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All Forum Posts by Tony Wong

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Re: Gear when using a bivy
Dennis, I have been using the same MLD Bivy since 2008. I have never used a ground sheet, but I DO make a point of carefully clearing the site where I am going to lay down my bivy. I remov...

In Philosophy & Technique » Gear when using a bivy
March 02, 7:45pm

Re: "Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain"
Jeffrey, Humm, creative use of the Luxurylite frame. How are you attaching your pack securely to the frame of the Luxurylite pack? Tony

In GEAR » Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain
March 02, 6:45pm

Re: Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain
My GF has a shoulder problem that prevents her from having any weight on her shoulder. A pack that I have seen at a GGG that was suggested for the same reason was the Luxurylite Backpack. htt...

In GEAR » Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain
March 02, 11:58am

Difference Between Sleeping Bag and Quilt
Brendan, Troy makes a good point about sleeping bags vs. quilts. In many ways, a sleeping bag can be more effective at retaining heat because you are wrapped up completely...mummy style. T...

In GEAR » General Help. Newbie. Sleeping Bag
February 25, 3:12pm

Quilt Options, Not Really So Complicated
Brendan, My advice is not to take the half steps, which I think will ultimately cost your more money by buying multiple sleeping bags/quilts til you get to the ONE that works for YOU. In my m...

In GEAR » General Help. Newbie. Sleeping Bag
February 25, 11:54am

Re: Tent/Quilt
Brendan, I think that you will find that there is a "natural" evolution when going UL/Lightweight. You buy the gear that is readily available to you via the named brands, which ther...

In GEAR » General Help. Newbie. Sleeping Bag
February 24, 7:08pm

How do you like the 2 person quilt?
Kate, Sorry that this is off topic, but how do you like the 2 person quilt? Does the "flap" in the middle kill off the draft potential at the shoulders? Do you find that if you a...

In GEAR » 3 person quilts?
February 23, 2:58pm

Re: Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
HK, Thanks for posting this up to let us know about this bit of exciting news. Micheal, Thanks for engaging the BPL community for feedback and soliciting our ideas for contributions for he...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 18, 12:41pm

Re: BPL website v2015 survey
Ken, I saw it too and spend sometime filling out the survey, which was a very abbreviated list of suggestions that I had a few years ago. I always have hope for BPL becoming better and I do a...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL website v2015 survey
February 13, 5:40pm

Re: Awesome
Megan, You are welcome....glad I can give back by passing along the suggestions and information. Over the years, a lot of BPLers have helped me out too. In terms of resupply & through ...

In GEAR » BAY AREA - Anyone have a Bearikade I can take a look at?
February 09, 6:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm