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J W (jhaura) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by J W

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Re: Backpacking and the Bruin Mind
Thank you for the excellent article. We encountered two black bears on our Sierra outing last weekend and tips like these helped to make it an eventless episode, though exciting. I've ordere...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking and the Bruin Mind
October 03, 11:06am

Re: Small NeoAir Xlite...actual weight?
7.65 oz for mine. I have no problem with the drop off since I use my pack under my lower legs, but I could see how a larger person could find it like ice skating on top of a barrel.

In GEAR » Small NeoAir Xlite...actual weight?
September 29, 1:48pm

Re: Rae Lakes Loop, Sept 21-23
You can download my gearlist for this trip as a PDF and read more about my thoughts on the list in this thread: Gearlist: SUL Durable Sierras

In Post-Trip Reports » Rae Lakes Loop, Sept 21-23
September 28, 6:20pm

Re: NEW: LiteTrail Titanium Solid Fuel Cook System - sub-3 oz
@regultr Good q. No extinguish. I just grab the top of the pot, pour half the water in one ziplock and half in the other. Make sure ziplocks don't spill. Put pot back on stove, pour in 5-6 oz m...

In Gear Deals » NEW: LiteTrail Titanium Solid Fuel Cook System - sub-3 oz
September 28, 4:54pm

Re: SUL Durable for Rae Lakes Loop, Sierras
Here's my gearlist from that trip. You can download it as a PDF. Gearlist: SUL Durable Sierras As you can see, the base weight is 6.4 lbs without the canister or 8.5 lbs with it. It even ...

In Gear Lists » SUL Durable for Rae Lakes Loop, Sierras
September 28, 4:20pm

Re: NEW: LiteTrail Titanium Solid Fuel Cook System - sub-3 oz
QUICK UPDATE The trayed version of the stove in being made right now, and has some neat design improvements over the typical trayed wing stove - including lower weight and custom fit for our 550...

In Gear Deals » NEW: LiteTrail Titanium Solid Fuel Cook System - sub-3 oz
September 28, 1:48pm

Re: WTB _ Titanium Windscreen for 700 ml Mug
Our windscreen for the 550 ml mug should fit the 700 ml. It's about 1.5" longer than needed for the 550 ml. Just depends on what stove you use for the height. If you use a tall stove ours ...

In Gear Swap » WTB _ Titanium Windscreen for 700 ml Mug
September 28, 1:40pm

Re: RIP Michael Popov
Thank you for posting this and letting us know about the sad loss of a person who inspired us all. I remember eagerly anticipating his JMT finish and thoroughly enjoyed reading his post trip report...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » RIP Michael Popov
September 26, 6:37pm

Re: LiteTrail 1 mm SUL Guyline - NEW COLOR
We've got a new color 1 mm GLine polyester/dyneema guyline, and a restock of our Hi-viz orange. It's been out of stock for a couple of weeks. The new color is a blend of black and white ...

In Gear Deals » LiteTrail 1 mm SUL Guyline and Color Coded 10 mL Aquamira Bottles
September 26, 4:07pm

Re: Rae Lakes Loop, Sept 21-23
@NickB thank you for taking the time to put this up. What a great trip indeed. Your mad skills with photography are a gift for us and the Sierra. I have some great pictures too and many of NickB...

In Post-Trip Reports » Rae Lakes Loop, Sept 21-23
September 26, 1:08pm

All Reader Reviews by J W

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Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Just received these poles so this is a pre-trip review. Superb craftsmanship, super light and exactly what I would have made if I could do it myself. The adjustable mechanism is easy to use and ...

In Trekking Poles
July 04, 10:45pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip Pack
The perfect balance between light weight and durability with features like side pockets, padded shoulder straps and dyneema spectra grid fabric, all for under 10 oz. I have a second generation one,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 25, 7:10pm

Patagonia Men's Wool 2 Crew long sleeve
I love this shirt more than any other I own. The only problem is the durability. I'm on my second one and have had numorous holes 1/8" to 1/4" in diameter pop up all over on both. Also, ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 25, 11:43am

Adventure Medical Kits Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy
Rating 4/5 because the construction was under par. They use tape to form the bivy shape from a single piece of material. The tape job was sloppy with some holes in the bottom. Other than that a great ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
December 18, 12:05pm

Gossamer Gear
Thumbs up to GG. They don't make a lot of items, rather a few quality niche packs and other gear. I really like their sourcing of other industry items and presenting them for backpacking, such as the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 7:38pm

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
Initial Review Oct 2006: Out of the box I love it, light as a feather, VERY well made and sized perfect for my intended use. I really like the shape, it's like a slim aerodynamic sled. GG's products a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 16, 8:00pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
Just got mine in the mail and tinkered with it a bit. Like the previous reviewer, the rivet looks very suspect. I will write more after some use. Drilled the rivet out to remove the pan. The pan we...

In Stoves - Other
August 16, 8:03pm