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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: I was looking...
I don't weight my entire pack. I weigh each item individually and then add them together. I just use my bathroom scale to make sure my numbers are pretty close, and if so I don't sweat a ...

In GEAR » Scales
October 05, 2:51pm

Re: Scales
I got a food scale from the kitchen department at Target. It's not that sensitive, which is the downside of it, but it's good enough for my purposes. Tom

In GEAR » Scales
October 05, 1:47pm

Re: Perfered Tarp Colors
Ron, I like the idea of the brown/green blend, or even a gray/green, for some of your stuff. As for if they were in military colors only, it wouldn't keep me from buying anything just b...

In GEAR » Perfered Tarp Colors
October 05, 11:55am

One thing I've learned in life
The one lesson I have good and truly learned in this life is to be happy with what you do for a living. When you dread waking up in the morning because of your job, you won't be happy in almos...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » B.S. in Adventure...
October 05, 6:04am

Re: B.S. in Adventure...
I'm jealous! Tom

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » B.S. in Adventure...
October 04, 12:49pm

A cheap suggestion
Why go with a $200 poncho when you're not even sure you'll like using it? You might want to try Campmor/Equinox's poncho/tarp. $39.99 and 7 ounces. At least you can afford to try i...

In GEAR » OR Zealot vs MtnHardware Quark vs BMW Spinlite Poncho
October 03, 7:17am

Re: I am out
Oh well. Maybe another time then :) Tom

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Pine Mountain Trail in GA
October 03, 3:35am

Re: Socks
Smartwool Adrenaline short crew sock. Accept no substitutes :D Tom

In GEAR » Socks
October 02, 5:48am

Re: I live in GA
October 20 looks like the best time for me. However, if someone wants to come along, and another (preferably later) date works better for them, then it can be adjusted ;) Drop me an email at th...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Pine Mountain Trail in GA
October 02, 3:31am

Many Thanks
I must repeat the commentary of my comrades in Lil' Nipper-dom: You rock! ;) Tom

In Gear Swap » FS Platypus Little Nippers
October 02, 3:24am

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