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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.
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All Forum Posts by James Patsalides

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Tincture of Benzoin
Ask your local pharmacist. I found a little bottle at my Walgreen's in the first aid section. I decided to just stick with a couple of capsules in the FAK so I didn't purchase it, but, they...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tincture of Benzoin
March 30, 11:26am

Retro pack question
LL Bean makes one too... Waxed Cotton Continental Rucksack

In GEAR » Retro pack question
March 30, 7:06am

ultralight knife
@Bryce: I have the same little Stanley knife. I just tested it, and my lexan spork is a bit too bendy - I'm worried it would snap if I forced it. I was able to turn the nut easily with the co...

In GEAR » ultralight knife
March 30, 5:52am

WTB: Cuben Quilt
I'm looking for a quality cuben fiber quilt for 3 season use. Would prefer down, but open to other options too. I was thinking of having Tim at enLIGHTened make one for me, but he seems to have...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Cuben Quilt
March 29, 11:43am

A very cheap alternative to platypus push/pull caps
I think they do fit the evernew bottles... I went the other way and fitted the orange evernew caps (with the little plastic lid saver tabs) on to two of those bottles (a 1L and a 0.6L, so they fit ...

In GEAR » A very cheap alternative to platypus push/pull caps
March 26, 9:41pm

re: photos of your packed tent / tarp ?
Here's my MYOG cuben tarp, packed up in its little silk stuff sack, with my carbon fiber tarp poles on one side and ti nails in their little myog nylon bag on the other.

In GEAR » photos of your packed tent / tarp ?
March 26, 9:31pm

re: Having the time to backpack
What a great thread... Sooo, I decided last year that I needed a change after 16 years in the corporate world, eaking out my hiking time between work & travel. I am married with one little ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Having the time to backpack
March 26, 12:27pm

Your Chuckle For Today
LOL. Kids say the darndest things! Thanks for a Friday laugh. ;-)

In Chaff » "Your Chuckle For Today "
March 26, 9:07am

Recommend a Day pack
+1 on the golite ion. You might find one in gear swap... Love mine & no mesh whatsoever. ;-)

In GEAR » Recommend a Day pack
March 22, 10:39am

Trail Runners vs Backpacking Boots
I think you'll find the consensus here is trail runners or even good sneakers for three season backpacking, with boots only for snow or specialist use. Depending on the terrain and amount of m...

In GEAR » Trail Runners vs Backpacking Boots
March 18, 12:54pm

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