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Tony Wong (Valshar) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Tony Wong

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Re: Getting back into backpacking -- going UL after years of carrying 50+ lb packs
Joseph, Welcome to the world of Gear Geeking and all things crazy UL! Thanks for giving a clear picture of your situation and when/how you will be using your gear. Quick look up of the Cop...

In GEAR » Getting back into backpacking -- going UL after years of carrying 50+ lb packs
May 22, 7:48pm

Re: What about...
Erik, Good point about the requirement in some places to have to carry the "evil"/heavy bear canister and for the added weight of bigger/taller people. That said, maybe the importan...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 1: Gear
May 22, 12:15pm

Re: Rough Cilicia, Turkey, 25th-28th April 2013
William, I love the ancient world and it is a treat to see that part of the world. Must have been amazing to be able to stand before ancient history like that. How did you find traveling t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Rough Cilicia, Turkey, 25th-28th April 2013
May 21, 2:28pm

Re: More durable, MLD Event rain mitts or Zpacks WPB Cuben mitts?
Justin, You are welcome. Given enough hours of hiking in the rain, I would expect that you will get soaked. That is the sense that I gathered after reading Andre Skurka's book from Nat...

In GEAR » More durable, MLD Event rain mitts or Zpacks WPB Cuben mitts?
May 17, 3:38pm

Re: Starting at Happy Isles on July 3
@Leslie, Make sure to bring a headnet. Small bit of weight to keep your sanity if the bugs are out in force. In 2011 the group that I was in was forced into wearing our rain gear with head...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » John Muir Trail 2013
May 17, 1:49pm

Re: More durable, MLD Event rain mitts or Zpacks WPB Cuben mitts?
Justin, I have had the 1st and 2nd generation versions of the MLD rain mitts. I have NOT used the 2nd gen version in the rain, but my experience with the 1st gen. version has been good. Hi...

In GEAR » More durable, MLD Event rain mitts or Zpacks WPB Cuben mitts?
May 17, 1:40pm

Re: Anyone else going to the Mile, Mile and a half premier?
Mangus, Thanks for the link. Will have to check it out, but I am going to be out of the area starting on June 12th for two weeks. :( I am pretty sure that they will be selling copies of th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone else going to the Mile, Mile and a half premier?
May 15, 1:50pm

Re: Anyone else going to the Mile, Mile and a half premier?
Great to hear that they are done with the film and are showing it. I wonder if they are going to have any screenings in the Bay Area. Would love to buy a copy of the movie when it is availabl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone else going to the Mile, Mile and a half premier?
May 15, 12:44pm

The Process/Journey Is Important, Not the Label
Lightweight, UL, SUL....labels are goals to strive for have their place in conjunction to a goal of enjoying the outdoor experience. Any assigned value of the label associated with inflating som...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Mindset
May 10, 12:25pm

The SUL Mindset- Can you give some examples of the decision making?
Ryan, Great to see that you have been writing artices and providing with us with your wisdom and presence! You are one of the key voices of BPL and it is great to hear from you. Appreciate...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Mindset
May 09, 12:18pm

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm