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Ken, Cast my vote in for April, though I am available the 3rd & 4th weekends of April. I have been there about 3 or 4 times, it is a great and easy trip to make with some good payoffs. ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Rancheria Falls Trip in April
February 04, 11:36am

Re: Lightweight Testimony: My Journey into Lightweight Backpacking
Jamie, Fantastic essay and the link to your report about your 1st sub 5 lbs trek are outstanding. If there ever was a story that truly is trans formative, it is yours without a doubt. Your...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Testimony: My Journey into Lightweight Backpacking
February 03, 11:27pm

Re: re: Nunatak Arc Alpinist: What Customizations?
Jamie, Thanks for your honest self evaluation. A lot of this gear stuff is about finding that perfect kit for yourself. I have to say that the sex appeal of having a custom quilt made is p...

In GEAR » Nunatak Arc Alpinist: What Customizations?
February 03, 12:41pm

Re: Re: Doing it right?
Ben, I have been working on my oragami skills. I think that with a little more practice, I can get my air matress to look like a woman. Ummmm....gear pornography takes on a whole new meani...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What Is Your Favorite Thing To Do In Camp At The End Of The Day
February 02, 6:17pm

Re: sleeping bag liners
Ryan, I like to keep my bag as clean as possible inside and I have the BPL Merino Wool thermal tops and bottoms for sleeping. They might be more than 4 ounces, but I like that they can be due...

In GEAR » sleeping bag liners
February 02, 10:32am

Re: Nunatak Arc Alpinist: What Customizations
Jamie, Question for you as I torment me over the choices of what to spend my money on. I have been looking at the Golite Ultra 20 is a lot cheaper than the Nunatak. What is it th...

In GEAR » Nunatak Arc Alpinist: What Customizations?
February 02, 10:20am

Done Posting Point Reyes Trip Report
Some 100 photos of this trip are now posted in the photo gallery. Please come see what happens when light weight backpackers go bad... -Tony

In Post-Trip Reports » Point Reyes, January 24th and 25th
January 30, 12:00am

Done Posting!!!! BPLers GGG: Point Reyes, CA
Hope that you all enjoy the photos. There are a ton of them, but with all this gear, I figured that everyone would like to see as many photos as possible. What I found fascinating was that de...

In Photo Gallery » BPLers GGG: Point Reyes, CA
January 29, 11:57pm

Re: Backpacking with Dogs in SF Bay area
Nate, I have been running into that problem too. I think that you have to think about going out to the Gold Country, Sacremento area and East of Sacramento. The Bay Area bites for dogs and...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking with Dogs in SF Bay area
January 29, 12:57pm

Re: Cube Lightweight Speaker for Ipod
Having listen to it this weekend on the Gathering of Gear Geeks trip at Point Reyes this past weekend, it is amazingly impressive the sound that comes out of that little cube. I will be posting ...

In GEAR » Cube Lightweight Speaker for Ipod
January 28, 7:12pm

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm