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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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StateGA
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Thomas Knighton

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Re: Thrift store raid, cont'd
Now you're just bragging :P Tom

In Gear Deals » Thrift store raid
October 25, 6:26am

Re: Thrift store raid
Your thrift stores ain't nothing like the ones we've got around here, that's for sure! Now, I'm just jealous :( Tom

In Gear Deals » Thrift store raid
October 24, 7:28pm

Re: Patagonia Micro Puff Zip Vest - $59.98
Any idea how long this deal will be going on? Tom

In Gear Deals » Patagonia Micro Puff Zip Vest - $59.98
October 23, 3:43am

Thanks again
It's good to know I'm not a complete idiot ;) One of my goals in life is to not make the same mistake twice, instead to make all new ones. I definitely made some this past weekend, and ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Two days, One Night on the Pine Mountain Trail
October 23, 3:37am

Buyer's Remorse?
You should have buyer's remorse. It's easily remedied however. Simple ship all of said items to me immediately. I'm sure you'll feel much better :D Seriously, if you got goo...

In GEAR » Buyer's Remorse?
October 23, 3:27am

Re: Congrats
I took out the GoLite Fur I bought used here on BPL about a year ago. It's rated to 20 degrees, and I was comfortable down to the 41*F that were observed, even wearing shorts under the quilt. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Two days, One Night on the Pine Mountain Trail
October 22, 1:57pm

Re: Yer quilt awaits
Sweet! It'll be another week or so, but I'll Paypal it to you as soon as I'm able. Please try and get rid of the brown stains first though ;P Tom

In Philosophy & Technique » Weight versus Warmth
October 22, 1:43pm

Thanks Folks
Thanks everyone! I definitely learned a lot. Sure, I'll probably make mistakes again in the future, though I'm hoping that they'll be all new mistakes ;) My next hike will be a sev...

In Post-Trip Reports » Two days, One Night on the Pine Mountain Trail
October 22, 3:14am

Two days, One Night on the Pine Mountain Trail
Well folks, I got back earlier today from my first real trip out. I had done some shakedown hikes here locally, but now was the time. I chose the Pine Mountain Trail here in Georgia. The trail...

In Post-Trip Reports » Two days, One Night on the Pine Mountain Trail
October 21, 5:43pm

It's not just the AT
I just got back from Pine Mountain here in GA. There were a couple of water sources that were dry too apparently, mostly campsite water sources. Luckily, I had a good camp :D Tom

In Post-Trip Reports » Drought Continues in Southeast
October 21, 5:14pm

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