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Jed Augustine (jaugusti) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Appalachians/Rockies
About Me Student at the University of Chicago. I don't have much time to backpack, so I want to make my kit as simple and easy to go as possible. I am interested in the cathartic effects of spending time in the wilderness and its application in therapy and counseling.
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MLD Prophet hip belts
Christopher- I asked Ron about this. He said it would be a $20 customization to add winged hipbelts.

February 03, 1:40am

Les Calanques de Marseilles
This is a trip I took to the Calanques of Marseilles with three buddies back at the end of November. I posted about thoughts concerning risk management and group dynamics immediately after the trip...

In Post-Trip Reports » Les Calanques de Marseilles
February 02, 6:03pm

Big Discounts at
Prolite has taken a big chunk out of the retail price of a lot of high quality gear. Good brands like Montbell, Smartwool, and Integral Designs, as well as a host of others, are represented. Tak...

In Gear Deals » Big Discounts at
February 01, 3:19pm

First list: adjustments made
Just made a few adjustments: Adjusted First List

In Gear Lists » UL 3 season 1 week
February 01, 3:07pm

DEET instead of Peremethrin
Hey Evan- I am pretty sure that as far as insect repellent goes, DEET is where it is at. I have heard concerns over directly applying Peremethrin to your skin, but that multiple studies have con...

In Gear Lists » SUL 3 season gear list
January 31, 11:16pm

UL 3 season 1 week
Hey y'all! So I finally put my kit down to paper. I have been trying to figure out what pack I'm going to get, the keystone in my UL excursion, for the better part of 2 months now, and d...

In Gear Lists » UL 3 season 1 week
January 31, 10:32pm

Sport Shell by Yankz
Looks to be a tyvek windshirt. Light and cheap. Hoodless though.

In GEAR » Sport Shell by Yankz
January 29, 6:13am

Bladders and Back Bumps: Solutions?
Hey y'all- I like to use a 2.0 liter hydration bladder. I've always wanted to put it upright, aligned with my spine towards the bottom of my pack, but this always created an irritating l...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bladders and Back Bumps: Solutions?
January 28, 1:11pm

Load Transfer and Sleeping Pads
Dear all- I am mostly thinking of back on my first lightweight trip on Outward Bound when they told us to make a tube out of our foam pads and pack the rest of our gear inside the tube so that t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Load Transfer
January 26, 12:43pm

Load Transfer
Hey y'all- Can someone explain the concept of load transfer, and how best to optimize it? I am primarily concerned with how to get the most bang out of a frameless pack. I hope all is wel...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Load Transfer
January 26, 10:40am

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Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
I'm partial too, though not from Seattle. Growing up in Atlanta there are not many places to go within the city that can excite you about the outdoors, but whenever the parents told me we were ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 22, 1:44pm