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Thomas Knighton (Tomcat1066) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southwest GA
About Me I'm new, but the idea of carrying around 50 lbs of gear is not enticing in the least. I've spent a lot of time car camping in the past, and truthfully, it got boring. I wanted something new and exciting. I wanted to see places most folks will never see because they just don't have what it takes. Backpacking is something I've always wanted to do. Now, I'm doing it!
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All Forum Posts by Thomas Knighton

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Re: Hmmm...
>Note to self: stay blissfully single. Don't. You should get married. After all, misery loves company :D Tom

In Gear Swap » FS Platypus Little Nippers
October 18, 11:26am

Re: RE: Weight versus Warmth
>Anyway, it's definitely what you wanted last weekend. I'll try to avoid eating beans before handing the quilt off to you. HA! Oh please do avoid it! If not, I'll eat beans befor...

In Philosophy & Technique » Weight versus Warmth
October 18, 10:59am

Re: RE: FS Platypus Little Nippers
Blame my wife or, as I like to call her, She Who Controls All Wealth ;) As for the Heineken, I'd make a pot out of it instead, but that's just me :D Tom

In Gear Swap » FS Platypus Little Nippers
October 18, 10:56am

Re: Little Nippers
Payment, plus a bit, sent...finally. ;) Tom

In Gear Swap » FS Platypus Little Nippers
October 18, 4:19am

What kind of socks did she have on? If the socks weren't right, they could have not wicked moisture away sufficiently, which would then make her feet colder than they normally would have been....

In GEAR » Help! My wife still too cold.
October 18, 3:18am

Re: Hydration & Water Treatment?
I pre-filter water into my bottle by straining it through a bandanna to get out the floaties, then add Micropur. That's it. Tom

In GEAR » Hydration & Water Treatment?
October 17, 6:28pm

Articles on BPL
I don't know about everyone else, but I miss reading the articles that used to be here all the time. Podcasts are nice, but articles with graphs, photos, and stuff like that beats them hands d...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Pre-Trip Planning and Support Logistics
October 17, 6:27pm

Re: New Bozeman Mountain Works Oware Cuben Alphamini shelter!
I think I just wet myself. Tom

In GEAR » New Bozeman Mountain Works Oware Cuben Alphamini shelter!
October 17, 6:24pm

Re: Re: Sub-2lbs double wall tent
Ooooooooooo Me wants one! Guess it's time to learn how to make my own stuff then ;) That is, unless Ron wants to make them instead :D Tom

In GEAR » If Only Someone Made A.....
October 17, 11:58am

Sub-2lbs double wall tent
Sub-2lbs double wall tent. Honestly, I don't know if existing technology would let this happen, but with carbon fiber poles, titanium stakes, and perhaps a cuben fly, it might be possible. ...

In GEAR » If Only Someone Made A.....
October 17, 8:00am

All Reader Reviews by Thomas Knighton

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Golite Jam
I bought my GoLite Jam on closeout, since I was gearing up completely and needed to save money where I could. However, after trying the pack out, I have to say it was money well spent. I currently r...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 25, 7:19am

Petzl e+LITE
I got caught out past dark, and my e+Light really saved my butt. On maximum, it was enough to help me find my way for the next couple of miles to get to camp, and help me set up. I didn't notice...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 22, 7:37am

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
First, let me preface this by saying that I found no new information in the book really. However, that doesn't take away from the book. What I did was read it in the context to which it was inte...

In Books and Media
October 11, 7:04am

Light My Fire Spork
I bought one of these about a year ago to test as a possible piece of gear for my first backpacking trip. I promptly bought one for my wife and one for my son! These puppies are the best design out ...

In Cookware - Other
September 14, 3:37pm

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
I purchased this DVD as a bit of a lark. I had heard some good things about it, and wanted to actually SEE some of the ultralight gear and techniques put to use. Not only that, but one of my guilty ...

In Books and Media
February 10, 7:32am

Lightweight Backpacking and Camping by Ryan Jordan et al.
First, there is no better book on ultralight backpacking that I've read. This book is good for the beginner who decides to start ultralight, or the experienced traditional backpacker who wants to...

In Books and Media
February 10, 7:25am

Coleman Peak 1 Microstove
Purchased partly by accident, partly by impatience, the Peak 1 Microstove is actually a pleasant surprise. It's easy to light, easy to control, fairly fuel efficient, and realitively inexpensive ...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 4:31pm

The Ultralight Backpacker by Ryel Kestenbaum
When I stumbled across this book at my local bookstore, I was excited beyond belief. A book on ultralight backpacking was exactly what I was looking for, and Lighten Up! was apparently sold out. &qu...

In Books and Media
January 06, 4:25pm

The Backpacker's Field Manual by Rick Curtis
Being new to backpacking, I picked up this book as a primer for my understand of the subject of backpacking. It's target audience is primarily people like me, who are new to backpacking and want ...

In Books and Media
January 02, 3:04am