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Seth Brewer (Whistler) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale www.peaksandvalleys.weebly.com
About Me 2011 Appalachian Trail NOBO Thru-Hiker
2012 New England Trail End-to-End-Hike
2012 Northern Long Trail to Finish 2 Section End-to-End
2013 Pacific Crest Trail NOBO Thru-Hiker
StateConnecticut
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.peaksandvalleys.weebly.com
My PDF Gear ListGear List 2012.pdf

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All Forum Posts by Seth Brewer

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Maybe....
I have had my ULA Circuit squeak on me when I don't fully load it - and the delron hoop seems to move next to the frame sheet and make noise near the shoulder straps....I pack it out full and t...

In GEAR » Backpack Squeeks
May 30, 2:27pm

+1 for it being spacious
I went with the new 2012 Gorilla since it is about the same size as my A.T thru-hike pack (2011 MLD Burn), and I would never need a larger pack size for 3 season trips. I like the versatility of th...

In GEAR » New Gossamer pack
May 30, 2:25pm

Spoken for
Mr. Cook has grabbed the Gaiters. Cheers

In Gear Swap » PIF: NWT Mountain Hardwear Seta Strapless Running Gaiters XL SIZE (US Men's Size 11-14)
May 29, 8:33am

PIF: NWT Mountain Hardwear Seta Strapless Running Gaiters XL SIZE (US Men's Size 11-14)
--> FIRST PM FROM A BPL MEMBER WHO WILL USE THEM PERSONALLY GETS THEM- NOT FOR OTHERS OR FOR RESALE. You Pay for shipping. <-- After benefitting from a PIF, it is my time to do the sam...

In Gear Swap » PIF: NWT Mountain Hardwear Seta Strapless Running Gaiters XL SIZE (US Men's Size 11-14)
May 29, 8:15am

CF vs. Alum
I started got about 400 miles into my thru-hike of the A.T last year and had 3 failures within one week of some UL Carbon poles -- had my old Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Aluminum ones sent to me ...

In GEAR » Are carbon fiber trekking poles reliable?
May 18, 12:42pm

Don't need Sealant
All Big Agnes tents come from the factory with waterproof tape on the seams so unlike a lot of cottage gear tents like TarpTent, Six Moons, and others -- you actually shouldn't really need to s...

In Gear Swap » FS: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1 with Footprint
May 17, 6:43pm

Z30 Baseweight
Probably plan on a 6.75 lbs. base weight + 2 liters water + food (2-7 days if I can fit that many) GEAR: Hexamid, Foster / Alky Stove, MYOG 2.5 Apex Quilt or a WM bag if colder, dri ducks, petzl...

In GEAR » 28.5 Liter Pack @ 2# 10oz--what's the intended purpose?
May 16, 4:29pm

Funny you should ask...
I just got my industry deal Gregory Z30 in the mail today to try it for this very specific reason: my desire to have almost no weight at all on my shoulders, breathable back panel, and to comfortab...

In GEAR » 28.5 Liter Pack @ 2# 10oz--what's the intended purpose?
May 16, 3:44pm

2.5 is the way to go
I made a summer quilt for temps 40+ and the 2.5 Apex delivers without fail. I'd say if you run warm (like I do) than anything thicker will be much too warm for comfort. I used a cheapo LaFuma 7...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt for AT thru-hike (MYOG)
May 15, 5:13pm

Been looking for a while now...
I've been browsing for literally months looking for this tent (lots of the tarp version) and finally found it. Didn't even know it came in blue - but I'm adventurous and willing to try ...

In Gear Swap » FS Zpacks Hexmid Solo Tent
May 14, 8:09pm

All Reader Reviews by Seth Brewer

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Gossamer Gear Gorilla
This review will be for a 2012 Gossamer Gear Gorilla in a size Medium with a Medium hipbelt. Having tried a 2011 Mariposa backpack from GG for a 100 mile portion of the New England Trail, I wanted ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 17, 7:16pm

ULA Circuit
Used this pack as my Winter pack for a 3 day snowshoe trip in VT. Full 35lbs of gear (never winter camped at -18 before) and found the pack to be more than sufficient for the task. Excellent load tran...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 03, 11:28am

ULA Circuit
Used this pack as my Winter pack for a 3 day snowshoe trip in VT. Full 35lbs of gear (never winter camped at -18 before) and found the pack to be more than sufficient for the task. Excellent load tran...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 03, 10:59am

Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus
Used a 2011 Exodus in size Large for 600 miles of training hikes and A.T hiking from Springer Mt, GA to Damascus, VA. Excellent capacity for a cold weather / shoulder season kit. Plenty of volume for ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 03, 10:55am

Packafeather XL Stove
Overall weight comparison for this review are between my current stove setups: ALL WEIGHTS ARE IN OUNCES 1) JetBoil Sol Ti Stripped Set-up w/ foil lid = 4. 09 oz. ( Pot = 3.81 + Lid = 0.28), JetBo...

In Stoves - Alcohol
March 03, 10:10am

Snow Peak Mini Solo Ti Cookset
I used the Ti Mini Solo POT (left the cup at home along with the lid) for all 5 months of my 2011 A.T thru-hike. It still looks great and works well. I added RC car gas-line tubing pieces onto the ha...

In Cookware - Titanium
February 28, 3:31pm

Sony DSC-TX10
Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof and shoots great 16 MP stills while still getting very decent 1080HD video. Camera with battery and SD card weigh a very acceptable 5.5 oz. on my scale. The iSweep ...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
October 19, 10:25am

Mountain Laurel Designs SoloMid Cuben
I used a white cuben solomid on my 2011 NOBO A.T. thru-hike and was very pleased with its performance. It was just as good looking the last day of my trip as it was the first. I had it on a mountain t...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 18, 11:02am

Western Mountaineering Caribou
Used the long version of this bag on my 2011 NOBO Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail. I loved being able to zip it almost fully open like a quilt. This allowed way more temperature control and versati...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
October 18, 10:51am

Mountain Laurel Designs Burn (2010)
Used this bag from Damascus, VA to Katahdin, ME during the warm weather portion of my 2011 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I started from Amicalola Falls in GA carrying the MLD Exodus with my cold...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 14, 10:02am