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Tim Haynes (timalan) - BPL Guest

My Locale Mid Atlantic
About Me Early 30s, newly married, work in communications with children's hospitals around the country. Relatively new to lightweight philosophies, but excited to learn and teach others.
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All Forum Posts by Tim Haynes

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headlamp mammut lucido
To respond to the OP, I have a Mammut Lucido TR1 (the lantern/headlamp combo) that I really like. It's my wife's favorite of the three we have (the others are a BD EOS (the newer model) and...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendation?
September 06, 3:47pm

Headlamps (zebralights?)
does anyone have experience with the Zebralight headlamps. At $64, they aren't cheap, but the wide range of options look like it should offer a good fit for most hikers who need a serious light...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendation?
September 06, 3:36pm

Winter AT thru-hike advice and gear wanted
Newton, Thanks for the link -- I'll pass that along. It does look helpful and humorous. I'd agree -- I don't think many people would start a thru-hike either direction in mid-Octobe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Winter AT thru-hike advice and gear wanted.
September 06, 12:23pm

Winter AT thru-hike advice and gear wanted.
OK, so I've got an acquaintance that has decided to South-North thru-hike the AT, starting Oct. 15. He's ex-military with plenty of survival training, but very little backpacking experience...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Winter AT thru-hike advice and gear wanted.
September 06, 11:40am

Nemo Meta 2P
Nemo Meta 2P looks like the best deal, at $200, but in that range, I think most people here would be happier with a Shangri-La or Tarptent... still tempting though to try one out. Really wanted a N...

In Gear Deals » Nemo tent sale at The Clymb
September 06, 11:08am

POE mats at The Clymb
For $25 each, I had to grab a pair of the POE Peak Mtn Oyl short pads. Only review I could find was for the full-length model, but at 13 oz, it looked worth trying for a pad that should be comforta...

In Gear Deals » POE at the CLYMB
September 02, 10:43am

longer jacket
I hate to be the one to ask, but how big is your ass? Or, more practically, how long is your torso and how much additional length do you need?

In GEAR » Light and waterproof parka(longer jacket), which to choose?
September 02, 9:40am

I've probably purchased from them 6 - 10 times over the past few years, and have never had a problem with purchases, and have had no questions asked on returns (always NWT), within their return...

In Gear Deals » Houdini at
September 02, 9:34am

systems for hiking clothes
I agree, think of ALL your clothes as a system. A lightweight insulating baselayer (wool is my preference, but to each his own) -- top and bottom -- would not only keep you warm on the trail if nee...

In GEAR » If you were a college student needing a down jacket...
September 01, 10:23pm

Caldera cone
In looking at Trail Designs website and at reviews, it's hard to tell how large a pot needs to be to fit everything inside. I've got a tiny Isobutane Snow Peak and a couple of different pot...

In GEAR » Is the Caldera cone so much more efficient rather other alcohol stove set ups?
September 01, 9:08am

All Reader Reviews by Tim Haynes

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Camp Xenon 4
New for spring/summer 2011, I was really excited about the Camp Xenon 4 poles. They looked like the best value/weight option on the market, so I was really excited to try them out. The 120cm poles spe...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 10:59am

Stoic LTWT Sleeping Pad - short
I recently picked up a pair of these when they were a good price (~$20/each); I usually use Z-Rests, but my wife prefers an inflatable mat, and these fit the bill for cost/weight/value. shape is nicel...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 06, 1:56pm

Big Agnes Pumphouse Multi-Use Dry Sack and Pad Pump
I agree with previous reviews that this bag only does one thing well -- put air in your sleeping pad. That said, I bring it along on most trips with friends, and it makes it easier for many people -- ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 09, 10:48am