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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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All Forum Posts by John Abela

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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

Re: Eddie Bauer bought out
EB owns some pretty sweet patents on clothing. Including one or two that I wish they didn't so other companies could use the same ideas. EB is too large of a capital investment for them t...

In GEAR » Eddie Bauer bought out
February 16, 3:43pm

Re: Can I do better than a Zpacks Solplex?
Hey All, As most of you know I do not like talking about gear until I have a thousand plus miles on it or have used it for months and months out on the trail, but given that the SolPlex is so da...

In GEAR » Can I do better than a Zpacks Solplex?
February 15, 9:39pm

Re: FS Zpacks Zero Pack XS
Hey Jim, what color is that thing? Hard to tell. Any abrasion issues on the bottom or anywhere?

In Gear Swap » FS Zpacks Zero Pack XS
February 15, 6:28pm

Re: Montbell bag stretchiness
Agree with everything said above. Totally envious of anybody that scored a #2 back when they were being made! >>> What's the experience like? Like any other sleeping bag, exce...

In GEAR » Montbell bag stretchiness
February 12, 8:04am

Re: Re: Re: Re: 6th Annual Gathering of Gear Geeks 2014: Henry Coe State Park, California
#0 Unknown Wood Burning Stove, unknown manufacture That is the Suluk46 LCT Stove and the Suluk46 TDW Stove Zpacks Hexamid Solo with inner netting and bathtub floor or Hexamid Soloplex Tent ...

In Photo Gallery » 6th Annual Gathering of Gear Geeks 2014: Henry Coe State Park, California
February 12, 6:13am

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