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Re:"photos of gear and setup"
Derek, great idea about these photos. Ive posted plenty of individual items, but I will post group shots asap. Question, where did you get that round fuel bottle? I have PET bottles as small as 10...

In Gear Lists » photos of gear and setup
May 10, 11:24pm

Re; "BPL Classics - We want your input"
Due to the new and poor website layout (like something from 1996, IMO), I can not find the exact titles (nor the articles), but the ones which encouraged me to subscribe for 2 years running now wer...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPL Classics - We want your input
May 10, 1:03pm

Is a preheat tube necessary for inverted canister use?
The Brunton adapter would allow me to invert my canister for winter use, but none of my stoves have pre-heat tubes. Is this a problem? Would liquid fuel spray everywhere in an expanding fireball?! ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove using your Summer Upright Stove and the Brunton Stove Stand
May 09, 9:34pm

Re:"When have you gone too light?"
Stop feeding the trolls. Just encourages 'em.

In Philosophy & Technique » When have you gone too light?
May 08, 8:34pm

Re:"Help me leave the office for an "outdoor" job"
James, if I may be so bold to read between the lines; I think your malaise comes from a job you do not find fulfilling, not from the inability to work outside sometimes. Working 'outside' t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help me leave the office for an "outdoor" job
May 08, 8:33am

100% merino full zip sweaters $14.99
In Medium and XL. Suitable for hiking, IMO. 1/4 zip also available for a little more. Of course, I already ordered mine..

In Gear Deals » 100% merino full zip sweaters $14.99
May 08, 3:29am

Re:"Wearing Synthetic Insulation while moving"
Same basic solution as above. A fleece jacket alone, or that jacket with a wind shell when moving. When stationary I switch to my Montbell Thermawrap. I have 100 weight and 200 weight to choose fr...

In GEAR » Wearing Synthetic Insulation while moving
May 07, 10:36am

Re:"What is your willingness to pay for lighter gear?"
I went down the path of spending too much money to save ounces; then I hit bottom and realized that durability and other constraints were important also. So, if anyone is interested, let's tu...

In GEAR » What is your willingness to pay for lighter gear?
May 05, 2:52pm

Re: "Alcohol vs. Cannister Stove"
The simple answer is: when time or durability is more important than weight. I own and recommend caldera cones and alcohol stoves, but when I need liter after liter of boiling water as quickly as...

In GEAR » Alcohol vs. Cannister Stove
May 05, 6:16am

Re:"Sleeping base layer"
Mark, a principle of going light is multi use gear. So I recommend you sleep in your base layer, or base plus insulation layer. The same layers you are carrying anyway. Don't bring a 'sleep...

In GEAR » Sleeping base layer
April 29, 10:07am

All Reader Reviews by Brett .

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5.11 gear Tactical nylon pants
These pants weigh in at 720grams, that's a pound and a half, folks. I bought them as winter hiking pants because I do not need the convertable feature of my other pants in winter, but I found thes...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 05, 10:00pm

Petzl Tikka XP
In preparation for a night hike I wanted to buy a new headlamp. Technology has come a long way since my old Zipka Plus.. (and I couldn't find it!) After a few hours of research including

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
September 04, 11:58pm

Cilogear Schoolbag
I got my second Cilogear last week, what Graham calls the "Schoolbag". Here in BPL land it makes for a very nice day-hiking pack and I bet many BPL members could fit a weekend kit into its 3...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 04, 3:30am

tiny BIC lighter (the cute one)
I carry various types of fire making gear for my own educational and practice purposes, but I always have one of these 11 gram bics taped to my keychain or in my pot set. They won't flame when soa...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 06, 10:53pm

SnowClaw Backcountry Shovel Racer Backcountry Shovel
My snow claw is one of the more recent models. I used it on one winter trip for bivy prep; I can move snow at a higher rate than with a shovel due to the low inertia of the blade; I dug into a 45'...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 05, 11:44pm

Montbell Versalite rain pants
Just bought these today and tested them in a thunderstorm tonight. My usual test sequence is based on recommendations from one of our members. 1. The sitting test applies about 10,000mm head; 2. kneel...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 30, 9:25am

Lite my fire firesteel scout firelighter
This device reliably makes sparks as advertised; even when wet. But so will an 11 gram mini-bic. So I carry the bic. Also, the tiny spark-maker from a Spark-lite is also a fraction of this item'...

In Cookware - Other
July 30, 9:07am

Petzl Zipka
If I only kept one light out of my selection; I would keep this one. Additionally, if someone requested my advice on one light to buy, this would be it. It is my default flashlight for any situation. ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 30, 8:55am

Montbell U.L. 90 Sleeping Pad U.L. 90
I own the 120cm version, but aside from the dimensions and weight, it is identical. This pad is not remarkable on its own, but as part of the Montbell sleep system, it is. The toggles mate with the...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 19, 2:04am

Sealskinz gloves
Sealskinz absorb water like a big fat sponge, and weighing them on my scale, they did indeed double in weight when wet. Totally unaceptable, and uncomfortable. Returned to REI.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 09, 9:32pm