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Jim MacDiarmid (jrmacd) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Spare Gear
There was a similar thread to this about a year ago Also I have enough spare gear for a 3-season trip right now. It would be haphazard, but it would work and not be too heavy. When I try to...

In GEAR » Spare Gear
December 23, 5:45pm

Re: What trekking poles do I get?
I started with a 16/oz pair of Black Diamond CF poles, before switching to 8/oz a pair Gossamer Gear LT4's. The BD's are certainly sturdier, and I've kept them around for winter sn...

In GEAR » What trekking poles do I get?
December 23, 5:21pm

Re: Washing and Drying Technical Clothing?
I handwash all my merino stuff in the sink and air dry with generic brand Woolite. I have accidentally machine-washed my BPL UL Merino Hoody a couple times without immediately obvious ill-affects....

In GEAR » Washing and Drying Technical Clothing?
December 23, 5:03pm

Re: Weather monitor
Here's a recent thread. Also it's pricey but BPL gave a 'Highly Recommended' review to the t;Kestrel 4000 Weather Tracker

In GEAR » Weather monitor
December 20, 4:46pm

Re: i'll take some and give some
B Phan +500 points.

In Gear Deals » moosejaw - free 500 points
December 20, 4:38pm

Re: I've got some points to give...who wants them
I need points. So then I have 3 slots available myself. Who else needs points?

In Gear Deals » moosejaw - free 500 points
December 20, 12:45pm

Re: FS: Non-UL Icebreaker jacket, REI Taku rain jacket

In Gear Swap » FS: Non-UL Icebreaker jacket, REI Taku rain jacket
December 09, 8:06am

Re: Smartwool Balaclava
Mine is 1.8oz/51g

In GEAR » Smartwool Balaclava
December 08, 3:00pm

PM sent. Been thinking about switching to this from my Duo. Now's my chance to give it a try. Edit: Payment sent.

In Gear Swap » MRS: Making Room Sale
December 08, 4:19am

Peak XV vs Frontpoint
If you look at this threa BPL member Richard Nisley indicates that by his testing, the Peak XV tests only 1F less warm than the Frontpoint at a significantly lower cost and a ~5oz weight penalty.

In GEAR » This or that?
December 03, 3:25pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim MacDiarmid

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Gossamer Gear
I ordered a Gorilla backpack from Gossamer Gear. It's my first venture into UL packs. I ordered a medium, and after trying it on for a few days and not finding it completely comfortable, I worri...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 15, 5:39pm