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Edward Jursek (nedjursek@gmail.com) - BPL Premium Member

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PNW Gear List and a vote for the lowly Poncho
Katherine - I switched to ponchos years ago and have never looked back. Lets face it, the rain pants and jackets being sold these days never keep you dry in the real world conditions of heavy and/o...

In Gear Lists » Show me your PNW June-Sept gear list
February 14, 1:48pm

Bear Spray
I use a MLD water bottle holder and carry it on my shoulder strap. No point in carrying the damn thing if I can't get it right away.

In GEAR » Weight of Counter Assault Bear Spray and Holster
February 13, 8:01pm

Gear Weight v. Safety
I can't help feeling like I missed something?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 13, 7:57pm

Gear Weight vs. Safety
Heath - you wrote: "I said I read gear lists and I see what people bring for a FAK, insulation and shelter that would in my 22 years of hiking not be sufficient in a true emergency or in s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 13, 2:58pm

PNW List
Katherine - Here is the link to the kit I am currently using and playing with. This kit will be my "core kit" this summer from roughly 4th of July to a week or two after Labor Day for the...

In Gear Lists » Show me your PNW June-Sept gear list
February 13, 2:05pm

Weight vs. Skill
I can hike in safety and comfort in the Pacific Northwest, between June and September, with a base weight of 7 pounds. I can safely and comfortably hike in the Pacific Northwest in September-Octobe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 13, 1:26am

Arc Zip
I don't own one but have been fascinated by how Zpacks and John Abela describe the genesis of this pack. Abela has a picture of the pack up on his HikeLighter.com site where he mentions it took...

In GEAR » Zpacks Arc Zip users - tell me your experience
February 12, 7:58pm

This or that
I have had an MLD Prophet and loved it. The Prophet is a bit smaller, a bit lighter (16oz vs.19oz for a fully stripped or 24oz as shipped CDT) and more expensive for sure. I think it depends on the...

In GEAR » Another "this" pack or "that" pack question.
February 12, 7:43pm

S2S
I ended up with the solo S2S net and find it works ok under a MLD Duomid and a Gatewood Cape. Dedicated inner net tents seem heavy (even in cuben) and expensive. I am not a bivy fan. So, for the we...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Nano Mosquito Pyramid
February 12, 7:18pm

Depends on the Pack
I think Trace's point is well taken, not all hybrid packs are created equal. I now have 3 hybrid cuben packs; two Zimmerbuilts and an HMG Porter 4400. Both my Zimmerbuilts, a Quickstep and a bi...

In GEAR » talk to me about cuben hybrid packs
February 10, 11:15pm

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