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Don A. (amrowinc) - BPL Premium Member

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Caribiner Type
If it happened once I'd blame it on a gremlin. Twice, then I'd blame the caribiner. I always like simplicity having learned that the more parts something has the more chance for failure a...

In GEAR » Bear bag carabiner
June 30, 2:06pm

Packing a Pillow
I pack two pillows. Both are the cheap Graham FlexAir's, one in the large size and one small. I don't usually carry extra stuff so I don't have anything to fill a stuff sack. The pillo...

In GEAR » Do you pack a pillow?
June 25, 3:33pm

Bear bag carabiner
Adam--I'm curious about what style carabiner from zpacks you were using. They sell both a "standard" type and a wire gate type. I think their current bear bag kit comes with the stand...

In GEAR » Bear bag carabiner
June 24, 11:17am

Ti Skewers
On second thought (or is it third) stainless steel would be cheaper and, like titanium, is available on Amazon.

In GEAR » Ti Skewers
June 20, 8:57pm

Ti Skewers
Titanium welding rod might work for you. Look on Amazon.

In GEAR » Ti Skewers
June 20, 8:02pm

JMT North
A few thoughts totally out of order. Unless the Wenk guide book has changed the info is provided for both north and south bound hikes. The newest data book info says it has info for both north and...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Experience with JMT Northbound thru hike?
June 19, 6:46pm

Z's and tarps
I use fixed length BD Ultra distance Z poles with a Zpack solo plus tarp. The suggested pole length is 52 inches. The Z poles are 46 inches. To make up the difference I use a Pole Jack As Jim...

In GEAR » Z Trekking Poles and Tarps
June 08, 10:19am

One person tent.
Nice looking tent Thomas. The trekking pole use or lack there of seems clear to me. "does not rely on having trekking poles (I don’t always carry them)" "It pitches quickly and...

In Make Your Own Gear » One-person tent using 0.5oz netting
June 01, 12:32pm

Onion Valley to Whitney and snow
I'd check the PCT Class of 2015 Facebook page. PCT hikers are going through there now. Also the Whitney Portal message board: I ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Onion Valley to Whitney and snow
May 27, 5:17pm

FlexAir Pillows
"DISCLOSURE: Before I get in trouble I must disclose I'm the one selling the pillows on eBay. So here is the sale as required--just send a note that you're a BPL member if you order 2 ...

In GEAR » very small air pillow
April 29, 11:25pm

All Reader Reviews by Don A.

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Borah UL Gear
I recently contacted John at Borah Gear about repairing my Stealth Pack that I've had for a number of years and has more than 1,000 miles on it. He immediately responded and said just mail it to ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 18, 2:40pm