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Re: Re: Bay Area GGG Host
Just to clarify... I am not all that gung-ho on companies attending a GGG. It is something that just happened and after a year or two a few more companie started showing up, so I thought if such wa...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
July 30, 8:44am

Re: Re: Lost Coast
Hey Lindsey, Our good buddy Ken has nailed most/all of the points at this point, but just wanted to drop in and let you know I got your message and headed over here to answer them. Ken beat me t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Lost Coast, August 11-16. Looking for key exchange or hiker with a second car
July 29, 12:08am

FS: SMD Flight 30 (med/large)
SMD Flight 30 med/large is up for sale!! I originally ordered the medium/large (36 liters/2200ci) and then ordered the small/medium (31 liters/1900ci) and the small is more of what I need for th...

In Gear Swap » FS: SMD Flight 30 (med/large)
July 24, 10:51pm

Re: Re: New Panel Loader From ZPacks
@David, Thanks a bunch!! Regarding your question about the top... hmm, well, if you had a roll-top that had straps that compress the roll-top down along the axis of the bag, I suppose it coul...

In GEAR » New Panel Loader From ZPacks
July 23, 12:00pm

Re: ZPacks Arc Zip
Thanks for posting this Chad. You can read some of the backstory on the new ZPacks Arc Zip - it has been a fun adventure for me!

In GEAR » New Panel Loader From ZPacks
July 22, 4:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Western box photos of contents.
So, I've been thinking about jumping in on this... stayed away from it thinking most of my gear would just never be used by people... But, have gathered up a small pile of gear I was thinkin...

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
July 14, 8:44pm

Re: How light is light?
Hello, I'll chime in here briefly: >>> (1) How light would most of you experienced lightweight hikers expect to be on a 7 day Rocky Mt. or PNW trip while packing a little fishing...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How light is light?
July 13, 4:00am

Re: pro bar
Hey the PROBAR Core are pretty dang good! I wrote a review of them early last year in which I talked about the melting issue because of the chocolate coating. Very much an issue in warmer locations...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » pro bar
July 13, 3:42am

Re: Re: Bay Area GGG Host
I think quality has been lost with the increase in attendees. Hey Ken, What do you mean by this? What kind of quality has been lost by there being more people there? It seems to me tha...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
July 11, 2:15am

Re: Re: Bay Area GGG Host
@Tony, Please know, I was not trying to blame anybody... especially you or Ken. It was just something I could use as an example to make a point. Unintended if it sounded like I was attacking or...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
July 08, 11:55pm

All Reader Reviews by John Abela

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Klymit Static V Luxe
Review of the Klymit Static V Luxe inflatable sleeping pad. My overall rating is a four (4) out of five (5). The one star reduction ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 03, 6:44am

Black Rock Gear Hadron

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 02, 6:44pm

ZPacks ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp & HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter
ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp ZPacks HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter h...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 27, 10:34pm

Jetboil Sol Ti
Hello Everybody, I was able to acquire the new Jetboil Sol Ti recently and I have now had a chance to use it in the field - inclu...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 11, 3:00pm