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Re: "Help! Pack decision!"
No prob, it just shows that I waste WAY too much time perusing lightweight gear manufacturer websites. but i mean, wuts better than browsing BPL at 12:30 in the morning when I should be sleeping :D

In GEAR » Help! Pack decision!
January 18, 10:38pm

Re: "Help! Pack decision!"
Evan - All of those packs are frameless. Also, everybody has different comfort levels using frameless packs. Some may feel overloaded at 20 lbs while others can easily carry over 30 lbs with ...

In GEAR » Help! Pack decision!
January 18, 10:27pm

Re: Help! Pack decision!
Those all look like great packs but I have no experience with them so I can't really recommend one over another. What I can suggest is that if you are really, really stuck is to order them all...

In GEAR » Help! Pack decision!
January 18, 10:24pm

Re: Re: Cannon Elph
3rd vote for Canon Digital Elph. I have the SD800 which shoots wide-angle which I love for landscape shots. Image quality and battery life are both great. Check out the CHDK firmware addon (http...

In GEAR » Digital Cameras
January 18, 2:38pm

Re: Compression Damage?
I have not personally tried this but many have recommended this method on this site. First, insert a waterproof pack liner into your bag. Next, push your bag (not in a stuff sack) down to the bot...

In Philosophy & Technique » Compression Damage?
January 18, 12:56pm

Re: Black Mountain Crest Hike (NC)
Nice report, sounds like an awesome trip. I've been in the area and the walk along Black Mountain crest is one of the most rugged hikes in the east (or so I've heard). Definitely on my li...

In Post-Trip Reports » Black Mountain Crest Hike (NC)
January 18, 10:34am

Re: Re: Bingo!
My guess is that there is no way to change your username unless you somehow get BPL staff to do something about it. Could be wrong about that though.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Change My Name?
January 17, 7:38pm

Re: Change My Name?
I had this problem too b/c I ordered things from this site using my mom's credit card. First, sign in and go to the "My Account" page (the link is in the top right section of any pag...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Change My Name?
January 17, 12:52pm

Re: Re: Backpackers Mag Gear Guide
It would have provided some much need comedy in these hard times :D

In GEAR » Backpacker MAg Annual Gear Buyer's Guide
January 17, 12:40pm

Re: A few more Q's
With an inital pack weight of 28 lbs, you may want to stay with a frameless pack. However, everyone has very different preferences on how much weight they can carry w/o a frame. Some have little ...

In Gear Lists » AT Thru-Hike, 2009
January 17, 12:38pm

All Reader Reviews by Joe Westing

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After having a problem with my BPL print subscription (totally my bad), Karen quickly (within a day) and kindly fixed everything. Couldn't ask for anything more.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 11, 5:09pm

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
This is a great pad. It is fairly comfortable, although it gets less comfortable with use. I would give it five stars if it maintained its initially level of comfort. Still, it doesn't wear dow...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
July 19, 12:18pm

Leki Ultralight Ti
Had these poles for a few years and they've performed very well. Only had one time when the poles slipped and that was quickly fixed by cleaning the poles. These titanium poles are fairly light ...

In Trekking Poles
June 29, 11:01am