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Brendan West (bderw) - BPL Guest

My Locale Northeast Pennsylvania
About Me A heavy (fat) ultralight backpacker.
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The lock
The "body" of the knife is just a big wishbone, basically. One fork has the blade bolted on it, the other is tensioned so it locks the blade when it's open. Pressing down on th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Baladeo 19g
October 01, 12:20am

Dunno; yes
I assume it's a stainless steel. I'll look on the box when I get home from work. But the bolt through the knife doesn't rotate with the blade. I.e., there's the screw, a plastic was...

In Make Your Own Gear » Baladeo 19g
September 30, 10:12pm

Baladeo 19g
Well, I supposed I didn't *need* to shave three grams off my Baladeo 22g, but I really couldn't see the benefit of the belt clip, and it sort of got in the way. So! Behold! My Baladeo 19...

In Make Your Own Gear » Baladeo 19g
September 30, 8:41pm

And hey, you ever want a hiking pal, let me know. Mine moved to N.C.!

In GEAR » Which down balaclava?
September 29, 9:52pm

Fear more than anything
No, it actually stays on fine, but I WORRY that it WILL fall off on dark and stormy night. And yes, I find it to be very comfortable for PA/NY winters.

In GEAR » Which down balaclava?
September 29, 9:50pm

I have the Nunatak balaclava, and you're right---it does fit over the collar of a hoodless down jacket. (I have a Montbell Alpine Light.) But I'm rather jealous of the Katabic's unde...

In GEAR » Which down balaclava?
September 28, 11:27pm

The answer is down or synthetic insulation. My extreme-cold clothing (for Northeast Pennsylvania this means 20 and below) is as follows: Worn hiking: Smartwool light hiker socks Smartwool l...

In GEAR » WInter Clothing System
September 25, 6:53pm

Also no problems
I use these 7mL micro dropper bottles from Carolina Biological Supply (,+plastic, and likewise ...

In GEAR » Dropper bottles for deet?
September 06, 8:33pm

Photon Freedom
I don't do a lot of adventure-race type hikes. I go 10-15 miles in a day, usually on the A.T. and then sit down to make camp before dark. Therefore, all I need is a Doug Ritter Photon Freedom.

In GEAR » What's your lightweight illumination solution?
August 29, 2:31pm

Thumb loops
And the Ibex hoodie has thumb loops in the cuffs, like the scarce Backpacking Light Beartooth hoodie.

In GEAR » For those lovers of wool hoodies
August 24, 9:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Brendan West

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SnowPeak 900
I bought this pot two years ago for use with a canister stove. I liked that the pot was designed to house a Snow Peak Giga Power fuel canister and stove head. I didn't really like the lid—a fry...

In Cookware - Titanium
December 17, 12:32pm