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John McAlpine (HairlessApe) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale PNW
About Me I now have my base weight down to 12 pounds. I'm fine with that. Any lighter seems to make for a less comfortable trip. Just turned 50 and looking forward to some epic thru-hikes.
CitySeattle
StateWashington
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by John McAlpine

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Thanks Chris
I started following this new forum to see what hammocking is all about. Chris mentioned Grand Trunks for $20, and I bought 1 off Amazon. I need to see if I can sleep in one of these. I'm not...

In Hammocks » Hammocks... For Log Sleepers Only?
August 25, 4:07pm

Wow......
What a great write up and what a wonderful place to ask for her hand in marriage. How can you not love a women that'll put up with so many days on the trail. Awesome of BPL to give you a ye...

In Post-Trip Reports » Glacier NP Trip + Engagement!!!!
August 25, 2:30pm

Fly Creek 2 - Seattle - REI Bargain Basement
I just walked back from REI for lunch and saw a returned Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 for $165 in the bargain basement. The return slip said, 'Used several times, too noisy'

In Gear Deals » Fly Creek 2 - Seattle - REI Bargain Basement
August 25, 2:19pm

Adding the Boiled Water
Do you simply pour the boiled water in the zip-lock bags? Will they melt? Sarah - thanks for your morning protein shake menu. I used it at Gold Myer hot springs Saturday morning and it hits th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Re-packaging MH in Foodsaver bags
August 23, 3:37pm

Sleeping Bags not on sale
I walked over to FF during my lunch time. They're not putting theit bags on sale............

In Gear Deals » Feathered Friends - Labor Day Sale
August 23, 3:23pm

Code Worked
THANKS

In Gear Deals » Patagonia Sale
August 19, 10:02am

Feathered Friends - Labor Day Sale
I received an email from FF this morning stating they're having a sale between August 23 - Sept 6. I couldn't find prices or products.

In Gear Deals » Feathered Friends - Labor Day Sale
August 19, 9:18am

Bear Paw Tents
I've read where a handful of people on this site send there tents to Bear Paw Tents to have them modified.

In GEAR » where to modify a tarp/tent?
August 17, 9:32am

Hydration Pocket - So does my Exos
My EXOS 58 also has a hydration pocket with tube outlets on both upper corners of the pack. I can't imagine anything more comfortable than an EXOS. If you're looking for a smaller pack ...

In GEAR » Making the switch from Exos to Talon packs. Comfort?
August 16, 8:35am

Awesome
I'm running to IKEA this weekend. I need to find a way to mount my alcohol stove when needed.

In Make Your Own Gear » 3,06 oz. ikea woodstove
August 11, 1:59pm

All Reader Reviews by John McAlpine

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LightHeart Gear Cuben Solo W/Awning
I picked up this tent for several reasons. I wanted a light tent; I wanted it to be waterproof right out of the bag; I wanted room inside for me and all my gear; I wanted a dry entry; I wanted to use...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
October 18, 12:09pm

Kahtoola Microspikes Microspikes
I've been using these little brother crampons over the winter and have found them to be perfect. I've used them on non-glacier snow fields up to 12,200 feet and they have not failed once. The...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 02, 2:43pm

Osprey Exos 58
I'm 47 and been hiking on and off for 35 years. I've gone through many packs and thought it was time to try a lighter pack. Sure this pack isnt ultra light, but have you tried those things?....

In Backpacks - External Frame
July 16, 10:59am