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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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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: skyscape
@Roger, Thanks for the clarification. It was something you wrote a long while back that I remember reading about SN/PU that I guess my brain stored the data backwards on. So, PU does better a...

In GEAR » Skyscape X -minor mods.
February 06, 12:38am

Re: Re: Re: Re: skyscape
Sam: I agree with your last post, though, up until the 70D polyester. Is that because you just do not like SMD, or because of the use of PU? I thought I remember reading something here at BPL...

In GEAR » Skyscape X -minor mods.
February 05, 10:46pm

Re: Re: Re: skyscape
Christopher: I personally will never get an attached cuben floor again. Yeah, I hear ya. I am within the small but growing crowd that believe that CF has no place being used as a bathtub of a sh...

In GEAR » Skyscape X -minor mods.
February 05, 10:14pm

Re: Skyscape X
As Jim said above... it does not have attachment points for guylines. However, with the next generation of the Skyscape X using an external support system, it might be possible to attach some co...

In GEAR » Skyscape X -minor mods.
February 05, 10:06pm

Re: skyscape
Samuel C. Farrington: So Richard tests the stuff to death, posts the results at enormous length right here, showing ~3000HH for best quality silnylon that is much less expensive than the cuben that...

In GEAR » Skyscape X -minor mods.
February 05, 9:44pm

Re: Re:trail health forum
+1 for a "trail health" forum. Last year when I suffered an injury I could have really used a resource such as what the BPL community could offer in regards to recovery. Yes, I sought ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Injury forum
February 04, 7:10pm

Re: GGG/SoCal
Hey Don, this being the first year for a GGG SoCal, you may not need it, but if you do or would like to have, I would be totally willing to duplicate the http://gggwest.com/ website that I threw to...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
February 04, 7:01pm

Re: new SMD packs
Just wanted to quickly say that after having put on a Fusion 50 at the GGG (which I loaded up with about 12 pound of gear) I am very much looking forward to this pack being made available. The load...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 04, 6:57pm

Re: Re: what Eric said
ps... I posted a photo a week or so ago about the next generation of the SMDSX... it will have external support rather than internal support. The cross bar will also change to a carbon fiber and ha...

In GEAR » Skyscape X -minor mods.
February 02, 11:21pm

Re: what Eric said
... what eric said... would be a legit issue of the Skyscape X had a silnylon floor. As it is, all the water that wants to can collect under there and big'flipping'woopie'doo... its a c...

In GEAR » Skyscape X -minor mods.
February 02, 11:17pm

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Jetboil Sol Ti
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