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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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Pack Help Questions
@ Linda: Thanks for the info on volume and choice of pack. From your gear list, it looks like we actually have a lot of the same or similar items. Have you carried it with more than 20 lbs? I'v...

In GEAR » Help! Pack decision!
January 21, 9:50pm

Hip belt pockets: zipper design flaw
Dear Richard- Could you elaborate on how zippers are a design flaw for hip belt pockets, and how the draw string closure of the Zpacks is better? Thanks!

In GEAR » Help! Pack decision!
January 19, 9:37am

Help! Pack decision!
Hey y'all- I am trying to decide which pack to get to match my move to ultralight, and I've pretty much come to a standstill about which pack to get. I have been oscillating between the ...

In GEAR » Help! Pack decision!
January 18, 10:18pm

Fiery Gizzard: A different season
I think this was Fall '07, though I can't say for certain

In Photo Gallery » Fiery Gizzard
January 17, 12:23pm

A magical trail
Great photos John. I've never been there in the dead of winter. Looks like the waters up since the last time I was there, when much of the stream bed was dry about a mile down from Black Canyo...

In Photo Gallery » Fiery Gizzard
January 16, 5:58pm

Re: FS: MLD DuoMid
Hey Chris- What version is this? Hope you're well, Jed

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD DuoMid
January 16, 7:52am

Hip Belts and Hip Belt Pockets
Hey y'all- I have always had the impression that winged hip belts are more comfortable because they "wrap" your waist more, which is to say distribute pressure over a larger area. ...

In GEAR » Hip Belts and Hip Belt Pockets
January 15, 9:17pm

Durability: 1.5 oz Cuben vs. Ron's Dyneema X
Hey y'all, Can anyone comment, if not from experience than from a theoretical perspective, on the comparative durabily of Joe at ZPacks ~1.5 oz/sqyd Cuben and Ron at MLD's Dyneema X? ...

In GEAR » Durability: 1.5 oz Cuben vs. Ron's Dyneema X
January 15, 5:30pm

Re: What Pack
Also, never discount the benefit of a good, well organized and easy to read book to help you figure this all out. This website sells a few. Check out "Lightweight Backpacking & Camping: A ...

In GEAR » Looking for a pack under $130 Terra vs TFX Hrizon 65
January 13, 9:26pm

Re: what size
If I could figure out these dang interwebs, I'd post links to good packs. But as I can't, take a look at the following, which would be good 2-4 day packs, and in your budget. I'll list ...

In GEAR » Looking for a pack under $130 Terra vs TFX Hrizon 65
January 13, 8:49pm

All Reader Reviews by Jed Augustine

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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