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Jim W. (jimqpublic) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale So-Cal
About Me 46 years old. Married with two kids- Daughter born in 2000, son born in 2003. Loved camping as a little kid. Then we moved to the foot of Mt. Whitney when I was 13. I spent my teenage years backpacking, hiking, snowshoeing, xc & downhill skiing. A lot less since then (living in LA).


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All Forum Posts by Jim W.

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TetraMid- Re: one hand shelter...
I vote for my 3-sided pyramid and Black Diamond carbon pole. One hand with eyes closed. Put a peg in a corner loop, pull the next corner taut and put in a peg, pull the final corner taut and put ...

In GEAR » Easiest shelter to set up... with one arm?
May 13, 10:19am

Re: Mids
My Black Diamond Mega Light measures 104" on a side. I had been thinking it was much smaller. I edited my posts above where I was thinking it was barely over 7'.

In GEAR » I've been charged with putting together a gear system for my family - looking for input
May 10, 9:42pm

How to lie with statistics.
Smoking is 75% likely to shorten a person's natural lifespan (I made that up). Playing Russian Roulette 1 time is 17% likely to shorten a person's lifespan (1:6 odds). Would you rather pla...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking health risks?
May 10, 3:02pm

Mids
The dimensions for Mega Bug or the optional floor each say 86". I think the fly may be bigger, but I'm pretty sure it's less than 8'. Definitely not the 9' presumed dimension...

In GEAR » I've been charged with putting together a gear system for my family - looking for input
May 10, 2:08pm

Re: Mega Light
EDIT: Corrected dimensions. Just measured my Mega Light at 104" on a side. I thought it was smaller. You might consider the Golite Shangri-La 5, especially if you are considering the i...

In GEAR » I've been charged with putting together a gear system for my family - looking for input
May 10, 12:28pm

Re: I've been charged with putting together a gear system for my family - looking for input
I'll let others with more knowledge reply to the specifics. Don't try to replace all the old gear with lighter gear one for one. Start from zero and limit the item list. Trekking p...

In GEAR » I've been charged with putting together a gear system for my family - looking for input
May 10, 11:53am

Water is #1 Backpacking Health Risk
I say "Water" is the #1 cause of death: Falls: Being swept over a waterfall or slipping on wet rock. Hypothermia: From being wet due to falling in cold water or cold rain. Drowning. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking health risks?
May 10, 11:40am

Cozy: Reflectix vs. foam
I think either should work fine. The main reasons I like Reflectix is that it is more flexible (good for a freezer bag cozy, not an issue for a pot cozy), and spills clean up more easily. Bubbl...

In GEAR » Reflectix Pot Cozy
May 10, 11:27am

Re: Re: Glad Tent
"A zero waste camping experience." NO. Actually an all waste camping experience. Lack of trash bags isn't the problem. Too much trash is.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Glad Tent
May 09, 6:21pm

WTB: BD Mega Bug inner for Mega Light
WTB: BD Mega Bug inner for Mega Light. I don't need the pole or stakes. I'm not 100% decided but if someone has a Mega Bug inner tent available I'm interested. Our family of four...

In Gear Swap » WTB: BD Mega Bug inner for Mega Light
May 09, 10:57am

All Reader Reviews by Jim W.

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Six Moon Designs StarLite
I purchased the SMD Starlight with hip belt pockets and frame stays for a 2008 hike of the John Muir Trail. Currently it has about 5 weeks of backpacking use. Weight is per spec at just under 2 po...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 30, 11:19am

Black Diamond Equipment Customer Service
First, I'll say that usually before you call Customer Service of an equipment manufacturer it means something has gone wrong. This wasn't true for me at all- I contacted them for advice on wh...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 11, 5:06pm

Nike Lava Dome
My original Lava Domes lasted me several years- Wearing to school, mountain biking, hiking, working as a land surveyor. I remember carrying 5 pound Asolo boots in my pack as I wore the Lava Domes wa...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 02, 4:40pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
4.5/5 for overall performance/weight. I bought a Jetboil PCS last summer and used it for testing at home, a two week solo trip, and during a few family day hikes. I love the system compared to...

In Stoves - Canister
March 05, 2:10pm

Sierra Trading Post (STP) web shopping and service
I've been shopping with STP for at least 20 years. The web made this sort of business much easier to shop. Prices are almost always great. Being closeouts, overstocks, and 2nds you have to ke...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 22, 2:48pm