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Seth Brewer (Whistler) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me 2011 Appalachian Trail NOBO Thru-Hiker
2012 New England Trail End-to-End-Hike
2012 Northern Long Trail to Finish 2 Section End-to-End
2013 Pacific Crest Trail NOBO Thru-Hiker
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My Website URLhttp://www.peaksandvalleys.weebly.com
My PDF Gear ListGear List 2012.pdf

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All Forum Posts by Seth Brewer

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Traction + Washington + Altra Lone Peaks
Mexico to Canada - wore then everywhere except for the Sierra's. Used GTX socks and waterproof gaiters with expedition weight socks!

In GEAR » Altra Lone Peaks in wet Washington
May 05, 7:08am

Try it out - you can always return it !
I tried a stock 21" Arc Blast from Joe -- and then had him custom make a 19.5" torso sized one for me that I used for my 2013 PCT thru-hike. 6'1" about 175 lbs and 32-34 waist. ...

In GEAR » Zpacks Arc Blast torso sizing question
May 03, 10:36am

If you want to live - don't bring the driducks
I've been in a LOT of rain over 5,000 or so miles of backpacking trips. Washington brought rain that surprised even this hardened New Englander. I bought a rain jacket in Oregon for the Washin...

In GEAR » kimtah rain jacket for PCT hike in Oregon/Washington Aug/Sept
April 24, 6:56pm

5,000 miles and no soap
After nearly 5,000 miles of distance hiking trips -- no soap has made it into my pack, but at least 2 oz. of hand-sanitizer has always made its way into my pack. HYOH but I'd have to agree wit...

In Gear Lists » 2014 AT thru hike gear list
April 13, 9:13pm

No Frame ? So its basically a Blast ?
No Carbon Fiber Frame included ... so it's basically just a Zpacks FRAMELESS bag like the Blast ?

In Gear Swap » FS ZPacks EXOS...
April 11, 9:31am

FS 2014 HMG 2400 Windrider MEDIUM
Still available - and now willing to sell. $240 Shipped CONUS with payment via PP personal. BRAND NEW 2014 pack with tags still on it. Great looking bag just have too many now.

In Gear Swap » WTT: NWT 2014 HMG 2400 Windrider Pack (Size Medium)
April 09, 6:40am

Malto is the man
Be sure to read up on the advice posted above about "Malto", I took many of his suggestions and used them for myself for the first 700 miles of desert hiking. I had regular CarboGain/Pro...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » nutrition on the pct
April 02, 7:03pm

Video it ?
I'd love to watch it online if anyone would want to video it :-) Snorkel is great, and I'd love to hear from Paul and some of the other experienced hikers on what they think. East Coa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Attn: Boulder, CO area people!
April 02, 5:29pm

Inov-8 Rocklite 295's available
Still available

In Gear Swap » FS: Inov-8 RocLite 293 sz 13, Inov-8 Terroc 330 sz 13, Salomon XA Pro Ultra Trail 2 Mesh sz 14
March 27, 3:31pm

WTT: HMG 2400 Windrider
Still looking for trades - or will consider selling.

In Gear Swap » WTT: NWT 2014 HMG 2400 Windrider Pack (Size Medium)
March 27, 3:28pm

All Reader Reviews by Seth Brewer

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Gossamer Gear Gorilla
This review will be for a 2012 Gossamer Gear Gorilla in a size Medium with a Medium hipbelt. Having tried a 2011 Mariposa backpack from GG for a 100 mile portion of the New England Trail, I wanted ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 17, 7:16pm

ULA Circuit
Used this pack as my Winter pack for a 3 day snowshoe trip in VT. Full 35lbs of gear (never winter camped at -18 before) and found the pack to be more than sufficient for the task. Excellent load tran...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 03, 11:28am

ULA Circuit
Used this pack as my Winter pack for a 3 day snowshoe trip in VT. Full 35lbs of gear (never winter camped at -18 before) and found the pack to be more than sufficient for the task. Excellent load tran...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 03, 10:59am

Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus
Used a 2011 Exodus in size Large for 600 miles of training hikes and A.T hiking from Springer Mt, GA to Damascus, VA. Excellent capacity for a cold weather / shoulder season kit. Plenty of volume for ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 03, 10:55am

Packafeather XL Stove
Overall weight comparison for this review are between my current stove setups: ALL WEIGHTS ARE IN OUNCES 1) JetBoil Sol Ti Stripped Set-up w/ foil lid = 4. 09 oz. ( Pot = 3.81 + Lid = 0.28), JetBo...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 03, 10:10am

Snow Peak Mini Solo Ti Cookset
I used the Ti Mini Solo POT (left the cup at home along with the lid) for all 5 months of my 2011 A.T thru-hike. It still looks great and works well. I added RC car gas-line tubing pieces onto the ha...

In Cookware - Titanium
February 28, 3:31pm

Sony DSC-TX10
Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof and shoots great 16 MP stills while still getting very decent 1080HD video. Camera with battery and SD card weigh a very acceptable 5.5 oz. on my scale. The iSweep ...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
October 19, 10:25am

Mountain Laurel Designs SoloMid Cuben
I used a white cuben solomid on my 2011 NOBO A.T. thru-hike and was very pleased with its performance. It was just as good looking the last day of my trip as it was the first. I had it on a mountain t...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 18, 11:02am

Western Mountaineering Caribou
Used the long version of this bag on my 2011 NOBO Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail. I loved being able to zip it almost fully open like a quilt. This allowed way more temperature control and versati...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
October 18, 10:51am

Mountain Laurel Designs Burn (2010)
Used this bag from Damascus, VA to Katahdin, ME during the warm weather portion of my 2011 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I started from Amicalola Falls in GA carrying the MLD Exodus with my cold...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 14, 10:02am