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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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Welcoming customer suggestions
>If Patagonia merits criticism for not welcoming suggestion >for a particular item, couldn't that criticism be leveled >equally at a whole bunch of "big" businesses that mark...

In GEAR » Patagonia most arrogant comapny?
February 01, 3:44am

Just curious, do you have a weight on the medium. Not sure I want it, but I'm not ruling it out yet either ;) Tom

In Gear Swap » FS: GG Mariposa Ultralight Backpack (2 available)
February 01, 3:23am

Re: Re: Re: Jam Color
Don't sweat it to much. Andrew Skurka and Kim Coupounas have both been on BPL today talking about some of the problems on the website. It could have just been a misprint, someone keying that ...

In GEAR » Jam2 pictures and details
January 31, 3:15pm

Re: Re: Lighten up DVD
Well just crush everyone's hopes and dreams there Glen! lol Tom

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Sub-3 on the PCT with Glen Van Peski
January 31, 12:41pm

Re: GoLite website
Ok, that makes sense. It changes, a complete relaunch, that'll definately throw a wrench into the works. I'll just sit in the corner and shut up now :) Tom

In GEAR » New Golite website
January 31, 12:36pm

Re: Lighten up DVD
You know, I just got that DVD earlier this week. REALLY well done! And, like you said, Jackie seemed very sincere...and cute. Just don't tell my wife I said that! Tom

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Sub-3 on the PCT with Glen Van Peski
January 31, 12:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Status of GoLite's website
Agreed! That's why I emailed GoLite about it a month or so back. I understand that it might not help my son now, but maybe in the future, and help tons of kids down the road! However, if GoL...

In GEAR » New Golite website
January 31, 12:15pm

Re: Status of GoLite's website
Thanks for the heads up Andrew! While I still feel that all the problems are still way more than for an initial launch, I'm going to tell my paranoia to shut up and give one of my favorite com...

In GEAR » New Golite website
January 31, 12:08pm

Tarp tents
Have you looked at Henry Shire's site? IIRC, the Rainbow has the ability to freestand, and is pretty light as well. Honestly, I looked at the Hubba for about five minutes before deciding that...

In GEAR » Hubba vs. Lunar Solo
January 30, 7:52am

Gatewood Cape
Next Friday and I'll have a Gatewood Cape on the way to me! :) Sorry, but it's just to wonderful a design for me to NOT give it a shot, you know? Tom

In Post-Trip Reports » Central Texas SUL weekend
January 29, 9:25pm

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