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Jim Cowdery (james.cowdery) - BPL Lifetime Member

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I have both a Squall and Lunar solo. I was very pleased with the squall and have used it in the southeast and on the AT in all four seasons. The biggest issue I have with the Squall is the front ...

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Single Wall Tents (2008)
November 24, 8:17pm

Lunar Solo
I just replaced my Squall with a Lunar Solo. I get up during the night and the side opening is easier to exit. How does this tent compare to the Lunar Solo?

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear The One Shelter REVIEW
June 18, 8:06pm

My life is fast. Often times it is too fast. Like Diana lightweight backpacking is about being more comfortable allowing me to enjoy my hikes. I have a medical condition that will cause me to ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Slow Travel
February 26, 7:07pm

How about a barbed fork so it can be used to spear fish?

In Editor's Roundtable » 2008 LuxuryLite Big Survival Stik Walking Staff REVIEW
February 20, 12:19pm

Good review, your comments and experiences a similar to mine. I am a conservative buyer and did extensive research before purchasing my comet. Of the 5 packs I’ve purchased over the last ten ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Six Moon Designs 2007 Comet Backpack REVIEW
October 11, 1:01pm

I used full strength seam sealer on my first silnylon tent. What a disaster!!! The stuff was thick, unsightly and started to peel off within one month of application. I now use thinned silicone ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Sealing Silnylon Seams
September 11, 9:33am

Structural Characteristics
A tube is one of the strongest structural shapes that can be made. Failures seldom come from compressive or tensile forces but usually occur when the tube is forced to bend and the shape becomes d...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Black Diamond Enduro CF Trekking Pole REVIEW
August 08, 8:11am

Great advice for those "new" parents
Jay; Thanks for the advice, it is about twelve years too late for me. I started with my son at age 6, he carried his pad, sleeping bag and a pint of water in a school backpack on his first AT b...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking Gear for Kids
July 11, 1:51pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim Cowdery

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Western Mountaineering Alpinelite
I believe that Western Mountaineering is the standard for lightweight down sleeping bags. I gave my old alpinlite to my daughter for an AT through hike and bought a new one for myself. I tok an old ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 25, 9:50am