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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. I'm in my 50's now and looking forward to some epic thru-hikes.

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All Forum Posts by John McAlpine

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Different eVent Types?
I noticed this about the $150 eVent jacket. "When it comes to waterproof and breathable, eVentĀ® fabrics reign supreme. eVentĀ® is made with an ePTFE membrane that does not require a poly...

In Gear Deals » Close out on CAMP Gear and Clothing
September 30, 3:09pm

CAMP jacket - I found it for $150!

In GEAR » eVent Rain Pants & Rain Suits
September 30, 2:54pm

Close out on CAMP Gear and Clothing

In Gear Deals » Close out on CAMP Gear and Clothing
September 30, 2:51pm

CAMP eVent jacket
I contacted the Italian company and they provided the following on the jacket pictured earlier on this post. Dear Mr John, thanks a lot for your enquiry. First of all, let me introduce you to ...

In GEAR » eVent Rain Pants & Rain Suits
September 30, 10:12am

LightHeart Solo
Greg, Please post comments and pictures if you get the Lightheart Solo. I'm very interested in the tent and have been waiting for comments from a BPL member and/or Ryan Jordan's write u...

In Gear Swap » Want for Examination: MLD SoloMid, in Cuben
September 29, 3:43pm

THANKS...from Czeck Republic

In GEAR » eVent Rain Pants & Rain Suits
September 29, 1:37pm

Who is CAMP?
I found this on another site, but can't locate the company. "CAMP Compact Event Jacket"

In GEAR » eVent Rain Pants & Rain Suits
September 29, 12:40pm

Rab Drillium On Sale
I was just checking out some of the jackets suggested and came upon the Rab Drillium for $190....regular $275

In GEAR » eVent Rain Pants & Rain Suits
September 29, 9:44am

SAC is ?????
SAC is ????

In Gear Deals » Steripen Adventurer on SAC right now
September 28, 1:41pm

Real Nice!
I've never sewed a thing in my life. I know I could never make a pack like that, even after many tries. Great job! I follow this site hoping to see something that'll make me try and your...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Prettylight pack: Success
September 27, 9:50am

All Reader Reviews by John McAlpine

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Gossamer Gear Mariposa
I own a 2014 edition. I'll admit that I only have approximately 250 miles on the pack so far, but I find it to be extremely comfortable for me. I'm 5'9" tall and weigh 156 lbs. I b...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 01, 2:56pm

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