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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
CityWestchester County
StateNew York
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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Question for Gossamer Gear 2012 Pack Owners
I just bought a Gorilla (which I love) and just now got back from hiking for 2 days to complete my final 57 mile section of the New England Trail (fast, light, high mileage hike - pack had 6 lbs ge...

In GEAR » Question for Gossamer Gear 2012 Pack Owners
July 07, 6:12pm

ULA Circuit STILL AVAILABLE
Circuit is STILL AVAILABLE - buyer backed out

In Gear Swap » FS: 2011 ULA Circuit (M/S), Exped SynMat UL 7 (Medium), NWT NeoAir Xlite (Regular), Snow Peak Ti Mini Solo Cookset w/ Caldera up, Gregory Z-30
July 05, 8:11am

MASSIVE CLOSET CLEAN
---> EMAIL - me instead of PM - I can't track people via the PM system. First EMAIL to come to: sethbrewATgmailDOT (replace the AT and DOT) will get it. <--- SHIPPING IS NOT INCLU...

In Gear Swap » FS: 2011 ULA Circuit (M/S), Exped SynMat UL 7 (Medium), NWT NeoAir Xlite (Regular), Snow Peak Ti Mini Solo Cookset w/ Caldera up, Gregory Z-30
July 03, 7:56pm

I dub my tent the "Hexasnake"
What I've learned now learned from this slightly drifted thread is that if I ever do have time to take my Hexamid out - It will survive a World Ending Hurricane - but I'll also probably win...

In GEAR » Hexamid Rides Out the Storm
July 02, 7:14pm

Regarding Superfeet and Sore Arches
Even Superfeet themselves will tell you (I think its also right in the literature in the box when you buy them -- we all read that right away I'm sure ....I'm kidding - nobody else is that ...

In GEAR » Trailrunners cause knee problems?
July 02, 7:05pm

Just my thoughts...
Never done the JMT (would love to) but from needing to haul a load of 5 days food into the Whites last year --- I sorely missed having a lightweight framed pack instead of a frameless (it was great...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear G4, Granite Gear Virga, Equinox Katahdin, Go Lite Jam 70, or Granite Gear Vapor Ki??
July 02, 6:27pm

Also consider ULA
Look at the OHM 2.0 and the Circuit. good weight to load carrying comfort ratio. I like my Circuit for it great frame and low weight.

In GEAR » Gear Suggestions
July 02, 7:24am

It's up to you..
I found the GG LT4's to be too fragile for my use - and after multiple costly breaks I passed them along to someone who would use them as they are intended to be used -- gently. I am not a gent...

In GEAR » Lightweight Trekking Poles
July 02, 7:15am

My thoughts
Take it for what its worth, but I've washed about 8 down bags without issue. Here is what I do: 1) Find a commercial FRONT loader of adequate size and run your hands around inside to check t...

In GEAR » Washing down in top loading high efficiency agitator-less machines?
June 28, 7:16am

try calling the store direct . . .
You could try calling your closest store that has the bag you are interested in (go onto the website, find the bag, and hit the "find in store" button and see if it is at a retail store -...

In Gear Deals » Western Mountaineering Sale 20% Off @ EMS.COM
June 28, 7:02am

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