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Re: Best BBL (bear bagging line) for ~10lbs food.
I'm very happy with the cord MLD sells for bear bagging. It will handle 10 pounds easily. It's a bit slippery when trying to pinch it off up high for tying the clove hitch, but that slipper...

In GEAR » Best BBL (bear bagging line) for ~10lbs food.
May 01, 8:38am

Re: FS: NUNATAK Arc Specialist custom order
FYI member Henry Blake has a recent WTB post for a Specialist. It's on page 2 right now.

In Gear Swap » FS: NUNATAK Arc Specialist custom order
May 01, 7:36am

Re: Tall eVent rain jacket?
Although ID dosn't do custom work I think they have a model with a much longer body than the DIAD. I think it's the Thruhiker model.

In GEAR » Tall eVent rain jacket?
April 30, 1:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Lightest rain pants
Joe Valesko made me a cuben rain skirt that weighs 0.8oz and it works awesome. I wear my hiking shorts under it cause it's a little, shall we say, provative if I don't.

In GEAR » lightest rain pants
April 28, 1:25pm

Re: tropical gear list
Did the organizers provide you with a generic list of personal gear you are required to bring? If so, post it here and then I'm sure people could suggest specific lightweight items for each ite...

In Gear Lists » tropical gear list
April 28, 8:13am

Re: Re: MLD
No problem Ben - I actually think I first learned about it here on BPL. One note: I've read that some brands are thicker and some thinner than the GG stuff. If you do a search there is a pos...

In GEAR » Making a Wider Polycro Groundsheet
April 27, 11:44am

Re: PCT Method Mod.?
You may have issues with the cord fraying, melting, or breaking - all depending on the type of material the cord is made from, the diameter of cord you use, the weight of the food bag, and how quic...

In Philosophy & Technique » PCT Method Mod.?
April 27, 7:27am

Re: Re: Making a Wider Polycro Groundsheet
>>>but I don't believe polycro and window insulation film are the same.<<< I think you're wrong, but it would be nice if someone could confirm for sure either way bec...

In GEAR » Making a Wider Polycro Groundsheet
April 27, 7:10am

Re: Making a Wider Polycro Groundsheet
It depends on what you mean by wide, but you can buy fairly wide sheets of polycryo at the hardware store/home depot. It's sold as window insulation kits. They sell them wide enough to cover bi...

In GEAR » Making a Wider Polycro Groundsheet
April 26, 7:07pm

Re: Re: Re: cuben quilt
Sorry Steven, I think mine has you beat at 10.4oz since I only got 1.5" of loft. It might go up for sale though because I'm not sure I can get used to the vapor barrier system.

In GEAR » Cuben sleep system
April 26, 7:48am

All Reader Reviews by John Brochu

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zpacks Company
I first bought a Blast 18 which is now my go to pack for extended weekend trips. Since then, Joe has made me a custom cuben fiber cat tarp, a custom cuben fiber rain skirt, and a custom stake bag. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 16, 1:42pm

ULA Conduit
Used this pack on 5 or 6 overnight trips ranging from one night to 7 nights and a base weight ranging from 8 to 12 pounds. The pack is outstanding. It carried well up to 28 pounds. The hip belt po...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 11, 9:51am

Sierra Designs Isotope Jacket 2007
I bought this jacket a while back mostly to bring on longish alpine routes as a wind/emergency rain jacket. I've only actually used it climbing once, but have carried it up several climbs in my ha...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 03, 9:23am