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John McAlpine (HairlessApe) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale PNW
About Me I now have my base weight down to 12 pounds. I'm fine with that. Any lighter seems to make for a less comfortable trip. Just turned 50 and looking forward to some epic thru-hikes.
CitySeattle
StateWashington
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by John McAlpine

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Looking for Synthetic Quilt from Cottage Industry
I know Tim makes the Prodigy and ProdigyX quilts and their both great bags. What are my other 'quilt' options? Looking for a range around 30F. THANKS

In GEAR » Looking for Synthetic Quilt from Cottage Industry
June 17, 11:52am

@Mark
I just called them up and they said "no" to your question. The sale will only be at the retail store here in Seattle.....no on-line sale. I just noticed Anna covered your question.......

In Gear Deals » Seattle Area - Outdoor Research is Having Thier Parking Lot Sale May 16 - 19
May 09, 12:22pm

Seattle Area - Outdoor Research is Having Thier Parking Lot Sale May 16 - 19
Outside: 50% Off Outdoor Research apparel, hats, gloves, gaiters, and stuff sacks Also past season apparel, gear, and accessories from OR and other brands stickered with prices $1 and up! ...

In Gear Deals » Seattle Area - Outdoor Research is Having Thier Parking Lot Sale May 16 - 19
May 09, 8:29am

Does Pertex Sheild + 2.5L Really Work
Here in the Pacific Northwest we could find ourselves hiking in 6 hours of rain. Does Pertex Sheild + 2.5L really going to keep me dry or will it wet out? I remember having a product in Pertex an...

In Gear Deals » Several Rab Jackets on sale including 20% off
April 12, 9:09am

Only Smalls Remain
To bad....that would be a nice around the neighborhood vest.

In Gear Deals » Down Vests 14.99 at Land's End
April 10, 11:22am

Thanks.....
I appreciated all of your well thought out and experienced responces.

In GEAR » Ibex Hooded Indie or Capilene 4 Expedition Weight 1/4 Zip Hooded Top
March 26, 1:42pm

Ibex Hooded Indie or Capilene 4 Expedition Weight 1/4 Zip Hooded Top
You see the title..... Which one would be warmer as a baselayer? Last year I hiked with the Ibex Hooded Indie at 195 g/m, but I just learned from the Ibex site that it's 16.65 oz. The new Pa...

In GEAR » Ibex Hooded Indie or Capilene 4 Expedition Weight 1/4 Zip Hooded Top
March 25, 10:03am

Thanks for the Reminder Dale
I actually need to hit the Flagship store on the way home from work this evening... It's right on my bike path. I checked and my West Seattle Alaska Junction home is 7.7 miles from REI. That...

In GEAR » Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!!
March 12, 8:57am

Awesome
Thanks....I'm looking forward to seeing how this works out.

In Gear Deals » Cat can with felt wick and ti pot stand
March 07, 1:24pm

Fantastic Hendrik
Many thanks.... You teased me with the Zpacks write up. I was hoping to read that Joe will be producing that freestanding cuben dome tent he made. Here in Washington State it's nice to have ...

In GEAR » New Gear from the Cottages 2013
February 06, 8:47am

All Reader Reviews by John McAlpine

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LightHeart Gear Cuben Solo W/Awning
I picked up this tent for several reasons. I wanted a light tent; I wanted it to be waterproof right out of the bag; I wanted room inside for me and all my gear; I wanted a dry entry; I wanted to use...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
October 18, 12:09pm

Kahtoola Microspikes Microspikes
I've been using these little brother crampons over the winter and have found them to be perfect. I've used them on non-glacier snow fields up to 12,200 feet and they have not failed once. The...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 02, 2:43pm

Osprey Exos 58
I'm 47 and been hiking on and off for 35 years. I've gone through many packs and thought it was time to try a lighter pack. Sure this pack isnt ultra light, but have you tried those things?....

In Backpacks - External Frame
July 16, 10:59am