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John Abela (JohnAbela) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale www.hikelighter.com
About Me I live in the Redwoods of Northern California. It rains here, a lot, often going 30+ days without it stopping. I love it!

I have migrated from a 35 pound BPW setup to a winter time setup of under 7 pounds, a shoulder season setup of under 5 pounds and a summer time setup of under two pounds. Check out my website http://www.hikelighter.com/ for my gear list and reading my articles, and my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/HikeLighter for videos on SUL and XUL gear and whatnot.
My Website URLhttp://www.hikelighter.com/

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Re: Re: Re: FS: ZPacks Arc Blast, All Black,
Large hip belt. The add-on lumbar pad that zpacks now offers is not part of this backpack, but they are super easy to put on if you want to buy one from zpacks.

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Arc Blast, All Black,
March 02, 6:23pm

Re: Re: FS: ZPacks Arc Blast, All Black,
D'Oh!! Forgot to mention that huh. Pretty sure it is a medium.

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Arc Blast, All Black,
March 02, 11:10am

NLA: UD AK Vest & UD PB Vest
** NO LONGER AVAILABLE ** Up for sale... a used Ultimate Direction AK Vest and a used Ultimate Direction PB Vest.

In Gear Swap » FS: UD AK Vest & UD PB Vest
March 02, 8:21am

Re: FS: ZPacks Arc Blast, All Black,
Dropped the price to $260. That is about 100 bucks less than what I have invested into it.

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Arc Blast, All Black,
March 02, 8:15am

Re: good idea, too much money
I'd rather spend 40 cents for a handwarmer and actually PROTECT my Sawyer rather than just know "oh crap, now I cannot use it anymore".

In GEAR » Sawyer Filter Freeze Indicator
February 27, 4:48am

re: Fusion Pack Series
I would just like to jump in here and say I loaded up a Fusion Pack last month with about 18 pounds and the way that it transferred the load to my hips was AWESOME and by far the best load transfer...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 26, 9:13am

Re: 1 oz, Durable* Cook kit
Hey all, I got asked to jump in on this post and share my thoughts... here are just a few brief ones: 1) A couple years ago I made pretty much this identical setup. Think at one point I had a...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 1 oz, Durable* Cook kit
February 26, 12:47am

Re: Re: Re: solomid xl
Hey All, Ken Thompson brought his SoloMid XL over to my place yesterday so I could see what it looked like. I posted some photos on facebook and thought some of you might like to see them! ...

In GEAR » New MLD SoloMid XL
February 25, 8:53am

FS: ZPacks Arc Blast, All Black,
Up for sale is my ALL BLACK ZPacks Arc Blast. It is in good condition. Asking $260 dollars for it, including shipping. It is the previous generation that only has one-cross bar (so, that m...

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Arc Blast, All Black,
February 20, 3:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Need Help: Photos of Dan's Zelph Stoves at the GGG!!!
Dan Yeruski: How did you heat your water/meal? Modified Jetboil is all I used.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
February 19, 4:32pm

All Reader Reviews by John Abela

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Black Rock Gear Hadron

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 02, 6:44pm

ZPacks ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp & HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter
ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp ZPacks HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter h...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 27, 10:34pm

Jetboil Sol Ti
Hello Everybody, I was able to acquire the new Jetboil Sol Ti recently and I have now had a chance to use it in the field - inclu...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 11, 3:00pm