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Philip Werner (earlylite) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale New England
About Me I am an avid 4 season hiker and backpacker who is section hiking the AT. I also backpack regularly in the Catskills, Adirondacks, and White Mountains.
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What are your favorite backpacking blogs?
I read most of the ones on Sam's list and Sarah's blog, of course, and my friend Martin Rye's. It is a little hard to keep up with so many because I always seem to be writing, or hiking...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What are your favorite backpacking blogs?
February 24, 5:02pm

SPOT-TY Coverage
I don't use the tracking mode on my spot. However, I do send out an OK message each morning at breakfast and one at dinner. In my experience, both in Scotland and in New England, about 10-15% o...

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT2 Personal Locator Review and Extensive Field Test
December 01, 6:55am

Ridge Rest Solar Mods
I just cut the Solar down to a 30" torso pad using a fairly dull pair of home scissors. Didn't crumble or release toxic dust. Very straightforward. Therm-a-rest only offers the Solar i...

In GEAR » Weight Variability in RidgeRest Pads
November 03, 7:56pm

eVent Comparison?
I've had my eye on this Montbell windshirt ever since my hike across Scotland in May. I'd stopped carrying them to save weight, but it's clear to me that the 2.4 oz is a small price to ...

In Editor's Roundtable » MontBell Tachyon Anorak and Dynamo Wind Pants Review
November 03, 5:34am

Using a Solar in Winter
I just cut my regular length solar down to 30" for use in a 2 pad winter system. But I can't get over the manufacturing variability. Imagine how much more popular the RidgeRest would b...

In GEAR » Weight Variability in RidgeRest Pads
November 02, 10:15am

Weight Variability in RidgeRest Pads
Therm-a-rest lists the weight of the RidgeRest Solar (a Deluxe with reflective coating) as 19 oz in size 72". My 72" pad weighs 15.9 oz. It's also about 2.5 inches shorter than sp...

In GEAR » Weight Variability in RidgeRest Pads
November 02, 8:48am

On board too
What! There was only one left at Amazon. I hope you didn't order it before me. Well, there will be another shipment in soon. Enjoy. The price was certainly right!

In GEAR » Winter Bivy Sack Suggestions
October 22, 1:09pm

The Oracle Speaks
David, Thanks for weighing in. I think I'll order the ID Overbag and try it out. The advantage of buying this it over the MLD Alpine custom job is that I can return it, especially if Thom&#...

In GEAR » Winter Bivy Sack Suggestions
October 22, 12:44pm

Bristlecone vs ID Overbag
Mike, Glad I asked - thanks for the clarification. I understand. I am aiming for the tarp scenario only. That said - how to the two bivies compare in sizing and breathability?

In GEAR » Winter Bivy Sack Suggestions
October 22, 11:59am

Pertex vs eVent in a winter bivy
Eric, Can you elaborate. I've had a lot of experience with eVent this year, but not much with Pertex, particularly in a bivy. Are you thinking about a certain bivy that uses pertex? What wo...

In GEAR » Winter Bivy Sack Suggestions
October 22, 11:54am

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