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Thomas Knighton (Tomcat1066) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southwest GA
About Me I'm new, but the idea of carrying around 50 lbs of gear is not enticing in the least. I've spent a lot of time car camping in the past, and truthfully, it got boring. I wanted something new and exciting. I wanted to see places most folks will never see because they just don't have what it takes. Backpacking is something I've always wanted to do. Now, I'm doing it!
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All Forum Posts by Thomas Knighton

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Re: New Golite website
I hear ya! I'm eagerly looking forward to their new shoe line as well. In fact, when I needed some trail runners I got some inexpensive ones that I don't plan on using PAST March, just so...

In GEAR » New Golite website
January 26, 8:06pm

Glad to see it
I'm definatley glad to see those states fighting it. If only I was able to relocate to one of THEM!!!!! Tom

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Passports
January 26, 3:50am

Passports and such
I have zero problem with the people who want to come here legally to fill in the void of jobs left when all Americans are working. However, when you illegally cross the border, you become a crimin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Passports
January 25, 4:44pm

Re: Why We Go
Very well said.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Would you walk past?
January 25, 4:28pm

Passports and National ID
Don't you just love it when anyone who disagrees with a law gets labeled an anarchist?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Passports
January 25, 9:01am

Re: Re: Re: "Afternoon Canyon Snowstorm"
Wow. Just Wow. It makes me wish I didn't live so far east! Absolutely beautiful, and a FANTASTIC photo. Just plain wow, although there really aren't words to describe it for me. Tom

In Photo Gallery » "Afternoon Canyon Snowstorm"
January 23, 4:00am

Man! That's a good looking pack! Makes me almost wish I hadn't already got my Jam...almost :D Tom

In GEAR » Jam2 pictures and details
January 23, 3:56am

Re: Re: What about BPL
Ah. Oh well, I'm a new subscriber, so I had no idea that they did a print write up as well. I'll just go back, sit in the corner, and shut up now ;) Tom

In GEAR » Backpacker's "Gear Guide" just out
January 22, 4:01am

What about BPL
Maybe BPL should do a print Gear Guide. Then we would all have something to drool over :D Tom

In GEAR » Backpacker's "Gear Guide" just out
January 22, 3:46am

Re: Ion and Jam2 not on
Brett, Honestly, they seem to just be to new. All the research I've done on these new packs was mostly from GoLite press releases and such. Their website seriously needs an update! Tom

In GEAR » New Golite Line NOW for sale
January 19, 3:17am

All Reader Reviews by Thomas Knighton

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Golite Jam
I bought my GoLite Jam on closeout, since I was gearing up completely and needed to save money where I could. However, after trying the pack out, I have to say it was money well spent. I currently r...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 25, 7:19am

Petzl e+LITE
I got caught out past dark, and my e+Light really saved my butt. On maximum, it was enough to help me find my way for the next couple of miles to get to camp, and help me set up. I didn't notice...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 22, 7:37am

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
First, let me preface this by saying that I found no new information in the book really. However, that doesn't take away from the book. What I did was read it in the context to which it was inte...

In Books and Media
October 11, 7:04am

Light My Fire Spork
I bought one of these about a year ago to test as a possible piece of gear for my first backpacking trip. I promptly bought one for my wife and one for my son! These puppies are the best design out ...

In Cookware - Other
September 14, 3:37pm

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
I purchased this DVD as a bit of a lark. I had heard some good things about it, and wanted to actually SEE some of the ultralight gear and techniques put to use. Not only that, but one of my guilty ...

In Books and Media
February 10, 7:32am

Lightweight Backpacking and Camping by Ryan Jordan et al.
First, there is no better book on ultralight backpacking that I've read. This book is good for the beginner who decides to start ultralight, or the experienced traditional backpacker who wants to...

In Books and Media
February 10, 7:25am

Coleman Peak 1 Microstove
Purchased partly by accident, partly by impatience, the Peak 1 Microstove is actually a pleasant surprise. It's easy to light, easy to control, fairly fuel efficient, and realitively inexpensive ...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 4:31pm

The Ultralight Backpacker by Ryel Kestenbaum
When I stumbled across this book at my local bookstore, I was excited beyond belief. A book on ultralight backpacking was exactly what I was looking for, and Lighten Up! was apparently sold out. &qu...

In Books and Media
January 06, 4:25pm

The Backpacker's Field Manual by Rick Curtis
Being new to backpacking, I picked up this book as a primer for my understand of the subject of backpacking. It's target audience is primarily people like me, who are new to backpacking and want ...

In Books and Media
January 02, 3:04am