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Tony Wong (Valshar) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Tony Wong

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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

Re: BAY AREA - Bearikade Questions
Megan, Congrats on your permit for the JMT! Going to be an amazing trip for you. I did it back in 2011 over 15 days. That said....what is your resupply plan? Knowing how many days of...

In GEAR » BAY AREA - Anyone have a Bearikade I can take a look at?
February 09, 6:16pm

Re: GGG 7 - Kids and backpacking
Manfred, Good memory! Yes, Mei-Ling is my evil little monkey. She is cranking out about 16 hours of gymnastics a week, so on the weekends, she likes to drool on herself watching tv and eat...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » California GGG #7 - Jan 29 to Feb 1, 2015
February 03, 3:12pm

Re: GGG 7 - Jane Baack email address?
David, Thanks for stepping up and making the GGG your own to carry on the tradition. Sure that a lot of people are making new friends as a result of your organizing all of this. Not easy f...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » California GGG #7 - Jan 29 to Feb 1, 2015
February 03, 1:57pm

Re: 7th Annual Gathering of Gear Geeks
Wow....looks like a lot of fun and thanks for everyone posting up lots of photos. This is actually the 1st GGG that I have missed. :( I had my evil daughter that weekend and was not able to t...

In Photo Gallery » 7th Annual Gathering of Gear Geeks
February 03, 1:51pm

Tortuga Backpacks...specifically made for travel, not backpacking
This is an option, though not cheap. I found it while researching convertible carry on luggage, which means it has backpack straps vs. wheels. What is nice is that they open up like tradition...

In GEAR » City travel 30L packs?
February 02, 8:45pm

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