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John Taylorson (heyjt) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale SoCal
About Me Backpacking since high school, trail-guided in collage, then took a 25-year break after hauling a 35-pound pack. Today, I am 25-pounds lighter (my pack that is) and now enjoying sub-10 base weight weekends and week-long treks while teaching Scouts the joy of doing more with less.
CityLos Angeles
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.trekleader.com

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Family UL Trips 2013
Last year we did about 15 backpack trips. This video is a compilation of a few of the trips--mostly weekend trips. Have fun watching! http://youtu.be/MK4P6rJ5sU4 jT www.trekleader.com

In Post-Trip Reports » Family UL Trips 2013
January 11, 12:59pm

Re: Newbie question...
Go on YouTube and search "ultralight backpacking." And it's free!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Newbie question...
December 27, 11:56pm

Elizabeth Lake over a pass to the Nelson Lake/ Echo Creek
My wife and I did a similar route last year--through Elizabeth Lake over the pass to the Nelson Lake/Echo Creek area. We had a blast! I posted a report last year called Tuolumne to Yosemite Valley ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Stupid Light in the Cathedral Range?
August 18, 6:54pm

Next Time...
Great report and pics! I'll have to put that trip on my bucket list.

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Sawtooth Loop (Grandjean to Grandjean)
August 18, 6:43pm

50 Mile Mammoth High Sierra Loop
My wife and I had four days to wander the High Sierra while our son was off to camp. We choose a route neither of us had been on before and were once again surprised by the beauty and majesty of th...

In Post-Trip Reports » 50 Mile Mammoth High Sierra Loop
August 18, 6:39pm

TeSt
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In User Test Forum » TeSt
August 18, 4:30pm

Fixed line works fine
I've had my Hexamid for a little over a year spending an accumulative 4 weeks in mixed conditions from desert, snow and forest. I've never had a problem using the fixes length. There are ti...

In GEAR » Hexamid question: lines and line-locs
July 06, 1:56pm

Pillow Solutions without adding more weight
For me, a pillow is key for a good night sleep. Although I never bring a pillow; I sleep on a NeoAir and use my shoes under the NeoAir, plus a Platy and/or a down jacket as a pillow. My pillow syst...

In GEAR » mattress strategies: back soreness on the road to a good night's sleep
July 06, 1:06pm

Re: Backpacking with heavyweighters
I just finished writing a trip report on my blog http://www.heyjt.com/blog/putting-minimal-to-the-test/ Being a Boy Scout leader and UL enthusiast, at times, places me in the ring with "hea...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking with heavyweighters
June 30, 11:56pm

Reoprt and Photos
Great report, and your photos are excellent. I used to bring my SLR but 3lbs make it nearly impossible to keep my base weight below 10lbs. I especially like your time exposures. keep up the good wo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Foothills Trail Notes - April
June 12, 11:28pm

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