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J W (jhaura) - BPL Forum Member

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All Forum Posts by J W

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Re: nice meeting ya
Yeah Jack! How'd you find this thread? What a trip. Good to meet you too. It was such a coincidence to see you on Bishop Pass. Your on the trail now, but keep in touch. I'm gunning fo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dusy Basin, John Muir Wilderness, Sierras, CA
August 09, 8:06pm

Re: URSACK S29
Joe, I just got off the JMT and there were two S29 failures reported to the rangers. I personally spoke to both hikers who lost their food. I heard that the conditional status was in jeapordy (n...

In GEAR » URSACK S29
August 09, 8:02pm

Re: New watch recommendation?
Adam, I like the Casio W71-1V. It is a simple digital and superlight (less than one ounce) and very low profile. The nice thing about it is that it has a 5-year battery (same one the micr...

In GEAR » New watch recommendation?
August 07, 8:59pm

Re: JMT speed attempt report
Yeah buddy! That was one hardcore mission. Congrats to yourself and Aaron for going for it. Thanks for being so honest about the mental side of such an attempt, very intriguing. A gearlist would...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT Atempt Report
August 07, 1:53pm

Re: Move to new thread please: Gatewood Cape - Tight Pitch
Let's move it to a new thread guys.

In Post-Trip Reports » Dusy Basin, John Muir Wilderness, Sierras, CA
August 06, 11:35am

Re: Dusy Basin
Hey Ken, From what I heard (talking to guys coming off the SHR in Dusy when we were there) Knapsack is well traveled and pretty easy. I'd say 1 with a little 2. We did not traverse it. After...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dusy Basin, John Muir Wilderness, Sierras, CA
August 06, 10:15am

Re: Gatewood Cape
John, My comment referred to the pitching of the gatewood and not the space inside, so number of occupants was not relevant. I've never used it before, but had it for my wife (I use a waterp...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dusy Basin, John Muir Wilderness, Sierras, CA
August 06, 10:12am

Dusy Basin, John Muir Wilderness, Sierras, CA
My wife and I did a two night/three day trip into the John Muir Wilderness and into the Dusy Basin of Kings Canyon. We did a leisurly pace and did 7 miles the first day to the lake on the south sid...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dusy Basin, John Muir Wilderness, Sierras, CA
August 05, 3:11pm

Re: Thru-hike of Roper's Sierra High Route without resupply
Adrian, Yeah man, great job! I heard wind of you on Glen Pass on July 25 or so from a guy named Taylor hiking the JMT with his 13 year old son. They mentioned an emaciated guy doing the SHR on o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thru-hike of Roper's Sierra High Route without resupply
August 01, 3:26pm

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In Gear Swap » FS: BMW SpinPoncho Tarp T-Neck
August 01, 12:56pm

All Reader Reviews by J W

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Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Just received these poles so this is a pre-trip review. Superb craftsmanship, super light and exactly what I would have made if I could do it myself. The adjustable mechanism is easy to use and ...

In Trekking Poles
July 04, 10:45pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip Pack
The perfect balance between light weight and durability with features like side pockets, padded shoulder straps and dyneema spectra grid fabric, all for under 10 oz. I have a second generation one,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 25, 7:10pm

Patagonia Men's Wool 2 Crew long sleeve
I love this shirt more than any other I own. The only problem is the durability. I'm on my second one and have had numorous holes 1/8" to 1/4" in diameter pop up all over on both. Also, ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 25, 11:43am

Adventure Medical Kits Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy
Rating 4/5 because the construction was under par. They use tape to form the bivy shape from a single piece of material. The tape job was sloppy with some holes in the bottom. Other than that a great ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
December 18, 12:05pm

Gossamer Gear
Thumbs up to GG. They don't make a lot of items, rather a few quality niche packs and other gear. I really like their sourcing of other industry items and presenting them for backpacking, such as the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 7:38pm

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
Initial Review Oct 2006: Out of the box I love it, light as a feather, VERY well made and sized perfect for my intended use. I really like the shape, it's like a slim aerodynamic sled. GG's products a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 16, 8:00pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
Just got mine in the mail and tinkered with it a bit. Like the previous reviewer, the rivet looks very suspect. I will write more after some use. Drilled the rivet out to remove the pan. The pan we...

In Stoves - Other
August 16, 8:03pm