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Paul Magnanti (PaulMags) - BPL Lifetime Member

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is a knife a non-essential item?"
At least on my p51, the blade is not floppy and seems to stay still. Some people suggest using a paper clip to hold it in place otherwise.

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 12:59pm

is a knife a non-essential item?
Not going to get in if a knife is needed or not. I do know *I* use a knife/scissors pretty frequently on trips...even if it something as simple as opening up a package of food. I carry a SAK cl...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 10:21am

The best?
It all depends :) Since you are coming from a traditional tent background and seem to prefer that, a tent-like shelter is probably best. TarpTent, Six Moon Designs, Mountain Laurel designs, e...

In GEAR » What is the best lightweight shelter?
August 27, 4:24pm

Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
My wife is strong in many ways. She works full time, just earned a masters (with a 4.0 average!) and puts up with me when I am my grumpiest before I switched jobs. <---This alone makes her stron...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
August 27, 11:04am

TrailGroove Issue #17
Shameless plug...kind of. I was a big fan of this magazine even before I started writing for them. Loved the photography, the writing, the "real world" (as in they use the gear) re...

In On the Web » TrailGroove Issue #17
August 25, 8:57pm

A simple 100 wt fleece is one of my go-to items in these conditions. I find myself taking one in early or late season backpacks for sure. A decent one can be had for not much money. For about 8 o...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 25, 11:37am

Something I wrote earlier..
May be of interest:

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 25, 9:32am

The Trail Show at Avery's Brewery to help the CDTC - Aug 27th!
BUMP. Last post on this. :) We'll be on about 7pm. Maybe see some of you there.

In On the Web » The Trail Show at Avery's Brewery to help the CDTC - Aug 27th!
August 25, 9:13am

Yep that is more or less where I popped out. Going down was easier that going up. :) I tend to be vague about my off-trail jaunts posted on my website on purpose. Anyone who can read a map s...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Indian Peaks Mt. Neva to Devil's Thumb?
August 24, 10:04am

Collapsible water bottles - why?
Why? Because if everyone had the same style of backpacking, it may as well be like the old ford model t "any color you long as it is black!" :) Personally, I have a 1 qt sp...

In GEAR » Collapsible water bottles - why?
August 23, 10:27am

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