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Philip Werner (earlylite) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale New England
About Me I am an avid 4 season hiker and backpacker who is section hiking the AT. I also backpack regularly in the Catskills, Adirondacks, and White Mountains.
CityMalden
StateMassachusetts
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://SectionHiker.com

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ID Overbag Sizing
Mike, You said your bristlecone was big enough for a quilt and an exped 7. How does the ID Overbag compare in size with the same bag or quilt/pad combo. Have you had enough experience with them...

In GEAR » Winter Bivy Sack Suggestions
October 22, 11:38am

Which ID bivy do you have?
Mike - Which ID all-event bivy do you have? I agree that an all event floor would be preferable over silnylon and given Ron's typical wait time for gear, using an ID product might let me ge...

In GEAR » Winter Bivy Sack Suggestions
October 22, 11:19am

Winter Bivy Sack Suggestions
I'm redefining my winter shelter system for use in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. To cut weight, I'm going to try using a shaped pyramid this year, but will also be experimenting...

In GEAR » Winter Bivy Sack Suggestions
October 22, 8:10am

Measuring Pack Volume
Roger and Sue, I found your technique for measuring pack volume across pack manufacturers and the effect of pack width on the ease of packing to be quite informative. Thanks for this careful and...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 1B: Theory and Technology
September 09, 7:49pm

Great report
I was also surprised that the neoAir and a foam pad were adequate. Great weight savings. I'm going to try this at the base of Mt. Washington (NH) this weekend.

In Editor's Roundtable » Denali Light: The 2009 Attempt
December 09, 6:40am

Sno-Seal Woes
I too have been using sno-seal for over 30 years on my boots. I love the stuff and recommend it to everyone I know. But this season, I've been having some problems with keeping the leather ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sno-Seal Original Beeswax Waterproofing for Leather
November 01, 8:39am

Try the Clearview
The Big Agnes Clearview's packability is as good as the NeoAir and the comfort can't be beat in a warmer temp range. I can't see a niche for the NeoAir in my sleeping pad lineup. When I...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 06, 5:40am

Hiking Long Distances with Wet Boot/Shoes
How about an article on walking long distances, day after day, in wet boots/shoes with a focus on foot care and preparation. That would make this academic, he-man article, a little more applicable ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Train Yourself to Hike a 30-Mile Day
May 05, 5:58am

Weather in The Whites
I'm chomping at the bit to hike the Whites myself, but waiting for "Spring" to arrive is maddening. It's May already and it seems like I'll have to wait until June before I ca...

In Editor's Roundtable » My UL Frenzy: Twenty-Five Weekends of Backpacking in the White Mountains and Beyond
April 29, 4:35am

Snowshoe Weight
You can drop 2 lbs if you replace your snowshoes with northern Lites. My pair of backcountry snowshoes weigh 43 oz. I just used them in the whites last weekend and they were great.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Winter UL New Ideas
March 19, 8:53pm

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