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Brendan West (bderw) - BPL Guest

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About Me A heavy (fat) ultralight backpacker.
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Ibex's Indie hoodie is also a good garment, if you're looking for a merino wool mid-layer. It's lighter than the M.E.C. hoodie, more appropriate for spring/summer/fall. (I have a M.E...

In GEAR » hoodie ?'s
June 06, 11:34pm

Well, Dermatone is a sunblock, lip balm and chaffing lotion. And Hydropel is also a chaffing lotion. I haven't tried to set either on fire, though. And then you just get some 100% Deet...

In GEAR » All-in-one Sunblock/Lipbalm/lotion
April 26, 10:56pm

U.S. Plastics Corp.
WOW good call on U.S. Plastics! I just ordered a pair of Tyvek trousers, a Tyvek shirt and Tyvek booties. Cost me about $15, but it will be interesting to see how I can use these in my system. ...

In Gear Lists » Where do you get TYVEC pants?
April 23, 11:07pm

Bug net
This adds 3 ounces to your system, but the Gossamer Gear Bug Canopy is only $30, and you'd be able to use it in the summer when you don't use your bivy.

In GEAR » bug protection?
April 12, 10:13pm

That MYOG pot lifter looks awesome! Too bad I'm not mechanically inclined. And don't have any spare aluminum. Or titanium. But maybe one day... A 1/4-oz. pot lifter is VERY appealing.

In GEAR » Pot handles versus pot lifter
April 08, 10:02pm

The point about the handles getting hot, too, is well taken. There is now a definitive plus for a super-light-weight pot lifter. (I'm thinking that little Trangia one that they annoyingly don&#...

In GEAR » Pot handles versus pot lifter
April 08, 6:05pm

WTB Trangia pot grabber
You know the one I mean, the 0.5-oz. darling that comes in the kit with the 28-T. Seen in this image: Anyone got one?

In Gear Swap » WTB Trangia pot grabber
April 08, 6:04pm

Pot handles versus pot lifter
What are the merits of a pot lifter, specifically using one with an alcohol stove? It seems to me that, aside from hiking in a group or with two people where one can benefit from the weight savings...

In GEAR » Pot handles versus pot lifter
April 08, 4:37pm

Re: Re: Tarp stuffing at bottom of pack?
"So it's pouring rain, and I want to pitch my tarp, and I have to unload my pack to get to it?" "Maybe Mike C! pulls out the whole 'sealed' liner (trash bag) to get to...

April 06, 11:29am

Wet tarp
Nah, you just stuff it in the bottom, then in goes the pack liner, then in goes your stuff. Alternatively, you could seal the pack liner and stuff the tarp on top of everything.

April 05, 9:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Brendan West

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SnowPeak 900
I bought this pot two years ago for use with a canister stove. I liked that the pot was designed to house a Snow Peak Giga Power fuel canister and stove head. I didn't really like the lid—a fry...

In Cookware - Titanium
December 17, 12:32pm