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Brendan West (bderw) - BPL Guest

My Locale Northeast Pennsylvania
About Me A heavy (fat) ultralight backpacker.
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To those who stuff their tarps into their bags, where do you store the stakes? I don't normally carry any ditty bags, just an Aloksak that holds my toiletries and ID.

April 05, 4:33pm

Collapsible flasks
Another sorely missed product (though through no fault of BPL's) is Cascade Design's Platypus Li'l Nipper. Other 8-oz. (and smaller) soft bottles do exist, e.g., http://www.disposabl...

In GEAR » Bemoaning UL products not available any more
April 02, 10:09pm

Pant haters...
Buncha pant haters here! (But honestly, I hike the A.T. in Pennsylvania all the time, and I'm in shorts from the end of February through October most years) Depending on where you're hik...

In Gear Lists » Summer AT clothing
April 02, 9:13pm

Bemoaning UL products not available any more
I only discovered this site last fall, so I'm coming late to a bunch of fantastic UL products. I'd like to list them here. Maybe if anyone has any leads on where to get them (or comparab...

In GEAR » Bemoaning UL products not available any more
April 02, 7:55pm

Rain protection for pack in camp
If you use a pack liner, you can just leave your pack out at night, and not worry about it getting wet, instead of having a vestibule to put it under.

In Gear Lists » lightweight equipment
April 01, 6:07pm

Re: I found it
"Strapits" +1 Gander Mountain and Dick's Sporting Goods both carry these. I think Walmart might, as well.

In GEAR » pant cuff snugger thingie
April 01, 6:04pm

Re: Rethinking my gear
As someone who only recently "went ultralight," I have one MASSIVE suggestion on where to start lightening up: Your stove. This video by Andrew Skurka "Changed My Life" (o...

In Gear Lists » Rethinking my gear
April 01, 12:14am

Thank you
Thank you all for writing in with your experiences. I'm now more certain on how to compare the myriad merino boxer-briefs out there. I e-mailed Ibex to inquire about the Balance boxer-briefs...

In GEAR » Wool boxer-brief comparison?
March 30, 11:31pm

Re: Re: Re: ultralight knife
Would a spork/spoon lip be sufficient to unscrew the compartment? Or maybe the edge of your pot lid?

In GEAR » ultralight knife
March 30, 12:20am

Re: Under Armour and walking in tights..
@peripatetic They aren't mosquito-proof, but you should be able to treat them with permethrin easily enough.

In GEAR » Under Armour and walking in tights..
March 30, 12:17am

All Reader Reviews by Brendan West

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SnowPeak 900
I bought this pot two years ago for use with a canister stove. I liked that the pot was designed to house a Snow Peak Giga Power fuel canister and stove head. I didn't really like the lid—a fry...

In Cookware - Titanium
December 17, 12:32pm