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9.7 Gram BPL Ti Wing Esbit Stove
I ditched the bowl on my BPL ti wing stove and put in a new stainless steel rivet. The bowl weighs 3.4 grams, so just the wings and new rivet weigh 9.7 grams (rivet weighs .3 grams, wish I could...

In Make Your Own Gear » 9.7 Gram BPL Ti Wing Esbit Stove
August 21, 10:15pm

Nice Pics
Is that a ditty bag backpack? Looks cool. I wish my area had nice duff camps like that, all we have is sandy gravel or shale rock.

In Photo Gallery » Tarp Configurations
August 20, 8:49pm


In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia, Mini Bull, MLD, Oware
August 19, 3:01pm

Lost Coast Trip in BPL Gallery
Check out Ryan Jordan's trip to California's Lost Coast. Lots of good pics and gear info:

In GEAR » Multi-Day coasteering trips?
August 16, 11:29am

Leukotape P Sportstape on eBay
I just got a roll on ebay for $8.49 with 3.99 shipping. It's nice to just use paypal and not have to setup a new account with another online store. Here's a link to the item:

In Gear Deals » Leukotape P Sportstape on eBay
August 16, 10:59am

Better Than Milk Soy
I too recommend the Better Than Milk Soy mix, very tasty. I premix it in ziplocks with quickoats, sweetener and freeze dried fruits in individual serving sizes. In camp I just grab a bag and pou...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best powdered milk?
August 15, 8:30pm

Tarp Technique Links
Here's a couple quick links that might help: More info on tarps than you would ever want: Recent article here on BPL:

In GEAR » Tarp Book
August 15, 8:23pm

Quilt User's Bivy 5.8 oz
I had some spare sil and dwr ripstop and was thinking about a bivy that was made for a quilt (i.e. no hood). Depending on the weather, I plan on using my headnet, wpd jacket hood and/or balaclav...

In GEAR » Quilt User's Bivy 5.8 oz
August 10, 6:19pm

Re: Warmth Cocoon vs. Micropuff
Sven, I've got a patagonia micropuff pullover, no hood which weighs 10.7oz in size small. It is made of similar weight fabric, but I think it has a bit more insulation in it, because the cocoon p/o...

In GEAR » New Cocoon Products this fall??
August 10, 2:29pm

SUL: How do I fit this in my pack?
My newest SUL piece of gear, but I'm not sure how to pack it? Does it go near the top of the pack or bottom?

In Gear Lists » 3 Season SUL, So-Cal Gear List
August 10, 11:42am

All Reader Reviews by J W

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Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Just received these poles so this is a pre-trip review. Superb craftsmanship, super light and exactly what I would have made if I could do it myself. The adjustable mechanism is easy to use and ...

In Trekking Poles
July 04, 10:45pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip Pack
The perfect balance between light weight and durability with features like side pockets, padded shoulder straps and dyneema spectra grid fabric, all for under 10 oz. I have a second generation one,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 25, 7:10pm

Patagonia Men's Wool 2 Crew long sleeve
I love this shirt more than any other I own. The only problem is the durability. I'm on my second one and have had numorous holes 1/8" to 1/4" in diameter pop up all over on both. Also, ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 25, 11:43am

Adventure Medical Kits Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy
Rating 4/5 because the construction was under par. They use tape to form the bivy shape from a single piece of material. The tape job was sloppy with some holes in the bottom. Other than that a great ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
December 18, 12:05pm

Gossamer Gear
Thumbs up to GG. They don't make a lot of items, rather a few quality niche packs and other gear. I really like their sourcing of other industry items and presenting them for backpacking, such as the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 7:38pm

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
Initial Review Oct 2006: Out of the box I love it, light as a feather, VERY well made and sized perfect for my intended use. I really like the shape, it's like a slim aerodynamic sled. GG's products a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 16, 8:00pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
Just got mine in the mail and tinkered with it a bit. Like the previous reviewer, the rivet looks very suspect. I will write more after some use. Drilled the rivet out to remove the pan. The pan we...

In Stoves - Other
August 16, 8:03pm