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john Tier (Peter_pan) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Co-Owner Jacks 'R' Better, LLC, VA
About Me Co-Owner of Jacks 'R' Better LLC
Citywilliamsburg
StateVA
My Website URLhttp://www.jacksrbetter.com

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All Forum Posts by john Tier

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Re: Re: Quilts - blind spot
This is a good article to start the thinking...However, it does seems like it is focused on mummyesk solutions. The presentation is almost entirely on the top bag style and wearable systems that re...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2006 Unconventional Sleep Systems Manifesto
May 08, 8:11am

Re: Re: Re: Hammock tips for WARM(ish) weather?
Warmer weather comes with its own challenges...most definately a 1/4- 3/8 inch ccf will keep you warm....but as it warms it will become too much...especially if you are prone to sweaty back and but...

In GEAR » Hammock tips for WARM(ish) weather?
May 04, 6:35pm

Re: Trail Days - Damascus May 19-21
Tom, et al, Jacks'R'Better the quilt and under quilt experts will be vending for the third year at Trail Days. Pan

In Other Activities » Trail Days - Damascus May 19-21
May 04, 6:09pm

Re: Quilt
www.jacksrbetter.com has down quilts at half the weight and bulk suggested in the referenced gear list...trade off is higher cost. Pan

In GEAR » Lightweight Sleeping Bag
April 27, 6:03pm

carrying water
Look for an opportunity to cache water...perhaps a day trip to a midpoint on your planned long route to cache a water supply and return...Max out water on a trip like this so that the cache can be ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Carrying Enough H20
April 27, 5:55pm

Re: Kenyon Tape
There is always the old needle and thread....fold the hole in half...trim the hole into a slit shape...then whip stitch the slit closed...be sure to leave an adequate distance for fraying nylon or ...

In GEAR » Repairing Nylon fabric
April 26, 3:08pm

One way to make gortex socks work
I don't use these any more but years ago I learned a trick... First I was using gortex socks marketed thru Cabelas circa 1982....lasted for a long time (low use)They were to bunchy in hiking sho...

In GEAR » Gore Tex Socks - any comments/ review?
April 17, 10:00am

Re: Synthetics
The weights listed for material and insulation are normally per square yard...not a running yard , which is how it is sold....so recompute the material requirements with all seam allowances, get to...

In GEAR » Synthetics
April 10, 3:58pm

Re: OK BPL, we need the BPL-ometer
I don't know about a meter...but...I do know that I hike longer, with less turned ankles and less stressed knees with poles...The benefits are so great IMHO that it is probably doubtfull if I would...

In GEAR » Are poles effective and PP poles more so?
April 06, 2:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: camp shoes
Saw China knock offs of Crocks in Wally World yesterday for $ 7.88....they may have been slightly lighter (no scale with me) but the foam was harder than the 3 year old Waldies that I was wearing a...

In GEAR » Camp Shoes
March 02, 6:20am

All Reader Reviews by john Tier

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Equinox Silnylon Poncho
Agree with Richard on the mods.... all easy to do....I've had the extended length model for over 4 years and it is super through the mid season.... and yes it will cover a HH. Here is my mod......

In Clothing - Raingear
September 22, 6:10pm