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John Abela (JohnAbela) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale www.hikelighter.com
About Me I live in the Redwoods of Northern California. It rains here, a lot, often going 30+ days without it stopping. I love it!

I have migrated from a 35 pound BPW setup to a winter time setup of under 7 pounds, a shoulder season setup of under 5 pounds and a summer time setup of under two pounds. Check out my website http://www.hikelighter.com/ for my gear list and reading my articles, and my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/HikeLighter for videos on SUL and XUL gear and whatnot.
My Website URLhttp://www.hikelighter.com/

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All Forum Posts by John Abela

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Re: Re: FS: ZPacks Arc Blast, All Black,
D'Oh!! Forgot to mention that huh. Pretty sure it is a medium.

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Arc Blast, All Black,
March 02, 11:10am

NLA: UD AK Vest & UD PB Vest
** NO LONGER AVAILABLE ** Up for sale... a used Ultimate Direction AK Vest and a used Ultimate Direction PB Vest.

In Gear Swap » FS: UD AK Vest & UD PB Vest
March 02, 8:21am

Re: FS: ZPacks Arc Blast, All Black,
Dropped the price to $260. That is about 100 bucks less than what I have invested into it.

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Arc Blast, All Black,
March 02, 8:15am

Re: good idea, too much money
I'd rather spend 40 cents for a handwarmer and actually PROTECT my Sawyer rather than just know "oh crap, now I cannot use it anymore".

In GEAR » Sawyer Filter Freeze Indicator
February 27, 4:48am

re: Fusion Pack Series
I would just like to jump in here and say I loaded up a Fusion Pack last month with about 18 pounds and the way that it transferred the load to my hips was AWESOME and by far the best load transfer...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 26, 9:13am

Re: 1 oz, Durable* Cook kit
Hey all, I got asked to jump in on this post and share my thoughts... here are just a few brief ones: 1) A couple years ago I made pretty much this identical setup. Think at one point I had a...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 1 oz, Durable* Cook kit
February 26, 12:47am

Re: Re: Re: solomid xl
Hey All, Ken Thompson brought his SoloMid XL over to my place yesterday so I could see what it looked like. I posted some photos on facebook and thought some of you might like to see them! ...

In GEAR » New MLD SoloMid XL
February 25, 8:53am

FS: ZPacks Arc Blast, All Black,
Up for sale is my ALL BLACK ZPacks Arc Blast. It is in good condition. Asking $260 dollars for it, including shipping. It is the previous generation that only has one-cross bar (so, that m...

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Arc Blast, All Black,
February 20, 3:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Need Help: Photos of Dan's Zelph Stoves at the GGG!!!
Dan Yeruski: How did you heat your water/meal? Modified Jetboil is all I used.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
February 19, 4:32pm

Re: Eddie Bauer bought out
EB owns some pretty sweet patents on clothing. Including one or two that I wish they didn't so other companies could use the same ideas. EB is too large of a capital investment for them t...

In GEAR » Eddie Bauer bought out
February 16, 3:43pm

All Reader Reviews by John Abela

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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