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Will Rietveld (WilliWabbit) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southwest Colorado
About Me Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
CityDurango
StateColorado
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://home.bresnan.net/~swultralight/

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All Forum Posts by Will Rietveld

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FS: Marmot Plasma 30 Sleeping Bag, Size Regular--SOLD!
2011 model. Excellent condition, used only a few times. Weight is 22 ounces. Color is black. Features: Certified 900+ Fill Power Goose Down EN Tested Insotect Flow™ Vertical Baffle System R...

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Plasma 30 Sleeping Bag, Size Regular
June 09, 12:17pm

Re: FS: Mountain Hardwear Mtn. Speed 32 Sleeping Bag, Size Long
Bag is still available. $275 is half price for a really UL bag.

In Gear Swap » FS: Mountain Hardwear Mtn. Speed 32 Sleeping Bag, Size Long
June 09, 12:06pm

FS: GoLite Adrenaline 20 Sleeping Bag, Regular Length -- SOLD!!
Bag has been used only a few times and is in excellent condition. 2008 model. Product: Men’s Adrenaline 20 Sleeping Bag Year of Manufacture: 2008 Size Tested: Men’s Regular Insulation: 80...

In Gear Swap » FS: GoLite Adrenaline 20 Sleeping Bag, Regular Length
June 09, 11:55am

Re: food weight for 5 days
Looks like I made a math error. Will get it corrected asap. 1.5 pounds of food per day is just right for me when hiking hard. I eat less the first 2 days then eat more the remaining days. Every...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 3: M-SUL Base Weight Gear Lists
June 05, 12:41pm

Re: FS: Montane Spektr Smock, Men's XL
Jacket is still available.

In Gear Swap » FS: Montane Spektr Smock, Men's XL
June 04, 4:28pm

FS: Mountain Hardwear Mtn. Speed 32 Sleeping Bag, Size Long
Bag has been used only a few times and is in like-new condition. Size Long, 17.45 ounces, 850 fill-power down, 7x10 denier shell, 32F rating, 1/2 length zipper. Features 850 fill down Perform...

In Gear Swap » FS: Mountain Hardwear Mtn. Speed 32 Sleeping Bag, Size Long
June 04, 4:26pm

Re: FS: Montane Spektr Smock, Men's XL
Jacket is still available, reduced to $125 plus shipping. NO PMs, email direct at willi_wabbit at bresnan.net

In Gear Swap » FS: Montane Spektr Smock, Men's XL
May 12, 3:29pm

Re: FS: HMG 2400 Windrider Backpack, size XL
Pack is still available, reduced to $125 plus shipping. Send zip code to calculate shipping. No PMs, email direct to willi_wabbit at bresnan.net

In Gear Swap » FS: HMG 2400 Windrider Backpack, size XL
May 12, 3:28pm

Backpacking "work"
William et al, I don't mean to re-write the laws of physics, as you probably know. I simply want to emphasize a point which is obvious to most LW backpackers. We all know there is a huge differ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 1: Concepts and Scope.
May 09, 8:02am

FS: Montane Spektr Smock, Men's XL -- SOLD!!
Air permeable eVent fabric, weight is 8.4 ounces, runs small, size XL fits like a regular Large. Color is dark blue. Jacket is lightly used and in excellent condition except for a small abrasion on...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montane Spektr Smock, Men's XL
May 08, 4:51pm

All Reader Reviews by Will Rietveld

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Integral Designs eVENT Shortie Gaiters
I have used these gaiters a lot and really like them. I don't mind their zipperless/Velcroless design, its lighter and simpler. I have size L. For me, they fit very well over mid or full height boo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 23, 8:09am

Six Moon Designs Comet
The new Comet backpack has removeable aluminum stays which allow it to be used as either a frameless or internal frame pack. Without stays it weighs 22 oz and with stays it weighs 27 oz. The Comet ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 7:50pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
I just got this book and its superb! As I paged through the book, I kept saying yes, right on, perfect, exactly! Don presents the UL gospel clearly and concisely, and the illustrations by Mike Clellan...

In Books and Media
August 03, 7:36pm

Gossamer Gear Fire-fly
The Fire-fly is a real lightweight stove made by mo-go-gear and sold by Gossamer Gear. The whole kit weighs 1.5 ounces and includes the burner, pot stand, windscreen, and heat reflector. The open j...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 03, 7:24pm