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James Patsalides ( - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale New England
About Me British fella living in New England. Restarted hiking kick early in 2009 after a lot of years off. Trying to get my 3 year old out on the trail as much as possible. Goals are to hike at least twice a month, every month, with at least one overnight, and ultimately to thru hike the AT by the time I'm 50.

+ Leave No Trace Master Educator.
+ SOLO certified Wilderness First Aider.
+ BPL Wilderness Skills School Alum.
+ Learning/leadership/creativity consultant in real life.
My PDF Gear ListCurrent Gear List - August 2009

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All Forum Posts by James Patsalides

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re: AT 500 mile section hike
Wow - awesome list. Only one thing I could think of... + NIX one or both of the canteens - plenty of water on the AT, no need to carry 4Ls. Otherwise, great list & enjoy the turtle&#...

In Gear Lists » AT 500 mile section hike
May 28, 9:55am

re: Backpacking life after children
Scott, Love that nucky!!! LMAO! Have a wonderful first camping weekend together... :-) Peace, James.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking life after children
May 28, 6:34am

re: Backpacking life after children
Hi Elena, I have a 3.5 year old now, and I still haven't taken her on an overnight. I'm trying to take it slow and let her make her own decisions about whether she is interested in making ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking life after children
May 27, 1:28pm

re: Bear Spray ...
Oi, yes, no question that everyone in a group of six should carry their own bear spray (and know how to use it!). Remember, if you are proper applying backcountry camp discipine, your bear hang...

In GEAR » Bear Spray - How much to bring in a group?
May 27, 11:21am

re: Jam 2 Durability
No issues here with durability... pretty much bulletproof if you take a little bit of care... although my regular base weight is ~8lbs, so I'm probably not much of a test in terms of hauling he...

In GEAR » Jam 2 Durability
May 27, 7:03am

Hey, Rog, I'll be in Marylebone with my dad most of the time. He's not doing too well (fighting leukemia for 10 years now). Was hoping to take a couple of days and zip up to the lakes with...

May 27, 6:41am

re: Headlamp vs. Micro LED
+1 on having two micro LEDs... I have a tiny LED Lenser "Joggled" headlamp (single LED at the front plus double blue "marker" at the back). This is my main head lamp, uses a ...

In GEAR » Headlamp vs. Micro LED
May 26, 2:05pm

re: Hiking/camping off-site...I'm confused...
Mega, Very exciting to get out into the wildlands... I did want to point out that along with access to backcountry sites comes a responsibility to minimize your impact on the land - leaving the l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking/camping off-site...I'm confused...
May 26, 9:28am

Hmmm is right...
Total immigrants in 2005 (IOM estimate) - more than 300 million. - Immigrants living in Europe - 71 million. - Immigrants living in US - 45 million. - Immigrants living in Asia - 25 million. - ...

In Chaff » Border Wall Threatens Fragile EcoPreserve
May 25, 8:41pm

re: Cooking System @ Captain P
--- I've seen people suggest Esbit tablets, but my UK experience with hexamine blocks put me off solid fuel when I was a kid. I should have a play with Esbit, as I'm assured they burn quite...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need a Cooking System for a specific situation
May 25, 12:56pm

All Reader Reviews by James Patsalides

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Aquaclip Aquaclip (black)
This little piece of plastic is unbelievable. It clips onto your plastic water bottle (aquafina or smartwater etc), then slides over your belt, pack strap or clip, sternum strap... wherever! If you...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 21, 9:37am

Berghaus C7-65+10
Used this bag for a couple of years on numerous hiking trips BEFORE getting into lightweight backpacking. As an example of a traditional backpack, it is one of the best out there. Berghaus' biof...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 20, 12:54pm

IKEA Plastic Cup (Orange)
This super-cheap lightweight plastic cup form IKEA has become a core part of my cooking and eating system. The cup weights 1oz, and is insulating enough to use for tea or coffee, as well as cold drin...

In Cookware - Other
December 20, 12:36pm

Glaceau Smart Water 1 Liter bottle
I started using these bottles in the late summer and I love them. I now have 3, 2x 1L and 1x 0.6L version. Two of them fit perfectly into the side pocket of my golite jam, or one slides perfectly do...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
December 20, 12:28pm

Berghaus Tech T Long Sleeve
The Berghaus tech T long sleeve base layer is a top quality lightweight synthetic base layer designed by one of Europe's premier gear manufacturers. This is a summer base layer, roughly equivalen...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
December 15, 11:22am

Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp
The SpinnTwinn has now become my primary tarp for solo use. The quality is outstanding, perfect stitching, strong tie-outs, the new cord locks are great. Matched up with 8x titanium nails and my LT4 t...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 10, 7:35am

Cocoon Pro 90 Quilt
First, I have to state for the record that this is my first quilt, so my review may be biassed by my happy transformational transition from bags to quilts! I have used this quilt as part of an in...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 08, 7:57pm

Golite Jam
If, like me, you're starting the journey into SUL backpacking, this is the perfect starter pack. Good size for a multi-day, but not so huge that you are tempted to put extra stuff into the pack. A...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 10, 11:34am