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Re: Re: Ultra Runners know nothing about Fastpacking.
I think I will limit my one post to this discussion here at BPL to this: Can we *please* stop talking about pack weight (be it the pack itself or TPW) when it comes to UR/FP/FKT pack designs. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultra Runners know nothing about Fastpacking.
October 24, 9:32am

Re: John Abela!!! Calling Abela!
Abela here... I just saw this post. Ken addressed your answer. Neat what Jon did to roll the edges on his. I have now passed along my cut down Jetboil to somebody and am now fully in l...

In Make Your Own Gear » John Abela!!! Calling Abela!
October 21, 7:47am

Re: So far......
Yeah, I had to stop buying the HV meals. They lost all of the flavor they had when I first started buying them. They also got significantly harder to fully rehydrate - they are keeping the fo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hawk Vittles
October 21, 7:44am

Hey Mike, A Suluk46 LCT will be on its way up to you, free of charge, later this week. +John Abela HikeLighter.Com

October 20, 1:01pm

Re: zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
I have owned both. Obviously both HMG and ZPacks make really great gear. My favorite is the Arc Zip which I spent three years co-designing with ZPacks, and is of course the regular Arc Blast ...

In GEAR » zpacks versus hyperlite mountain gear backpacks
October 20, 12:57pm

Re: MLD rain mitts or ???
The MLD rain mitts are pretty much the king of the cottage industry. From a breathability performance aspect, the only thing that has even been able to beat them was the *previous* version of th...

In GEAR » MLD rain mitts or ???
October 09, 2:35am

Re: Non-stick?
Hey Marc, Been a long time... hope all has been going well for you. The inside of the MiniMo does not a non-stick layer applied to it. Oddly enough it cleans up rather easily, even after b...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo, First Look
October 09, 2:23am

Re: Re: Re: Jetboil MiniMo
Hey Mark, I think you pretty much nailed it and answered your own questions at the same time. Let's face it, the vast majority of the hiking community just goes to REI or whatever outdoor...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo
September 28, 11:14pm

Re: Jetboil MiniMo, First Look
Hey All, Thought I would post a quick update. I have now pushed through the MiniMo a little over 500g of fuel. There have been zero issues with my unit. The simmer ability of the newl...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo, First Look
September 17, 9:55am

Re: Bay Area GGG Host
So the domain I bought ( will expire on 10/2/2014 I talked with Ken and he had no desire to keep it going for another year, cannot blame him. Unless somebody steps forward and tak...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
September 03, 4:54am

All Reader Reviews by John Abela

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Klymit Static V Luxe
Review of the Klymit Static V Luxe inflatable sleeping pad. My overall rating is a four (4) out of five (5). The one star reduction ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 03, 6:44am

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