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Bill Poett ( - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Santa Barbara
About Me Trainer, personal coach. I grew up learning about stewardship and living on the last remaining family held Spanish Land Grant in Ca. Understanding, that at best our job is to leave the world a little better then we found It, I've always found my sanctuary and inspiration in nature. Love the crew here at BPL for their passion, wisdom and at times their insanity.
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All Forum Posts by Bill Poett

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"[Q] How to lighten my old pack with scouts"
Bill For years I was in love with my bomb proof 7 lb Arterx pack. Today my entire 3 season kit weighs less and I am traveling in much greater comfort. Enjoy the process and remember dump the bi...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » [Q] How to lighten my old pack with scouts
December 21, 7:50pm

Hike and Hunt and Censor
I'll say it again - what on earth does this rubbish have to do with ultralight HIKING? DW Why don't you share with us a list of topics that you feel would be acceptable, and we will a...

In Other Activities » LW Backcountry Hunt
December 09, 2:39pm

"GG or TiGoat Trekking Poles?"
I've been using the TiGoat for a few months, love them, the locking mechanism is a little finicky but solid once you get it. Best feature is using both pole ends in a singe pole, it gives you g...

In GEAR » GG or TiGoat Trekking Poles?
December 07, 10:07pm

Best of 09
1. Z-packs blast 32, under six ounces, lets me carry my full winter kit and plenty of food 2. MLD Duo Mid - upgraded from a Gatewood cape (which I love), I've just found the extra space and ...

In GEAR » Your best gear of 2009
December 07, 3:43pm

Hunting and Trekking
Wow A member of this web site ask a question about hunting and trekking, another member (that would be me) shares something I learned how to do with my dad 40 years ago that helped lead to a pas...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking and hunting
December 05, 10:52pm

Hunting and Trekking
Hi Gerald I live on a 15,000 acre (approx 20 sq. mile) working cattle ranch in Ca., that our family has operated since 1816. I frequently take out my dog, a 12 gauge and a 6 b 3 season kit. Th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking and hunting
December 05, 8:13am

You da man!
Right on Devin Thanks for reminding us why were all really apart of this great community and kudos to Ryan and team for all you've done to make this possible. Common folks let all go and ...

In Post-Trip Reports » My wife's first overnight
December 04, 9:24pm

UL with a gun?
How much does Prozac weigh cause I'm think that there's a whole bunch of people out there stressing instead of hiking. Not to get anyone mad at me but we do have sharp teeth and most of ...

In Philosophy & Technique » UL with a gun?
December 03, 1:06pm

R1 Hoody
Hi David I'd like to get it and my wife has a pay pal account. If you can e-mail me at with a picture I think I just scored a Christmas present. Thanks Bill

In Gear Swap » FS: R1 Hoody - Red Medium
December 01, 12:20pm

R! Hoody
Hi David Very Interested never done a purchase like this, how does it work? Bill

In Gear Swap » FS: R1 Hoody - Red Medium
November 30, 9:17pm

All Reader Reviews by Bill Poett

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tarptent moment
I have to give Henrys latest a solid 5. Being a gear geek like most of my fellow BPL's I don't tend to get crazy excited about much but this tent is an amazing piece of gear. Arrived on a ...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
March 13, 6:44pm

Zpacks Blast 32
I've used the Zpacks Blast 32 for a year now and couldn't be happier. No hip belt and comes in under 5 ounces. Regularly carry 12 -17 pounds in total comfort. Just got back from a weekend sn...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 28, 4:49pm

BPL Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody
I received this for Christmas last year and I probably have 25 days of hard use on it. Huge temperature range comfortable to 70 F and ideal base layer for snow camping. Extremely comfortable ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 14, 4:59pm

MLD SilNylon DuoMid
After a 24 hr gear test in our first big pre-winter storm I can't say enough about the Duo-Mid. I set up camp about 1/4 mile below Figueroa Mountain Peak the weather station reported rain and gus...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 12, 4:11pm

Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape
I've used the cape for my go to rig for over the past year and I couldn't be happier. Conditions experienced have included exposed costal ridges winds gusting over 40 knots, heavy rain, rode o...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 24, 7:50pm