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Thomas Knighton (Tomcat1066) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southwest GA
About Me I'm new, but the idea of carrying around 50 lbs of gear is not enticing in the least. I've spent a lot of time car camping in the past, and truthfully, it got boring. I wanted something new and exciting. I wanted to see places most folks will never see because they just don't have what it takes. Backpacking is something I've always wanted to do. Now, I'm doing it!
CityAlbany
StateGA
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Thomas Knighton

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Re: Which tarp combo would you prefer?
For me, it would depend on the weather. If it's humid, like most of the weather in my neck of the woods tends to be, I'd probably go with option 2, especially having no experience with the...

In GEAR » Which tarp combo would you prefer?
September 05, 8:17pm

Burger Places?
Perhaps some of the burger joints can hook you up. You may have to order something first though. Also, try any restaurant supply companies in your area, they may sell the packets in bulk, which s...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Where can I get Mayo packets?
September 05, 11:44am

Seam Sealing
Talk about timely. I was just talking to my wife about how I needed to seam seal a shelter. Kind of creepy really ;) Tom

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Sealing Silnylon Seams
September 05, 3:41am

RE: My Ultralight Blog
I just checked out your site, and I'm impressed! I especially like how you did your gear list, with links to your personal reviews of the items you carry. Obviously, they're all great rev...

In On the Web » My Ultralight Blog
September 04, 2:59pm

Nice bag
I'm jealous now. I want one...it's just a shame I don't sew now :( Tom

In Make Your Own Gear » 289g,sleeping bag for my summer use...
September 03, 2:01pm

RE: Gear closet cleanout
Is the Thermawrap jacket still available? Tom

In Gear Swap » Gear closet cleanout.
September 01, 7:54am

Ebay Selling
I'm sure you remember the GoLite Breeze's that were being sold there a few months ago for insane sums of money...something like 5x the price when they were new? Tom

In Gear Swap » FS: 2 Capilene Shirts
September 01, 7:22am

Smartwool
I've got a couple pairs of Smartwool socks that are the softest, most comfortable things I've ever worn...of ANY material. I haven't handled any of the others you mentioned yet. In my...

In GEAR » Wool Base Layer Itch
August 31, 10:04pm

Re: Re: Already Posted
Yeah, I don't know what's up with embedding links now. Granted, I can't do it for squat anyways, so it's just as likely to be me as anything else :) Either way though, very cool...

In GEAR » New John Muir Trail Supported Record
August 31, 3:09pm

Already Posted
I'm afraid someone beat you to the punch here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/9357/index.html?skip_to_post=67318#67318 Just to bad I can't ge...

In GEAR » New John Muir Trail Supported Record
August 31, 1:52pm

All Reader Reviews by Thomas Knighton

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Golite Jam
I bought my GoLite Jam on closeout, since I was gearing up completely and needed to save money where I could. However, after trying the pack out, I have to say it was money well spent. I currently r...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 25, 7:19am

Petzl e+LITE
I got caught out past dark, and my e+Light really saved my butt. On maximum, it was enough to help me find my way for the next couple of miles to get to camp, and help me set up. I didn't notice...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 22, 7:37am

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
First, let me preface this by saying that I found no new information in the book really. However, that doesn't take away from the book. What I did was read it in the context to which it was inte...

In Books and Media
October 11, 7:04am

Light My Fire Spork
I bought one of these about a year ago to test as a possible piece of gear for my first backpacking trip. I promptly bought one for my wife and one for my son! These puppies are the best design out ...

In Cookware - Other
September 14, 3:37pm

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
I purchased this DVD as a bit of a lark. I had heard some good things about it, and wanted to actually SEE some of the ultralight gear and techniques put to use. Not only that, but one of my guilty ...

In Books and Media
February 10, 7:32am

Lightweight Backpacking and Camping by Ryan Jordan et al.
First, there is no better book on ultralight backpacking that I've read. This book is good for the beginner who decides to start ultralight, or the experienced traditional backpacker who wants to...

In Books and Media
February 10, 7:25am

Coleman Peak 1 Microstove
Purchased partly by accident, partly by impatience, the Peak 1 Microstove is actually a pleasant surprise. It's easy to light, easy to control, fairly fuel efficient, and realitively inexpensive ...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 4:31pm

The Ultralight Backpacker by Ryel Kestenbaum
When I stumbled across this book at my local bookstore, I was excited beyond belief. A book on ultralight backpacking was exactly what I was looking for, and Lighten Up! was apparently sold out. &qu...

In Books and Media
January 06, 4:25pm

The Backpacker's Field Manual by Rick Curtis
Being new to backpacking, I picked up this book as a primer for my understand of the subject of backpacking. It's target audience is primarily people like me, who are new to backpacking and want ...

In Books and Media
January 02, 3:04am