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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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Re: Still Lighter Options
Actually, Joe is back from his thru-hike. I've corresponded with him by email recently, so packs should be available soon. It might not be a bad idea to shoot him an email about specifics if ...

In GEAR » ULA Conduit vs Six Moons Essence or others
October 21, 5:12pm

Re: RE: Lil Nippers
That's it. You're getting brownbacks instead of greenbacks :P Tom

In Gear Swap » FS Platypus Little Nippers
October 19, 3:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Whanganui River Journey. A trip report, AKA a brush with death.
All I can say is WOW! Now THAT is a trip. I've always believed that true wealth lay in how many stories a person has that others want to hear. If that's true, then you just hit the lot...

In Post-Trip Reports » Whanganui River Journey. A trip report, AKA a brush with death.
October 19, 3:03pm

Lil Nippers
I sent payment yesterday. Where are mine!!! :P j/k...couldn't resist. Especially since there wasn't a quilt waiting for me today when I got home ;) Tom

In Gear Swap » FS Platypus Little Nippers
October 19, 2:57pm

Re: Drought Continues in Southeast
Unfortunately, this isn't surprising in the least. From what I understand, Atlanta is in a serious water crunch and I can only imagine how bad the AT is getting hit. Tom

In Post-Trip Reports » Drought Continues in Southeast
October 19, 10:34am

Re: Pack/Bivy Combo
Actually, Moonbow has a newer system called the Powerpak 2000 System that is a bivy/pack/tent in one. Check it out:

In GEAR » If Only Someone Made A.....
October 19, 3:41am

Re: AGG Tarp Tent Review
And THAT is what I love about this place! :D Tom

In Editor's Roundtable » AntiGravityGear TarpTent REVIEW
October 18, 4:05pm

Re: Re: New Bozeman Mountain Works Oware Cuben Alphamini shelter?
So, basically, cuben equals the big ouch cost-wise? Not surprising. There's always a trade-off somehow after all. Tom

In GEAR » New Bozeman Mountain Works Oware Cuben Alphamini shelter!
October 18, 3:01pm

Re: beans, the magical fruit
>Overnight? Are you sure your wife will have your allowance ready by then? ;?P Now that you mention it....not really ;P Tom

In Philosophy & Technique » Weight versus Warmth
October 18, 12:31pm

Re: Hrrrmmm..
>Tom: >I've already got the Heine pot but I continually need excuses for sharp implements after swilling beer. I suspect that >entertainment is limited to the single-life. Marriag...

In Gear Swap » FS Platypus Little Nippers
October 18, 12:22pm

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