SMD Luno SE!! And hoping SMD can unveil their backpack this year too. Anybody have insights on that?? @Duane, I will bring the ZPacks Hexamid Pocket a...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG Whatcha Bringing?
January 05, 4:39pm

Re: Re: Re: GGG list of gear you're bringing (shelter, packs, sleeping bags, quilts, stoves, cookpots, etc.)
It makes it sooo much easier when you know that John X is bringing Y and Z. John A will be bring this stuff (and probably more) to use and let others play with.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 04, 7:27pm

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