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Tony Wong (Valshar) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Tony Wong

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Re: Backpack options for gf with injured shoulder
Jane, Thanks for comments and offer. (Always puts a smile on my face about how wonderful BPL people can be). Yes, the PT that she has been doing for the past few weeks or a month has reall...

In GEAR » Backpack Options for Injured Shoulder: Lumbar Packs or Luxurylite Pack???
October 01, 2:14pm

Are Women's Down Jacket's Inferior to Men's Versions???
I have been looking at Down Jackets for my girl friend for getting her outfitted for backpacking. I have been noticing that the Women's Version of Down Jackets from Montbell seem to have les...

In GEAR » Are Women's Down Jacket's Inferior to Men's Versions???
September 30, 5:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Backpack Options for Injured Shoulder: Lumbar Packs or Luxurylite Pack???
Katherine, Larry, and Aaron, Thanks for the encouragement and advice. I am feeling pretty lucky and optimistic about sharing adventures with her. Larry, I am not much of a MYOG, but knowin...

In GEAR » Backpack Options for Injured Shoulder: Lumbar Packs or Luxurylite Pack???
September 17, 12:55pm

Re: Flash Reviews (No. 1): ZPacks Challenger Raingear, JepPaks Custom Packs, Zebralight H52Fw Headlamp
Ryan, Thrilled to see this new edition to BPL. Great way to let people know about new gear so they can jump on doing their own research and to spark discussions on the forum. Also, it mean...

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews (No. 1): ZPacks Challenger Raingear, JepPaks Custom Packs, Zebralight H52Fw Headlamp
September 17, 12:41pm

Re: Backpack Options for Injured Shoulder: Lumbar Packs or Luxurylite Pack???
Once again, the love of the BPL community comes through! Really appreciate the advice and different options to consider that I did not know about. Yes, I am definitely going to the Sherpa for...

In GEAR » Backpack Options for Injured Shoulder: Lumbar Packs or Luxurylite Pack???
September 16, 12:16pm

Backpack Options for Injured Shoulder: Lumbar Packs or Luxurylite Pack???
My girl friend has a rotator cuff injury that Kaiser won't let her do surgery on. Result is that her right shoulder cannot carry any weight on it. She has been using a shoulder bag for da...

In GEAR » Backpack Options for Injured Shoulder: Lumbar Packs or Luxurylite Pack???
September 15, 3:59pm

Re: Vertex Ultralight backpacking stove - 1.8 ounces and packs flat
Kevin, Thanks for sharing with us your invention/idea. Sorry that you have been beat up over the rules about posting. I take you at your word that it was an innocent mistake. Frankly, d...

In Gear Deals » Vertex Ultralight backpacking stove - 1.8 ounces and packs flat
September 15, 12:01pm

Re: What Kind of Clothing
Ben, Good to see you on BPL....you used to be around a bit more. I think of you as the guy who brought us the tip on using a cut down playtpus bottle as a water scoop for filling up from shal...

In Philosophy & Technique » Travling light
September 03, 5:38pm

Re: How do you tarp?
Gary, From what I am reading you are looking for something that is bomb proof in really bad rain situations. You might want to consider something like a MLD Solo Mid. Like others here, I o...

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 03, 4:56pm

Re: Advice and therapy for a broken ankle
Jack, Wishing you a speedy recovery and I like the advice that was given about your going to a lower calorie diet as you rest so you don't gain weight. And to think that you hiked out a t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice and therapy for a broken ankle
August 28, 3:50pm

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm