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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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Re: Re: ULA Amp...Image, etc
>As for the Amp being SUL --- well, is more like the Hummer of the SUL crowd. :) You mean the Governor of California has one???? ;) Sorry, couldn't resist. It's definat...

In GEAR » ULA Amp...Pics, etc
February 02, 8:37am

Re: Ultralight Gear List - Ideas/Help?
Where are you going to be using this? When are you going to be using this? These two quesions make a world of difference. For example, my 3-season pack would probably be suicidal for Alaskan win...

In Gear Lists » Ultralight Gear List - Ideas/Help?
February 02, 4:29am

Re: Thomas, your answer
Brett, Thanks for the info! Unfortunately, the closest outfitter I can find is usually three hours away, so I have bought pretty much all my gear sight-unseen. Nothing new there. Unfortunatel...

In Gear Swap » Montbell Thermawrap, L, Blue, $80 plus shipping
February 02, 4:23am

How Big IS the Thermawrap?
Brett, Can you give me an idea of how big you are? I wear large in most stuff (if not extra large) and have been looking at the thermawrap for a while. I'm DEFINATELY interested, though I ...

In Gear Swap » Montbell Thermawrap, L, Blue, $80 plus shipping
February 02, 3:41am

Re: pj, re:mylar enchiladas
Brett, You are a sick, sick man. I totally respect that ;) Tom

In GEAR » Check this out.
February 02, 3:29am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ultralight in the Icebox
>Yes if you turn the canister upside down on a non-remote canister stove you have big trouble. Your dinner is on the ground! ;) Nah, you gotta light it before putting your food on it, so all ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in the Icebox
February 01, 7:27pm

Re: Re: GG Mariposa Ultralight Backpack
It's not a matter of whether *I* want it so much, as if my wife will divorce me for getting it. Not that she begrudges me buying gear, just that she wants me to stop buying ME gear and get H...

In Gear Swap » FS: GG Mariposa Ultralight Backpack (2 available)
February 01, 7:24pm

Re: Re: Ultralight in the Icebox
Not all canister stoves can have the canister turned upside down, only remote canister stoves. As for why he opted for white gas over a remote canister stove though, who knows. Still, he survived...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in the Icebox
February 01, 7:06pm

Re: re:mylar enchiladas
Somehow, I suspect that the enchilada isn't microwave safe ;) Tom

In GEAR » Check this out.
February 01, 4:15am

Re: probably French
I don't know about Brian, but I call it a sleeveless T-shirt ;) Ah, two countried divided by a common language :D Tom

In GEAR » Full Zip, No Hood Windshirt?
February 01, 3:48am

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