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John McAlpine (HairlessApe) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale PNW
About Me I now have my base weight down to 12 pounds. I'm fine with that. Any lighter seems to make for a less comfortable trip. I'm in my 50's now and looking forward to some epic thru-hikes.

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All Forum Posts by John McAlpine

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GoLite Dart Lite Shoes - For Thru Hiking?
Has anyne tried these shoes for long hikes? I'm looking at using them for the 500 mile Washington State portion of the PCT this August. I have a pair of the GoLite Amp Lite shoes and love the...

In GEAR » GoLite Dart Lite Shoes - For Thru Hiking?
May 31, 11:12am

List of the 10 Best Hiking Trails
I see Smithsonian came up with a list of the 10 best hiking trails. What a dream it would be to complete all 10. I'd like to do the hike across England, that sounds fantastic. I see the PCT d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » List of the 10 Best Hiking Trails
May 23, 9:19am

Fly Creek 2 on Sale
The Fly Creek 2 is on sale at REI starting today until the 24th. They took $100 off the's selling for $269. I read this opn another site. I sent Josh an email yesterda the 17th...

In GEAR » Freestanding Double-Wall Tent for 2 (sort of...) People?
May 18, 8:49am

I have a 25% off
Good until 6/15/12. 25% off any order over $75. Only good once, so 1st come 1st serve. SKT8343M

In Gear Deals » Wanted: STP 35% Off Cupon
May 18, 8:39am

How are they looking?
I'm looking forward to seeing the finished knife and sheath combination. Any updates???

In Gear Deals » New: TSS Titanium Field Scapel: Self Sharpening UL Blade: Pre-order price.
May 15, 11:30am

Looks great and will have many uses.

In Make Your Own Gear » UltraLight vest - 5.1oz
April 23, 4:39pm

Re: Long sleeve shirt for SOBO PCT 2012 hike!
Railrider Eco-Mesh

In GEAR » Long sleeve shirt for SOBO PCT 2012 hike!
April 23, 4:37pm

Wow...this took off in a different direction
Roger, I have never had my feet measured in a Brannock device, unless that's the metal devise at the shoe store??? That tells me I'm size 10 at D width. I'm looking for simple hikin...

In GEAR » Why do we like flat shoes?
April 18, 10:13am

Great Presentation in Seattle
I also attended his presentation Monday the 17th in Seattle. I introduced myself before the show and thanked him on behalf of the BPL family for joining us in this blog and many others on this sit...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Skurka's upcoming slideshows & clinics
April 18, 9:54am

I appreciate all the input. Once the blisters started I found myself taping them each morning to make it possible to walk on. They were really ugly and solid red meat. ROdger, The width of my...

In GEAR » Why do we like flat shoes?
April 17, 8:28am

All Reader Reviews by John McAlpine

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Gossamer Gear Mariposa
I own a 2014 edition. I'll admit that I only have approximately 250 miles on the pack so far, but I find it to be extremely comfortable for me. I'm 5'9" tall and weigh 156 lbs. I b...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 01, 2:56pm

LightHeart Gear Cuben Solo W/Awning
I picked up this tent for several reasons. I wanted a light tent; I wanted it to be waterproof right out of the bag; I wanted room inside for me and all my gear; I wanted a dry entry; I wanted to use...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
October 18, 12:09pm

Kahtoola Microspikes Microspikes
I've been using these little brother crampons over the winter and have found them to be perfect. I've used them on non-glacier snow fields up to 12,200 feet and they have not failed once. The...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 02, 2:43pm

Osprey Exos 58
I'm 47 and been hiking on and off for 35 years. I've gone through many packs and thought it was time to try a lighter pack. Sure this pack isnt ultra light, but have you tried those things?....

In Backpacks - External Frame
July 16, 10:59am