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Re: Pacific NW shelter
Depends on the time of year. I've been in places in Oregon where the mosquitos are so bad in July I literally had to erect my tent as fast as possible, dive in, and remain in there until time t...

In GEAR » Pacific NW shelter
May 10, 9:08am

Re: 2010 Sublite Sil
Henry, Wow, these are great improvements to the Sublite Sil! So nice to see the larger opening and a real awning. Also, the pole extenders look like they will make setup a bit faster. On your we...

In GEAR » 2010 Sublite Sil ???
May 02, 8:39am

Re: Lightheart Solo Tent
Thank you for the first detailed photos of this tent! I've been on the fence between this and the Moment, and these photos are the first to give me a real sense of the main differences. Looks l...

In GEAR » Lightheart Solo Tent
April 29, 11:10pm

Re: Setup difficulty
Yes and no. it is true that the Lightheart requires four stakes for the full canopy setup, and you have to set your poles the right lenght and get then in the connector tube. On the other hand, if ...

In GEAR » LightHeart tents
April 17, 11:55pm

Re: Topographic Map Software
Cory, To be honest, I haven't used the desktop version of RouteBuddy either. My recommendation was based on my experience with their iPhone app, which has by far the best-scanned USGS maps o...

In GEAR » Topographic Map Software
April 14, 1:13pm

Re: Topographic Map Software
If you use a mac, you can use RouteBuddy. The maps are higher quality and cheaper than NG Topo, and the maps can be transferred to an iPhone (entire states!). But there is no 3D shading.

In GEAR » Topographic Map Software
April 13, 11:15pm

Best iPhone TopoMap
I have tried out all of the major topo map programs for iPhone, and they all have strengths and weaknesses. Some of them have a better UI but use poor quality maps. Others use excellent maps (clear...

In GEAR » TopoMapsApp for iPhone
April 05, 10:44am

Re: LightHeart tents
Sam, I am wondering if you have any experience with the Tarptent Moment and would be able to provide comparisons. I personally have narrowed my next shelter down to the Moment or the Lightheart ...

In GEAR » LightHeart tents
March 28, 2:04am

rebar poles
Actually, that would make one mighty sturdy pole for all the Hexes and Mids out there... We here at BPL are only concerned with pack weight, right?

In GEAR » Marketing is Funny!
March 11, 12:30pm

How can I become a hiking 'professional'?
I know I'm reviving an old thread here, but I've been giving some thought to this. First, I do believe that anything you do your whole life you will want to not be doing during your time of...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How can I become a hiking 'professional'?
February 25, 5:21pm

All Reader Reviews by John Carter

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Shires Tarptent Rainbow
I've never purchased an item where my initial thoughts were so negative, but my final thoughts so positive. I have truly come 180 deg. on this tent! Initial thoughts: too heavy for solo use, la...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
January 21, 2:11am

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
I give the Caldera Cone a 5 for it's simplicity and wind resistance. It provides the best compromise between lighter weight but wind-prone alcohol systems and heavier but more wind resistant canis...

In Stoves - Alcohol
April 01, 2:00am

Pro Lite Gear customer service
I wholeheartedly agree with the above posts. The ProLite Gear team was extremely helpful both before my order and after a return. When I ordered two Integral Designs eVENT Thru Hiker Jackets during...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 09, 8:34pm