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John Whynot (jdw01776) - BPL Guest

My Locale Southeast Texas
About Me Hiking and backpacking (on and off) since 1976, mainly in the northeastern United States.

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All Forum Posts by John Whynot

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Re: Skivvies
Ibex Balance boxer short -- very comfortable, but pricey.

In GEAR » Skivvies
August 19, 5:12pm

Re: G-9, G-10, G-11....
For me, the S90 looks to be an almost ideal choice for lightweight backpacking -- but I wish it had an optical viewfinder for those times when using the LCD panel is problematic...

In Photography » G-9, G-10, G-11....
August 19, 11:23am

Re: Weight?
If you mean the actual weight of a Smartwool item, I have the following weights for mine (weighed on a digital kitchen scale): Microweight zip-t = 6.75 ounces for men's medium Microweight t-s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Frustrated:: Need options Base layer
August 19, 10:56am

Re: 3 Season Gear List - North East
>>Patagonia Capilene 3 long sleeve >>Patagonia R1 pants For typical 3 season use in the Northeast (MA/VT/NH), I think these might be too warm, and may end up not being used. I...

In Gear Lists » 3 Season Gear List - North East
August 17, 6:30pm

Headnet, cozy, stuff sack still available
Headnet, stuff sack, and cozy are still available...

In Gear Swap » FS: Ti mug, headnet,cozy, stuff sack
August 16, 9:20am

Re: FS: Ti mug, headnet,cozy, stuff sack
All PMs replied to...

In Gear Swap » FS: Ti mug, headnet,cozy, stuff sack
August 11, 6:22pm

FS: Ti mug, headnet,cozy, stuff sack
I have a few items for sale that I don't use: Brasslite 600 Ti mug -- Washed, but never used. Lid fits a bit loosely. Has Tibetan Titanium logo on side. Includes lightly padded mesh stow sac...

In Gear Swap » FS: Ti mug, headnet,cozy, stuff sack
August 11, 6:10am

Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness Solo Trip
I recently completed a multi-day trip in the Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness. I crossed 3 of the 4 passes of the Four Pass Loop, and also spent a rest day at Snowmass Lake. As a geologist, it...

In Post-Trip Reports » Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness
August 10, 10:53am

Re: Transporting Trekking Poles
TSA does not allow ski poles as a carry-on, I would think that trekking poles would be considered the same. I've always checked mine. I store them in a heavy cardboard mailing tube, and put the...

In GEAR » Transporting Trekking Poles
June 30, 10:30am

Re: Re: Four Passes Loop - Snow Report?
Try the forums on When I attempted this loop last July, I found plenty of up-to-date info. Still went too early for my experience level, but at least I knew what to expect. I'll be t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Four Passes Loop - Snow Report?
June 28, 5:05pm

All Reader Reviews by John Whynot

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StickPic camera mount
A clever, well-engineered, and lightweight (0.35 ounces by my scale) gadget for mounting a camera on the tip of a trekking pole. Should work with any compact camera with a tripod socket. Works ver...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
June 16, 10:55am

BPL Thorofare Trekking Pants
I purchased these as a replacement for my overbuilt Montbell Stretch Windpants. The fabric of the Trekking pants is a microgrid ripstop nylon, with a slightly textured inner surface. Size medium...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 07, 8:31pm