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John Abela (JohnAbela) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale www.hikelighter.com
About Me I live in the Redwoods of Northern California. It rains here, a lot, often going 30+ days without it stopping. I love it!

I have migrated from a 35 pound BPW setup to a winter time setup of under 7 pounds, a shoulder season setup of under 5 pounds and a summer time setup of under two pounds. Check out my website http://www.hikelighter.com/ for my gear list and reading my articles, and my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/HikeLighter for videos on SUL and XUL gear and whatnot.
CityEureka
StateCalifornia
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.hikelighter.com/

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All Forum Posts by John Abela

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Re: ZPacks SolPlex - Photo Review
@john - what's up with the dual guy line on the back?? added security? More ridgeline tautness? Sorry for the delay, out on the trail. One is support for the pole and one is support for t...

In GEAR » ZPacks SolPlex - Photo Review
May 19, 9:36pm

Re: Just picked one up
@adam, out on the trail, do short answer would be: I cannot see any reason for adding Velcro to the doors.

In GEAR » ZPacks SolPlex - Photo Review
May 17, 11:30pm

Re: Re: actual weight?
@Kevin, Just took down the shelter and brought it inside and threw it all on the scale. This is the shelter + stuff sack + all four poles + 10 stakes + stake bag + 50 feet of cordage. ...

In GEAR » ZPacks SolPlex - Photo Review
May 12, 7:28pm

Re: actual weight?
Hey Kevin, I did not list the weight or any such thing because I just wanted to post the photos for folks to look at, hope you understand. Happy to share though that the shelter was dead-on what...

In GEAR » ZPacks SolPlex - Photo Review
May 12, 6:16pm

ZPacks SolPlex - Photo Review
I just setup my SolPlex 0.74 for the first time and needed to take photos for my records at yogiing.com and thought I would share them. Above is a full view of the shelter from the front. ...

In GEAR » ZPacks SolPlex - Photo Review
May 12, 5:05pm

Re: Z Packs Hexamid Solplex Tent
@John/Duane, thanks for the mentions. @Scott, most of my posts on my facebook page are buried at this point so here are the main ones worth looking at - they are all public and you will not ne...

In GEAR » Z Packs Hexamid Solplex Tent
May 12, 2:59pm

Re: Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Soul Bivy Review
@Ryan, Excellent review.

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Soul Bivy Review
May 08, 1:32am

Re: ex officio
@Serge, if you don't like it and its a large, lets work out you sending it my way for me to try out :)

In GEAR » Best sun shirt
May 06, 11:28pm

Re: Re: Best sun shirt
Nathan: I also can't picture any hoodie style shirt being a good hot weather option. Yeah that does seem kind of odd... almost tempted to buy it just to try it... would have to deal with the...

In GEAR » Best sun shirt
May 05, 10:58pm

Re: SMD fusion 65
Its only been available for ~2 weeks... a dozen or so hikers on the PCT are using it after buying them at the Kickoff.

In GEAR » SMD fusion 65
May 05, 8:25pm

All Reader Reviews by John Abela

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Black Rock Gear Hadron

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 02, 6:44pm

ZPacks ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp & HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter
ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp ZPacks HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter h...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 27, 10:34pm

Jetboil Sol Ti
Hello Everybody, I was able to acquire the new Jetboil Sol Ti recently and I have now had a chance to use it in the field - inclu...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 11, 3:00pm