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Neil McGee (thegreatclod) - BPL Forum Member

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2nd on my list...
The Wildcat 2.0 came in 2nd on my list. They do have a nice rigidity in the footplate, but after trying 6 different kinds of trail runners I decided to go with a pair of the Brooks Cascadia 7s. Wh...

In GEAR » La Sportiva Wildcat 2.0
April 11, 10:18am

Skurka Bobblehead
Wait, there's a Skurka Bobblehead in existence??? I have GOT to get me one of those! I'll put it on my nightstand and light my MYOG Aquaseal-burning lantern to read his book at night....

In Chaff » REI and Bear Grylls promo products
April 02, 3:00pm

Andrew Skurka in NJ
Yep, I attended both of Andrew's presentations at Campmor in NJ, too. I may be a BPL member, but I do not consider myself a well seasoned UL backpacker (It was only just over a year ago that I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Skurka's upcoming slideshows & clinics
March 31, 7:57pm

Presto...
I run in a houdini, lt-wt insulation layer, and a synth t-shirt at temps below 40°. I run in a houdini and a t-shirt (usually wool) at temps between 40-50°. Works great. I've used a ho...

In GEAR » Running in a Houdini(or any windshield)
March 27, 3:19pm

Good Luck!
Good Luck, Kenny! And, by all means, be sure to post a Trip Report when you get back. I, for one, would be extremely interested to hear of your travels in Mongolia - a place I hope to go one day ...

In GEAR » Gear Just Keeps Showing Up :D
March 24, 4:57pm

An Intro to Backpacking Class sponsored by the AMC
I attended an Intro to Backpacking class sponsored by the AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club) the other night. The two hour session lasted closer to two and a half hours (with questions), and I was im...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » An Intro to Backpacking Class sponsored by the AMC
March 23, 5:39pm

Jam, Vapor, Talon...
I'll be using the Jam (2011) for my first foray into UL trips this season. It fits my current kit nice and comfortably without any fuss. But I am concerned about how its suspension is going t...

In GEAR » Jam vs Vapor vs Talon
March 23, 9:10am

Chinese
Kenny, North China (Gansu, Inner Mongolia, Beijing, etc.) can be pretty hot and arid during the period you're looking at. You may find you won't need all your cold/wet weather gear. Cons...

In GEAR » Gear Just Keeps Showing Up :D
March 21, 10:04pm

N00b List 2012
Alright. I'm finally taking the plunge at this here "backpacking light" thing y'all got going on. I've been boning up off and on for about a year now, learning how to "d...

In Gear Lists » N00b List 2012
March 20, 8:02pm

Second...
Second in line if Kiyoshi is not interested, please.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Super Burn, size large
March 20, 7:25pm

All Reader Reviews by Neil McGee

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C9 (Champion/Target) Duo Dry T-Shirt
The big-box store, Target, offers the C9 brand made by Champion at compelling prices, and I picked up several t-shirts from this line more than a year ago for outdoor and international travel use. Th...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 23, 4:11pm