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John Whynot (jdw01776) - BPL Guest

My Locale Southeast Texas
About Me Hiking and backpacking (on and off) since 1976, mainly in the northeastern United States.

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All Forum Posts by John Whynot

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Re: Hiking without cushioning
I don't think the hiking boots I used in the late 70's had any padding. Vibram outsole, hard rubber midsole, leather insole, but no padding. Hiked all over NH mountains in them -- heavy, bu...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking without cushioning
October 25, 9:33pm

Re: thin wool
Try the Patagonia Merino 1 shirts, the fabric is lighter than the lightest Smartwool, Ibex, or Icebreaker. It's a wool/nylon blend...

In GEAR » Base layers for active adventure
October 12, 7:22pm

Re: Sleeping Bag
Have Nunatak add the straps to a Catabatic, and I think you'd have what you want...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag
October 07, 8:56pm

Re: Haute Route Pyrenees, Gear List and Assessment
>>The spare Platy cap is from the lesson-learned department – it’s really easy to drop a cap into a river and never see it again. Try the Evernew bladders -- they have an attached cap,...

In GEAR » Haute Route Pyrenees, Gear List and Assessment
October 07, 8:47am

Re: Re: Bedbugs
I'd add that you should treat your clothing with permethrin. We had bedbugs brought into our house -- you really want to avoid this.

In GEAR » Bedbugs
September 30, 8:30pm

Re: Pot to heat water on/in the fire
How about an empty 1 lb coffee can with a wire handle?

In GEAR » Pot to heat water on/in the fire
September 21, 8:53pm

Re: Re: Timeless
>>One thing I have always wondered about is how many Trailwise packs and Svea 123s were purchased because Colin Fletcher used them. I purchased both based on his book. Informed opinion,...

In Gear Lists » 8 pound base weight
September 21, 2:07pm

Re: Re: steripen compatible container
My BPL membership may be revoked for this, but I'm doing the same thing Brian is -- using a 1 liter wide-mouth HDPE Nalgene bottle. I like the simplicity -- scoop up the water, treat, and drink...

In GEAR » steripen compatible container
September 15, 11:06am

Re: Hello! Newbie first post here!
I also live in Houston -- I'd recommend Bastrop State Park or Pedernales Falls State Park as a good area for testing gear and practicing skills. Easy to get to for a weekend, and it's possi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hello! Newbie first post here!
September 14, 8:11pm

Re: FS -- Ultralight Stuff Sacks, DryMax Socks, Wicksilver Towel
Sold items shipped. Socks are still available...

In Gear Swap » FS -- Ultralight Stuff Sacks, DryMax Socks, Wicksilver Towel
September 02, 6:44pm

All Reader Reviews by John Whynot

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StickPic camera mount
A clever, well-engineered, and lightweight (0.35 ounces by my scale) gadget for mounting a camera on the tip of a trekking pole. Should work with any compact camera with a tripod socket. Works ver...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
June 16, 10:55am

BPL Thorofare Trekking Pants
I purchased these as a replacement for my overbuilt Montbell Stretch Windpants. The fabric of the Trekking pants is a microgrid ripstop nylon, with a slightly textured inner surface. Size medium...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 07, 8:31pm