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John Abela (JohnAbela) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale www.hikelighter.com
About Me I live in the Redwoods of Northern California. It rains here, a lot, often going 30+ days without it stopping. I love it!

I have migrated from a 35 pound BPW setup to a winter time setup of under 7 pounds, a shoulder season setup of under 5 pounds and a summer time setup of under two pounds. Check out my website http://www.hikelighter.com/ for my gear list and reading my articles, and my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/HikeLighter for videos on SUL and XUL gear and whatnot.
CityEureka
StateCalifornia
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.hikelighter.com/

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All Forum Posts by John Abela

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Re: Re: ZPacks retires the "Blast" backpack
I imagine dropping the Blast was a result of low orders? My guess too Edward. the Blast became superfluous when the Zero was introduced and you could configure the Zero Yeah. The last...

In GEAR » ZPacks retires the "Blast" backpack
June 10, 3:41pm

Re: Zpack Arc Blast Color
In the world of hybrid nylon/cuben fiber backpacks I have owned a Zpacks Arc Blast that is green/black (and that new green is super awesome!) and an orange zero x-small and a black arc blast and a ...

In GEAR » Zpack Arc Blast Color
June 10, 3:36pm

Re: no sleep bag camping
If you don't need a sleeping bag you don't need an emergency blanket - just wear your base layer garments.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » no sleep bag camping
June 09, 5:44pm

ZPacks retires the "Blast" backpack

In GEAR » ZPacks retires the "Blast" backpack
June 09, 4:49pm

Why I Won't Buy From Certain Outdoor Cottage Gear Makers
Hello All, I wrote this, put it aside, finally showed it to somebody last week, and got a response back saying I should post this within the "Chaff" forum here at BPL - a place I typic...

In Chaff » Why I Won't Buy From Certain Outdoor Cottage Gear Makers
June 02, 5:03pm

Re: Re: Long Term Review: Icebreaker base layers – The Icebreaker Tech T Lite Short Sleeve Tee and the Icebreaker 260 Tech Top
Hey John, Have you had any issue with these stretching when wet or losing their shape? Hey Justin, that is something I have never noticed happening. Have you had some 100% merino wool garment...

In GEAR » Long Term Review: Icebreaker base layers – The Icebreaker Tech T Lite Short Sleeve Tee and the Icebreaker 260 Tech Top
June 01, 8:41pm

Long Term Review: Icebreaker base layers – The Icebreaker Tech T Lite Short Sleeve Tee and the Icebreaker 260 Tech Top
Hey All, I put together an article, probably my last 'long term review' for 2014, on the Icebreaker Tech T Lite Short Sleeve Tee and the Icebreaker 260 Tech Top baselayers. Thought so...

In GEAR » Long Term Review: Icebreaker base layers – The Icebreaker Tech T Lite Short Sleeve Tee and the Icebreaker 260 Tech Top
June 01, 5:21pm

Re: Re: HMG Echo 2 priced to sell
wow I would buy this in a heartbeat if I had the 400 bucks - amazing price!

In Gear Swap » HMG Echo 2 priced to sell
May 31, 11:13am

Re: The ultimate shoulder strap water carry system
That it works for you and you are happy with it is all that really matters. Personally, I would prefer to not have 2.2+ pounds of weight pulling down on my shoulders. I believe weight should ...

In GEAR » The ultimate shoulder strap water carry system
May 30, 10:29pm

Re: Re: Strong tent stake....just one for a hexamid
Two years ago I got one of these from a bag that Ron Moak had sitting around that I somehow ended up with in my bag after the GGG. (yes, I offered it back to him and he just did the famous Ron laug...

In GEAR » Strong tent stake....just one for a hexamid
May 29, 10:05am

All Reader Reviews by John Abela

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Black Rock Gear Hadron

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 02, 6:44pm

ZPacks ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp & HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter
ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp ZPacks HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter h...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 27, 10:34pm

Jetboil Sol Ti
Hello Everybody, I was able to acquire the new Jetboil Sol Ti recently and I have now had a chance to use it in the field - inclu...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 11, 3:00pm