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Thomas Knighton (Tomcat1066) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southwest GA
About Me I'm new, but the idea of carrying around 50 lbs of gear is not enticing in the least. I've spent a lot of time car camping in the past, and truthfully, it got boring. I wanted something new and exciting. I wanted to see places most folks will never see because they just don't have what it takes. Backpacking is something I've always wanted to do. Now, I'm doing it!
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All Forum Posts by Thomas Knighton

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Huh
Someone once told me to never poo-p (filters won't let me say it without the hyphen) where you eat. I always thought it was a metaphor. Tom

In Multiple Use Gear » Cookpot Toilet
December 30, 8:32pm

RE: do-it-all purifier?
If you're worried about debris clogging the filter (or steripen), you can always prefilter by using a bandana or something similar to keep debris out of your bladder and/or bottles. As for t...

In GEAR » A Do-It-All Water Purifier?
December 30, 5:38pm

Heating
I can't comment on weight issues, but I can interject some experience with the heating issues. About the only way I've ever had wire handles heat up was when the flame of the heat source w...

In GEAR » cooking pot with handles
December 30, 5:05am

RE: Dr Bronner's Castile Soap
I'm just glad I read this thread! This is exactly what I was looking for. As a newbie to backpacking, I certainly need all the guidance I can get, even if it's by accident ;) Tom

In Multiple Use Gear » Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap
December 27, 5:52pm

Dual Drugs
"PS: Thomas K, I have tried that and there is a stronger effect from a combination of common, low level pain killers, but as another poster said blood thinning is an issue. I would chose 2 ext...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heavy duty drugs
December 21, 3:41am

Possible solution without a prescription
Back in the 1990's, I was a Navy Corpsman with a speciality as a pharmacy tech. In my "C" school, one of my instructors told me a little trick that might come in handy. Tylenol (Ace...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heavy duty drugs
December 20, 8:05am

All Reader Reviews by Thomas Knighton

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Golite Jam
I bought my GoLite Jam on closeout, since I was gearing up completely and needed to save money where I could. However, after trying the pack out, I have to say it was money well spent. I currently r...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 25, 7:19am

Petzl e+LITE
I got caught out past dark, and my e+Light really saved my butt. On maximum, it was enough to help me find my way for the next couple of miles to get to camp, and help me set up. I didn't notice...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 22, 7:37am

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
First, let me preface this by saying that I found no new information in the book really. However, that doesn't take away from the book. What I did was read it in the context to which it was inte...

In Books and Media
October 11, 7:04am

Light My Fire Spork
I bought one of these about a year ago to test as a possible piece of gear for my first backpacking trip. I promptly bought one for my wife and one for my son! These puppies are the best design out ...

In Cookware - Other
September 14, 3:37pm

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
I purchased this DVD as a bit of a lark. I had heard some good things about it, and wanted to actually SEE some of the ultralight gear and techniques put to use. Not only that, but one of my guilty ...

In Books and Media
February 10, 7:32am

Lightweight Backpacking and Camping by Ryan Jordan et al.
First, there is no better book on ultralight backpacking that I've read. This book is good for the beginner who decides to start ultralight, or the experienced traditional backpacker who wants to...

In Books and Media
February 10, 7:25am

Coleman Peak 1 Microstove
Purchased partly by accident, partly by impatience, the Peak 1 Microstove is actually a pleasant surprise. It's easy to light, easy to control, fairly fuel efficient, and realitively inexpensive ...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 4:31pm

The Ultralight Backpacker by Ryel Kestenbaum
When I stumbled across this book at my local bookstore, I was excited beyond belief. A book on ultralight backpacking was exactly what I was looking for, and Lighten Up! was apparently sold out. &qu...

In Books and Media
January 06, 4:25pm

The Backpacker's Field Manual by Rick Curtis
Being new to backpacking, I picked up this book as a primer for my understand of the subject of backpacking. It's target audience is primarily people like me, who are new to backpacking and want ...

In Books and Media
January 02, 3:04am