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James Patsalides ( - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale New England
About Me British fella living in New England. Restarted hiking kick early in 2009 after a lot of years off. Trying to get my 3 year old out on the trail as much as possible. Goals are to hike at least twice a month, every month, with at least one overnight, and ultimately to thru hike the AT by the time I'm 50.

+ Leave No Trace Master Educator.
+ SOLO certified Wilderness First Aider.
+ BPL Wilderness Skills School Alum.
+ Learning/leadership/creativity consultant in real life.
My PDF Gear ListCurrent Gear List - August 2009

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All Forum Posts by James Patsalides

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Tarp Users - Survey Response Requested
Bumpety bump... need a few more responses before we can analyze this data... if you're a tarp user, please click the link and complete the survey. Thanks!

In GEAR » Tarp Users - Survey Response Requested
April 01, 9:47am

Tarp Users - Survey Response Requested
Logic added... should have thought of that at first time through (thanks Andrew). Anyone else who takes the survey will be able to specify "another tarp" on the last page and get thrown ...

In GEAR » Tarp Users - Survey Response Requested
March 31, 9:38pm

Tarp Users - Survey Response Requested
Cheers, Jay... tell your friends! ;-)

In GEAR » Tarp Users - Survey Response Requested
March 31, 2:17pm

MLD Tarps
@Greg: LOL. Nope, but I do some quantitative business consulting, so I use surveys / scientific method all the time! We already have 6 responses... when it hits 20 or so, we can start looking at t...

In GEAR » MLD Tarps
March 31, 2:08pm

Tarp Users - Survey Response Requested
Hi! Based on another thread here, several folks are interested in understanding our collective experience with the durability of various types of tarp materials. To collect some data I made a quick...

In GEAR » Tarp Users - Survey Response Requested
March 31, 2:02pm

MLD Tarps
OK, here's a quick survey on this topic... let's collect some data for a few days and see what we learn: Click here to take survey I'll post this in its own thread too.

In GEAR » MLD Tarps
March 31, 1:57pm

MLD Tarps
Greg: Interesting... now I'm obsessing about this! I have never had any actual issues with my MYOG cuben tarp (0.33oz/yd weight), but I have always treated it really carefully, folding and ...

In GEAR » MLD Tarps
March 31, 1:11pm

MLD Tarps
Wow, Chris. Great question... I guess there are two major issues I can think of: 1. Cuben is very expensive, a beginner will probably want a larger surface area tarp vs a smaller surface are...

In GEAR » MLD Tarps
March 31, 11:44am

MLD Tarps
+1 on the larger tarp to start. I have a GG SpinTwinn and I think it is a perfect SUL starter tarp. Light (only 9oz for a great size dual tarp), wasy to use (line locks, grommets, shape), great con...

In GEAR » MLD Tarps
March 31, 11:23am

Retro pack question: LL Bean
Yeah, I tested one at the local store (we have a really nice LL Bean store in Windsor, Conn)... looks GREAT, but, I didn't buy it... not very comfortable, even just with a few things inside, p...

In GEAR » Retro pack question
March 30, 10:05pm

All Reader Reviews by James Patsalides

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Aquaclip Aquaclip (black)
This little piece of plastic is unbelievable. It clips onto your plastic water bottle (aquafina or smartwater etc), then slides over your belt, pack strap or clip, sternum strap... wherever! If you...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 21, 9:37am

Berghaus C7-65+10
Used this bag for a couple of years on numerous hiking trips BEFORE getting into lightweight backpacking. As an example of a traditional backpack, it is one of the best out there. Berghaus' biof...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 20, 12:54pm

IKEA Plastic Cup (Orange)
This super-cheap lightweight plastic cup form IKEA has become a core part of my cooking and eating system. The cup weights 1oz, and is insulating enough to use for tea or coffee, as well as cold drin...

In Cookware - Other
December 20, 12:36pm

Glaceau Smart Water 1 Liter bottle
I started using these bottles in the late summer and I love them. I now have 3, 2x 1L and 1x 0.6L version. Two of them fit perfectly into the side pocket of my golite jam, or one slides perfectly do...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
December 20, 12:28pm

Berghaus Tech T Long Sleeve
The Berghaus tech T long sleeve base layer is a top quality lightweight synthetic base layer designed by one of Europe's premier gear manufacturers. This is a summer base layer, roughly equivalen...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
December 15, 11:22am

Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp
The SpinnTwinn has now become my primary tarp for solo use. The quality is outstanding, perfect stitching, strong tie-outs, the new cord locks are great. Matched up with 8x titanium nails and my LT4 t...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 10, 7:35am

Cocoon Pro 90 Quilt
First, I have to state for the record that this is my first quilt, so my review may be biassed by my happy transformational transition from bags to quilts! I have used this quilt as part of an in...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 08, 7:57pm

Golite Jam
If, like me, you're starting the journey into SUL backpacking, this is the perfect starter pack. Good size for a multi-day, but not so huge that you are tempted to put extra stuff into the pack. A...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 10, 11:34am