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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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emailing GoLite
I emailed GoLite a while back with a suggestion for kids packs, since many of the packs I was able to find for my son were significantly heavier than my own Jam. I received an email back thanking ...

In GEAR » New Golite website
January 29, 9:23pm

Insane prices on GoLite Breezes
Doug, That's why I've quit looking. I'd love to have a Breeze, but I'm just not interested in paying out that kind of money for a discontinued pack that I may not even like! He...

In GEAR » New Golite Line NOW for sale
January 29, 3:34am

Cooking Cup
Thanks for the input everyone! I had a feeling this was one of those "depends on the person" types of things, and it appears I was right! Luckily, there's a lot of variation to where...

In GEAR » How big a cup for cooking?
January 29, 3:23am

Mini-bull beercan alcohol stove?
I might be wrong, but I think mini-bull designs makes an alcohol stove specifically designed for use with Ultralight Outfitter's beercan stove. It might be worth a look-see. Tom

In GEAR » Problems with Ultralight Outfitters Beercan Stove
January 28, 8:14pm

How big a cup for cooking?
I'm curious what everyone here uses for cooking in. Thus far, I've got a 5.5 ounce 1 qt pot and a Snow Peak 450 single-wall cup. I've been thinking I should pick up a Snow Peak 600 fo...

In GEAR » How big a cup for cooking?
January 28, 7:46pm

New GoLite Website
Hopefully, GoLite will fix this soon. I have to be honest though, my trust in GoLite as a company is starting to wane due to this. A poor website design might be a stand-alone problem, but it may...

In GEAR » New Golite website
January 28, 2:37pm

framed labels
Nice save there Brett :D

In Make Your Own Gear » Personal Brand labels?
January 28, 2:29pm

Re: New Golite website
They have one other frameless pack that I can't find on the website, the Ion. They have the heavier expedition packs, the Jam2, the Pennacle, etc...but no Ion. Tom

In GEAR » New Golite website
January 27, 7:06am

New GoLite Website
Well, I'm less than impressed. They seem to have forgotten to put things like volume in their product info. Tom

In GEAR » New Golite website
January 27, 4:48am

Re: sleeping pad as frame?
I can't tell you what will work best, but I CAN tell you that a full-length Ridge Rest won't work worth a snot. It eats up so much pack space that you don't have any room left over for...

In GEAR » sleeping pad as frame?
January 26, 8:24pm

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