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Seth Brewer (Whistler) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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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+1 for Ken's statement
I totally agree with what Ken said about relative weight. I started an A.T. thru-hike right in front of a 5'2" average health lady with a 50lb (on the scale) pack that I had to help her li...

In Gear Lists » How's this compare to most guys/gals?
March 01, 10:54pm

Re: Steripen Reliability
I know the Classics have lots of problems associated with sensor failure, but I used an Adventurer Opti on the whole A.T last year and loved it. Still use it and its going strong. Wouldn't trus...

In GEAR » Is there a SteriPEN-like device that uses a UV LED?
March 01, 9:52pm

Bump + Taking Offers
Bump and taking reasonable offers.

In Gear Swap » CLOSET CLEANING - HAVE AT IT
March 01, 9:40pm

Minimalist shoes - A.T Thru-Hike on NB MT 101's
I know a friend I hiked with for a while on the A.T last year wore New Balance MT101's. GA-> ME in them , multiple pairs but don't know how many pairs he used for the whole trail (I thin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Minimalist shoes and through hiking.
March 01, 10:06am

It can be done
I hiked for a few weeks during my A.T thru last year - with a young women who was also GF and relied almost entirely on her pre-prepared food drops (many dehydrated things - which save weight anywa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » severe food allergies and thru hiking
March 01, 8:06am

+ 1 Injinji's and Wider Shoes
Used Salomon XA Pro Mesh Trail Running shoes for the whole A.T last year and coupled them with Injinji toe socks. Found that by doubling them up I actually got much longer wear time before they wor...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Preventing toe blisters in a specific spot?
March 01, 8:01am

Bump + Price Reduction
Shipped to you CONUS: $105

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD 2012 NEWT (Size MEDIUM) NEW / UNUSED
March 01, 7:01am

Still Available
Still for sale

In Gear Swap » FS: NWOT Osprey Stratos 36 (Medium) Green Daypack / Overnight Pack
March 01, 7:00am

Welcome to BPL Thomas !
Glad to hear you've nabbed a much coveted spot on the JMT. While not having done it myself, here are a few things I'd consider for your list: While a base weight under 20lbs is good by t...

In Gear Lists » Mid August 2012 JMT
February 29, 10:25pm

I agree
I agree with most all the posts made above. No one company stands out as "bad" but I personally use MLD as the standard (much like WM with down bags) that I judge all others by. I think t...

In GEAR » Frameless Pack Quality Questions
February 29, 9:33pm

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