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John McAlpine (HairlessApe) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale PNW
About Me I now have my base weight down to 12 pounds. I'm fine with that. Any lighter seems to make for a less comfortable trip. Just turned 50 and looking forward to some epic thru-hikes.

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All Forum Posts by John McAlpine

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Non-Tech Person has Question
I just got my first cell phone a year ago. It's an Android from AT&T. I'm so non-tech I still don't have a home computer.....yes I'm at work. I'd like to use my Andriod...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Non-Tech Person has Question
June 17, 3:01pm

I'll take it....if your current buyer backs out. You can PM me.

In Gear Swap » Moment / Lunar Duo / Downmat 7 / Exos 34 & 58 / Jam
June 14, 2:15pm

Yea....I'd Bring Them
Hey David, Great to see you come from Northern Idaho to enjoy RNP. I was up at Muir on Sunday and I'm blown away at the amount of snow still up there. Heck...I'll be hiking from Ashlan...

In GEAR » Your predictions: Microspikes for Wonderland/Northern Loop/X-C 1st Week of August?
June 13, 12:11pm

Joe has always Responded ASAP
I've ordered many times from Joe and he answers my emails on the same day. I'd say he's not getting your emails.... He values BPL business and will do all he can to make you happy.

In GEAR » Anyone doing business with ZPacks?
June 09, 12:10pm

Montane Slipstream GL for $79.90 @ 15% off right now.

In GEAR » Best Wind Shirt?
June 09, 12:07pm

Good Job Chris
We should be congratulating Chris and his great craftsmanship. Both the chair and front door are exceptional.

In GEAR » Cricket door, camp stool, just because....
June 07, 12:56pm

The REI Sushkan Worries Me
Travis, I had the REI eVent Sushkun for three seasons. On the third season the jacket started to wet out on me. I would wash it and retreat ir, but it just would continue to wet out. I now own ...

In GEAR » Technical Shell (Denali, Rainier, 14'ers)
June 07, 8:55am

Awesome Chair
I love the chair. At 48 years of age I do get tired of having to sit on the ground. So if the Bear Line breaks does the chair also break? Meaning.... do the three carbon legs punch through the c...

In GEAR » Cricket door, camp stool, just because....
June 07, 8:48am

Pictures Brad?
I also have the Exos 58 and absolutely love the pack. Sure it would be nice to lighten it, but that's the same with all gear. Brad....can we see pictures?

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Osprey Exos 46?
May 31, 2:04pm

Feathered Friends Daybreak Jacket
IMHO I'd pick up the Daybreak Jacket over the Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket. It weighs a tad more, but you get 3.1 oz fill of 850 down for $199. That's a full ounce more. That adds a lot...

In GEAR » Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
May 26, 8:39am

All Reader Reviews by John McAlpine

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LightHeart Gear Cuben Solo W/Awning
I picked up this tent for several reasons. I wanted a light tent; I wanted it to be waterproof right out of the bag; I wanted room inside for me and all my gear; I wanted a dry entry; I wanted to use...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
October 18, 12:09pm

Kahtoola Microspikes Microspikes
I've been using these little brother crampons over the winter and have found them to be perfect. I've used them on non-glacier snow fields up to 12,200 feet and they have not failed once. The...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 02, 2:43pm

Osprey Exos 58
I'm 47 and been hiking on and off for 35 years. I've gone through many packs and thought it was time to try a lighter pack. Sure this pack isnt ultra light, but have you tried those things?....

In Backpacks - External Frame
July 16, 10:59am