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James Patsalides (james@patsalides.com) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale New England
About Me British fella living in New England. Restarted hiking kick early in 2009 after a lot of years off. Trying to get my 3 year old out on the trail as much as possible. Goals are to hike at least twice a month, every month, with at least one overnight, and ultimately to thru hike the AT by the time I'm 50.

+ Leave No Trace Master Educator.
+ SOLO certified Wilderness First Aider.
+ BPL Wilderness Skills School Alum.
+ Learning/leadership/creativity consultant in real life.
CityManchester
StateConnecticut
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by James Patsalides

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re: 6 oz/pole, $30 DIY poles
Mark: The GG poles don't have straps (unless you order the straps upgrade). I had the same question (thought I'd miss straps) until I got my LT4s and started using them. When they are this...

In Make Your Own Gear » 6 oz/pole, $30 DIY poles
May 20, 2:23pm

A philosphical question
Beige... I am running away from beige.

In Philosophy & Technique » A philosphical question
May 15, 8:57pm

re: Custom Name/Logo Patch
Check out http://www.1800nametape.com/ - simple name tapes are $1 a piece, more complicated ones maybe $2. No logo, but names on camo or plain colors?

In Make Your Own Gear » Custom Name/Logo Patch
May 14, 2:39pm

re: Cuben wallet
Nice! Any chance you could publish some construction notes!? I have a bunch of little offcuts left over from making my tarp... and I'd LOVE to make one for myself! What a neat (if a little geek...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben wallet
May 14, 6:54am

re: Training for a speed hike
Nate, Not good, mate. I had a similar "episode" and did go to my doc about it. I ignored it for a week or so, it got progressively worse, so I went to see him. He gave me the same adv...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training for a speed hike.
May 13, 7:35am

re: alluminium Pot for two plus gripper
Paul: Hey! Are you cooking FOOD in the pot or just boiling water to pour over boil-in-the-bag meals? Why Al rather than Titanium? It is NEVER a simple question on these forums! Cheers, James.

In GEAR » Alluminium Pot for two plus gripper
May 11, 7:21am

re: This toO Shall Pass
Greg, That's awesome... thanks for posting it. ;-) Peace, James.

In Chaff » "This to Shall Pass"
May 06, 8:36pm

re: Stop and Identify Laws
Oh, nm...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 06, 7:43am

re: Stop and Identify Laws
I'm with Nate and others on this, not because I'm a liberal (although, I am!), but because I am a white angle saxon protestant, British immigrant, and I have NEVER been questioned by anyone...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 06, 5:42am

Stop and Identify Laws
Juston, Your comments refer ONLY to US Citizens. All lawful permanent residents and temporary visa holders (such as H1B or other visa holders) are in fact REQUIRED by the federal government to car...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 05, 3:41pm

All Reader Reviews by James Patsalides

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Aquaclip Aquaclip (black)
This little piece of plastic is unbelievable. It clips onto your plastic water bottle (aquafina or smartwater etc), then slides over your belt, pack strap or clip, sternum strap... wherever! If you...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 21, 9:37am

Berghaus C7-65+10
Used this bag for a couple of years on numerous hiking trips BEFORE getting into lightweight backpacking. As an example of a traditional backpack, it is one of the best out there. Berghaus' biof...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 20, 12:54pm

IKEA Plastic Cup (Orange)
This super-cheap lightweight plastic cup form IKEA has become a core part of my cooking and eating system. The cup weights 1oz, and is insulating enough to use for tea or coffee, as well as cold drin...

In Cookware - Other
December 20, 12:36pm

Glaceau Smart Water 1 Liter bottle
I started using these bottles in the late summer and I love them. I now have 3, 2x 1L and 1x 0.6L version. Two of them fit perfectly into the side pocket of my golite jam, or one slides perfectly do...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
December 20, 12:28pm

Berghaus Tech T Long Sleeve
The Berghaus tech T long sleeve base layer is a top quality lightweight synthetic base layer designed by one of Europe's premier gear manufacturers. This is a summer base layer, roughly equivalen...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
December 15, 11:22am

Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp
The SpinnTwinn has now become my primary tarp for solo use. The quality is outstanding, perfect stitching, strong tie-outs, the new cord locks are great. Matched up with 8x titanium nails and my LT4 t...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 10, 7:35am

Cocoon Pro 90 Quilt
First, I have to state for the record that this is my first quilt, so my review may be biassed by my happy transformational transition from bags to quilts! I have used this quilt as part of an in...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 08, 7:57pm

Golite Jam
If, like me, you're starting the journey into SUL backpacking, this is the perfect starter pack. Good size for a multi-day, but not so huge that you are tempted to put extra stuff into the pack. A...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 10, 11:34am