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John Abela (JohnAbela) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale www.hikelighter.com
About Me I live in the Redwoods of Northern California. It rains here, a lot, often going 30+ days without it stopping. I love it!

I have migrated from a 35 pound BPW setup to a winter time setup of under 7 pounds, a shoulder season setup of under 5 pounds and a summer time setup of under two pounds. Check out my website http://www.hikelighter.com/ for my gear list and reading my articles, and my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/HikeLighter for videos on SUL and XUL gear and whatnot.
My Website URLhttp://www.hikelighter.com/

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Re: Version 4 available?
Are these available? Are these still prototypes, if so, does anybody know when will they be available? No. Yes. No.

In GEAR » Zpacks Duplex?
October 29, 11:45am

Re: SulYte Gram-Splitter XULyte Gram Reduction Kit
Thanks DY!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X3JUCWsuvU

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SulYte Gram-Splitter XULyte Gram Reduction Kit
October 28, 5:58pm

Re: Re: embed test

In User Test Forum » embed test
October 28, 5:56pm

Re: Re: MLD Cuben grace tarp Vs. Zpacks hexamid. Storm worthiness?
+1 everything mark said above. I take a single hiking pole that often times gets shoved into the backpack and comes out for crossing rivers and as an extension aid while navigating through the t...

In GEAR » MLD Cuben grace tarp Vs. Zpacks hexamid. Storm worthiness?
October 27, 7:28am

WTB: EXPED Ultralight Air Pillow
Size large Contact me if you have one and want to sell it :)

In Gear Swap » WTB: EXPED Ultralight Air Pillow
October 24, 4:09pm

Re: Re: Re: My views on the Focus Fire 14 Stove
@DY -- you sir, are a freaking master!! I got my package yesterday. Cutting half the weight off the system in the video you linked too AND it includes a lid that actually STAYS on!!! The master has...

In GEAR » Another look at the "Fire Focus 14" ESBIT burner
October 24, 2:01pm

Re: My views on the Focus Fire 14 Stove
Hey Jon, First, thank you for being willing to cater to the very small customer base that this product is designed for. Those who use hexamine fuel tablet has always been small, but with the hel...

In GEAR » Another look at the "Fire Focus 14" ESBIT burner
October 24, 6:54am

WTB: Red Cuben Fiber
Hey All, I have a small stuff sack I need and am wanting to use some red cuben fiber for it. Does anybody happen to have a half-yard of any red cuben fiber I could acquire from them?? Pref...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Red Cuben Fiber
October 23, 8:06am

Re: Zpacks hood is good and light
Hey all, I got an email from Evan at Black Rock Gear (sponsor of mine) before dinner tonight with a message saying he has added a balaclava to the BRG catalog of products. http://www.blackro...

In GEAR » Best down hat/hood?
October 23, 1:05am

Re: Re: Re: Re: PB jar vs hot water...
Last winter season (january of this year, iirc) I had a Hunersdorf water bottle setup that I put really hot water into and it get all sucked in on itself. Every few months I have checked it and its...

In Make Your Own Gear » PB jar vs hot water...
October 22, 2:43am

All Reader Reviews by John Abela

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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