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Thomas Knighton (Tomcat1066) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southwest GA
About Me I'm new, but the idea of carrying around 50 lbs of gear is not enticing in the least. I've spent a lot of time car camping in the past, and truthfully, it got boring. I wanted something new and exciting. I wanted to see places most folks will never see because they just don't have what it takes. Backpacking is something I've always wanted to do. Now, I'm doing it!
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All Forum Posts by Thomas Knighton

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Re: Re: Compact and Simple Solo Set Up
Andrew, What, if any, kind of mug do you use? It might be a nice idea to pick up a stove that would work with either your Evernew .9 (I've got one too) or a decent sized mug for solo travel...

In GEAR » Should I go for simply an alcohol stove or a Caldera Cone?
October 10, 3:06pm

Pemi Loop
Sounds like an awesome trip! As with most other trip reports, I'm jealous :D Tom

In Post-Trip Reports » 2 Day Pemi Loop with the Mrs
October 09, 8:03am

Re: re titanium cones???
Roger, I know this was directed to Brett, but I was just looking at them ;) Titanium Goat sells them. Tom

In GEAR » Should I go for simply an alcohol stove or a Caldera Cone?
October 09, 4:23am

Re: Modifications...
>Andy Skurka got his down to 16.5 oz. Not sure how. Mine's at 18 oz right now, and I haven't trimmed anything. The only mod I've done was to remove the back pad, so I could proba...

In GEAR » Modifying a Jam2 pack
October 09, 3:42am

Re: Need help modifying a Jam2 pack
I don't have a Jam2, but the original Jam. I just removed my foam pad today, trying to cut a few more ounces off my pack weight. I don't really see where you'll need to actually repla...

In GEAR » Modifying a Jam2 pack
October 08, 8:19pm

Re: Success based on preparation
Thanks for sharing that! Living in Southwest GA, I don't get much time in weather like that. I hear plenty of people talk about how great it is, and then hear others talk about how miserable,...

In Post-Trip Reports » Chinook Pass to White Pass, PCT
October 07, 2:47pm

m.e. green
I have to admit, I like that green a lot. Tom

In GEAR » Perfered Tarp Colors
October 07, 10:58am

Re: Digital Hanging scale wanted
Check out the fishing gear section of your local sporting goods shop, or maybe even your local Wal-mart/Target/K-Mart. All that is is a digital fish scale ;) Tom

In GEAR » Digital Hanging scale wanted
October 07, 5:02am

Re: RE: Closet Clean Out - FF Quilt
I guess you meant Tom instead of Todd, but I definitely am interested in the FF quilt. What kind of time frame are you looking at? Edit: I just saw you said a month or so. Sounds good to me. ...

In Gear Swap » Closet Clean Out
October 06, 2:14pm

Re: Here's the last of it-I think
Todd, I'm curious which Fanatic Fringe quilt you're selling, since they've got two (I believe). I might be interested, but cash is fairly tight right now so it would be a while from...

In Gear Swap » Closet Clean Out
October 05, 6:06pm

All Reader Reviews by Thomas Knighton

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Golite Jam
I bought my GoLite Jam on closeout, since I was gearing up completely and needed to save money where I could. However, after trying the pack out, I have to say it was money well spent. I currently r...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 25, 7:19am

Petzl e+LITE
I got caught out past dark, and my e+Light really saved my butt. On maximum, it was enough to help me find my way for the next couple of miles to get to camp, and help me set up. I didn't notice...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 22, 7:37am

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
First, let me preface this by saying that I found no new information in the book really. However, that doesn't take away from the book. What I did was read it in the context to which it was inte...

In Books and Media
October 11, 7:04am

Light My Fire Spork
I bought one of these about a year ago to test as a possible piece of gear for my first backpacking trip. I promptly bought one for my wife and one for my son! These puppies are the best design out ...

In Cookware - Other
September 14, 3:37pm

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
I purchased this DVD as a bit of a lark. I had heard some good things about it, and wanted to actually SEE some of the ultralight gear and techniques put to use. Not only that, but one of my guilty ...

In Books and Media
February 10, 7:32am

Lightweight Backpacking and Camping by Ryan Jordan et al.
First, there is no better book on ultralight backpacking that I've read. This book is good for the beginner who decides to start ultralight, or the experienced traditional backpacker who wants to...

In Books and Media
February 10, 7:25am

Coleman Peak 1 Microstove
Purchased partly by accident, partly by impatience, the Peak 1 Microstove is actually a pleasant surprise. It's easy to light, easy to control, fairly fuel efficient, and realitively inexpensive ...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 4:31pm

The Ultralight Backpacker by Ryel Kestenbaum
When I stumbled across this book at my local bookstore, I was excited beyond belief. A book on ultralight backpacking was exactly what I was looking for, and Lighten Up! was apparently sold out. &qu...

In Books and Media
January 06, 4:25pm

The Backpacker's Field Manual by Rick Curtis
Being new to backpacking, I picked up this book as a primer for my understand of the subject of backpacking. It's target audience is primarily people like me, who are new to backpacking and want ...

In Books and Media
January 02, 3:04am