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James Patsalides ( - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale New England
About Me British fella living in New England. Restarted hiking kick early in 2009 after a lot of years off. Trying to get my 3 year old out on the trail as much as possible. Goals are to hike at least twice a month, every month, with at least one overnight, and ultimately to thru hike the AT by the time I'm 50.

+ Leave No Trace Master Educator.
+ SOLO certified Wilderness First Aider.
+ BPL Wilderness Skills School Alum.
+ Learning/leadership/creativity consultant in real life.
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All Forum Posts by James Patsalides

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WTB: Gossamer Gear SpinnTwin Tarp
Looking for a new one, or perfect condition with guylines attached. Out of stock at the store. Help? Email me at james (at) patsalides (dot) com. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » WTB: Gossamer Gear SpinnTwin Tarp
July 24, 1:23pm

Feedback/Ideas Please: 3-5 Days, Northeast Solo Gear List
Hey! Would love feedback on my new gear list. Likely doing AT and other trail sections in the Northeast, 3 season... BW comes in at 9.8lb. Would like to hit maybe 8lbs. Ideas? Feedback? My ...

In Gear Lists » Feedback/Ideas Please: 3-5 Days, Northeast Solo Gear List
July 24, 1:20pm

Conn / S.Mass Support?
Ryan: Looks like an excellent trip. If you need support as you pass through Connecticut or Southern Mass (below Springfield), I'm located in central Connecticut and would be happy to ferry you...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » New England Trail, October 2009
July 23, 11:26am

Nemo Gogo Bivy Tent SWAP!
One year old, used about 5 times (maybe 15 nights), in absolutely perfect shape, replaced the included stuff sack with a lightweight one and added a lightweight plastic tube as a fish tail pole. In...

In Gear Swap » Nemo Gogo Bivy Tent
July 22, 4:06pm

Good cheese will keep for days!
Hey, guys... My first post here has to be about CHEESE! If you buy cheap processed "supermarket" cheese it probably won't keep very well, but go to a good cheese shop and buy a good ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How much gorp/trail mix is enough?
May 01, 8:46pm

All Reader Reviews by James Patsalides

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Aquaclip Aquaclip (black)
This little piece of plastic is unbelievable. It clips onto your plastic water bottle (aquafina or smartwater etc), then slides over your belt, pack strap or clip, sternum strap... wherever! If you...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 21, 9:37am

Berghaus C7-65+10
Used this bag for a couple of years on numerous hiking trips BEFORE getting into lightweight backpacking. As an example of a traditional backpack, it is one of the best out there. Berghaus' biof...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 20, 12:54pm

IKEA Plastic Cup (Orange)
This super-cheap lightweight plastic cup form IKEA has become a core part of my cooking and eating system. The cup weights 1oz, and is insulating enough to use for tea or coffee, as well as cold drin...

In Cookware - Other
December 20, 12:36pm

Glaceau Smart Water 1 Liter bottle
I started using these bottles in the late summer and I love them. I now have 3, 2x 1L and 1x 0.6L version. Two of them fit perfectly into the side pocket of my golite jam, or one slides perfectly do...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
December 20, 12:28pm

Berghaus Tech T Long Sleeve
The Berghaus tech T long sleeve base layer is a top quality lightweight synthetic base layer designed by one of Europe's premier gear manufacturers. This is a summer base layer, roughly equivalen...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
December 15, 11:22am

Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp
The SpinnTwinn has now become my primary tarp for solo use. The quality is outstanding, perfect stitching, strong tie-outs, the new cord locks are great. Matched up with 8x titanium nails and my LT4 t...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 10, 7:35am

Cocoon Pro 90 Quilt
First, I have to state for the record that this is my first quilt, so my review may be biassed by my happy transformational transition from bags to quilts! I have used this quilt as part of an in...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 08, 7:57pm

Golite Jam
If, like me, you're starting the journey into SUL backpacking, this is the perfect starter pack. Good size for a multi-day, but not so huge that you are tempted to put extra stuff into the pack. A...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 10, 11:34am