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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!
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All Forum Posts by Thomas Knighton

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Patagonia Belt
Ben, Thanks for the tip. It looks similar to the rigger's belt I have, so I need to do a bit more checking. That might be just the ticket! Tom

In GEAR » Anyone wear belt?
August 31, 1:50pm

Rigger's Belt
I have a black military-style rigger's belt that I have just for backpacking. It's heavy as hades though, but it'll work until I find something I like better (read: works as well but i...

In GEAR » Anyone wear belt?
August 31, 1:38pm

RE: Evernew .9 Litre UL - $25 Shipped
Email sent.

In Gear Swap » Evernew .9 Litre UL - $25 Shipped
August 31, 1:25pm

Kid's Clothing
I got a fair amount of my warm weather clothing at Target, and we've been keeping an eye out for some stuff for my son. Much appreciation on the sale tip :)

In GEAR » Hot buys on kid's clothing
August 30, 2:47pm

My Avatar
My current avatar is the result of a coworker, a camera phone, the perceived need for a pic of myself for internet useage, and way to much free time. :) Tom

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
August 29, 1:17pm

With Liberty and Undies for all
I picked up a couple of pairs of moisture wicking boxer briefs in JC Penny's for backpacking. Unfortunately, I didn't see the Champion C9 stuff at Target before hand. I've got a coupl...

In GEAR » Dare I ask... what underwear does everyone use???
August 29, 12:40pm

Cost of gear
With careful research, I was able to put together a complete kit for under $1000 (guesstimate, could be significantly less) with a baseweight of just a hair over 8 lbs. This involved me purchasing...

In GEAR » Cost of gear, per ounce.
August 29, 12:15pm

Dr. Bronner's ain't that bad
I'm another Dr. Bronner's fan here. One drop on my toothbrush does me just fine with no real noticable aftertaste. Is it tasty? Nope. But I found it perfectly tolerable.

In Multiple Use Gear » Dr. Bronners as Toothpaste?
August 29, 9:14am

For the Recofd
This puppy is sold :) Tom

In Gear Swap » SMD Gatewood Cape
February 12, 3:14pm

Re: Bivy Help
If you go with a Gatewood Cape, I wouldn't worry about a bivy. Spindrift shouldn't be an issue and you can get a bug net for your upper body that will do the trick on the pesky critters th...

In GEAR » Bivy Help
February 12, 3:11pm

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